Nowadays, many people look forward to seeking weight loss treatment as they deal with overweight or obesity which increase the risk of health problems; such as diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, fatty liver disease, and possibly some types of cancer.
The UK is considered to have one of the highest rates when it comes to overweight problems with 67% of men and 57% women suffering from that problem.
There are many treatments for weight loss and they range from diet, exercise, behavioral modification, pharmacotherapy to surgery. All the options above but the latter, can offer a short-term solution and the loss of weight is basically limited.
Gastric surgery is thought to be one of the best way. Patients interested in this option need to know everything about the gastric bypass requirements.
This is a procedure in the field of the bariatric surgery which is designed to reduce the intake of food in people with overweight problems when losing weight by putting on diets and exercising have failed.
It is known as a restrictive procedure since it restricts the food intake, the calories and nutrients the body generally absorbs. This surgery carries a significant risk and side effects, for it requires changes in lifestyle.
Once the surgery takes place, the stomach gets smaller so people will feel full with less amount of food, which will no longer go to some parts of the stomach and small intestine in charge of breaking food.
The Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is one of the most popular surgeries and involves creating a stomach pouch by using staples out of a small portion of the top. Consequently, the bottom part of the stomach is no longer used and it is called the “Blind Stomach.”