Defining Weight Loss Surgery

1 January 2012, 01:01 | Posted under by Tatiana

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Weight gain these days are inevitably increasing in rate. It rooted from people’s lack of discipline by living a sedentary lifestyle and engaging in unhealthy choices of foods. The more they maintain such way of life the more chances that they acquire risks for obesity.
Obesity is defined as a chronic condition that is almost close to impossible to cure. In this light obese people are recommended to take weight loss surgery and the most common of all is the bariatric surgery. Through this kind of procedure dieters are restricted of their food intake or interrupted of their digestive functioning.
This is not an easy task to undergo. There are many factors to consider and the procedure’s advantage and disadvantage should be weighed down thoroughly by prospective weight loss surgery patients.
Before obese people have suffered from this condition they are actually enjoying a normal digestion. The food transports to the digestive system wherein the necessary digestive juices and enzymes are present to enable proper absorption of calories and nutrients present on the food that they consumed. When a person involves themselves on weight loss surgery they are actually altering their digestive pattern by decreasing the size of the stomach or the length of the intestines.
Initially gastric surgery was performed among people with severe cases of ulcer or cancer wherein portions of their stomach or small intestines were removed. It was noticeable that patients who have undergone the procedure have lost weight afterwards and since then intolerable obesity cases were recommended to such gastric surgery.
The first surgery that has been done for obese patients was an intestinal bypass or the removal of intestines but research shows that people lost their ability to absorb the much needed nutrients or malabsorption. Patients who have eaten large amount of foods suffered from poor digestion because the food passes though the digestive tract at a fast pace. Since then this type of surgery has been ceased from the list of obesity treatments.
Obese people with cases of high blood sugar levels have also experienced normalization in this particular area. But this scenario exempts people who were older or had been long suffering from diabetes.
Although this type of procedure is very beneficial there are still some risks that a patient needs to know. First weight loss is visible on a short period of time after the operation and could last up to a maximum span of two years. But studies show that after this period patients are still prone to weight gain hence, a healthy diet is needed in order to avoid obesity from coming back.
After surgery patients can also experience vomiting, nausea, occasional diarrhea after eating and nutritional deficiencies.
It is important to have several consultations with your surgeon before undergoing the procedure. The results may still vary according to individual differences and with such patients should carefully look all through possible angles.
Prevention is still better than cure. To avoid the pain and expenses of this procedure engage in an active lifestyle and healthy eating of fruits, vegetables and fiber-rich foods.