The ultimate goal of getting rid of obesity is to eliminate obesity complications, so that a person can live a normal life that suits his age, and avoids feeling exhausted like an elderly person when he is still in the age of 18 to 40 years old.
Various advanced bariatric surgeries have a major role in eliminating obesity complications, and of course, with the person’s commitment to all the nutritionist’s instructions to achieve the ideal weight. In this article, we will learn more about the complications of obesity and the role of bariatric surgeries.
Health Complications of Obesity:
2- Heart disease.
3. High cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood.
4- High blood sugar or type 2 diabetes.
5- Shortness of breath and snoring during sleep.
6- Pain and arthritis.
7- Weakened immunity.
8- Gastroesophageal reflux disease.
9- Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
10- Stomach ulcer.
Psychological complications of obesity:
1- Lack of self-confidence.
3- Social isolation.
4- Ashamed of wearing summer clothes.
5- Despair due to the failed diet attempts.
6- Lack of desire to enjoy life normally.
The role of bariatric surgeries in getting rid of these health and psychological complications:
From a health point of view, various bariatric surgeries are one of the most common solutions to get rid of obesity, after many attempts to change the lifestyle through different diet regimes and exercise.
Among the successful bariatric surgeries that have achieved great results with Dr. Heikal Mahmoud is the Gastric Sleeve, which is done by cutting a large part of the stomach, about 70-80% of the stomach’s volume, which is the part that contains the Ghrelin hormone (hunger hormone). Thus, a person feels full from the smallest meal. So over time, it helps to lower blood cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure to the normal level, in addition to getting rid of digestive diseases.
Also, Type 2 diabetes is eliminated through Gastric Bypass surgery because it helps reduce the absorption of sugars, as part of the stomach is separated and the intestines are diverted through bypassing its first part endoscopically, through 4 small openings that are no longer than 2 cm.
Therefore, among the most important candidates for Gastric Bypass are those who love to eat sugars and sweets in large quantities, but Gastric Sleeve candidates are those who love to eat high-fat, starchy food that is found in fast food.
Another complication that ends after obesity operations is pain and arthritis because the overweight was a heavy burden on the bones that hindered daily life and made the patient feel tired and exhausted from the slightest effort.
Also, difficulty breathing and rapid heartbeat during sleep are eliminated after the operation; the patient no longer wakes up due to his snoring sound or suffers from sleep disturbances or insomnia.
From a psychological point of view, when a person finds that he has achieved his great goal and has lost a lot of weight, his self-confidence increases and he is no longer ashamed of being in society. He also feels that he has started a new life and enjoying his time by practicing new hobbies and activities that he was deprived of while suffering from obesity.