Important Things to Consider Before Weight-Loss Surgery
Desperate times call for desperate measures, and weight-loss surgery has been highly recommended to shut off the over-flow of American obesity and its load of complications.
A third of adult Americans are now classified as obese, and two-thirds are overweight. Some have blood glucose levels considered pre-diabetic, and a whopping 29 million are full-blown type 2 diabetics.
In despair, the American Diabetes Association raised the cry for bariatric surgery to become a viable diabetes 2 treatment. The gold-standard for bariatric surgery involves stapling, removing or binding part of the stomach to make overeating just about impossible.
What could go wrong?
Surgery seems the perfect solution, and researchers have tweaked the gold standard staple yet again. A new weight-loss surgical technique this year was approved by the Food and Drug Administration. The procedure involves a thin tube implanted in the stomach which drains food before calories are utilized.
The manufacturer of the device, Aspire Bariatrics, claims that 30 percent of food is drained from the stomach into a receptacle such as a toilet before the food can be converted to fat.
Bulimia involves the same procedure, with vomiting used as the method of calorie control. Some physicians are calling Aspire Assist’s inspiration, “Medically sanctioned bulimia.”
Unfortunately, 17 percent of patients will have serious after-effects from weight-loss surgery to solve obesity, which include intestinal blockages, nutritional deficits and post-surgical infection.
A well-kept secret says surgery alone isn’t the answer. Research concludes that five years after surgery, nearly half of candidates have regained much of their weight-loss.
Hundreds of pricey medications for blood sugar control, as well as surgical treatments for diabetes and its complications, have been advanced to counter an American shock-wave of obesity.
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