Bariatric surgery remains the most effective and durable tool for weight loss or obesity-care even with an enhanced understanding of disease, nutrition, medicines and healthy living. Weight loss bariatric surgery not only helps in losing 70%-100% of extra weight, treat most associated. Co-morbidities but also helps in maintaining them for long duration unlike lifestyle interventions.
In September 2001, the first ever bariatric surgery was performed in Mumbai by a team of enthusiastic and anxious team of surgeons at the Inlaks Hospital, Chembur. Besides Dr Ramen Goel, primary surgeon, the only other bariatric surgeon in the country Dr Shrihari Dhorepatil and 2 associate surgeons were part of this pathbreaking event.
Carrying extra kilos takes a toll on health. Obesity is the rootcause of many other health problems like diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, arthritis, sleep apnea, respiratory problems and more.
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Sedentary lifestyles, irregular eating habits, and physical inactivity not only increase your weight disproportionately but also makes you prone to metabolic risk factors such as obesity, hypertension, diabetes, and dyslipidemia. A high reading on the BMI scale (<35) can cause the liver tissue to be inflamed and damage the liver cells. Obesity can reduce a body’s resistance to insulin keeping the levels of blood sugar and blood fat (cholesterol) high.
Obesity is an epidemic and a BMI index of 35 or more is considered morbid levels of obesity— something which requires clinical intervention. If relying on workouts and regulated diet has not transformed you into a fit individual, maybe it’s time to consider an alternate approach. Before you give up, why not consult a specialist. You would be surprised to know that most bariatric surgery patients maintain successful weight-loss in the long-term.
World Health Organization in a report states, that though the main causes of diabetes remain complex to explain, it is seen that obesity is a major contributor to this epidemic. Some of the measurable risk factors include high Body Mass Index (BMI) and high waist circumference.