World over, Obesity has reached epidemic proportions across all ages and races and economies. At this rate, 20% of world population will be obese by 2025! National family health survey (NFHS-5) states that 3.4% children and 24% women and 22% men are overweight in India today!! Obesity is a silent killer that has a negative impact on practically every element of health, including metabolic, mechanical, reproductive, and pulmonary function, as well as memory, mood and psychosocial well-being.
Obesity not only decreases the lifespan but also affects the quality of life. It is preventable and needs to be checked in time with diet, exercises, and healthy lifestyle modifications. However, when these measures fail, BARIATRIC SURGERY is the most scientific treatment for weight loss as it not only gives a good weight loss and helps to sustain it but also cures or improves all the associated diseases.
A Serious Approach To A Serious Problem
Weight Loss Surgery Is Not A Cosmetic Surgery
Selection of the above procedure has to be individualized based on the age, BMI, presence or absence of co morbidities, patient’s preference and compliance, surgeons experience etc. however, the experience of the bariatric surgeon is the most crucial in selecting the right procedure for an individual.
Weight loss done timely not only adds years to life but adds life to years too….