Overview of Obesity Surgery
Obesity is not just a cosmetic problem. It is a medical condition that invites many serious diseases such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. If you’re obese or overweight, losing weight can improve your health problems. However, if you are unable to lose weight with diet and exercise, obesity surgery can be very helpful.
Obesity surgery can get rid of weight that threatens your health and psyche. Also, losing weight with surgery is the starting point for you to regain your health.
You will also make some important changes in your diet and exercise habits. So, you will not regain the weight and go back to square one. To that end, you can get counseling to deal with overeating habits that can cause you to be obese again.
There are several procedures that you can choose depending on your body mass index (BMI) and general health.
By having a sleeve gastrectomy you can lose 40-100 kilos (88-220 pounds) which puts your health at risk. Your general health will improve as well as conditions such as joint pain. Some conditions can go away for good while other diseases such as high blood pressure, sleep apnea, or type 2 diabetes improve significantly. This surgery has a success rate of 75-80% and it is very safe.
If you are overweight there are less invasive and suitable procedures for you to choose from. Gastric injection or gastric balloon can improve your health and confidence as well.
The main reason for obesity or being overweight is the lack of balance between calories that you take and burn. Regular exercise and a healthy diet are usually helpful to keep this balance in check. However, for people who are prone to weight gain and have poor eating habits, obesity surgery might be the only way to have a healthy life.
Check out the calculator below to see your BMI and choose the best treatment option for yourself.