Weight loss surgery is the procedure that many obese people will resort to as their only solution into losing those extra pounds that make them feel not only uncomfortable but can result as well in various diseases. As the fat gets stored in the body it can affect mostly the heart functioning because the arteries transporting the blood will become thicker making the heart work two times more to pump the blood throughout the entire body system.
Up to date there are several procedures recommended as weight loss surgery. They do not address the fat into removing it, but mainly into determining your body to eat less amount of food. This means that the size of your stomach is reduced thus changing your eating behavior in that you will be already full only by consuming a small amount of food.
Generally speaking, weight loss surgeries are usually recommended to people who have their Body Mass Index exceeded with 40 pounds over the normal limit. Up to this limit, the patients are recommended to try other methods that can determine them to lose that extra weight.
How does this surgery work by reducing the stomach size? Well, first of all you need to know that once the stomach becomes smaller, it won’t retain many calories while the food is eaten slowly and chewed in a proper way. As mentioned above, weight loss surgery comes as a great solution for obesity forcing the person in question to change their eating habits into more restrictive ones.
Let’s see some types of weight loss surgeries and what they entail:
* Vertical banded gastroplasty – is a surgical procedure where a smaller stomach is created in the normal stomach of the obese patient. How does this work? First of all you will have to get used to the habit of eating smaller amounts of food and chew it in tiny bits. Once the food reaches the small stomach, it will pass further into the larger part of the initial stomach where the digestion continues while the gastric juices mix with food. Once you will undergo this type of surgery you won’t feel the need to overeat because you will experience an uncomfortable tightness in the upper part of your chest.
* Gastric bypass – represents the weight loss surgery through which a small gastric pouch is formed in the upper side of your stomach. It is called as ‘bypass’ because the food that you will consume will bypass the most part of the stomach while getting mixed with the gastric juices in the juncture that is created artificially in the intestines.
The thing is that once you resort to any of the surgical weight loss procedures, your doctor needs to keep you posted with what each of these surgeries entails to help you make the right decision. It is true that other factors are taken into account such as the overall state of your health along with considering whether or not you suffer from a disease that you haven’t been aware of prior to resorting to this procedure.