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Obesity and Weight Loss Surgery

Surgeons recommend gastric bypass weight loss surgery for patients whose obesity is life-threatening and who can't lose weight any other way.

For that group, the health dangers from obesity are real: Every year about 280,000 obese people die from illnesses related to their excess weight, including diabetes, heart disease and sleep apnea.

And some who have undergone weight loss surgery have seen these weight-related health complications disappear.

Post-operative patients need to take vitamin & mineral supplements, because they are prone to deficiencies.

Complications from the procedure include chronic malnutrition, osteoporosis, infections and intestinal leaks.

According to the National Institutes of Health, a candidate for weight loss surgery should suffer from "clinically severe obesity," with a body mass index (BMI) of 40, or higher. BMI measures the weight to height ratio, and is used by doctors to calculate obesity.

Weight Loss Surgery - No Guarantees
Gastrointestinal weight loss surgery is not an easy weight loss option. It's a serious surgical procedure whose long-term weight loss success depends on a patient's commitment to diet and behavior modification for life, along with exercise for weight control.

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