Obesity is the condition in fatty tissues stored in the body in excess, it is a chronic illness, which leads to numerous preventable diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, sleep apnea, and joint disease caused by wear and tear due to excess weight and pressure.
Severe or morbid obesity is said to happen when the body mass index is 40.0 or higher or a BMI of 35.0 or higher with at least one of the comorbidities mentioned above. Obesity leads to an increased risk of early death.
Bariatric Surgery can lessen numerous health problems related to obesity, for instance diabetes, hypertension, and unhealthy cholesterol levels to name a few. Obesity puts too much pressure on the organs as well, this surgery helps with an improved quality of life and overall well being.
Non-surgical treatments, such as exercise programs and medications have been generally quite ineffective in treating the severely obese. Many can lose weight for sometime, but then regain it. Furthermore, there are currently no effective drugs to treat obesity.
Bariatric surgery promotes weight loss and reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes by limiting the food intake and, in some cases, intruding the digestive process to prevent the absorption of calories and nutrients. Studies state that bariatric surgery may even reduce the death rates in severely obese people.
The best outcomes are seen when bariatric surgery is coupled with a healthy lifestyle such as clean eating behaviors and regular physical activity.
Obesity leads to metabolic syndrome, which is a combination of medical disorders that increases the risks of developing cardiovascular diseases and diabetes, which happens due to elevated blood sugar levels and bad cholesterol, increased insulin secretion, and hypertension.
The exact reason for morbid obesity is unknown, but is linked to the following; Genetics can cause disruption of normal appetite tendencies. Psychologically induced oral dependency, emotional problems, and depression can lead to excessive eating and obesity.
It has often been linked to some types of cancers. Obesity can also lead to infertility, cardiac enlargement and impaired heart function, irregular heartbeat, and respiratory complications from the increased weight of the chest wall; leading to reduced lifespan. Few studies state that the risk of death increases by 20- 40% among overweight persons, and by 200-300% among obese persons.
SNH has country’s leading bariatric surgeons for instance Dr. Narin Sehgal, who looks forward to deliver unmatched care to his patients; always wishing for their good health. Weight-loss surgery is a definitive treatment for producing significant and durable long-term weight loss.
No dietary modification has produced consistent and long-term success for the morbidly obese people. One bariatric surgery can change your life!
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