The Highs and Lows of Bariatric sSrgery

Bariatric surgery is the most widely performed procedure nowadays to help you lose weight. This weight loss surgery is not suggested for everyone and it is recommended for obese people who have severe obesity that cannot be controlled with diet, exercise and weight loss medicines. It is also recommended for people who have body mass indexbetween 35-40 along with significant medical problems, such as severe joint pain, sleep apnea, heart problem and diabetes that will improve with weight loss surgery. All Bariatric surgeries aim to make you eat less. They involve either banding or stapling your stomach to make a smaller stomach pouch and you will feel fuller only with the small amount of food.

When you decide Bariatric surgery is the right weight loss surgery option for you, it is important that you should understand theadvantages and disadvantages of weight loss surgery.

Here are some advantages and disadvantages of Bariatric surgery:


  ·         These surgeries treat and also cure severe obesity related problems like type-2 diabetes, heart disease, reflux disease, high blood pressure and sleep disorders.

 ·         Your cholesterol level will return to normal with this surgery.

 ·         Degenerative disc problems, lower back pain and degenerative osteoarthritis can be reduced significantly with weight loss surgery.

·         Overall health, self-image, mobility and quality of life will be improved in 95% of patients.

·         Bariatric surgery will reduce the risk of developing heart disease, cancer and some infections.

·         The surgery results in better functioning of the respiratory system.

·         Deaths due to heart diseases were reduced by 80% of people with weight loss surgery.


 ·         Common risks with Bariatric surgery include infection, ulcers, dumping syndrome,blood clots, heart attacks, hemorrhage, hernias and wound reopening.

·         Risk of band slippage and band erosion into the stomach.

·         You will face nutritional deficiencies such as protein, vitamin and mineral deficiencies.

·         Pain, breathing difficulties, heart burn and bowel obstruction with Bariatric surgery.

·         In some patients, it may lead to urinary tract infection where bacteria develop in the urinary system causing infection.

·         Wound infection and leakage fromthe stapled site

·         Internal bleeding and infection.

·         Some patients have a temporary hair loss problem with surgical procedures.

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27. December 2012 16:21 by bariactric | Comments (0) | Permalink

Depression After Weight Loss Surgery

Weight loss surgery carries a variety of procedures performed on those who are overweight. Weight loss is achieved by lessening the size of the stomach with a gastric band or removing a small portion of the stomach and re-routing the digestive system to a small stomach pouch. All weight loss surgeries intension is making you eat less. Weight loss surgeries can definitely change a person’s life for better, but you may experience a few emotional feelings before and after surgery. The surgery can result in significant weight-loss, improves overall health and also minimize the chance of obesity related deaths, even thoughsome research shows that individuals who have weight loss surgery usually experience with depression and anxiety. Losing weight needs both the physical and mental strength.

Another study found that one third of patients with no depression before surgery can develop depression after the surgery.Depression after weight loss surgery is quite common and depression symptoms may worsen in some people who have  expectedunrealistic resultafter the surgery. Also suicide rates after surgery are higher than for the obese people who did not have surgery. Nobody knows the specific link between weight loss surgery and the increased rate of suicide, but many things will help to elevate the feeling of depression and stress after the surgery. Find healthy ways to minimize the depression and stress after surgery.

Here are some tips for avoiding depression after weight loss surgery:

·         Maintain your weight with exercises and also by eating a healthy diet. Participate in cultural activities and exercise regularly, if possible do walking, bicycling and swimming are all good ways to alleviate depression.

·         Have a positive attitude. People who have positive attitudes fight with the disease better and lead healthier lives.

·         Do not expect unrealistic results after surgery.

·         Get rid of anger. Try to have a stress management control class to know techniques to prevent long standing angry feelings.

·         Do not take anything too serious and stay motivated.

·         Professional counseling is required for everyone who is suffering from several repeating signs and symptoms of depression, that includes suicide, decreased enjoyment in everyday activities and long term emotions like anxiety, frustration and regret.

·         Use prescribed medications after the surgery. It will give a boost to you during your recovery.

