Bariatric surgery is the medical term for weight-loss surgery. It refers to a variety of treatments for reducing appetite and food intake in order to improve a person’s health. Obesity has been related to an increase in early mortality as well as a variety of health hazards such as cancer, diabetes, stroke, and heart disease.
Many possible advantages of bariatric surgery include considerable weight reduction, better health conditions, increased quality of life, and a longer lifespan.
Benefits of Bariatric Surgery
Individuals having bariatric surgery often experience significant weight reduction as a result of reduced appetite and increased satiety (feeling of fullness) after eating. According to the research, over 90% of bariatric-surgery patients lose 50% of their extra weight, with just a small risk of regaining it later.
Reduced Risk of Heart Disease
Obesity is closely associated with an elevated risk of heart disease. Weight reduction lowers this risk as well as the chance of stroke.
Diabetes Type 2 Remission
Obesity is often a risk factor for type 2 or late-onset diabetes. According to recent research, this type of illness may occasionally enter remission in combination with significant weight reduction.
Enhanced Joint Function
Carrying extra weight can be hard on the joints. Bariatric surgery patients have reported reductions in chronic pain and improved functioning of the joints following their procedure.
Increased Fertility in Women
Women may become more fertile in the months following surgery. However, due to fetal and maternal health risks, it is suggested that you do not get pregnant for at least 12 to 18 months after surgery.
Sleep Apnea Treatment
Obesity exacerbates sleep apnea, a respiratory disease. Regaining a healthy body weight reduces symptoms and, in some cases, eliminates the need for a machine while sleeping.
Elimination of Other Medical Problems
There is evidence that losing extra weight may remove or at least reduce the severity of various severe medical issues such as metabolic syndrome, gallbladder disease, and pregnancy difficulties.
Better Psychological Health
The advantages of weight reduction surgery also extend to mental wellness. Patients may be less prone to anxiety and depression, and more likely to pursue life-positive activities.
Though in many cases the benefits of bariatric surgery outweigh the risks, there are some things to keep in mind regarding these procedures. Not everyone loses as much weight as he or she would like and, without changes in diet and exercise following surgery, some early losses might be reversed over time. Ulcers, nutritional deficiencies, and other undesirable side effects have occurred in a few cases, necessitating rehospitalization and additional procedures.
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