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4 Common Misconceptions People Have About Bariatric Surgery

You must be quite familiar with the term Bariatric surgery. Many people are now choosing this way to lose weight. But still, there are a lot of misconceptions regarding bariatric surgery in people’s mind. Today we are going to clarify some of those misconceptions. Misconception -1 It doesn’t matter which type of surgery you have. It definitely matters which type of Bariatric surgery you have. Gastric bypass surgery- Someone with diabetes would likely need this surgery which reduces the size of the stomach and bypass some of the small intestines. Sleeve gastrectomy- For patients with BMIs up to 50, this surgery removes all but a banana-sized portion of the stomach. Gastric banding – This is needed on less numbers of patients, who manages to maintain a diet and proper lifestyle but even then suffering from obesity. In this surgery, a band restricts the amount of food your stomach will be able to contain. Misconception -2 Surgery is a ‘cop-out’. Willpower

What Kind Of Impact Does Obesity Has On Older People

Obesity tends to affect everyone. It doesn’t matter whether you are young or old. Yet it affects differently for the different age group of people. This is very important to know as it may determine if and how obesity should be treated in older adults and if weight reduction surgery is a good bet or not. A person might be always obese apart from the below given reason but with age the associated complication will be more or worse if not treated. During old age, a person is more prone to illness and becomes physically inactive. This can tend to loosen in the muscles and in turn, gets replaced with fats. The person’s BMI might not change but as the fat increases so do the chances of being affected by obesity and its related diseases. As you grow old, you often get shorter. This is due to osteoporosis and spinal vertebral issues that take away inches in older age. If

How Does Obesity Affects A Person Psychologically

There are many ways a person is affected by obesity, one of them being psychological. It can include self-esteem, anxiety, depression, eating disorders such as binge eating, bulimia and anorexia. Obese or overweight people are many a time looked down upon. It’s easy to feel bad about yourself, to become depressed or anxious when society is made to believe that being obese is wholly undesirable. People go to huge lengths to make themselves socially acceptable. Yoga, exercise, healthy diet can play an effective role in a person’s life for reducing weight but when these fails to work, people tend to go for treatments like weight loss surgery. This method can be very effective when severe obesity affect a person a lot both physically and psychologically. Less Energy, Less Joy Overweight people tend to have less energy than others. It takes them more effort than others to be active. They tend to lead low-activity lifestyles and become sedentary. An unfortunate circle develops

What Kind Of Life Will You Have After Bariatric Surgery

Obesity has become a very common condition for many people. It occurs when a person carries a lot of excess weight or body fat. This body fat can lead to other conditions and diseases. In this fast paced life everyone wants a quick solution for everything. Bariatric surgery is an efficient and proven solution for obesity that can solves your problem primarily. It is a surgical procedure that helps reduce the excess body fat from someone’s body. Bariatric surgery might become an important occurrence in a patient’s weight-loss journey for a new beginning. Most bariatric surgeries are laparoscopic or keyhole surgery, which means the surgeon make small incisions instead of large cut which is less painful and helps in faster recovery. Most people after the surgery need to stay in the hospital for 2 to 3 days and are allowed to get back to normal activities within 3 to 5 weeks. The success rate of bariatric surgery is very high.

What Is Retinopathy And How Is It Related To Obesity?

Obesity is a serious public health problem that is turning into an epidemic. Overeating, coupled with a sedentary lifestyle, are the main causes of the recent accelerating rate of obesity. Some studies have shown that due to excess body weight, a person becomes prone to various systemic diseases that can cause vision loss. There are some eye diseases that can also be associated with obesity. Untreated obesity has been found connected to retinopathy. But First of all, one should understand what is retinopathy. Retinopathy or mostly known as diabetic retinopathy is a complication in eyes that mainly occurs due to diabetes. It is caused when the blood vessels in the tissues of the retina get damaged due to abnormal blood flow or blood sugar. Retinopathy has been associated with elevated blood pressure, triglyceride serum levels, high-level BMI and cholesterol. It has been seen that diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration are directly related to the vascular system, and excess weight is

