Surgery –Is It Right For You?
by: Beverley Brooke
When we hear
all the success stories of the gastric bypass, it sounds so
easy. One pricey operation and the pounds just fly off! Right?
Not quite. Gastric bypass surgery is only advised to those who
are morbidly obese – this is someone with a body mass index
greater then 40 and men and women between 80-100 pounds their
ideal body weight.
The gastric bypass is also sometimes recommended to patients
suffering obesity along with other conditions such as heart
disease or type 2 diabetes. If the surgeon is happy the health
benefits outweigh the possible side effects of gastric bypass
surgery then it maybe recommended.
If you're currently obese and suffering no other conditions, I
would personally think about big lifestyle changes, both in diet
and exercise. I know it's a tough, long haul but with the right
support it's possible to lose over 1lb/week safely and
effectively. That's over 60 pounds of weight loss in 6 months.
You must considering the risks involved in the gastric bypass
surgery, because even with the surgery you will still be
required to follow a rigid diet that you certainly aren't going
to like at first.
Try to be objective about all forms of weight loss and weight up
your options. There are many success stories out there on the
gastric bypass and its beneficial to many people but please
always remain open to the basics of weight loss.
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