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Bariatric Surgery

Date : 24-Nov-2020

Basic Concept of Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery is a common term used for weight-loss surgeries that make changes to your digestive system to help you lose weight. This surgery is designed to reduce the quantity of food consumed or alter the digestion process so that food is not broken down and absorbed in the usual way. Thus, the two basic basic types of bariatric surgery are restrictive surgeries and malabsorptive surgeries. Restrictive surgeries restrict the size of the stomach and slows down digestion, while malabsorptive surgeries interfere with absorption of calories. In some cases both types of surgeries are combined for effective weight loss.

Who is eligible for Bariatric Surgery?

Bariatric surgery is suggested to those who have severe obesity and have not been able to lose weight or keep gaining back any weight you lost through diet, exercises and other lifestyle changes. It is recommended for people who have a body mass index (BMI) above 40 and for those with a body mass index between 35 to 40, who have health problems like type 2 diabetes or heart disease.

Life after Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery makes a big difference in the quality of life by improving many medical conditions related to obesity. This can help you remain physically active and increases your self confidence. A health conscious diet before and after the surgery can speed up your weight loss process. A lifelong commitment to healthy lifestyle habits and regular follow up with your doctor can help you remain in shape forever.

Blog reviewed by: Dr. Patta Radhakrishna
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