Should you consider weight loss surgery? Called bariatric surgery, this seems to be a last resort for some people who have tried everything to lose weight. You may have tried Weight Watchers, diet pills, Nutra System and everything else under the sun to help you lose but nothing worked. If you just want to lose a little bit of weight, I’m sure you know that this is not for you. Someone who has 75 or more lbs. to lose may want to consider this.
Let’s talk about one type of surgery called restrictive surgery. This is where part of your stomach is closed or cut off that it makes you feel fuller and you won’t have to eat as much. The stomach is pretty much made smaller by this type of surgery.
Malabsorptive surgery is where they take the length of the small intestine and shorten it to limit the food from being digested completely. These two types of surgery can help you to lose weight, you just have to research which one you may want to do This is not a quick decision to make, research and finding out all you can before making the decision is important.
Surgery can be serious and can pose risks for any type of procedure but there is a chance that you can get a wound infection or you can vomit every time you try to hold down food. You could feel weak and faint, get gallstones and even deficiencies like anemia and osteoporosis.
If you do have the surgery, afterwards you will need to make some changes in your life. Diet, exercise and vitamin supplement will become a part of your life. The doctor will monitor this change very closely.
Before you consider weight loss surgery, make sure you do extensive research and that you can go through the mental and physical aspects of it as well. Sometimes, the doctor will make you lose fifty to sixty pounds first to show them that you can make changes to your lifestyle and that you mean what you say and want to go through with it.
You may also want to consider that if you do lose weight before you have the surgery, you may be able to take the rest of the weight off without having to have major surgery. Any type of surgery is very dangerous but it is a decision that only you can make.
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