Are you considering bariatric surgery to treat your obesity and finally live a better, healthier life? If you are, you might have heard a lot of conflicting information about the procedure and life afterword. This blog aims to separate what is fact and what is fiction about this life-changing and life-saving operation.
Bariatric surgery is a variety of operations that achieve weight-loss by restricting how much the stomach can hold. This process that makes the stomach absorb fewer nutrients is called malabsorption. Procedures of this nature cause hormonal changes. The common types are gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, adjustable gastric band, and biliopancreatic diversion. All of these surgeries can help you lose weight for good.
The advantages of bariatric surgery include around sixty to eighty percent excess weight loss, the production of gut hormones that reduce appetite and conditions that increase energy expenditure.
What Are The Chances Of The Weight Coming Back After Surgery?
Around half of the patients who undergo bariatric surgery see a little weight gain two years or more down the road. By little, it is most commonly no more than a five percent increase from target weight plans. Research shows that most bariatric patients maintain weight-loss long term.
Success is often determined by each patient. Based on each case, success can look like an overall improvement in the quality of life along with visible weight loss or it can mean losing a specific amount of weight. No matter what bariatric surgery path you decide to take, the results in terms of weight-loss will prove to be much more effective than any other, non-surgical weight reduction method.
What Are Some Of The Best Ways To Keep The Weight Off?
There are many things you can do to be sure the weight doesn’t come storming back. For example, did you know that your bariatric surgery center or clinic probably has a post-operation support system with diet tips, coaching, emotional support and more? A good bariatric surgery provider is there for you even after the procedure. They can also point you toward other health and dietary professionals who can assist you in the transition to your new life.
Rethinking your relationship with food is also necessary if you want to ensure you keep the weight off. Food is meant to be fuel, not an emotional comfort and although a lot of pleasure can be found from food–the flavors, textures and the ritual of eating, it is important to realize food’s first purpose.
Physical fitness is another part of the recovery and a life rich with health and happiness. Walking is the most important way to start and probably the easiest. As time goes by, you can increase the distance and speed of your walking. You can also introduce new exercises into your regimen further down the line.
In the end, you will find that bariatric surgery is the first step toward ending your obesity and moving forward into a more fulfilled life where your health is at center stage.