The surgery has risks and complications, however, including infections, hernias and blood clots.
For people in this frustrating situation, weight loss surgery (Bariatric surgery) may be good option.
Gastric banding is an alternative to gastric bypass that may reduce your food intake
Adjustable gastric banding is a restrictive type of weight loss surgery.
In a nutshell, it involves placing a silicone band with an inflatable inner collar around the upper stomach to restrict food intake. This creates a small pouch and a narrow passage to the lower stomach. This small passage delays the emptying of food from the pouch and causes a feeling of fullness.
The silicone band can be tightened or loosened over time to change the size of the passage.
Other terms for adjustable gastric banding are laparoscopicadjustable gastric banding and gastric banding.
Gastric bypass can greatly improve the quality of life not only because of an improvement in appearance and an increase in mobility, but also because it can reduce the number and severity of
health problems that overweight people are prone to suffer, such as diabetes and heart/circulation problems.
It is a complex procedure performed under general anesthesia —
you sleep through it. Time in surgery is approximately one to four hours,
followed by a one- to seven-day stay in the hospital.
Currently, two techniques are available for gastric bypass:
Roux-en-Y-gastric bypass (traditional and laparoscopic)
Both Techniques Use a Bypass when a small stomach pouch is created to curb
food intake, by stapling a portion of the stomach.
Then, a Y-shaped part of the small intestine is attached to the stomach pouch
so that food can bypass the duodenum, as the bypass extends to the initial
portion of the jejunum.
The bypasses of the small intestine are formed to decrease the absorption of food nutrients. These techniques significantly restrict food intake and
reduce hunger to promote
healthy weight loss.
Most of the weight loss is evident within one year and is usually completed by the end of the second year.
If you re considering a fitness programme for yourself, why not involve the whole family?
With soaring levels of childhood obesity and other fitness-related conditions hitting the headlines, more and more people are
realizing the importance of building healthy eating and regular exercise into their family routine.
Through our Family Fitness programs, parents and children discover that
exercising together is a great way to have fun and share quality time while
reaping the benefits of better health and increased vitality.
And Family Fitness doesn t stop at exercise - we can also help with diet and nutrition, relaxation
techniques, stress busting and time management strategies.... all aimed all
helping the whole family get the most out of life!
Getting families fit and helping them to enjoy the benefits of a healthier lifestyle is something we take pride in.
We love to see the changes parents and children experience as a result of including exercise in their lives: increased energy, improved sleep, better concentration, fewer aches and pains, less stress, and a happier outlook being just a few of the more common benefits.