Obesity, a risk factor for diseases including
Studies show that the risk of death from these conditions drops significantly after weight loss
What is BMI (Body Mass Index)?
It is the measure of body fat based on height & weight of the adult
|18.5 - 24.9
|25.0 - 29.9
|Obese (Class I)
|30.0 - 34.9
|Obese (Class II)
|35.0 - 39.9
|Clinically Severe Obesity (Class III)
Obesity is classified according to BMI. Morbid obesity is BMI >40. People with this level of obesity suffer numerous medical problems such as diabetes, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, joint disease, and high cholesterol.
While medical therapy and dietary modifications can improve weight-related problems, however they have high failure rate.
Surgical treatment has proven to be the best for long term weight loss, that means the failure rate is extremely low.
Surgery for obesity also provides better control of blood sugar and blood pressure, brings blood cholesterol to normal limits and improves exercise tolerance and sleep disorder.
Laproscopic sleeve gastroectomy
It is procedure that involves the removal of major portion of the stomach. Following this the patients stomach will be significantly reduced in size, and will accompanate volume of food less than 100 ml. This is a restrictive procedure by this method the patient will loss about 40-50% of his /her excess body weight.
En - Y gastric bypass: this procedure involves creation of a gastric pouch which will only accomodate about 30-50 ml of food. To this pouch a loop of small intestine will be connected so that the entire stomach will be bypass by the food and it will later mix with the digestive juices lower down in the small intestines. This procedure is the both restrictive and the malabsorptive procedure. There by the patient will loss more weight compare to other procedures the patient can expect about 60-65% loss of excess body weight.
This involves the surgical removal of excess fat in the belly a person having only a flabby belly may benefit from this procedure however recurrence rates are high. It is indicated after a weight loss surgery, once the belly starts hanging because of the weight loss.
The medical and emotional benefits of the procedure begin almost immediately after surgery, and the cosmetic benefits follow in due time.
Over time, the benefits may include:
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