Obesity Treatment Options
Diet and exercise is extremely important for any weight loss success. However only 2% of obesity sufferers have successful results exclusively with diet and exercise long term. Choosing whether surgery is the answer for you requires consultation with a qualified surgeon who can answer your questions, make assessments, and recommendations based on your history, your lifestyle and objectives.
Obesity surgery simply reduces the amount of food your stomach can hold and decreases your appetite. After surgery, most patients experience:
- Significant weight loss (up to 40% of their total weight)
- Improvement of diabetes, sleep apnoea, hypertension and PCOS
- Improvement of quality of life
You are a surgery candidate if you:
- Have a BMI over 35
- Have a BMI over 30 with obesity-related illnesses such as diabetes or obstructive sleep apnoea
- Have made reasonable attempts at weight loss by other means without success • Do not have psychiatric or drug dependency problems.
- Are aged between 18 and 65 years
- Understand the risks and commitment associated with surgery
The market is overflowing with all kinds of slimming diets, cures and products that advertise success, but many studies show that diets and slimming aids rarely succeed in helping people achieve the desired result of long-lasting weight reduction.
If you are someone who will strictly calorie count and exercise for the rest of your life, then a diet and exercise program might be of some benefit, however this process can take years to achieve the result you need and desire for positive health benefits.