Gastric Bypass Procedures – Lipo Alternatives

Is you’re still searching for another interesting alternative to liposuction then a Gastric Bypass procedure is something that you should look at. A simple explanation for what Gastric Bypass does is it reduces stomach volume directly affecting how much food could be stored and digested. This in turn helps people lose weight by physically altering stomach structure by limiting the amount of food we could store and digest.
A Gastric Bypass in particular does not only reduce the stomach’s surface amount for digestion but also circumvents the first portion of the small intestine. Since the small intestine is also responsible for absorbing food nutrients, decreasing foods exposure in this area further reduces the amount of nutrients absorbed by the body.
Who is qualified for Gastric Bypass Procedures?
A gastric bypass surgery should only be considered when healthier options for losing weight such as eating a healthy diet and living an active lifestyle fails to produce a drastic reduction in overall weight.
  • People suffering from severe obesity or those with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or higher
  • People with medical conditions such as Hypertension and Type 2 Diabetes whose weight is a direct contributor to their health problems
  • Those with serious health problems and a BMI of 35 to 39.9 or 30 to 34 depending on your doctor’s recommendations

Gastric Bypass Risks and Complications
Any surgical procedures by nature pose some level of risk and complications. This is why surgical procedures such as liposuction and gastric bypass are only recommended for those suffering from severe obesity and serious health problems.
  • Bleeding, infection and scarring
  • Gastrointestinal perforation
  • Ulcer
  • Gallstones
  • Nutrient deficiency
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting as a result of severe weight loss
Nutritional Deficiency
–          Is described as a health condition characterized by a severe deficiency in nutrients that can be a direct result of extreme diets and gastric bypass procedures.
–          It can not only be the result of depriving the body of nutrients such as dieting but also with a poorly planned diet.
 Gastric Bypass Alternatives
Gastric Banding
Gastric banding utilizes a “band” to reduce total stomach volume. Compared to a gastric bypass, gastric band procedures are simpler and take less time to perform. It is also reversible, and only takes a simple surgical procedure to remove the band. Weight loss is brought about as a direct result of the stomach’s ability to store food.
Prescription Weight Loss Medications
FDA approved weight loss medications are available for those who would like to enhance their weight loss efforts. These are often recommended for people who are at high risk for developing medical conditions such as diabetes due to uncontrolled weight gain. However, these weight loss medications are only advised for short term use.

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