Weight Loss Treatment

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Weight loss treatment (bariatric surgery) helps overweight people lose weight and stay active. It lowers your risks of medical problems that are associated with obesity. Bariatric surgery has two main contributions in weight loss:

  • Restriction:
    This type of surgery physically limits the amount of food the stomach can hold.
  • Malabsorption:
    This type shortens or bypasses part of the small intestine.

What Is Bariatric Surgery?

Weight loss treatment helps an obese person lose weight through different methods. One of the method is that this surgery makes your stomach smaller, which automatically leads to lesser eating and drinking. Other types of bariatric surgeries also change your small intestine the part of your body.

Types of Bariatric Surgery

Sleeve Gastrectomy

This procedure, colloquially referred to as the tube stomach or stomach reduction is one of the most commonly used procedures in bariatric surgery. This procedure has the lowest risks of any type of complication and discomfort.

Advantages

  1. Restricts the food storage in your stomach
  2. Requires no foreign objects and no other bypass
  3. No need for a hospital stay more than 2 days
  4. Reduce food cravings and improve satiety

Gastric Bypass

Gastric bypass is one of the most common types of bariatric surgery combining restrictive and malabsorptive procedures. Moreover, in this type of procedure a small pouch is created to shrink the stomach and a part of the small intestine is brought up to connect to the small pouch. In this procedure, the part of the stomach is not removed.

Advantages

  1. Long term weight loss up to 60 to 80%
  2. Restricts extra cravings
  3. Favourable changes in hormones that specifically reduces appetite
  4. Maintains 50% excess weight loss

Benefits Of Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery is known worldwide for its immense weight loss effects and promoting a healthy lifestyle. It can help you lose weight and improve many health problems related to obesity. These health problems include:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Asthma
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Unhealthy cholesterol levels
  • Sleep apnea
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Body pain
  • Knee and hip pain

It enables you to move around freely when you lose those extra unbearable pounds you have been carrying. Bariatric surgery makes physically active after surgery. You might also notice your mood improve and feel like your quality of life is better.

Most Asked Questions

  1. Is bariatric surgery painful?
    You may feel pain at your incision site or from the position your body was in during surgery. Some patients also experience neck and shoulder pain after laparoscopic bariatric surgery.
  2. Can you die from bariatric surgery?
    Patients undergoing bariatric surgery had a 1-year case fatality rate of approximately 1% and a 5-year case fatality rate of nearly 6%. Less than 1% of bariatric surgery patients died within the first 30 days after the procedure. … The 30-day case fatality rate was 1.9%
  3. Is Gastric bypass better for me or gastric sleeve?
    Doctors create a new stomach pouch through a small or large incision in the abdomen. Like vertical sleeve gastrectomy, it causes you to feel full for a long period after eating only a small portion of food. The main difference is that gastric bypass bypasses part of the digestive tract whereas sleeve gastrectomy doesn’t.

There are many of you out there who are not guided right about this treatment and end up risking your lives. Don’t go for unprofessional advice, to reach out to the right professional call at Marham’s helpline 03111222398. If you are a couch potato and don’t want to get up and leave home, you can also consult a doctor through online consultation by calling at the same number. 😀

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Javeria Adil Chughtai

Javeria Adil Chughtai

A journalist and a medical researcher by profession, badminton player and photographer by passion. You can call me an artist but No, I can't draw you! 😀

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