- Right time to see your doctor
Fat doesn’t mean obese. This is a very common confusion amongst many. Obesity is defined by BMI better known as Body Mass Index. You are obese if your BMI is thirty or above. It is very easy to calculate your body mass index; it is simply the division of your weight by your height in meters squared. Sometimes athletes fall under the obese category this is only because BMI does not measure body fat directly. If you are troubled by rapid weight gain, experience problems of the heart or lung, it is time to visit your doctor. There are many solutions to your obesity. The first solution to obesity is inclusion of physical activity and indulging in a nutritious balanced diet. Most often we do not realize how much food we intake until it starts reflecting as body fat. Surgery is the very recent and sought after procedure of weight reduction. Two interesting ones amongst the many include lap band surgery and bariatric surgery.
- Full for a longer time
Laparoscopic gastric banding or lap band surgery is the case where a flexible silicon band is tied around the stomach to form a small pouch. This is done in order to ensure an individual feels full by consuming very little amount of food. As the outlet to the intestine is narrowed with the help of the silicon band, the person feels full for a very long period of time. There is a button that is placed under the skin of an individual which will help in adjusting the opening size of the stomach. Patients have felt a lot of difference after this surgery, there has been a good success ratio. However regular follow up with the doctor is essential to curb malnutrition and restrict the possibilities of other health problems due to less intake of food all of a sudden. The band can be around the stomach for a lifetime and requires minimal adjustment.
- Simple principle
With the need for weight loss surgeries increasing, doctors and others are coming up with interesting and applicable procedures to enable quick weight loss. Bariatric surgery is a case wherein results have proved lower death rate due to the elimination of the obese condition among patients. The principle of this surgery is to reduce the intake of food thereby curbing the absorption rate in the stomach and intestines. The digestion process is interfered with wherein the food is not broken down in the usual way. There are many types of this surgery such as Adjustable gastric banding, Roux-en-Y gastric banding, Vertical sleeve gastrostomy and Biliopancreatic diversion with a duodenal switch. Surgery can be either done in the traditional, open way or through laparoscopy where small incisions are made.
- Post-surgery measures
Those who have undergone surgical treatment have to be very cautious of what they eat. An effective diet plan and an exercise routine are two things one has to continue for life. This will help curb the potential weight gain.
Kirti S is a web enthusiast and a writer. Kirti has afforded his articles and write-ups autonomously and through various online forums.
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