Obesity is a major health hazard affecting almost one thir of Indian citizens.Normally we gain weight when we consume more calories from food than our body uses through its normal functions(basal metabolic rate- BMR)and physical activity. The unused calories are stored as fat . If we try to lose weight by starving or dieting ,metabolism slows down, resulting in futher weight gain.Severly obese people are approximately six times more likely to develop type-2.adult –onset diabetes.obesity can also affect the emotional well-being of a person adversely.But there are a few curses one can try.the Gastric bypass gold standard treatment is one for them.In the Rouex-en- Y gastric bypass,the size of stomach is reduce by 90% .It is procedure that first divides the stomach into a small upper pouch and a much larger lower “remnant” pouch and then re-arranges the small intestine to connect both. The entire procedure is done laproscopically ,and requires three to four days hospital stay.
The patient should not eat too much or too fast as it may cause vomiting or intestine pain under your breast bone .instead of eating regularsised meals three times a day .You ‘ll be required to eat four to six small meals.
Deficiences in protein ,iron and vitamin B12 are common after the surgery.Hence food items rich in these nutrients should be consumed more .The gastric bypass surgery keep at bay many ailments type-2 Diabetes mellitus, obstructive sleep apnea,hypertension and thyroid disorders among others.
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