Bariatric surgery is very useful for extremely obese people. In order to lose weight, changes are made in the stomach and intestines in such a way that the weight of the patient gradually decreases.
Obesity is associated with wrong eating habits of the person, which is not right. Poor lifestyle has brought obesity into the category of disease. Surgery becomes necessary if weight gain increases despite diet control and exercise.
Myth: Bariatric surgery is for every obese man
Doctors perform ‘Body Mass Index 4’ (BMI) for obesity surgery. If the person has BMI 32.5 and is suffering from obesity, diabetes and hypertension, then this surgery is done. Before this operation, the patient’s consent is to be obtained that he has fully understood the effects of this surgery. Surgery is not done if a person is not medically healthy or is intoxicated by drugs etc.
Myth: One has to live on restricted eating after surgery.
After surgery, doctors recommend a balanced diet in which protein and excess carbohydrate and fat are reduced. It is better that you get into the habit of eating after surgery in advance because its success depends on the fact that the patient follows the diet chart completely. To form a habit, the patient is put on a liquid diet for 15 days in advance.
Myth: Bariatric surgery has adverse effects on fertility and the newborn.
It is not, rather it improves the fertility of women and men. After this surgery, when a woman is losing weight, she should not do a pregnancy plan. Conduct pregnancy with medical advice only after one to two years of surgery if you are at the proper weight. If the right nutrition is there, the newborn also has no problem.
Myth: Exercise and diet control are better than surgery.
The person’s BMI exceeds 32.5 when diet control and exercise fail. Even if you lose weight through diet and exercise, it does not happen for a long time and it increases again. This surgery is not for cosmetic benefits like liposuction.
Myth: Diet control is not required after bariatric surgery.
Weight loss in one to two years after this surgery depends on individual ability to make changes in food. For best results in this, it is important that the patient mentally controls his food habit, only then he is able to lose weight.
Myth: A person becomes weak after this operation.
This does not happen at all. After the surgery, it is important that the patients go to the doctor for a regular checkup and take the diet prescribed by them. Otherwise, the body may lack vitamins, minerals and other nutrients.
Myth: Weight loss due to bariatric surgery is permanent.
In many cases, patients lose the diet chart after losing weight and start taking their same old diet again. In such a situation, their weight starts increasing again.