3 Ways To Handle Obesity Effectively

Although obesity has increased all around the globe, but people have also started becoming cautious about their bodies. This is why so many people try to follow all those so-called ‘suggestions’ on how to lose weight found easily on the internet. Most of the time these suggestions don’t work at all. So, we, at ILS Hospitals Bariatric care unit, are going to give you some tips on how to handle obesity effectively, unless you are already obese and undergoing weight reduction surgery is your best choice. Watch Your Calorie Intake Diet is the single most important thing that you should follow with the utmost care, especially if you are overweight or suffering from obesity. The number of calories you intake and the type of food you eat has a direct effect on your health and weight. Try to avoid all kinds of refined foods, junk foods, processed foods, etc. They are rich with sugar and fat. High fiber diets such

Obesity And Comorbidities Caused By It

Obesity is a health hazard, and now it has reached to point where it has become life-threatening. Thankfully, Obesity treatment in India has become a very common thing nowadays. The biggest threat of obesity is that it gives way to other life-threatening diseases. A person who has obesity can suffer from other diseases too. Take a look at what type of diseases these are. Type 2 Diabetes It is not very clear why an obese person is more likely to get type 2 diabetes, but doctors speculate that being overweight causes cells to change, making them resistant to the hormone insulin. It is a well-known fact that a person resistant to the hormone insulin is prone to type 2 diabetes. High Blood Pressure This has a direct link to obesity. Too much body size equals increased blood pressure which means your heart needs to pump harder to supply blood to all your cells. High blood pressure is definitely caused by

How Green Tea Helps to Manage Diabetes Mellitus Type 2?

Obesity is undoubtedly one of the most frightening diseases one can ever get exposed to. It slowly destroys your healthy living. One other disease which closely resembles it is diabetes. And unfortunately, several people have to live with both of it. As the number of people classified as overweight or obese have increased in the past few decades, the number of people seeking diabetes treatment in Kolkata have increased as well. Unfortunately, once diabetes onsets, it becomes very difficult to eliminate it permanently. But there are certain things one can do in order to help the condition. One of the Mother Nature’s miraculous offerings is green tea. Its beneficial effect on weight loss is no big secret, but it is known by only a few that it does amazing things to manage diabetes mellitus type 2 as well. Diabetes is a condition that makes an individual inefficient in metabolizing sugar. In the type 2, the body becomes insensitive to the

Weight Reduction Surgery: An Insight

Obesity is one of the major lifestyle diseases that have become an epidemic issue for the entire globe. While the initial target was western society, it is quickly percolated to the other parts of the world, majorly due to globalization, modernization and increased economic conditions. Evidences have also proved that obesity can result in various associated diseases. Apart from that, it is significantly related to high mortality and morbidity. Weight reduction surgery, often referred as bariatric surgery, is generally the last option for treating patients who are morbidly obese. Obesity is considered life-threatening when a patient’s BMI index is more than 40 or when the BMI index is 35 but accompanied with other serious health issue such as high pressure or type 2 diabetes. Medical studies have proved that for these patients, diet, exercises or liposuction are not going to be completely effective. Therefore, in these conditions weight reduction surgery is the best option for quick and significant reduction of excess

Fat Loss Surgery India makes a New Beginning

Indians are facing a new endemic issue of obesity for the last three decades. While the nation has been known for its high volume of malnourished people, a new category of over nourished or over-weight individuals is evolving, leading to the lifestyle disease known as obesity. It is also surprising to know that obese people are not only confined to high-end classes but also upper middle and middle income group society. The major reason attributed to the increased number of obese population in India is globalization, sedentary lifestyle, lack of time for a healthy diet and shift from home cooked food to processed and street food. It has been estimated that almost 5-7 percent of the total Indian population is suffering from obesity. Another shocking revelation is that obesity is not only confined to adults or middle aged people, but is gripping youths and children as well.   In general, people having BMI more than 30 or 35 and having

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