Bariatric Surgery for Obese with 40 BMI

Bariatric Surgery for Obese with 40 BMI

Are you dangerously obese or at least 80 to 100 pounds overweight and can’t lose the pounds?  Even if you are not too fat, but have heart disease, diabetes, or sleep apnea; then bariatric surgery might be an option for you. However, this procedure should only be considered as treatment, and one should be referred to surgeons with bariatric surgery experience.

Bariatric surgery is recommended by the U.S. National Institutes of Health for people with 35 body mass index (BMI) and serious coexisting obesity-related comorbid condition like diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia, as well as for obese people with at least 40 BMI. Studies have revealed that bariatric surgery has caused significant long-term weight loss, improvement in cardiovascular risk factors, recovery from diabetes, and 23% to 40% reduction in mortality.

It is also called metabolic and weight-loss surgery, obesity surgery, or bypass surgery. The weight loss procedure can be achieved by the reduction of stomach size with implanted medical device or rerouting of the small intestines to a minuscule stomach pouch.  Although bariatric surgery limits your food intake, some operations restrict the food you can digest. However, it is not without risks and complications, which include blood clots, infections and hernias. And, you can only keep most of your weight off if you exercise and follow diet recommendations.

Health implications of obesity

Obesity were once understood as excess body weight but since 1985, it was regarded as a chronic disease affecting 58 million people in the U.S., the second-leading cause of preventable death. Obesity is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and some cancers and approximately 1/3 of American adults are obese.

Estimated annual deaths attributable to obesity among U.S. adults are about 280,000. Obese people are 50% more likely to have high-cholesterol levels and 1/3 of hypertension is associated with obesity.

Who should get bariatric surgery?

Only your surgeon can decide whether or not you should have bariatric surgery for weight loss. If you are too thin, you will be advised that the risk outweighs the benefits, but if you are too heavy, you will be advised to lose weigh before the operation.

To help your surgeon make the final decision, inform him that

1. You have severe lung or heart disease.
2. You have inflammation of the digestive tract.
3. You have portal hypertension.
4. You have upper digestive tract bleeding condition.
5. You have cirrhosis of the liver.
6. You have abnormal digestive tract anatomy.
7. You have chronic pancreatitis.
8. You are pregnant.
9. You are under 18 years old.
10. You have known allergies to implant materials.
11. You use steroids within 15 days of surgery.
12. You have an infection of any type.

Written by: Janet Grace Ortigas

4 Responses to "Bariatric Surgery for Obese with 40 BMI"

  1. Neuro surgery hospitals in chennai   June 12, 2013 at 5:29 am

    most of the time weight loss surgery helps for obese people..if you follow the doctors instructions after surgery..

  2. fajas postparto   May 29, 2013 at 9:19 am

    It is really worrying situation, but I disagree with the solution to treat them as special’m a middle-income person I gained weight and the first thing I did was go to a gym, to remedy my situation change the way you eat, and has noticed the change … if we all did that more than half of those suffering from this problem do not possess what needs to change first is the thinking.

  3. William L. Freeman   May 29, 2013 at 2:43 am

    Are you a right candidate for Bariatric Surgery?
    Yes you are, if
    1. Your BMI greater than 32.5 kg/m2 with or without co-morbid conditions such as Type 2 Diabetes, High Blood Pressure etc.
    2. You are 18 years of age or older.
    3. You’ve been unable to lose weight through traditional methods like diet and exercise.
    4. You’re ready to commit to a healthy, active lifestyle.
    5. You don’t have medical conditions that could cause serious complications during or after surgery.
    6.You understand the benefits as well as the risks and complications that accompany the procedure.

    Fortis Obesity and Diabetes Surgery Centre is one of its kind in Bangalore and Mumbai with a special focus on evaluation, development and expansion of procedures and techniques in Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery).

  4. Anna   May 28, 2013 at 8:08 am

    Do not have this dangerous surgery, I have been there. You will continually throw up for months and will have strong pain. The tissue bleeding does not stop for months and you will never feel normal!

    Diabetes has been reversed in over 10,000 people by using a specialized diabetes diet. The diet also reversed body fat in people trying to lose weight. Scientists showed food chemicals is the cause of almost all diabetes. They also showed how to reverse your own diabetes without medications

    just google SPIRIT HAPPY DIET


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