Weight loss surgery may be an option for someone who is severely obese. Weight gain and obesity are at the root of many health problems.
Key Causes Of Obesity
Weight gain and obesity are a result of a diet filled with too much fat, sugar and oils. In the Western world, it is hard to find people, who eat enough fruits, vegetables, and raw seeds and nuts over processed foods.
Avoid Processed Foods
Processed foods are quick and easy for people who are always on the go. Instead of watching what they eat, many people have turned to surgical intervention to help with weight loss. Weight loss surgery is only an option for people who meet the necessary criteria.
If you are slightly overweight, weight loss surgery is not your solution. It is designed for people are the medical definition of morbidly obese.
If you are tired of trying different medications or diet plans to lower your weight, a weight loss surgery could be the right alternative for you.
The video below offers you a great insight into various personal factors related to weight loss surgery, discussed by someone who has gone through one of these surgical procedures.
Your weight loss surgeon is your best resource for discovering what type of weight loss surgery will help you the most in losing weight. You should pick one that will work for your body type and fit into your lifestyle.
Before your consultation with your doctor, you need to compose a list of questions to ask him or her. You need to know all the follow up processes to see what fits you best.
Choosing The Right Surgery
Your doctor can assist you in picking which weight loss surgery is right for you.
Before you can undergo weight loss surgery, you must sign a mandatory informed consent form that shows you understand the surgery, its consequences, side effects and possible risks.
Weight loss surgeries have a high success rate. Unfortunately, like most surgeries there can be risk and complications.
You have several options in weight loss surgery. Ask your doctor about the pros and cons of having liposuction, vertical banded gastroplasty, laparoscopic gastric banding, bariatric surgery, Roux-en Y gastric bypass and biliopancreatic diversion.
All these surgeries have their own possible complications and follow up care.
What is the criteria for being a candidate for weight loss surgery?
If you do not meet the requirements of weight loss surgery, please do not try it anyways.
Having weight loss surgery when you do not need it can increase your potential problems.
In order to have weight loss surgery, you have to be morbidly obese. This is defined as at least 100 pounds over your ideal weight.
Diseases such as diabetes are underlying medical problems that are triggered by obesity. If you have diabetes, you are more likely to qualify for a weight loss surgery.
What happens before the surgery?
You need to be actively trying to lose weight for five or more years. Your body mass index should also be over 40. When you actively try to lose weight through conventional means, you are showing your doctor that you need assistance of a weight loss surgery, because conventional means are not working.
When you start a new weight loss method, you might want to keep a diary or a record for six months to show to your doctor how this attempt at weight loss is working or not working.
Check Out Insurance Coverage
Make sure your insurance covers weight loss surgery. Many companies do not. If you do not have insurance coverage, you can make a preset rate with the hospital and doctor before you have your surgery. This helps you keep the cost of the surgery down.
Your doctor might ask you to undergo a psychiatric evaluation before he or she performs the surgery. This is to make sure you can withstand the stressors that come after surgery.
Your doctor will also go over the potential risks and complications with you again to make sure you understand them fully.
Who needs weight loss surgery?
People who have been morbidly obese for more than five years should consider having weight loss surgery. The success rate is high in people who are prepared to make lifestyle and nutritional changes to help lose weight after the surgery.
Watch What You Eat After The Surgery
Once you have a weight loss surgery, you will lose weight the conventional methods. You have to eat less than you burn. Surgery helps decrease your hunger and gives you a feeling of fullness.
However, it does not remove food cravings or any underlying relationship you have with food. It is up to you to change those. Weight loss tips and weight loss guidelines are readily available on the web.
Title: Weight Loss Surgery – Is This For You?
Reviewed by J. Rademacher on Mar 23
Summary: What you need to know before you consider weight loss surgery.
Description: Anyone considering weight loss surgery needs to do some basic research to evaluate the pros and cons. Next they need to speak with a surgeon specializing in these medical procedures. This may be a way to normal weight for people who are severely obese.
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