Risks of Bariatric Surgery For Weight Loss
Blood clots in the legs Blood clots in the legs are more likely to occur in those who are very overweight. This dangerous condition can sometimes travel to the lungs to lodge itself in arteries, which can cause serious damage to your lung tissue and can even lead to death. Also, if you smoke you should give it up, as smoking has been shown to increase the risk of clotting in people undergoing gastric bypass surgery, a type of Bariatric surgery.
Narrowing of the opening between the stomach and small intestine This is a rare complication that may require an outpatient procedure in which a tube is passed through your mouth to widen the narrowed opening. For a more serious complication, corrective surgery is necessary.
Leaking at one of the staple lines in the stomach This is an after surgery problem that can be treated with antibiotics. In time, many cases heal, but the leak can be serious enough to require emergency surgery.
Dumping syndrome This is a condition when your stomach contents moves too quickly through your small intestine. This causes nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness and sweating. The condition may occur after eating sweets or high-fat foods.
Death One death per 200 to 300 surgeries have been reported, with higher risks among Medicare patients. Other factors include age, your overall health and medical conditions.
If after reading these risk, you still think Bariatric surgery is for you, then good luck. Just keep in mind that this does not give you a pass on eating healthy. The same foods that led to you being overweight are the same foods that can still lead to heart disease, hypertension, and diabetes. Because, believe it or not, skinny people also suffer from these diseases as well.
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