• Dr.Praveen Raj
  • Jan 06, 2018
Appointment                Doctor Opinion          

Obesity is a vast threat for the people all over the world. But, in Tamilnadu, the surgeries and other treatments for Obesity in lesser cost compare to other major countries in the world.

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Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on health. Being obese is not just a cosmetic problem, it much more.... Evidences from around the world have clearly shown that the life expectancy of obese people is much shorter compared to others. According to National Institute of Health (NIH), of 20% or more above your ideal body weight is the point at which excess weight loss become a health risk.

Body Mass Index (BMI):

Weight in Kilograms / Height in meter 2

Overweight BMI 25-29.9

Obesity class I BMI 30-34.9

Obesity class II BMI 35-39.9

Obesity class III BMI 40 or above

Obesity is a leading preventable cause of death worldwide, with increasing prevalence in adults and children, and authorities view it as one of the most serious public health problems of the 21st century. One is always worried about diseases like diabetes, hypertension, cardiac problems etc., but the effort one takes to find out why one gets it and how to prevent them is very little. And obesity by itself and interacting with a lot of other factors is a major risk factor predisposing to the most common and the most dangerous health disorders like:

Type 2 diabetes; High blood pressure /heart disease; osteoarthritis of weight-bearing joints; sleep apnea/ respiratory problems; gastroesophageal reflux/heartburn; depression; fatty liver or hepatic lipidosis (steatosis).

Obesity is no more a cosmetic problem, it\'s a disease which needs RADICAL CURE by all possible means. There are three possible ways to treat obesity.

The first step in managing any obese patient is life style modification, but many a times the person has grown to such an extent that these measures alone may not be sufficient enough and here comes the concept of Bariatric surgery, one of the most rapidly growing specialties. Although a variety of procedures are available the basic principle is reducing the capacity of stomach and reducing the absorption of food that is taken in making sure the patient loses weight gradually and adequately. These surgeries are usually done by means of laparoscopy, wherein the surgeries are being performed by means of small holes in the abdomen varying from 5mm-1cm, hence increasing the cosmetic value and reducing the post operative morbidity.

The basic principles of surgery include, Restrictive procedures - Decreases food intake by creating a small upper stomach pouch.

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