Weight Loss Surgery

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

Effects Of Obesity On Children And How Weight Reduction Surgery Can Help

Childhood obesity has become a serious medical condition that affects children and adolescents. Childhood obesity is very concerning because the extra weight makes the children prone to serious health problems that mostly used to be considered as adult problems like diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. There are several ways that a child is affected by obesity. Diabetes Type 2 diabetes is a condition in which your body doesn’t metabolize glucose properly. Diabetes can lead to eye disease, nerve damage and kidney dysfunction. Children who are overweight tend to develop type 2 diabetes. Heart Disease High cholesterol and high blood pressure raise the risk of future heart disease in obese children. Foods that are high in fat and salt may cause cholesterol and blood pressure levels to rise. Heart attack and stroke are two potential complications of heart disease. Sleep Disorders Kids and teens who are obese may also suffer from sleep disorders, such as excessive snoring and sleep

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

Why and How To Keep Children Away From Fast Food ?

Does your kids make a lot of tantrum while eating lunch and dinner at home? Don’t worry you are not alone. Most kids today are addicted to junk food rather than healthy foods made at home. This is leading to childhood obesity epidemic in India. It is understandable that after working for the whole day when you come home and your kids start throwing a tantrum that they want to eat pizza or burger, you will want to give in. But the biggest downside to that is your kids will never like to eat homemade healthy foods, once they become addicted to fast food and thus gradually, will lead to obesity. Child obesity has become the biggest concern of many. More and more parents are seeking out obesity treatment for their children. A child suffering from obesity is a bigger concern than an adult dealing with it. There are several reasons as to why it is a concern and why

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

Suffering From Diabesity – Overcome Both With Weight Loss Surgery

If you are suffering from obesity, you are likely to have high blood sugar too. Sadly, the vice versa is a quite possible scenario as well. Obesity brings many complications if left untreated for a long time. These include complications such as sleep apnea, joint pain, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and many more. However, out of these, the association between obesity and diabetes is the most common and severe. As per bariatric surgeons, this condition is termed as diabesity. Let’s understand how severe is diabesity and how it can be treated with weight loss surgery. What is diabesity? As already mentioned obesity has a strong association with diabetes, particularly type 2. Diabesity is a simple interpretation of Diabetes + Obesity. Diabesity is a condition in which a person suffers from both these metabolic conditions. Either a person becomes obese first and acquires diabetes later or they are diabetic first and become obese eventually. Either way, once someone is diagnosed with

How Obesity Can Complicate Pregnancy And Childbirth

Obesity jeopardizes your health in many aspects, but as per several bariatric surgeons, maternal obesity is particularly risky. Maternal obesity is a condition when you are clinically obese while you are pregnant. It is very common to gain weight during pregnancy, as you nurture the growing baby in your tummy. But maternal obesity is a severe case in which the mother is severely overweight or obese before she becomes pregnant. Obesity can complicate your pregnancy and childbirth in the following ways. Gestational Diabetes Even if you never have high blood sugar previously, obesity can lead to gestational diabetes, which, in turn, can bring several other complications for both you and your baby. Sleep Apnea Obesity adds excess weight around the neck and causes temporary blockage of air reaching the lungs during sleep. Normally it leads to fatigue, but during pregnancy, it can create severe complications. Preeclampsia You can be diagnosed with high blood pressure, which in turn uplifts the risks

Extra Sugar Leads To Extra Weight – 3 Useful Tips To Limit Sugar Consumption

A sprinkle of sugar adds a different flavor to any food, particularly the desserts. No matter how tempting they feel, they have a downside too. Consuming too much sugar can lead to weight gain. Patients who seek weight loss surgery, admits on consuming sugar and sugar-based food routinely. In case you too love having sugar in your everyday diet and wondering how you can cut them off, we offer some simple tips for the same. Avoid sugar-loaded drinks It is very tempting to grab cold drinks, especially during the summers. But these are loaded with calories that are responsible for adding pounds to your belly line. Instead, you can go for infused water or lemonade. These are some healthier options, as these contain much lesser sugar in them. Eat fruits instead of drinking fruit juice Fruit juices are available in every shop these days. Whether you want the juice of mango, guava, litchi, or any other fruits, you can have

Prevent Risks Of Heart Attack And Stroke With Weight Loss Surgery

The number of people seeking weight-loss surgeries is rising these days. People who are morbidly obese are no longer going for unfruitful means like dieting and exercise for a long time and instead are relying on obesity treatment approach. Moreover, people who are classified as overweight or obese are also relying on weight loss surgery to get rid of the other obesity-associated conditions. Heart attack and stroke are two of the most severe associated risks of obesity. Let’s understand how extra bodyweight uplifts the risks of these medical emergencies and how weight loss surgery can reduce the same. How Obesity can Leads To Heart Attack And Stroke Obesity leads to excess fat deposition in the body and as a result, it brings other complications such as high blood sugar level, high blood pressure, and high blood cholesterol, etc. High cholesterol leads to plaque build-up in the blood vessels. This plaque builds up, block the blood flow through the vessels and

Frequently Asked Questions About Obesity Surgery

Obesity is indeed an immense problem in our current lifestyle. Maintaining our weight and staying fit has become a hardship. Whatever we do, whether it’s regular exercise or dieting, sometimes nothing seems to work. Thus, more and more people are seeking out other ways to stay fit. One such way is obesity surgery. But a lot of people do not know what obesity surgery is all about. So, there are a lot of questions that are frequently asked by patients to obesity surgery doctors. In this blog, we will try to answer such frequently asked questions. What Is Obesity Surgery? As the name suggests, obesity surgery or weight loss surgery is a medical procedure which is availed by someone who is obese/overweight to lose the excess weight. This surgery can be done in two ways, open surgery and laparoscopic weight loss surgery. This surgery includes a variety of procedures that reduces the size of the stomach and change the digestive

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