For many years you have been trying to lose weight through diet and various drugs, but to no avail. Don’t lose heart.
THERE IS ALWAYS A WAY OUT
Coming to your rescue in such a predicament is the surgical method of treating obesity (bariatric surgery). Its advantage is that it can guarantee you weight loss, changing thus your life. Sure enough, it is not a “magic wand” to make you wake up next morning thin and beautiful. But it is a new path for you to the world of common people, to a free and “easy” life. Do not expect a miracle, help yourself out. Do not pay attention to the opinion of others, think about your loved ones, about those who need you.
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All bariatric operations are performed laparoscopically. This approach provides for a rapid recovery, safety for the patient with obesity, and pain relief after surgery.
Many patients ask: Is it necessary to undergo surgery? The question is self-evident, but the answer is intricate. As a rule, a decision to have recourse to surgery means being brought to the verge of desperation. The feeling of hopelessness arises simultaneously with acute health problems.
First symptom: Inability to maintain an active lifestyle. Each step is accompanied by pain in the joints, in the back. Climbing stairs is tantamount to a 10 kilometer race – resulting in shortness of breath, palpitations, fatigue.
Second symptom: Constant drowsiness – you fall asleep at any convenient or not entirely convenient place. As soon as you sit down at the desk you find yourself in a state of sleep. But you do not just sleep, you snore loudly and, worst of all, stop breathing. Yes, this is a state when all of a sudden, for a few seconds, and thereafter up to a few minutes, you will stop breathing – a condition called ‘sleep apnea’. It is a life-threatening condition, as breathing might not be restored.
Third symptom: Steady increase in blood pressure, usually accompanied by frequent headaches. High blood pressure can lead to stroke.
Fourth symptom: Increase in blood glucose levels. Diabetes mellitus is a frequent companion of obesity. You are getting tired in no time, you feel sleepy, small cuts and sores on your skin take longer to heal, pimps appear, more often than not your vision becomes impaired – these are all early signs of diabetes.
Bariatric surgery, or, in other words, obesity surgery.
The compound ‘bariatric’ is derived from the ancient Greek words ‘βάρος’ – meaning weight, heaviness, and ‘ἰατρεία’ – meaning treatment. It is important to understand that this type of surgery is not aimed at achieving cosmetic results, as is the case with plastic surgery. Its aim is to change the principle of food intake and absorption in humans. In all conscience, the ultimate result for many patients amounts to a change in appearance and to a renewed desire to be beautiful. But at the heart of this sort of treatment a fundamental change in metabolism.
For whose treatment is bariatric surgery indicated?
1. For patients with BMI greater than 40 kg / m2.
2. For patients with BMI ranging at 35-40 kg / m2 with obesity-related diseases whose condition can be expected to improve with a decrease in body mass (diabetes, diseases of the cardiovascular system, arthropathies, associated psychological problems).
In determining relevant indications, both the current BMI and the previously attained maximum BMI should be taken into account