5 Negative Things of Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery

Date:10-05-2014 05:40:04 read:0

Some people are blessed with a natural and a good metabolism that makes them stay in shape and also reduce weight whenever they want to. But not all people are so lucky and ale to shed the pounds when they want to. For some, it might be a genetic problem and they can become obese leading to adverse health conditions. Obesity and morbid obesity can lead to diabetes and heart problems and in some cases a bariatric weight loss surgery is recommended to prevent other health problems in the individual. Although it helps them lose weight, it is not always safe and creates problems on its own. You should always make sure you go to a reputed doctor and reputed clinics to bring down your chances of infection and other complications after the surgery. Also follow to the letter the instructions given by your physician. Here are some negative things about bariatric weight loss surgery.

1. Complications are frequent after the surgery

A study made by an insurance company claims that almost 22 per cent of people who had the surgery complained of complications during the hospital stay and another 40 per cent experienced severe complications after the discharge. There were also unexpected costs associated with the surgery, especially during recuperation.

2. Some of the common problems that occur after a bariatric weight loss surgery are

Gastric dumping syndrome in about 20% (bloating and diarrhea after eating, necessitating small meals or medication), leaks at the surgical site (12%), incisional hernia (7%), infections (6%) and pneumonia (4%)where the Mortality was 0.2%. The incidence of complications reduces when the surgery is performed by an experienced surgeon.

3. Other complications include

Metabolic bone disease manifesting as osteopenia and secondary hyperparathyroidism have been reported after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery due to reduced calcium absorption. Since calcium cannot pass the duodenum after a surgery the patent will experience calcium deficiency and hyperthyroidism. There is also an increased risk of fractures associated with bariatric weight loss surgery.

4. The rapid weight loss after the surgery also leads to the formation of gallstones

On top of it, adverse effects on the kidneys have also been reported after the surgery. Acute renal failure is also another risk that a patient should be aware of before getting a bariatric surgery done. One should also consider the loss of muscle and sagging flesh due to the very fast weight loss.

5. A patient might also experience seizures due to hypoglycemia

Hypoglycemia is also another lurking threat when it comes to bariatric weight loss surgery and the threat of seizures is always lurking. That is why it is important that you go to a reputed physician in a clinic that has all facilities including even post-operative care.

Bariatric weight loss surgery is not a cosmetic procedure and should never be done for cosmetic purposes. It is a very serious surgery that can cause a lot of complications and involves a lot of post-operative care. Look into all aspects of the surgery before you get one done.

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