Modern lifestyle sure does come with consequences, one of the highlights being obesity. Obesity is a lifestyle disorder and is also associated with several diseases like - type ii diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, heart diseases and many more, even cancer.
Bariatric surgery makes it possible for you to lose 50% or more of your excess body weight within the first 6 months of the surgery.
It's not perfect, well every procedure has its pros and cons. Without further ado let's tackle some of those common misconceptions about weight loss surgeries.
MYTH: ANYONE WHO IS OVERWEIGHT CAN APPROACH BARIATRIC SURGERY.
People who have a BMI above 40 or more are ideal candidates for bariatric surgery. At times, people who have a BMI of 32 to 35 with serious health complications are considered.
MYTH: WHY SURGERY? JUST AIM FOR HEALTHY DIETS AND EXERCISE WELL!
To all those who go by this particular slogan, we have got news for you. People who are severely affected by obesity are resistant to any kind of diet or exercise. So what now?
MYTH: NO GAINING WEIGHT YOU CAN EAT ALL YOU WANT
Bariatric surgery is no fairy dust. Just because you have undergone a weight loss surgery it doesn't mean that you don't have to worry about your size anymore. Your nutritionist will help you set up a pre and post-op diet. It solely depends on how you work on your diet and exercise after the procedure.
MYTH: BARIATRIC SURGERY IS A COSMETIC SURGERY
The truth is this procedure is a metabolic surgery that will help you get rid of obesity & resolve co-morbidities. It is a life saving procedure and in no way is similar to any cosmetic procedure.
MYTH: BARIATRIC SURGERIES MEAN NOT GETTING PREGNANT!
Loosing weight increases the chances of conception as menstrual irregularity and polycystic ovarian disease gets corrected.Your doctor will however recommend you to refrain from “the happy news” for the first year post-surgery. With this only precaution, its totally a normal pregnancy and lactation.
MYTH: HEALTH PROBLEMS CAUSED BY DEFICIENCY IN VITAMINS AND NUTRIENTS
Yes, deficiencies may occur, but this varies according to the type of surgical procedure. Supplements are started post operatively to avoid these and the dose and duration is advised accordingly.
MYTH: WEIGHT LOSS IS THE ONLY GAIN FROM A BARIATRIC SURGERY
Weight loss is certainly guaranteed after the surgery. Other pluses include correction or improvement of type ii Diabetes, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Hypertension, Joint pains, Liver Disease, Infertility, Depression and also prevention of Heart Disease, Stroke, Cancers and Death.
REMAIN OBESE. THERE'S A GREATER CHANCE OF YOU DYING OF A BARIATRIC SURGERY THAN OBESITY
Actually, as your size increases the more you are prone to health risks. Moderate Obesity (BMI 30-35), reduces life expectancy by 3 years while Severe Obesity (BMI 40 -50), reduces 10 years of expected life. The chances of dying from the surgery are exceptionally low even though the patient may possess a vulnerable health prior to the surgery.
Would you prefer to be blindfolded by those amateur myths or would you want to try it and experience the myths turn erroneous?
Think getting rid of obesity at Max Super Specialty Hospital, Delhi by our expert Bariatric and Laparoscopic surgeon Dr. Nikhil Agnihotri.
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