Most people don’t often treat obesity as a disease. But the truth is that is exactly what it is. Obesity is a condition that is gripping millions of Americans. And the health-related problems that come with this condition are not pleasant.
Obese people are at a higher risk of getting diabetes and cardiovascular problems. So, why isn’t this disease being treated? Why is the only treatment of obesity given as diet and exercise?
Sure, eating healthy and exercising every day is a way towards healthy life, but it can take a lot of time for obese people to lose weight that way. And the longer they stay obese, the higher the risk of all these dangerous diseases.
Well, there is a way for obese people to lose weight quickly and in a healthy way – bariatric surgery.
What is Bariatric Surgery?
Bariatric surgery is more commonly known as weight loss surgery and is performed on people who are obese. Bariatric surgery is one the treatments that have promising results when it comes to weight loss.
There are a number of procedures in bariatric surgery all done on intestines or stomach to induce weight loss. The most common of these procedures is the sleeve gastrectomy or gastric sleeve surgery.
Other common procedures include gastric bypass, lap band surgery, and duodenal switch.
Why and How Does Bariatric Surgery Works?
Contrary to popular belief, bariatric surgery is not a cosmetic procedure. The main focus of bariatric surgery is for you to lose weight. The success of bariatric surgery is based on an improved quality of your life, improved longevity, and reduction of co-morbidities.
Bariatric surgeries work by minimizing the absorption of calories. They also force your body to reduce the calories by creating a smaller intestinal track.
The size of your stomach is reduced in bariatric surgery, which results in you eating a smaller portion of food.
Bariatric surgery can also reduce the production of the “hunger hormone” or ghrelin. When you have reduced hunger, you eat less.
A lot of bariatric procedures can cause you to have a feeling of nausea after consuming foods that are rich in sugar or carbohydrates. This allows you to lower the amount of sugar intake.
Can you Gain the Weight Back?
The most commonly asked question about bariatric surgery is can you gain the weight back after you have had the surgery? And the answer is yes, you can. Bariatric surgery is not a magical cure, and if you don’t care about your health and improve your lifestyle, you can gain the weight back.
One of the main reasons for weight gain is:
- Lack of Post and Pre-Operative Support and Education
With any surgery, it is important to have a support system. That support system is one of the main causes of success or failure. We have seen a lot of procedures fail due to improper support system and education.
- Lack of Implementation
People who do have the education and support system sometimes don’t follow the instructions. After the surgery it is very important to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The patient needs to their side of the job as well, and if they fail to do that, they can be back to their ore-bariatric surgery weight.
Bariatric surgery s a tool that will help you lose weight in a healthy yet quick manner.