Article Title: Bariatric Surgery Implications
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Obesity is the second leading cause of preventable deaths in America. The most related illnesses to obesity are diabetes and heart diasease. The aim of obesity surgery, also known as weight loss surgery or bariatric surgery is to limit the amount of your food intake. Although there are a number of surgeries that can be carried out, the most famous ones are gastric bypass surgery and stomach banding.

Gastric bypass surgery, one form of obesity surgery, is a fast way to lose weight and is mostly recommended for patients who have a risk of suffering from heart damage or other serious health problems. Unfortunately, only a fraction of society can undergo this surgery if they come out safe from the screening process carried out by specialists. Certain conditions will have to be met before the surgery to ensure that the patient is in proper psychological and medical state to carry out the surgery. It reduces the amount of calories that can be absorbed by the person, thereby limiting the amount of food a person can eat as the stomach will only be able to hold very little.

Another method of obesity surgery you could consider, which is safer, but nevertheless gives good results is the adjustable stomach band which is implanted in the stomach usually by laparoscopic surgery. It can be reversed by surgeons if necessary. This method too, limits the amount of food that can be consumed. This is best for children. Side-effects such as nausea or abdominal pain can be suffered by the patient following the implanting of the band.

Obesity surgeries are only for those people who have some sort of difficulty shedding pounds natural way through exercise and diets and surgery should only be considered if you weight over 100 pounds and if your BMI is over 40, only.

Surgery will not only be enough to achieve your perfect BMI, healthy eating styles as well as regular exercises are both needed in order to maintain proper weight even after the surgery. So a surgery is not the only answer to your burning problem.

Let's see what you should consider before obesity surgery. Firstly, make sure you have the finances necessary to face the surgery and spend on follow up appointments. Know that obesity surgery comes coupled up with lifestyle changes, changed food habits and requirement for exercises on a daily basis therefore your lifestyle will change impacting your psychological well being. You should remember, however, that the surgery does have it risks and side effects. Risks may include infections and hernias.


Resource box: Geoff Lord is the Sales Director and webmaster several Hospital website's. He has built an on line BMI Calculator where you can check out our check out our BMI Calculator and he invites you to visit his extensive Gastric Band Surgery Blog which he packs full of useful information which is updated daily.
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