Weight Reduction Surgery

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

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

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

Youth Obesity – Causes, Prevention & Treatment

The youth are the future of any country but many illnesses loom over the youth these days. Youth obesity is one such health condition that is affecting the future of the youth. You will be surprised to know that at least 2 out of 10 patients seeking weight reduction surgery in India are of the age 18 or younger. If you are a youth struggling with extra pounds or have children who are going through the same, you need to take necessary action on time, to address it. Thus, we present some most common causes of youth obesity along with its prevention and treatment, in brief. Causes and prevention of youth obesity The most common causes that contribute to youth obesity are as follow – Too much consumption of fast food and highly processed food items. Lack of adequate physical exercise. Too much engagement in electronic gadgets. Certain medical conditions like thyroid or hormonal replacement therapy. Genetic factors that lead

Why Dieting Is Not An Alternative For Obesity Surgery

Food is the best medicine and we all can agree to that as long as we are having healthy fruits and vegetable as our food. Indeed, having the right food at the right time is what we all need to avoid many diseases and have a sound body and mind. Avoiding a certain type of food is also crucial to maintain good health. For instance, avoiding much sugary food items will help you control diabetes and avoiding fatty food will help to cut off excess calories. In fact, dieting is quite a common approach to cut extra calories and attain weight loss. But as per many obesity doctors, it does not work for overweight or obese people and in fact, can bring, unwanted complications instead. Let’s understand how. Food is like a fuel that gives us the energy to carry out our everyday work. Our food ideally should consist of ideal proportions of carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, minerals, and even fat.

Obesity and Sleep Apnea

Obesity is classified when the BMI of the individual is above 30. For those who know less about it, the body mass index or BMI is the measurement of the body mass with respect to the height. Though in clinical evaluation, one’s gender, age, and level of fitness are also calculated. Obesity is termed as an illness as it brings several other medical complications along with it if left untreated for long. These illnesses include sleep apnea, hypertension, asthma, heart diseases, cholesterol, and respiratory diseases and more. Obesity can be effectively resolved through weight reduction surgery. Today we are going to discuss one such particular respiratory disease, namely Sleep Apnea and how it can be resolved. But let’s start by understanding them separately, a little. What is Obesity? Obesity is a metabolic disease in which the person begins accumulating too much fat, to a limit when it starts to interfere with everyday life and adversely affects health. Obesity – A

Know How Effective, Safe And Less Painful A Bariatric Surgery Is!

Obesity is increasing in India at an alarming rate. At least one of every 5 individuals are either obese or overweight. Obesity is the condition that is characterized by too much accumulation of body weight to an extent when it starts to bring many other associated illnesses. For the people who are slightly overweight and are otherwise healthy can easily bring the body back to a normal BMI range with dieting and exercising. However, for people who have any obesity-associated conditions or those who are morbidly obese mostly requires Bariatric surgery. However, there are many misconceptions regarding obesity surgery. Today we are going to discuss what is bariatric surgery, its effectiveness, its safety. So let’s begin. Bariatric surgery is more commonly known as weight reduction surgery or obesity surgery. It is done by making changes in the digestive system. The surgery works in 3 principles- the restriction, malabsorption, and mixed approach. So, let’s get along about its effectiveness. How Effective

7 Critical Illnesses Associated With Obesity That Can Be Prevented

Obesity is a medical condition when a person accumulates too much body weight, even to an extent that it can start bringing many other associated illnesses. Let’s take a look at some of them, along with understanding how weight reduction helps to deal with it. 1. Osteoarthritis It is the medical condition, in which the bones and joints of the body start to have inflammation and pain. This happens as the obesity burdens the skeletal system drastically and leads to osteoarthritis, mostly in the lower body skeletal system, such as in hips, knees, ankles, lower back, etc. 2. Respiratory Illness The capacity of the lungs to perform functionally is severely challenged after gaining weight. Thus, extra body weight causes several respiratory complications. It can range from a mild case of breathlessness to major episodes of asthma. 3. Sleep Apnea It is somewhat correlated to the previous condition itself. Sleep apnea is one such severe breathing condition, which is triggered when

4 Weight Reduction Surgery Myths You Need To Bust For Good

Bariatric surgery is an advanced medical procedure that helps overweight and obese individuals to lead a better life ahead without extra weight slowing them down physically and medically. However, sadly, there are many myths that surround us. Today, we are going to bust 4 myths that you need to know right now! So check them out, one by one- 1. Myth – Obesity Surgery Is Just For The Obese Individuals. Fact – Obesity surgery does contain the term ‘obesity’, but that does NOT mean it is just for the obese individuals. In fact, some overweight patients are also advised for it. It is particularly true if the individual has obesity-associated illnesses such as osteoarthritis, sleep apnea, diabetes, high cholesterol, and high pressure. In fact, obesity surgery is often considered as a reliable diabetes treatment as it can resolve these conditions along with correcting extra weight. 2. Myth – Obesity Surgery Is Just For Lazy People. Dieting and Workout Work Just

Effects Of Prolonged Obesity On Your Knees That Might Lead To Knee Replacement In The Future

Every coin has 2 sides, a good and a bad. Unless the coin is obesity, as it has no good attributes attached to it and only the opposites. Having chronic knee pain is simply one of them. In fact, as per obesity surgery doctors, the chances of needing knee replacement surgery for an overweight or obese individual are about 4 to 5 times higher as compared to an individual with normal body weight. Let’s understand how extra weight is linked to knee pain and in rare cases even dislocation. How Weight Gain Is Ruining Our Knees? Imagine you have bought a bicycle and it is of the best quality. Your rides are smooth and flawless, but suddenly you decided to give rides to 2 other neighbors on it as well. The same bicycle will no longer be able to give you the same experience because it has been overloaded. The same principle works for our skeletal structure as well. It

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