Nowadays many medical centers that performed the weight loss surgery can suggest their patients to a psychologist who have experience in treating patients with weight related emotional disorders. They provide prescription antidepressants, therapy sessions and organizations proven methods for treating depression. Your doctor will help to decide the best treatment for weight loss related depression.

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17. December 2012 17:36 by bariactric | Comments (0) | Permalink

Weight Loss: Do You Need a Weight Loss Surgery?


Weight loss surgery should not be performed by everyone. There are several factors to determine who can have the weight loss surgery. One of the most important factors to find out whether the person is overweight or not is by calculating the body mass index. It is used to find out the excess weight a person has by adjusting the person’s height with the actual weight. Generally, people with a body mass index of 32.5 or more will have to go for weight loss surgery. People who have excess weight about 20 to 25 pounds will be the right candidate for the weight loss surgery.

If you are tired of trying all the conventional measures of losing weight and have failed to reduce weight then you can choose bariatric surgery as the weight reduction solution. Weight loss surgery will be a good option for people who suffer from health related problems caused due to obesity. Some of the health problems caused by overweight are high blood pressure, diabetes and many others. In order to reduce these diseases and the last option will be to have weight loss surgery. A weight loss surgery reduces the risk of death and all other health related complications.

Diabetes is in an uncontrolled state in 56% to 70% even after having certain medications and changes in lifestyle. It is considered as a lifetime illness with no chance of cutback or cure. Some serious problems like heart attack, high blood pressure, kidney failure and nerve damage are associated with diabetes. These all can be cured only when a person reduces the weight. Weight loss surgery has shown good results over a decade in reducing the diabetes. Certain health associations and federations have approved the bariatric surgery for people with diabetes and higher body mass.

The other health problem associated with obesity is sleep apnea. The person will not be able to sleep due to snoring and feel drowsy all through the day. Due to this, a person cannot perform his daily tasks or work and develop other health problems associated with lack of sleep. So for these types of patients, weight loss surgery is a good option. After the surgery, patient’s health will improve within 2 to 4 weeks and can carry out the daily work.

People with overweight feel breathless by walking for a certain distance and have joint pains, in this situation if you are not able to reduce weight by conventional methods, then you can have bariatric surgery as the health might get deteriorated over time and become dangerous. 

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14. December 2012 09:39 by bariactric | Comments (0) | Permalink

Weight Loss and Sleep Quality


For most of the people, if they find the way to reduce their excess weight to well fit in their clothes much better, they may also improve the self esteem and enjoy the better night sleep.

Enough night sleep is necessary to stay healthy. Lack of sleep may lead to various problems such as metabolic disorders that can greatly impact your metabolism. Alteration in metabolism may end up in getting much weight into the body and also have an increased risk of diabetes.

Research is made on many who follow daily exercise regime and also diet interventions for patients with hypertension and obesity. From this study it became clear that so many people have informed that they have sleeping problems. With this study it became clear that the people, who tried to lose excess weight and also reduce the blood pressure, are only the people having the problem with sleep.

From these studies it has been proved that weight loss, whether this is with only dietary changes or even from exercise combined with diet, can be helpful in improving the quality of night sleep in people that are obese or overweight.

For 6 months of study researchers had enroller total 77 people that are obese. Their BMI and also the abdominal fat amount were measured in the beginning and also at the end of the study. Within those 77 people, some people were assigned to the supervised exercise and weight loss diet and others were gone on dietary changes. On average both the groups were lost almost same amount of fat. Although so many problems regarding sleep were reported by participants. From this study, it was proved that the key ingredient to improve the quality of sleep is reducing the overall body fat, and particularly the belly fat.

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4. December 2012 12:38 by bariactric | Comments (0) | Permalink

About Bariatric Care Center

The Bariatric Care Center is dedicated to the holistic approach to morbid obesity. We believe that surgery is only a small fraction of the whole process of losing weight and a powerful tool when used appropriately. In order to achieve that, our team includes a specialized panel in Psychiatry, Nutrition and Exercise Physiology.

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