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Metabolism is something that can make you gain weight without even eating too much. It can also be responsible for making it harder to lose it. Metabolism in simpler words is mechanism of processing food. When this process is disturbed or not working properly, you get unwanted gain or loss of weight. It leads to serious health issues over time. Metabolism is the rate at which the body manages calories and fats by turning them into energy.

Bariatric surgery comes to your aid when you have gained a lot of weight because of bad metabolism. It is one of the most successful surgeries in India with a success rate of more than 80%. People often fear their metabolism getting worse after the surgery. Let’s see how your metabolism is affected after bariatric surgery.

Your metabolism and the Gastrointestinal Tract

Your GI tract is an essential part of the process when it comes to weight loss and bariatric surgery. Your stomach secretes a hormone named GLP-1 which is crucial in controlling appetite. It also allows the gastrointestinal tract to work properly. In bariatric surgery, the size of the stomach is reduced and the intestines are rerouted. It has been seen that this reduction allows your body to increase the production of this hormone. It helps boost the metabolism and in turn aids in successful weight loss.

Metabolism of fat in the body

When you have accumulate an extreme amount of excess fat, you become obese. This excessive fat can be because of consumption of fried, packaged, processed foods in more than normal portions. It can also accumulate because of hormone imbalances which directs the body to store fat. Bariatric surgery is intended to reduce your stomach size and decrease the amount of food you can have. It leads to burning of stored fat. Your metabolism is heightened and you burn fat more easily. This surgery helps patients shed their weight by improving their fat metabolism.

Increased metabolic rate and diseases

Bariatric surgery helps process sugars, fats, and other nutrients far better than it did before. It helps increase the rate of metabolism which aids in different health conditions that were caused by obesity. After bariatric surgery you follow a specific diet to maintain the weight and to boost metabolism. This solves many issues that you had when you were obese. The blood sugar is normalized around 98% and cardiovascular health is improved. It resolves issues like type two diabetes, hypertension, OSA, cardiac problems, and many others.

Weight gain can have multiple reasons behind it. A bad metabolism is just one of them. But bariatric surgery not only helps lose weight. It also fixes your metabolism so you don’t gain that weight again. It helps you lead a healthy and happy life. It is important to choose the right surgeon for your surgery to get the desired results from bariatric surgery. Choose Ansh Obecure @ Radiance  hospital for its experienced surgeon and state of the art equipments. Contact us now.

Written By : Radiance Hospital

According to the article in mint by Michelle Fay Cortez, Bloomberg, 40% is the reduction in risk of death and heart complications for patients with diabetes and obesity who have undergone weight-loss surgery.

The various kinds of weight-loss surgeries help you lose weight and lower your risk of medical problems associated with obesity.

Let’s take a quick insight into the types of weight loss surgery and its benefits:

Sleeve Gastrectomy

In this procedure, the surgeon removes approx. 60 to 70% of the stomach and what remains is a narrow sleeve which connects to the intestines.

Since this procedure does not affect intestines, the body absorbs food due to which the person does not fall short of nutrients.

Gastric Bypass surgery

In this procedure the stomach is divided into two parts by the surgeon. The upper stomach is then connected directly to the lower section of the small intestine. In short, a shortcut is created for the food, bypassing part of the stomach and small intestine.

Weight loss in Gastric Bypass surgery is quick and almost 50% of the weight is lost after the first 6 months of the surgery.

Gastric Balloon/Intra-gastric Balloon System

In this procedure, a deflated balloon is placed in the stomach through the mouth. Once it is placed properly, it is filled with saline solution that provides a sense of fullness thereby curbing the hunger.

Gastric balloon/Intra-gastric balloon system does not require more hospital stay. The balloon is temporary, stays for 6 months to 1 year (2 types of balloon available – for 6 months and for 1 year) months and a person loses approx 12 to 17 kg of the body weight in the first 6 months.

Which Weight Loss surgery is the best?

A person should opt for a weight loss surgery depending on his/her BMI, Medical condition, comorbidities, and body type.

The best advice and guidance can be given by an expert and we at Radiance Hospitals are equipped to make sure you do not face any hassles while going for a weight loss surgery.

