Gastric bypass is a surgical intervention which is used in dealing with morbid obesity. Anyone who has body mass index higher than 40 is classified as morbidly obese. Besides diet and medications, surgeries as gastric bypass are also a tool which can help you to lose excess weight.
The main purpose of the gastric bypass surgery is to make the stomach smaller, which will cause a patient to eat and need less food. This will result in losing weight. But keep in mind that eating less is not enough. You need to have the right diet, which is recommended by your doctor and also to exercise. After the surgery, you will need few weeks to recover, and you will be in hospital only about three days if there are not any complications. Full time of recovery is about one month.
The success rate of this operation is very high, and patients lose more than 60 percent of their excess weight in two years. After the surgery, you will feel fuller, and need less food to satisfy your needs. But there are also few more benefits that this surgery caries. We all know that morbid obesity is linked with some many health problems, such as hypertension, diabetes, heart attack, stroke, sleep apnea. By undergoing this operation, you will deal with these health problems.
Life after the operation is not going to be same, and something’s is going to change. You will resolve your health issues, but you will need to follow the diet that your doctor subscribed you and to drink supplements for the rest of your lives. There is also a mental part of this process. Be prepared that some of your relationships with people are going to change because you will change also. Some people are used to looking at you as an overweight person, and it is hard for that to accept this change. But weightless is also going to have an impact on you. Some of the patients are big overweight part of their life, and it is hard to accept a new person that they have become.