What are the dos and don’ts after bariatric surgery?
Remember that weight loss surgery has the power to change your life, but it's only the starting step. After surgery, it's essential to take measures that can enhance the longevity of the results and improve your health and life. Some procedures like the gastric balloon are temporary, and some, like gastric band surgery, do not alter your anatomy. It's important to note that always follow the dietary guidelines of your physician.
What do I need to do to maintain weight loss after Bariatric surgery?
In the journey towards weight loss, Bariatric surgery is an aid and not a magical cure. After having bariatric surgery, one of the greatest fears is that the patient may regain weight again. But the hard truth is that this fear might become true. It takes a good 12 to 18 months after the surgery to regain weight, and there are many reasons for this to happen. In this blog,
What are the pre-operative requirements in order to undergo either bariatric operation?
Bariatric surgery is different from other surgeries. It changes your whole personality, alters your physical, mental and emotional health. It is one of those surgeries where pre-operative care is equally important as post-operative care. The more thought and lifestyle changes the patient makes before surgery, the easier the transition will be, and the better will be your weight loss results. Ensure your body's health for the procedure, and at the
When can I plan pregnancy after weight loss surgery?
Bariatric surgery is the most preferred choice for weight loss when diet and exercise are not helping much. It is usually done when the Body Mass Index i.e. the weight to height ratio, is greater than 35. Bariatric surgery is crucial when obesity-related complications like diabetes, PCOS, hypertension, thyroid, cholesterol, etc., become life-threatening. In women, obesity causes issues in pregnancy, since obese women usually develop PCOS or Thyroid dysfunction. Both
Should all the patients have plastic surgery after weight loss
Dear Reader, Congratulations on your new look after weight loss surgery. You have shed all those extra kilos of weight and feeling light, both in the body and mind. That's a great feeling, isn't it? After a successful weight loss surgery, most patients are proud of their new bodies and are committed to maintaining their new weight. Dr Venu Gopal Pareek and his well-accomplished team are with you throughout your
What is the Best Way to Track Weight Loss Goals
In these modern times, fitness goals have become common worldwide and across all age groups. Just like it is important to track every goal, weight loss goals also need to be tracked. But this tracking is not limited to just measuring the self on a weighing machine(scales). Relying on scales can be counterproductive too. Once in a while, weighing on the scales is good, but people often get fixated on
Improve your heart health with Bariatric surgery during these Covid Times
Let us clearly understand how obesity is defined—being overweight or obese means that a person's weight is more than the "healthy weight" for a "given height." BMI(Body Mass Index) is a conventional metric to define overweight and obesity. One can easily calculate their BMI by dividing their weight in kilograms by the square of height in meters. In adults, BMI of 18.5 to 25 is the normal range, 25 to
How Will Weight Loss Surgery Help Me Lose Weight?
Weight loss surgery or Bariatric Surgery not only serves cosmetic purposes, but it helps patients overcome health problems like Diabetes, Heart diseases, joint pains, and back pain, to name a few. The word Bariatric like many other medical terms is derived from the Greek words "baros," which means "weight" and "iatrikos," meaning "medicine." Bariatric surgery is a surgical procedure opted by patients whose Body Mass Index (BMI) is greater than
Is your back pain a good symptom to get your Obesity treatment?
Awareness regarding health has increased a lot in the last decade. Health problems associated with obesity or overweight are well documented and promoted in the media. Nearly one-third of Indians are either overweight or obese. Today in this blog, you will learn about one often seen problem due to excess weight - back pain, especially lower back pain. One kilogram of weight adds four times the pressure on the spine.
What Lifestyle Changes Are Necessary After Weight Loss Surgery?
If one is committed to lead a healthy lifestyle, there are numerous avenues to help with that—all it takes is a determined thought from you. Being overweight and obese has become a silent pandemic all over the world. At the same time, there is so much advancement in weight loss, especially Bariatric Surgery. For individuals with BMI's (Body Mass Index) higher than 30, weight loss surgery is a sweet song. For