Are you hiding behind a veil because your physical self does not resonate with mental perception of your body? If yes, then what’s stopping you to achieve the healthy body you always desired? Maybe the physical regime you followed and the dietary plans you adhered to, are failing you. Worry no more— weight-loss surgery, also known as ‘Bariatric Surgery’ can offer you both, a healthy body and a confident self-image. Bariatric surgery is the tool to ensure a healthy lifestyle for patients dealing with morbid levels of obesity. By limiting the stomach’s capacity and food intake, it satiates sooner than usual. When the BMI scale reads above 25, you invite obesity co-morbidities — type 2 diabetes, dyslipidemia (high cholesterol), hypertension (high blood pressure), obstructive sleep apnea (excessive snoring), heart failure, asthma etc.
Bariatric surgery is not about weight-loss alone, it also helps limit associated diseases. Depending on the patient profile, a surgeon can choose from a host of options— gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, mini gastric bypass, gastric balloon etc. This result in improved physical fitness, increased efficiency and productivity. One is less dependent on medications to control diseases for example Type 2 diabetes is controlled in 82%, dyslipidemia (high cholesterol) is improved in 70% of the cases, hypertension (high blood pressure) is brought down by 62% and obstructive sleep apnea (excessive snoring) is controlled in over 90% patients. Apart from this, the risks of asthma and heart failure are also dealt with, causing an overall improvement in the Cardiovascular profile of a patient. Therefore, regulating weight helps in keeping a lot of other disease away.
Since surgery reduces food intake drastically, it is essential that the patient consumes prescribed proteins and vitamins to get adequate nutrition and works out regularly to optimize surgical outcomes. Other than improvements in health and longevity, weight-loss surgery enhances the quality of life such as— improved mobility, self-esteem, work, social interactions, and sexual function. Bariatric surgery fights depression and anxiety, enhancing confidence and giving back health to the body.