For morbidly obese individuals who have found it impossible to lose weight by other means, laparoscopic weight loss surgery can be a life saving procedure, but it carries with it substantial lifelong medical implications.
Laparoscopic weight loss surgery permanently alters the digestive system and, in addition to the surgical risks that the procedure itself carries, there are a variety of medical implications for those undergoing weight loss surgery including long-term digestive problems, vomiting, bowel irregularities and vitamin deficiencies to mention just a few.
The risks and complications of surgery will of course to some degree depend upon the type of surgery selected. Surgical recovery is often easiest after laparoscopic weight loss surgery as a result of the need for only a small number of tiny access incisions, rather than the need for a single large incision in the lower abdomen, as is the case with traditional open surgery. Post-operative recovery at home is also typically faster, leading to fewer long-term medical problems which can arise from an extended recovery period.
For those suffering from morbid obesity, laparoscopic weight loss surgery offers the chance of a new life with the opportunity to not only enjoy the benefits that come from a dramatic reduction in weight, but also to cure, or improve, a range of other health problems that are caused or aggravated by obesity.
But these improvements in both health and quality of life come at a price and, as with anything else in life, patients must decided for themselves whether or not this is a price they wish to pay. For example, patients need to relearn to art of eating and will never again enjoy eating in the manner in which they do now. They will also often need to take such things as vitamin and mineral supplements for the remainder of their life.
They may also develop a lifelong intolerance to certain types of food (especially fatty foods) and, certainly in the months immediately following surgery, may experience flatulence, nausea, vomiting and problems with dehydration. Hernias and gallstones are also not uncommon following laparoscopic weight loss surgery.
Many individuals who are suffering from morbid obesity are not only facing a barrage of health problems but often find that their quality of life is intolerably reduced and that laparoscopic weight loss surgery offers a solution. The only question is whether or not the price that has to be paid for this solution is acceptable and, for an increasing number of people, the answer to that question is that it is.Please visit GastricBypassFacts.info for more information about laparoscopic weight loss surgery or to learn more about gastric bypass surgery.
Labels: free_weight_loss_diets, herbs_for_weight_loss, phentermine_weight_loss, weight_loss_after_pregnancy, weight_loss_before_after, weight_loss_calculators, weight_loss_cure.com, weight_loss_systems