Corona infection has seriously affected the physical and mental health of the people. People are facing various health complications due to the outbreak of corona which has been going on around the world for one and a half years. During the Corona period, going out of the houses and physical activity has reduced significantly from the point of view of safety, which is having a direct effect on the weight of the people.
According to doctors, there has been a rapid increase in the weight of people during the corona period, while those who were already obese, the complications have become so high that it has become difficult for them to perform normal tasks of daily life. Is. This is the reason why the demand for bariatric surgery has increased rapidly in recent times.
According to doctors, losing weight was already a big challenge for people, due to this corona and lockdown from above, this problem has increased even more. Bariatric surgery may be the only effective option for such people. This weight loss surgery not only helps you to lose weight, but also reduces the risk of serious diseases related to obesity easily.
Excess weight can become a factor for many problems
Health experts say that increased weight also increases the risk of many health related problems. People who are overweight have a manifold increased risk of many serious diseases such as stroke, heart disease, sleep apnea, type-2 diabetes, high blood pressure and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). If you are not getting the benefit even after using all the methods of weight loss, then bariatric surgery may be the best option. Several studies suggest that bariatric surgery can improve joint pain, arthritis, PCOS, infertility, and reduce the risk of several types of cancer associated with obesity.
Risk of death due to heart diseases
People with obesity have a significantly increased risk of death due to heart diseases. To learn about the benefits of bariatric surgery in this problem, a study was conducted under the leadership of Noyan Goxe, MD, Boston Medical Center, USA. Researchers concluded the study found that bariatric surgery can significantly reduce the risk of death due to heart diseases along with reducing weight. In such a situation, people who are suffering from heart diseases due to obesity, they must consult their doctor about this.
Who needs bariatric surgery?
To know about bariatric surgery, Amar Ujala spoke to Dr. Arun Prasad, Senior Bariatric Surgeon at Apollo Delhi. Dr Arun explains that bariatric surgery can prove to be extremely beneficial for people who have been suffering from the problem of increased weight for a long time. Complications have increased in these people due to Covid, people are now complaining of many types of physical problems. In these people, the problems do not take a more serious form, in which case bariatric surgery may be beneficial. This surgery is not for people with the problem of increased weight by 5-10 kg during Covid-19.
Know from BMI who needs surgery?
Dr Arun explains that those people whose body mass index (BMI) is more than 35 can get this surgery done. On the other hand, people who have a BMI of 30 but are facing many physical problems due to increased weight, this surgery can also be suitable for them. Based on the clinical trial of the patient, this surgery is recommended to him. People should get this surgery done on time to avoid serious complications.
Dr Arun Prasad explains, bariatric surgery can give a new look to life in the victims of increased weight. Individuals who make lifestyle changes and adopt a healthy diet can achieve better results after surgery. In the year 2018, about 20 thousand people have undergone bariatric surgery across the country.
Note: This article has been prepared based on information gathered from Medical Journal and conversation with Dr. Arun Prasad, Senior Bariatric Surgeon at Apollo Delhi.
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