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The problem of obesity

Obesity is thedisease of a modern world. Fast times and fast food, which containmore calories than we need makes it very hard to maintain, in thebest case, a decent waistline. There are people who haveunfortunately gone off the scale and looking less than the good is leastof their problems as being severely overweight creates numerousproblems for the organism and can lead to a variety of seriousdiseases.

On the other hand, there are people whose weight is not sodrastic, but who want the easy way out of keeping their weight incheck. One form of this dirty trick for loosing weight or keeping itdown is restrictive surgery, a type of surgery that limits the amountof food that one can consume, thus reducing the possibility toovereat and flood the organism with more calories than it needs, or,preventing the person from consuming sufficient calories, which willforce the body to draw on its energy stores, which means burning fatand loosing weight.

Gastric sleevesurgery

Gastric sleevesurgery, also known as resection, is a form of weight loss surgery.Other common names for this surgical procedure are vertical sleevegastrectomy or bariatric weight loss surgery. This surgery is aimedat reducing the size of the stomach for up to seventy five percent.This means that after the surgery you can eat no more in one go thana quarter of what you could eat before the surgery. Normally, the stomachis a sack with a wide curve, but after the surgery it looks like athin tube. A great trick of this kind of surgery is that it triggershormonal changes which reduces occurrence of hunger pangs. Gastricsleeve surgery is also good as it does not rely on effects used bybypass surgeries, that is, food malabsorption or intestinalrerouting, which prevent not only excess calories, but also essentialnutrients from being ingested.

Still, thisprocedure will not perform miracles. It helps, but it is up to you to makechanges in your lifestyle after the surgery to obtain and sustain thedesired weight. Some dietary changes are necessary even beforesurgery, such as switching to low fat foods and avoidance of friedfoods, sugars and alcohol. Most weight is lost in the first yearafter the surgery, and the diet plan is adjusted according to theperson's reaction, that is, speed of weight loss. This means thatfoods can be added or removed from your diet as required. Regularexercising is also necessary.

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