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Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric Surgery is also known as Weight loss surgery. Bariatric Surgery limits the amount of food the stomach can hold or limits the absorption of nutritents causing the body to loose a considerable amount of weight. Bariatric Surgery has provided the longest period of sustained weight loss for patients for whom all other therapies have failed. Along with obesity, it also treats other co-morbidities like diabetes,hypertension,dylipedimia ,obstructive sleep apnoea and certain other ailments.

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Weight loss surgery, also called bariatric surgery, limits the amount of food the stomach can hold, or limits the absorption of nutrienis, causing the paiieni io lose a considerable amount of weight. Bariatric surgery has provided the longest period of sustained weighi loss in

patients for whom all other therapies have failed. Along with obesity, it also treais other co-morbidiiies like diabetes, hypertension, dylipedemia, obstruciive sleep apnoea and certain other ailments.

People are extremely obese may want to consider weight loss surgery, when traditional attempts like dieting and weight loss programs have failed. To qualify for this surgery a person has to be of a minimum 100 pounds. This translates to a BMI of 37 and above .Sometimes patients with a BMI of 32 and over are considered for surgery if they have medical problems caused or associated with obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart problems.

The modifications made to your gostrointestinal tract will require permanent changes in your eating habits  must be adhered to for successful weight loss. It is important to remember that the dietary guideline will be different for different procedures.

Your ability to resume pre-surgery levels of activity Will vary according to your physical conditions, the nature of the activity, and the type of bariatric surgery you had. Many patients return to full pre-surgery levels of activity within 2 weeks of their procedures. Patients who have had a minimally invasive laparoscopic procedure may be able to return to these activities within a few weeks.

Weight-loss results vary from patient to patient, and ihe amount of weight you lose depends heavily on your new lifestyle and eating habits. Obesity surgery is not a miracle, and the pounds wont come off by themselves .It is very important to set achievable weight-loss goals from the beginning. Remember, you loose weight gradually. Loosing weight too quickly creates a health risk and an lead to a number of problems.

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