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Dealing with obesity has been developed in so many ways thattoday there are really many options in front of the people who have excessiveweight and want to get rid of it. Obesity is a problem that can cause severalissues in the organism. Those include hypertension, some heart issues, diabetesand even some psychological problems like depression. This is why obesity hasto be treated.

Reducing weight

Two main methods for dealing with this problem are dietingand exercising. Those would be the most natural ones, since they revolve around theenergy taken through food and spent via physical activity. But it has to besaid that in certain cases, those two are not enough. People who have problemswith the rate of the basal metabolism tend to lose weight a lot slower thanexpected even with the help of reducing weight methods. Those problems areinduced by the hormonal conditions (imbalance of hormonal levels). Most commoncondition is hypothyroidism, with a decreased function of the thyroid gland, whichdirectly affects the activity of basal metabolism. Also, when there is no condition present, but when obesity is extreme, exercising might not be a goodidea. Perhaps only walks should be used, but nothing more intensive because itcan put too much stress on the heart. Also, ankles can suffer a lot if there is toomuch movement involved.

Reducing weight with surgery

What can be done in those cases? The only thing left is asurgery, a lap band procedure. The procedure is based on inserting a lap bandthrough a small incision and that band is put around the upper part of thestomach, just beneath the esophagus. This creates a smaller stomach, the one thatis filled up faster and that does not allow eating too much, because thefeeling of fullness comes after eating small amounts of food. This surgery is not only beneficial for weight reduction, but for some other problems as well (such as sleeping problems), although there is also a good chance of reducing hypertension and eliminationof reflux issues.

It is obvious that this procedure has many benefits, butpeople got to have in mind that this is a surgery, and as such, it has severalthings to consider. Each and every surgery carries a certain risk of fataloutcome, outcome that cannot be predicted and is hard to prevent. There arealso problems like nausea and vomiting that might last for a while and even complicatefurther. Even though side effects for lap band exist, it is still widely usedtoday. After the surgery the lap band diet has to be used for a while, in order fora patient to fully utilize a new stomach.

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