Written By : Radiance Hospital

Do you know you can be suffering from obesity without even knowing about it? Obesity is a disease where the body suffers from an excessive amount of body fat. It is a medical problem that increases the risk of heart diseases, BP, diabetes, and in some cases cancers. It occurs because of a combination of different factors including environmental factors, diet, and physical activities.

According to Prevalence of obesity in India: A systematic review by Rajeev Ahirwar and Prakash Ranjan Mondal, in India, more than 13 crore people suffer from obesity with the prevalence rate of 11.8% to 31.3%. Let’s see some of the most common causes of obesity.

Genetics affect your metabolism and how your body processes food.

  • Sedentary lifestyle leads to low physical activity.
  • Uneven sleep cycle leads to hormonal changes which make you feel hungrier. OSA – Obstructive sleep apnea.
  • Pregnancy weight can be difficult to lose which eventually leads to obesity.
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) causes imbalance of female reproductive hormones which aids in weight gain.
  • Hypothyroidism also leads to obesity because of the lack of important hormones.

The good news is that morbid obesity can be cured using surgical methods. These are some of the surgical solutions of obesity.

  • Gastric bypass: In this surgery, food intake and its absorption is restricted. Some part of the stomach is closed off which leads to low intake of food in a single sitting. The small part of the stomach is attached to the small intestine and thus food bypasses the stomach and it leads to low absorption.
  • Mini Gastric Bypass: In this surgery, a part of the stomach is attached to the lower part of the small intestine.
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy : It is also called stomach stapling. It is done by applying staples or to the stomach.

Surgical treatments for obesity are gaining a lot of traction. But it is important to choose the best in the healthcare industry for long lasting results. Contact Radiance hospital and book your appointment for surgical treatment of Obesity.

Written By : Radiance Hospital

People often attribute being over or underweight to their genes To some extent research has backed this assertion, suggesting that genetics contributes to obesity by influencing things like metabolism, body fat distribution, food cravings and tendency to eat food as a way to cope with stress. The latter two are the aspects that the mental health professionals focus on.

According to the world health organization, patients with a history of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and schizophrenia, have a greater chance of becoming obese. Furthermore, a study found that obese patients suffered from depression as intense as those experiencing chronic pain. This led to the conclusion that a history of mental illness may increase the risk of obesity, while obesity may increase an individual’s chances of developing a psychiatric disorder.

Obesity is largely consequent upon overconsumption of energy-rich foods, and some of the medications prescribed for schizophrenia can enhance cravings for ‘junk’ food, as well as having other effects that add to the obesity risk profile. The link between psychiatric medication and obesity may be due to the fact that psychotropic drugs not only contribute to weight gain but also create changes in the sensitivity of the body to insulin. Psychiatric complaints can also cause obesity as a result of medication effects, hormone imbalances, and the behavioral issues that result from psychiatric disorders. So it needs to be ensured that psychiatrists do not risk their patients by exposing them to obesity by using medication known to be associated with substantial weight gain, unless there is no clinically sustainable alternative to cure the mental condition of the individual.

Age and gender of a patient can determine the strength of the link between obesity and mental illness. A study in South Africa conducted found that young women were most at risk for mental illness if obese. The researcher postulated that this is a result of women being inclined to be more distressed about the perception of being overweight than men, making them susceptible to mental illness.

Depression and low self-esteem have been observed in obese patients around the world, even when there has been no previous history of mental illness. Poor self-image, physical inactivity, the biological disruptions caused by obesity, and the social stigma related to being overweight all contribute to a predisposition to mental illness. So mentioned here are some lifestyle interventions that can help obese patients:

  1. Psycho-education and advice about diet and exercise involving experts, psychiatrists, and dieticians.
  2. Monitoring of weight, waist circumference and serum glucose, lipids levels
  3. Involving people in this process that can mentally influence them and in the process help them to take ownership of the problem and empower them.

However in some cases due to complex neurobiology processes mentioned above, lifestyle intervention may not be enough. Bariatric surgery in its current form is a relatively safe and effective intervention to treat obesity in mentally ill people.

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