Weight Loss Surgery
In the treatment of obesity, surgeries have started to increase considerably recently. There is more than one Weight Loss Surgery such as bypass, sleeve, balloon. Among these slimming surgeries, you should decide on the most suitable one for you together with your doctor.
Who Cannot Have Weight Loss Surgery
Weight Loss Surgeries cannot be applied to patients with severe heart, kidney, and lung diseases, and to those who have high risk for receiving general anesthesia. Also, doctors do not perform weight loss surgery for those with neurological and mental illnesses and those who cannot control their eating.
Besides, doctors do not recommend obesity surgery for patients with a body mass index below 35. They also do not perform obesity surgeries for those who are alcohol, drug, and substance addicts. It is not suitable to perform weight loss surgery on immobile patients.
How much weight can be lost with slimming surgery?
Weight loss after weight loss surgery varies from patient to patient. However, depending on the patient’s weight, it aims to lose the significant amount of the weight in the first months.
Generally, patients can get rid of 50 to 80 percent of their excess weight in the first year after sleeve gastrectomy.
The most decisive factors in weight loss are that the changes patient make on his/her old life habits after the operation. Patients should not skip any regular physician controls and pays attention to follow a healthy nutrition program. Patients who do these can lose more weight in a much shorter time and permanently maintain their ideal weight.
Diseases Caused by Obesity
Obesity is the first cause of many diseases in our lives. Especially cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, diabetes, insulin resistance, and high cholesterol and triglyceride levels, obesity creates metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome affects the vascular structure, and it is the underlying cause of many vascular pathologies that develop due to atherosclerosis.