Is Bariatric Surgery Right for You? Here’s What You Need to Know
Posted On: May 22, 2023
Posted By: Shalby Team
In India, obesity is a looming national threat. India’s obesity rate is on the rise and it is estimated that by 2030, India will will be a contributor of 27.8 per cent of all overweight people in the world and five per cent of all obese people.
Not just younger generation, but males and females of all ages are gradually becoming the victims of obesity in this technologically driven world that limits our physical movements and increase our calorie intake.
Particularly, our younger generation’s sedentary lifestyle and their obsession for junk food coupled with lack of interest in sports are to be blamed behind this national health concern.
Diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, PCOS, infertility, hypothyroidism, sudden cardiac arrests and other musculoskeletal disorders are often the obesity-related life risks that are caused due to the excessive pressure and strain on the internal organs of our body due to excessive fat build-up.
Not just the physical health hazards, morbidly obese people also face psychological issues as they are victims of prejudice and public ridicule due to their size. Along with anxiety disorders, such people have lower self-image and succumbs to emotional overeating that further worsens the condition.
To avert these life-risks, a surgical interventional called bariatric surgery is the only solution for severe obesity.
Are You Fat or Obese?
There is a stark difference between being fat and obese. If you are looking for weight loss surgery to reverse your obesity, let’s understand the thin line of difference between them.
You are fat if your weight is few kilos more than normal weight but it doesn’t affect your health but you are obese if your Body Mass Index (BMI) is 30 or higher and have excess body fat that negatively impacts your overall health.
What is morbid obesity? When a person’s weight is more than 40 kg over normal weight, it is called morbid obesity. It is also termed as “clinically severe obesity” and is a chronic and lifelong condition with multiple adverse effects on health. Bariatric surgery also known as weight loss surgery is often recommended for people suffering with morbid obesity.
What is Bariatric Surgery?
In simple language, bariatric surgery alters the size of your stomach and changes the configuration of your digestive system. Let us understand this process in detail:
Through such weight loss surgery, the hunger hormones are reduced by 70% and this suppress one’s appetite. The extra fat stored in your body is metabolized to give you energy. However, after bariatric surgery one needs to commit to lifelong lifestyle changes like eating nutrition-rich food and exercising daily so as to reap the maximum benefits of this surgery.
Types of Bariatric Surgery
If you looking for a hospital that offers expert obesity surgery in Ahmedabad, Shalby Hospital Ahmedabad has a dedicated obesity clinic that offers different types of laparoscopic bariatric surgery. Laparoscopic surgery is highly beneficial for the patients as it minimizes the trauma of surgical access.
a. Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
b. Laparoscopic Mini Gastric Bypass
c. Laparoscopic RY Gastric Bypass
Is Bariatric Surgery Right for You?
Bariatric surgery is highly beneficial when you have failed to reduce your weight through non-surgical methods like dieting and exercising. Also, many times, it happens that after losing weight, one regains the weight in a short time. In such cases, and when one’s BMI is greater than or equal to 35 and has a weight-related health problem, and is unable to perform routine activities or daily chores due to weight problem, bariatric surgery is a boon for such individuals.
For non-surgical weight loss procedure and bariatric surgery in Ahmedabad, Shalby Hospital has a dedicated Obesity Clinic with a team of an expert surgeon, endocrinologist, nutritionist, physiotherapist and a clinical psychologist to provide comprehensive treatment for obesity.
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