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Are You a Candidate for Bariatric Surgery?

Bariatric surgery encompasses many different kinds of surgical procedures that are performed to vanquish obesity. All these types of surgical procedures involve modifying the size and/or shape of the stomach by either removing a part of it, dividing it with a band or by folding it to make it smaller. According to an article published in The New York Times, the number of bariatric surgeries performed in the United States rose by more than 800% between 1998 and 2004.
Types of Bariatric Procedures

Some of the types of bariatric surgeries are:

Sleeve Gastrectomy – Also known as gastric sleeve surgery, this procedure involves the surgical removal of almost 75% of the patient’s stomach. The open end of the stomach is closed with staples or surgical sutures. The reduced gastric space helps the patient feel satisfied after eating smaller portions of food.

Adjustable Gastric Banding - A silicone band is placed around the stomach to create a smaller gastric pouch. Again, the reduced stomach size allows patients to feel satisfied after eating lesser quantity of food than he/she is used to. This surgery is commonly known as lap band surgery.

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Side Effects of Crash Dieting - Do Crash Diets Work?

Crash dieting is only a temporary solution for those who are overweight. While some people are able to shed excessive weight rapidly by adhering to crash diets, the weight that is lost is usually regained quickly. This type of yoyo dieting can cause several health problems, which, in some cases, spiral out of control.

Firstly if you’re thinking about crash dieting, you become obsessed about the foods you can consume. Ultimately, you start feeling guilty if you allow yourself to eat even a little more than you think you can afford to. Because you have to avoid eating certain foods as part of your diet, you build up the urge to eat those very foods and this can put you through a lot of emotional stress. But stress is not the sole health problem that accompanies crash diets. The list of adverse effects runs long.

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