Methods Of Weight Loss Surgery, Drawbacks Of Weight Loss surgery

Methods Of Weight Loss Surgery, Drawbacks Of Weight Loss surgery


90 percent cases of diabetes are due to excessive weight. Excessive weight causes insulin resistance. In obese people normal level of insulin become unable to maintain glucose concentration with in normal range. Uncontrolled high level of glucose stimulates further insulin release by pancreas which may cause exhaustion of beta cells of pancreas and cause aggravation of diabetes.
Decreasing the weight in initial stage of diabetes reverses the
progression of disease and cure the diabetes and patient can stop taking diabetic drugs.
Recent studies shows that weight loss surgery may be use to cure type II diabetes and the individuals may stop using anti diabetic drugs after surgery.
Not all individuals are suitable for weight loss surgery but among the suitable individuals who were studied, almost 83 percent became successful in maintaining their blood sugar level under control without using drugs.

Methods Of Weight Loss Surgery:


Two methods of weight loss surgery are used depending on the condition of patient.
the first one is called gastric bypass surgery which makes the stomach smaller and allow food to bypass a part of small intestine. After this surgery patient takes less food and he loses weight progressively.
the second one is called gastric band surgery In which capacity of stomach is reduced by using adjustable band.
After gastric bypass, 83 percent of patients could stop taking their diabetes medications, some within days of the surgery. After gastric banding, 62 percent could stop.

Drawbacks Of Weight Loss surgery


The first disadvantage of of weight loss surgery is its complications, which are difficult to avoid. But researchers think that if this method becomes successful in treating and curing diabetes than complications can be avoided to much extent by providing special care to patients and all patients don't shows complication.
Surgery of course has the potential for complications that wouldn't occur with drugs.
One study followed patients up to a month after surgery found that 7 percent experienced some problems, mainly minor wound infections. But massive bleeding, kidney failure and other serious complications occurred in more than 2 percent of patients.
Other side effects include nausea and some food intolerance, with some patients also gaining weight back over time.
The second disadvantage is high cost. But doctors think that we can cure the diabetes instead of managing complications by using this technique, therefore, it will save the cost in long run.
References:(bibliography)
Rick Meijer, at the Institute for Cardiovascular Research at Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam
Gould at the Institute for Cardiovascular Research at Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam
Reuters Health