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					Why You Should Consider Gastric Bypass Surgery

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Losing excess weight can transform your life on the physical, social and
emotional levels. However, in some cases, weight loss surgery is the only
way to shed those unwanted pounds. One of the most effective surgical
procedures is gastric bypass surgery can produce amazing results.


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Losing excess weight can transform your life on the physical, social and
emotional levels. However, in some cases,<a
href="http://www.landauercosmeticsurgery.co.uk/weight-loss-surgery"
title=”Weight Loss Surgery”>weight loss surgery</a> is the only way to
shed those unwanted pounds. One of the most effective surgical procedures
is<a href="http://www.landauercosmeticsurgery.co.uk/weight-loss-
surgery/gastric-bypass-surgery" title=”Gastric Bypass Surgery”>gastric
bypass surgery</a> and can produce amazing results.
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Obesity is a condition which drastically lowers the quality of your life.
It can causes serious health problems and makes many of the simple
pleasures of life impossible. For example, choosing fashionable clothes
and swimming are generally off-limits. If you find yourself in this
condition, don't despair. Gastric bypass surgery may offer a solution to
your dilemma.
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Gastric bypass surgery is known as a restrictive/malabsorptive procedure.
This means it combats obesity in two ways. Firstly the size of the
stomach is restricted resulting in you taking in less food, and secondly
a bypass of some part of the digestive system is carried out. This bypass
reduces the amount of calories absorbed by the digestive system. This
type of surgery has been shown to produce the greatest weight loss in the
fastest time. Now, let's look at the procedure.
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The most established and commonly-performed type of gastric bypass
operation is called a Roux-en-Y. Here's how it works.
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First, a section at the top of the stomach is completely closed off with
staples to form a pouch. When you eat, this pouch fills quickly and sends
a message to the brain to indicate it's full. Thus you feel full and stop
eating after just a small amount of food.
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Then, a new opening is formed in this pouch and a section of the small
intestine is cut and attached to this new opening. Thus the food bypasses
most of the stomach and a section of the small intestine. This results in
drastically reduced absorption of calories. The surgeon will determine
the length of intestine to be bypassed based on the amount of weight that
needs to be lost.
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Gastric bypass surgery is highly effective. Reductions of 80 per cent of
excess weight in the first year are common. On average, a patient will
lose up to three quarters of his excess weight in the two years following
gastric bypass surgery. But the benefits will come far quicker,
especially if you suffer from diabetes or high blood pressure. Your
physical condition will improve and along with it, your self-confidence.
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What's more it's relatively safe. The procedure can be carried out using
laporoscopic (keyhole) or open surgery. However, like any form of surgery
it comes with its own risks. Some general problems that occur rarely
include anemia through loss of nutrients, leakage, and infection. Your
doctor can advise you on ways to minimise any risk and so make your
operation as safe and easy as possible. Bear in mind too that gastric
bypass surgery requires lifelong changes in your diet and lifestyle.
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So is gastric bypass surgery for you?
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Firstly, you should have been seriously overweight for at least five
years. In addition, you should have tried and failed to reduce your
weight through traditional methods such as diet and exercise. These
attempts should have been serious and prolonged, i.e. for at least six
months.
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Another factor is that your health is at serious risk owing to your
weight. This is known as morbid,<a
href="http://www.landauercosmeticsurgery.co.uk/weight-loss-
surgery/obesity-disease.html" title=”obesity”>obesity</a> and corresponds
to a body mass index of over 40 or if you have a BMI of over 35 combined
with an attendant medical condition.
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In addition, you should not be suffering from any psychological or
physical condition that precludes the weight loss operation. Consult your
doctor for detailed information.
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If you feel these conditions apply to you, the next step is to consult
with a doctor specialising in bariatrics (obesity cure). He will be able
to determine if gastric bypass surgery is for you. If so he will advise
you on the procedure and make arrangements for you.
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Losing excess weight can transform your life on the physical, social and
emotional levels. So if you're obese and want to makeover your health and
life, call a specialist and inquire about gastric bypass surgery today.

				
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