Sunday, June 16, 2013

How Does Bariatric Surgery Works?

Losing weight has been one of the typical problems that many people of today are dealing with. Our shape and size mainly is determined by our lifestyle particularly, eating habit or diet. Though it is sometimes quite unfair to think that we easily get fat while it is very hard to lose weight, the problems all come from ourselves. Because too much fat or becoming obese is no good for an individual, clinical scientists have developed the so called bariatric surgery. Bariatric surgery is the medical name for weight loss surgery. Unlike liposuction which directly sucks fats out of your body, bariatric surgery works by changing your digestive system in a way that your body would take in fewer calories.

The success of losing weight through bariatric surgery lies in three principles. These principles involve processes that are naturally performed with our digestive system.

Restriction.  What happens with restriction is that the functional size of the stomach is reduced so that the person will feel full even if he has just taken an amount smaller than the usual. If this will always be the case then obviously, the intake of calories will be minimized and would prevent growth in size.

Decrease Absorption. Bariatric surgery involves some techniques like the gastric bypass and the biliopancreatic diversion-duodenal switch (BPD-DS) both bypass some of the intestine. As the term bypass implies, the food will not be following the original route once the surgery has been performed. This limits the body's absorption of calories. In Florida, particularly in Jacksonville and Orlando,bariatric surgery has always been a success in giving hope to people who have suffered from long term obesity. The goodness of bariatric surgery also lies on the fact that it is a preventive measure against cardiovascular diseases like varicose veins, heart attack, hypertension, and other related diseases. 

Decreasing Hunger. Whenever there is a need for us to eat, our brain commands our stomach to produce hunger – causing hormones called ghrelin. And since during the bariatric surgery the size of your stomach, it follows that the amount of ghrelin is also reduce. This would result on becoming less hungry.

There are some researches indicating that bariatric surgery has complications. These complications are classified as short term including incision infections, leak on the staple line made on the stomach, etc. and as long term including inability to absorb sufficient amount of nutrients, hernia, and the like.

This may be true in some cases but there are a lot of trusted practitioners of bariatric surgery in Tampa, Ocala, Melbourne, and many other places.

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