Bariatric can be Harmful like Weight Loss Surgery, increasing the risk of Stones and Hernia
In addition to exercise and a healthy diet, several surgeries exist that guarantee weight loss, especially in cases of extremely obese people. Nowadays, many people are undergoing bariatric surgery, which is believed to be an easy way to lose weight without actually dieting or sweating in the gym. Although this surgery has become extremely popular for its results, it certainly has some impact on the body. According to health experts, in the absence of proper care, after years of bariatric surgery, patients may suffer from malnutrition and many other health problems.
First, there are Four types of Bariatric Surgery
Bariatric surgery refers to an operation to lose weight. People who are suffering from obesity or who have health problems related to obesity, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol level and sleep apnea, are often advised to undergo this surgery. Although there are several types of bariatric surgery, surgeons typically use all three:
1. Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
2. Vertical sleeve gastrectomy
3. Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding
4. Intragastric ballooning
Side Effects like Infection, Diarrhea, Appendicitis
Bariatric surgery alters the structure of the gastrointestinal tract, including the stomach and digestive system. After this surgery, the appetite starts to decrease due to which people eat less food, which leads to weight loss. No matter how attractive the results are, there are many consequences. In many cases, bariatric surgery patients may develop infections, bone deformities, anemia, diarrhea, nutritional deficiencies, stones, hernias, pregnancy troubles for women, and premature birth of a child.
According to Faizal Mumtaz, Senior Consultant, Department of Minimally Invasive Surgery at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, Delhi, bariatric surgery or metabolic surgery is a weight loss surgery and is also helpful in curing diabetes. The most well-known is restrictive bariatric surgery, which involves reducing abdominal size. This means little hunger.
Lifestyle Modification is a Must
Mumtaz further said, after bariatric surgery, it becomes necessary for the patient to make specific lifestyle changes. Post-care in bariatric surgery only calls for healthy eating and a balanced lifestyle. To maintain the lost weight, a person must still exercise and eat a healthy diet throughout life.
According to a recent article in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, researchers found that Rox-en-Y gastric bypass and vertical sleeve gastrectomy cause a lack of vitamin B12 and iron in the body. People suffering from vitamin B12 not only suffer from anemia, but also experience depression, irritability and amnesia. Also, Drs. Mumtaz urged that teenagers should not go for bariatric surgery and only resort to natural means for weight loss.
Despite so much information available on the Internet, many myths surround bariatric surgery:
Myth: Bariatric surgery reduces weight quickly and easily
Fact: Weight loss surgery means removing excess body fat with the help of surgery. Furthermore, it is a process in which the hormones responsible for weight gain are removed, leading to rapid weight loss. Appetite loss occurs after bariatric surgery, leading to rapid weight loss. After this, a person can lose 50-60 kg weight in a year but with the help of dietary modification and light exercises.
Myth: Bariatric surgery is dangerous
Fact: Weight loss surgery is not as easy as it sounds and can even cause death in cases of complications. However, the risk is lower than in any other weight loss surgery. Laparoscopic method is used for bariatric surgery, which means less pain and faster recovery.
Myth: This surgery can be done only once.
Fact: Anyone can get this type of surgery at any time. As it adopts laparoscopic method during surgery, which is completely safe. However, teenagers are advised not to go for bariatric surgery.