Morbid Obesity and Treatments available

Morbid obesity is Severe obesity. It is defined as being approximately 100 pounds (45.5 kg) or 100% above ideal body weight. This condition is associated with the development of life-threatening complications such as hypertension, diabetes and coronary artery disease, to name a few. Numerous therapeutic approaches to this problem have been advocated, including low calorie diets, medication, behavioral modification and exercise therapy. However, the only treatment proven to be effective in long-term management of morbid obesity is surgical intervention.

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What are the causes for morbid obesity?
In obese persons, the set point of stored energy is too high. This altered set point may result from a low metabolism with low energy expenditure, excessive caloric intake, or a combination of the above. It can also be genetic inheritance. Severe obesity is most likely a result of a combination of genetic, psychosocial, environmental, social and cultural influences that interact resulting in the complex disorder of both appetite regulation and energy metabolism. Severe obesity does not appear to be a simple lack of self-control by the patient.

Treatments available for morbid obesity
Medical Treatment
In 1991, the National Institutes of Health Conference concluded that non-surgical methods of weight loss for patients with severe obesity, except in rare instances, are not effective over long periods of time. It was shown that nearly all participants in any non-surgical weight-loss program for severe obesity regained their lost weight within 5 years. Although prescriptions and non-prescription medications are available to induce weight loss, there does not appear to be a role for long-term medical therapy in the management of morbid obesity. Medications that reduce appetite can result in 11 to 22 pound weight reduction. However, weight gain is rapid once medication is withdrawn. Various professional weight loss programs use behavior modification techniques in conjunction with low caloric diets and increased physical activity. Weight loss of one to two pounds per week has been reported, but nearly all the weight loss is regained after 5 years.

Surgical Treatment
A number of weight loss operations have been devised over the last 40-50 years. The operations recognized by most surgeons include: vertical banded gastroplasty, gastric banding (adjustable or non-adjustable), Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, and malabsorbtion procedures (biliopancreatic diversion, duodenal switch).

India is providing fine surgical quality and price saving options for Obesity surgery. An increasing number of people are facing obesity, and it is no secret. The formalities like surgical registration, medical visa and confirmation for hospital stay and lodging is very easy during your Obesity surgery in India.

Surgical procedures like gastric bypass, gastric banding and sleeve gastrectomy Individuals have given positive results for the severely overweight, or obese, especially those with a Body Mass Index -BMI- is 30 or higher. How do you decide whether an obese person or a child needs surgical treatement ? A person with 45 kg over his/her ideal weight and whose body mass index is more than 35 is a good and perfect candidate for obesity surgery. With surgical treatments you can cure morbid obesity and as a consequence eliminate the chance of other health disorders like Diabetes, Congestive heart failure, Cardio vascular disease, Coronary heart disease and High cholesterol. It also eliminates the chances of developing Cancer in women.