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Do you know bariatric surgery not only helps in obesity but also in managing diabetes? It is true that bariatric surgery is performed primarily to remove excess fat from the body. It is done to the patients who are obese and nothing else have worked for them to decrease their weight. But obesity and diabetes are linked to each other. When the blood has a high amount of sugar in it and the body isn’t producing enough insulin to counter this increase, a person starts suffering from diabetes. Many obese people suffer from diabetes because it also indicates higher blood sugar level.

Obese people are more likely to develop diabetes. Foods which have higher fats and carbohydrates elevate fatty acids in the blood. This leads to fat build-up and storage in the liver and muscles. It increases insulin resistance and the patient suffers from diabetes. Bariatric surgery helps decrease the fat in the body. Let’s see how this procedure helps in maintaining diabetes.

Body weight including fat decreases

Bariatric surgery helps decrease a sizable body fat. It can be almost 11% of the body fat. The body fat that is gone is both peripheral and visceral fat. Peripheral fat is just below the skin and visceral fat is packed around the internal organs of the body. This visceral fat generally causes problems in processing sugar in the body. When it decreases drastically in such a manner. The blood sugar is processed correctly and the level can be maintained.

Blood sugar is lowered

After bariatric surgery, the blood sugar level goes down as the body starts processing it properly. The diet that follows the surgery also included fiber and other macro nutrients known for maintaining sugar level. A proper diet maintains what goes into the body and it is monitored properly. So, the blood sugar level is maintained which also lowers the use of diabetes medication. It also promotes a better lifestyle than before which aids in diabetes maintenance.

Risk of diseases decreases

Obesity brings a lot of diseases with it. Diabetes is just one of them. Maintaining diabetes becomes more and more difficult if other diseases keep popping up. Obesity increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases which also affects blood sugar level. Diabetes becomes worse with additional diseases. With bariatric surgery, the weight is lowered and maintained with proper post-operative care. This decreases the chances of getting other diseases which in turn makes managing diabetes easier.

Cholesterol and BP improves

Many patients have seen lower cholesterol levels after getting their bariatric surgery done. The blood pressure also improves as the cholesterol levels improve. There is no excess fat putting pressure on the blood vessels after bariatric surgery. This improvement helps in managing diabetes easier.

It is quite evident that bariatric surgery is helpful in both obesity and diabetes. Patients have seen a significant improvement in their diabetes after getting their bariatric surgery done. You need an expert to achieve such results though. We have industry experts with years of experience who understand the conditions of diabetics very well. Choose us for your bariatric surgery in Ahmedabad.

Written By : Radiance Hospital

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 equipment for bariatric surgery in ahmedabad.

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