Increased HDL-Cholesterol after Bariatric Surgery reduces Cardiovascular diseases

Cardiovascular disease risk is increasingly found in morbidly obese people. Often obesity clubbed with hypertension, type 2 diabetes, increased triglyceride levels & decreased HDL cholesterol (HDL-C) levels are at high risk of Cardiovascular Diseases. Some interesting findings were made when 19 morbidly obese women who had undergone Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass(type of Bariatric Surgery) were evaluated for changes in their HDL-Triglyceride, lipids & lipoprotein cholesterol. Insulin levels & Plasma Glucose levels were measured before, after Gastric Bypass Surgery at intervals of 1,3,6,12 months. After the GBP surgery all the women had a drastic reduction in their weight, It was found that HDL Cholesterol was found to be lower in these women. Repeat tests at different intervals of time point to a significant changes in HDL remodeling all this was triggered by the Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass surgery. Also these changes also had dramatic improvement of glucose homeostasis.

These studies were done on 19 obese women aging between (40 to 50 years). All these women underwent the Gastric Bypass Surgery (specifically Roux-en-Y gastric-bypass surgery). This is a kind of Bariatric surgery which is increasingly being considered for reducing the excess weight.

Surgical methods could be an effective treatment to avoid the consequences of morbid obesity

Dr.Venugopal Pareek one of the best bariatric surgeon in India can be consulted for all problems related to obesity.

Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic Syndrome refers to the risk factors which will make a person prone to stroke, heart disease and diabetes. Any abnormality in the metabolic activity might lead to metabolic syndrome.
A person having any of the following symptoms is said to have Metabolic Syndrome

High Blood Pressure
Blood pressure levels indicate the amount of stress our heart is subject to, high blood pressure levels is indicative of cardiac problems.

High triglyceride level
Triglycerides are kind of fat compounds found in the blood. These compounds are used in metabolic activity to provide energy. When the levels of triglyceride in the blood shoots up then it might be the sign of metabolic syndrome

Low HDL Cholesterol level
Cholesterol is required by body to generate hormones, digestive juices and vitamin D. All the cholesterol required by human body is generated internally, cholesterol is transported in our blood by lipoproteins. Two types of lipos carry the cholesterol, low-density and high-density lipoprotiens, for proper functioning of body both levels should be there in healthy levels.
If the HDL Cholesterol levels are very low then it might lead to metabolic syndrome.

High fasting blood sugar
Glucose levels in the body should be in the right proportion to avoid Diabetes. The normal range between 70 to 80 mg/dL before meals and less than 125 mg/dL after meals.
The amount of blood sugar level after a period of fasting (around 8 hours without food). If the level is greater than 125 mg/dL then the person might be suffering with Diabetes.
Large Waistline
Excessing fat in the abominable area or more concentration of fat in the abdomen area compared to other parts of the body. Its found in many medical researches that patients with excess fat in the belly area are prone to cardiac arrest at a later age. There are various reasons for excessive belly fat, it could be due very less physical activity, high intake of heavy calorie food,in case of woman due to pregnancy.

If a person has atleast 3 of the above symptoms then he should immediately consult a qualified physician to understand whether he is suffering with metabolic syndrome.

A good laparascopic surgeon like Dr. Venugopal Pareek can be consulted for mitigating the risks involved with metabolic syndrome.

Metabolic Surgery is probably one of the possible treatment for Metabolic Syndrome, surgical options to get rid of metabolic syndrome can be considered only after complete examination of the patient.

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