If you are tired of carrying excessive weight on your body and all tried and tested methods of weight loss, like dieting and exercise, have failed to make a difference, maybe its time to try something more result oriented. Modern times have seen many of us fall prey to an irregular lifestyle combined with unhealthy eating habits. Stress and tension have also become a part and parcel of our daily lives and as a result we hardly have time to eat a balanced diet or even find time for a regular bout of exercise or any physical activity for that matter. Obesity is the resultant outcome of such a lifestyle with added disadvantages like body aches and pains, high blood pressure and heart problems.
Morbid obesity is an extreme situation that occurs if the obesity levels have not been treated or cured for over five years and the person remains grossly overweight. Recent diseases such as morbid obesity which may occur as a result of lifestyle problems or some other cause have instigated the discovery of modern methods of treatment such as a gastric bypass surgery. A revolutionary treatment for curing obesity in patients who are above eighteen years of age and fulfill all other necessary criteria for undergoing such treatment, has brought hope to millions of obese people around the world. The gastric bypass surgery has successfully managed to cure many people of their morbidly obese condition and brought down and kept their weight at a normal level even after years of such surgery.
In the gastric bypass surgery procedure a portion of the patient’s stomach is stapled to create two separate segments, wherein one part is a smaller pouch while the other part remains slightly larger in area. This kind of surgical stapling of the stomach also makes this treatment identified as stomach stapling. As a result of the creation of a smaller upper segment of the stomach, the food consumed by the patient is arranged to be held in this area. The area being very small, the amount of food that can be held here is also quite less and the patient feels a sense of fullness after consuming a small amount of food. This drastically reduces the food intake of the patient. The stomach intestine is also rearranged in a manner that the food by-passes the first segment of the small intestine which results in lesser calorie being absorbed.
The procedure has ensured a drastic weight loss in many patients, enabling them to live a healthy life with a normal, controlled weight being maintained throughout. However the procedure can be very expensive in certain countries like America. The emergence of the medical tourism industry in many countries like India, Thailand, Singapore, etc. have made it possible for patients to undergo such treatment at a much lesser costs under the supervision and practiced hands of expert surgeons. Thanks to such technological advancements in the field of medical science, many morbidly obese patients have been able to get a fresh lease of life.