HomeCosmetic HealthHCG Dieting, Bariatric Surgery and the Treatment of Morbid Obesity

bariatric surgeryTrying to decide between surgical intervention or aggressive dieting? For people who are morbidly obese, losing weight fast is a priority. It can be a matter not just of desire, but shedding pounds is also important to a person’s health both now and in the future.

Many overweight individuals have found success with the homeopathic HCG weight loss approach. For those with lots to lose, more than one course of treatment on the diet can be utilized. People take time off in between the diet phases, during which they work on maintaining their successful weight loss. This is called the maintenance phase. The use of HCG dieting support tools like the trusty food scale and body weight scale is important.

Another approach to achieve desired results is to undergo bariatric surgery. This is a surgical procedure where your stomach undergoes resection to promote rapid weight loss. However, before undergoing the operation it is important that you familiarize yourself with the procedure and how it can affect your lifestyle.

Let us try to look at the different bariatric surgery procedures that can be done to help lose weight.

The gastric bypass surgery is considered to be the safest type of bariatric surgery.  When you undergo this kind of surgery, the size of your stomach will be made smaller and the length of your small intestines will be reduced through stapling. Because of the reduction of the size of your stomach, you will no longer be able to eat as much food. The reduction of the length of the small intestines also helps in weight loss. Since the food flows through a shorter route, fewer calories will be absorbed during the digestive process.

Patients who undergo gastric bypass often lose half or more of their excess weight in a two year time period.  However, it is still important that you change your lifestyle in order to maintain your recommended weight after surgery. You can still gain weight back even after undergoing a gastric bypass and if you do gain weight back a second gastric bypass surgery is no longer recommended.

Another bariatric surgery method is the Lap band gastric banding. This procedure is much simpler compared to other types of bariatric surgery and is preferred by many morbidly obese people. This surgery entails separating the stomach into two sections with a narrow channel dividing them. However, this procedure has a slower pace of weight loss compared to a gastric bypass surgery and is not recommended for people who have history of hernias and ulceration.

Both HCG and bariatric procedures can help a morbidly obese person come to terms with weight loss, but both have risks and potential downsides. As with any diet plan, a consultation with a doctor is critical before deciding on either one.

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