As I refused another helping of the delicious blueberry cake with great show of self control, I realized the amount of sacrifice an overweight person needs to do. Be it through dieting or a rigorous exercise regime, much self control and will power comes into play when you are involved in a battle of the bulge. However, a couple of pounds overweight is still easy to manage but morbid obesity is a different story altogether. No amount of diet control or exercise can help you reduce the necessary amount of weight that is required to be shed In order to be fit and fine. At times like this drastic steps are required and that too steps that are sure to yield positive results. Weight loss surgery might be the answer to millions of prayers sent up by every obese person. In order to get back to a normal and healthy way of life, such a surgery might often be the only solution available to many.
A weight loss surgery not only helps a morbidly obese person reclaim his life, but also helps the patient to maintain his ideal weight life long. Certain criteria need to be met in order to qualify for a successful weight loss surgery. A person needs to be overweight for more than five years of his life and must have a body mass index higher than 40. Also, regular weight loss methods like diet control and exercise must have to be proved ineffective to achieve a desired weight. Also a potential candidate for a weight loss surgery should be above the age of eighteen to qualify. Only then can opt for and be recommended a weight loss surgery by experienced surgeons. This method of weight loss is proving to be quite successful for morbid patients around the globe and has given them all a new leash of life.
Before opting for a weight loss surgery, one must collect every bit of information about the surgery method, the results and the possible side effects of such a surgery, from the bariatric surgeon. You must not hesitate to ask and clarify every kind of doubt that arises in your mind and verify each piece of information given to you by the physicians. The internet has also emerged as a potent tool for information collection and can be thus utilized to gain more information about the weight loss surgery. Once you are completely aware of the risks and complications that might arise due to the surgery and are ready to proceed, you must ensure that only an experienced and competent surgeon is assigned to handle your case.
The weight loss surgery brings about a decrease in the size of the patient’s intestine by demarcation of the intestine into two separate portions. The restrictive surgery ensures that only a limited amount of food can be consumed by the patient and he or she experiences a feeling of fullness after consuming a very little quantity of food. The patient is also monitored for a long duration after the surgery to measure and control his diet. Strict adherence to the post operative care is essential to prevent any complications and side effects. If all precautions are rightly taken and the patient is healthy, the surgery can indeed help the patient reduce all excessive weight and maintain the balanced weight life long.