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A condition in which the blood glucose of a person's body goes beyond normal levels. It needs proper medical care, and if not attended properly, may lead to serious problems including kidney disease, stroke, heart disease, nerve damage, eye problems, foot problems, etc.
A disorder of lipoprotein metabolism, promoting the development of atherosclerosis, including lipoprotein overproduction or deficiency.
A condition where the top of the stomach bulges through an opening in the diaphragm. This can happen to people of any age and any gender. A hiatal hernia doesn’t always have symptoms, but when it does they are similar to the symptoms of GERD.
A medical condition when one’s body fat accumulates to the extent that it leads to reduced life expectancy and increased health problems, commonly defined by Body Mass Index (BMI) of over 30.
A common breathing disorder where the body stops breathing and restarts while asleep. While it can prevent one from getting enough oxygen its common side effects are snoring and gasping while asleep.
Frequent or constant reflux can lead to GERD which has 4 stages ranging from mild to precancerous. It occurs when the stomach acid repeatedly flows back into the tube connecting one’s mouth and stomach (esophagus). This acid reflux can irritate the lining of your esophagus.
A common condition in which the pressure or force of the blood against the blood vessel walls is consistently high enough that it may lead to heart disease.
Unhealthy lifestyle choices and not getting enough physical activity may lead to damaged or narrow arteries. This causes difficulty in ensuring adequate blood supply to the heart
This is a combination of diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity that increases one’s chances of getting coronary heart disease, stroke and several conditions affecting the blood vessels.
Joint pain usually refers to discomfort, aches, and soreness in multiple joints. Many conditions due to illness or injury may lead to joint pain.
Doctors recommend one of the following types of bariatric surgeries based on various factors such as BMI, obesity level, and other risks:
In Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, the doctor cuts the top portion of the stomach and seals it off from the rest of the stomach to create a tiny pouch to control hunger and make calorie control possible. The pouch is then sewn into the lower part of the small intestine due to the fact that the food bypasses most of the stomach and the first part of the small intestine, leading to the consumption of smaller food portions.
It is a type of weight loss surgery that involves placing an inflatable band around the top part of the stomach, and the inflated band separates the stomach into two parts. The two divisions communicate through a thin channel created by the band, and a smaller stomach pouch means the person feels full faster and thus satisfies hunger while maintaining the right calorie intake. The band needs to be adjusted from time to time to regulate food movement.
This is a laparoscopic surgery wherein approximately 80% of the stomach is removed to create a smaller stomach pouch. The structure of the stomach after the surgery looks like a banana-like tube, leading to a drastic reduction in the consumption of food that results in rapid weight loss.
BPD/DS (biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch) is a less-common weight-loss technique that involves two primary phases. The first part of the procedure is similar to the gastrectomy wherein a smaller, tubular stomach pouch is created by removing a portion of the stomach. The second step involves bypassing a large portion of the small intestine, creating a switch.