Lesson 14

Obesity Treatment Methods

Bariatric Surgery

The human body has evolved from being a tool to substantiate life to being a statement. It is not just about survival but rather about beauty, prosperity, health, and class.

The visual aspect of an individual is pretty much what a person notices about anybody in any sphere of work in today’s times.

Therefore, being presentable and appearing healthy is a must. Also, the growth in the ideology of a good life ensures that people take their body seriously and live a healthy life to counteract the possibility of diseases and too much stress .

Obesity is known to cause many diseases such as diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure and many chronic ailments.

Even some forms of cancer, such as, the esophageal cancer, thyroid cancer, breast cancer, post menopause, endometrial cancer in the lining of the uterus, pancreatic cancer, kidney cancer, gallbladder cancer, colon and the rectum cancer are said to have links with being obese.

Why Surgery?

Obesity is measured through the number of fat cells in the body. This is calculated via the Body Mass Index. A BMI below 18.5 is underweight, from 18.5 till 24.9 is normal or healthy, from 25 till 29.9 is overweight and anything above 30 is obese.

Naturally, with the growth in awareness amongst the people, many wish to change their lifestyle and health patterns.

For the obese, threatened by diseases or severe health ailments, a loss in weight is considered critical and medically necessary.

Such changes are now possible in the medical world with the help of several clinical procedures.

In the following video,Dr. Scott Shikora, (an Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School & Director of the Centre for Metabolic Health and Bariatric Surgery at Brigham & Women’s Hospital),discusses bariatric surgery options for weight loss and metabolic treatment in patients with body mass index (BMI) of greater than 40 or BMI greater than 35 with a major co-morbid condition.

He stresses the point how this particular type of surgical intervention can result in meaningful and sustainable weight loss that has long term health benefits.


 Bariatric Surgery

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