Obesity is a chronic medical illness due to a genetic predisposition that is triggered by environmental factors. WHO reports that the rate of obesity has doubled in the last 40 years and stresses on inappropriate food choices and physical inactivity as the biggest environmental factors triggering the obesity gene. Obesity accumulates excess fat to the extent that it starts affecting the health of a person by developing medical comorbidities and thus reducing life expectancy.
Gastric Bypass Surgery (GBS) is one metabolic surgical option to reduce obesity, that has been in place for the last six decades. It induces neuro-endocrinal changes resulting in weight loss, resolution of medical comorbidities and improved life expectancy.
Medical Comorbidities associated with Obesity
Obesity can be related to the development of many diseases
- Increased incidence of Cancer
- Gallbladder diseases
- Osteoarthritis, etc.
Long-Term Benefits of Gastric Bypass
The long-term benefits of gastric bypass have been well documented in studies with follow-ups up to 12 years. Gastric Bypass procedures result in long-term weight reduction. Most studies show that more than 90 percent of people who underwent this surgery are able to maintain their weight.
Long-Term Weight Reduction:
GBS causes neural and hormonal changes. This causes weight loss and helps break the vicious cycle of yo-yo weight loss and helps achieve long-term weight loss.
Quicker Weight Loss:
Physical activity is a key component while reducing weight. This procedure helps you reduce weight quickly as individuals can improve their physical activities and improve the ability to burn fat and eliminate stress.
Relief from Sleep Apnea:
Weight loss through Gastric Bypass Surgery can completely resolve sleep apnea. Obesity increases the risk of sleep apnea and individuals suffering from this disorder tend to feel drowsy and tired all the time. Weight usually resolves this comorbidity.
Reduced Risk of Diabetes:
Researches have shown that gastric bypass surgery leads to improvements in diabetic patients. It has been observed that after surgery, small intestine produces a molecule named GLUT-1 that helps the body to utilize glucose resulting in improved diabetic symptoms.
Improved Self Esteem:
Many individuals after weight loss surgery report improved emotional well-being. They feel accepted in the society and less ashamed. They become socially engaged and more active.
Long-term studies have documented that Gastric Bypass helps keeping weight loss off. However, individuals need to maintain dietary restrictions by consuming fewer calories and improved physical exercise. The measure of weight one loses relies upon their acceptance towards the new-found life-style. Gastric bypass is an “uncompromising” strategy offering stunning outcomes. To know more about this option, fill out our appointment form today or give us a call at 08 9370 9686.