weight loss surgery

Weight loss surgery It's really hard to deal with obesity, one of the leading health problems today. As the kilos increase, it becomes harder to weaken with calorie restriction and exercise. Even if you lose weight, most people fail to maintain the ideal weight. It is difficult to combat the chronic diseases that arise when weight control is not achieved. As illness increases, immobility increases. Thus, the overweight person is writhing in a vicious cycle of a series of health problems. In order to break this vicious circle, obesity was considered a disease and various treatment modalities were developed to lose weight.

The best treatment for your weight loss depends on your goals, your health, your doctor's proposal, and what your health insurance provider covers.


No one can claim that slimming surgery is the ideal method for everyone. Doctors recommend surgery only for the following three groups:


1- Body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more. That is, about 100 kilos in males and 80 kilos in females.


A severe health problem associated with obesity, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, chlamydial sleep apnea or high cholesterol , despite having a body mass index below 2-40 (though obese, of course) .

3 - Absolutely failing in other ways to lose weight.


Weight loss surgery can be life-saving, but if you make dramatic and permanent changes in your post-operative eating, exercise and lifestyle changes, you will benefit in full. 


Types of slimming surgeries


Today, obesity (surgery) or attempts are all based on three mechanisms:

1. Restrictive operations (Stomach reduction): In these surgeries, the volume of the stomach is reduced to reduce the eating capacity. This operation is known as "stomach reduction surgery." In this group, you eat with much less food than in the past, and the most common obesity operations in this group are adjustable stomach cuff surgery and tube stomach surgery.

2. Digestive (Malabsorptive) surgeries: surgeries that remove defecated food by absorbing some of the organs in the digestive tract and / or changing its orientation. In these surgeries, the majority of the digestive system is interfered with, which leads to very good weight loss, but the side effects are much higher. Nowadays, surgery that disrupts digestion in the surgical treatment of obesity is no longer performed alone.  


3. Mixed (both restrictive and digestive) operations: If the surgery reduces both gastric capacity and digestion, this is called combined surgery.


Apart from these three classic operations, it is worth mentioning a new surgical procedure. A device that works on a pille is placed in the human body and interferes with the nerve signals between the midair and the brain. Thus the feeling of hunger disappears and the digestion process slows down. This leads to weight loss.


Surgical weight loss is preferred for those who are overweight and whose health is impaired or at risk of deterioration. Before deciding on surgical care, one must be able to understand well the benefits and possible harm of surgery, that problems can not survive completely through surgery, and most importantly, there are many rules that must be followed in their new life.


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