Are you also one of the many people who have tried numerous diets, actively exercise or even go on extreme diets or sports. Yet, you still are substantially overweight. Then it could be time to seriously think about gastric bypass surgery that limits your consumption of food . Gastric bypass surgery is a type of weight loss surgery to treat people who are extremely obese, due to extreme gains of excess weight as fatty tissue, which can lead to more health problems in the future. The surgery involves sectioning off the stomache into a small upper pouch and a much larger, lower remaining pouch. Moreover, the small intestines are also re-constructed to allow each pouch to remain linked to the intestines. By doing so, the food intake is reduced and the quantity of food one can digest is also limited.
There are two types of gastric bypass surgeries. The first is known as Roux-en-Y gastric bypass which is the most popular bypass procedure done. This method involves a small stomache pouch being created by stapling an area of the stomache together; restricting the amount of food one can eat. Following that, an area of the small intestine is joined to the pouch to permit the food to bypass into the duodenum. This causes decreased calorie and nutrient absorption.
The second type is known as Extensive Gastric Bypass, which is more complex, as the lower section of the stomach is taken out. The remaining small pouch is linked straight to the area of the small intestine. This procedure does have a high chance for lack of nutritients so it is less used but also is extremely effective in starting weight loss. It is not uncommon for persons who get gastric bypass procedures to lose approximately two thirds of their extra weight within twenty-four months. However, several risks can occur like having the stomach increase in size as time goes by and then returning to its pre-surgery size. In some instancs, the staples which are used to tighten the stomach may break and return your stomach to its original state. Furthermore, there can also be a drainage of the stomach ingredients into the abdomen. This is unsafe due to the acid being able to eat away at other adjacent organs.
Deficiencies in nutrients can also make more health issues like osteoporosis, anemia and metabolic bone diseases; a result of restricted absorption of vitamin B12, calcium and iron, and people then must consume nutritional supplements to prevent these deficiencies. The risk of complications and nutritional deficiencies depends on how extensive the bypass operation is, and requires close monitoring and lifelong use of special foods and medications.In some cases, post-operative symptoms could include nausea, fainting, weakness, sweating and sometimes diarrhea. Gallstones can also occur as a result of rapid weight loss, although they can be treated with medication.
While weight reduction surgery doesn’t guarantee that you will lose all your excess weight or keep it off long-term, a lot depends on your commitment to taking life long changes to your eating and exercise habits. However, your weight loss accomplishment and improved overall health are significant benefits, and will definitely be worth the effort.