Overweight and obesity are becoming a major threat faced by many. There are treatments like stomach surgery to lose weight, it’s also called bariatric surgery. Lots of factors contribute to this conditions like eating habits, lack of exercise, fast food, hereditary transfer etc. This may lead to lots of other the diseases which make the conditions even worse.
Considering the after effects overweight is something which is to be taken serious and needs treatment. In the view of modern medical science, overweight is a disease which certainly has effective treatments to make the person weigh normal and live healthy.
Lifestyle causing overweight
Food habits, lack of exercise and an unbalanced diet are the major reasons which lead to overweight. In recent years the emergence of fast food tradition into the modern lifestyle had even made small children to weight gain and obesity.
According to the recent survey, USA is in the top list for people who are overweight. About 33% of adult population in the USA are overweighed. Second comes the china, with over 4.4% of adult population is overweighed. And third comes India with 3.8%.
Find if you are obese?
Body mass index (BMI) is a unit for measurement of body fat considering the relation between weight and height of an individual. BMI is a useful screening tool to determine whether a person is underweight, overweight, obese or has a healthy weight in relation to height.
BMI = Weight (in KG) / Height (in metre sq.)
- BMI less than 18: Underweight
- BMI in the range of 18 – 24.9 : Normal weight.
- BMI in the range of 25 – 29.9 : Overweight
- BMI over the range 30 is Obese
Will dieting help to lose weight?
Unfortunately dieting alone will not help you to weigh loss. A study conducted among overweighed patients shows that even after dieting for about 5 long years 90% of peoples are not able to reach their goal. The fact is even though the patients after dieting becomes week in health, they will still have a tendency to go back to the old eating habit. They won’t even think of the health consequences they will have to face thereafter.It’s a common issue that only when some serious diseases like diabetics or heart diseases came across he will be really getting awareness of the health issues and will be serious to take precautions and treatments thereafter.
In such situations, we can consider the relevance of doing a stomach surgery to lose weight.
Metabolic syndrome – After effects of obesity
Metabolic syndrome is a mixture of diseases. Some of the major diseases are high blood pressure, increase in sugar level of blood, cholesterol, and overweight. If these disease conditions effects someone all togeather there is higher chances of leading to stroke, diabetics and other kinds of heart diseases. Overweight is the major cause leading metabolic syndrome. Apart from that, it causes obstructive sleep apnea, head pain, Infertility, arthritis and can also cause high chances of cancer formation.
Stomach surgery to lose weight (bariatric surgery)
Bariatric surgery is a treatment for obesity and is very effective for those who are not able to lose enough weight by using other methods and have serious obesity-related health issues. With bariatric surgery, weight loss is achieved by reducing the size of the stomach with a gastric band or through removing a portion of the stomach.
The reason why doctors suggest and recommend bariatric surgery is that it is very effective and safe way to treat overweight. And since overweight may lead to many sorts of another disease, it’s better to take treatment before things get worse. We should take overweight as serious just like any other disease we face.