A recent report from the American Heart Association indicates that obesity is now considered a disease.
“Diseases of the Western world” are now considered in the American Heart Association’s (AHA) definition:
“A condition resulting from a lack of genetic variability that is associated with chronic health problems such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes. The disease is further characterized by long-term damage to organs and tissues that cannot be repaired.”
If you fall into the “Western world” category, your physician probably recommended weight loss surgery because you don’t have genetic variability. The most common type of weight loss surgery is called abdominoplasty. It’s used to correct misaligned organs in the abdomen and rectum.
You may think that you don’t have these organs and tissues that can be misaligned. But, it’s a myth. Your kidneys are actually located in your lower back and ureters are actually located in your lower legs. In the past, weight loss surgeries weren’t considered a disease until it was confirmed in studies that after weight loss surgery, you developed many of the diseases found in the Western world.
* Obesity (obesity) is now considered a disease by the American Heart Association. Obesity is associated with coronary heart disease and diabetes. The risk of heart disease is doubled for each 5-lb increase in body mass index (BMI). It’s estimated that 1 in 3 Americans is obese. Obesity increases your risk for many cancers and diseases.
* There have been numerous studies that reveal that the weight loss surgeries like abdominoplasty and liposuction have serious side effects, like cancer, diabetes, stroke and immune system suppression. You are actually targeting your own organs with weight loss surgeries. They can also increase your risk for kidney failure after you have surgery.
* Liposuction is extremely painful, but popular because it’s so quick. After weight loss surgery, you will have more fat sticking to your chest than when you were thin. There are a few of the myths about weight loss surgery
* After surgery, your body is still susceptible to infections and harmful substances because of the infection destroying your protective layers (your scar tissue) and your body’s own clotting factors.
* After surgery, your skin can thicken, become dry and flaky, and may turn black or gray.
* After surgery, you may experience a shortness of breath, especially after sex. You may develop an upper respiratory infection. Your kidneys may become weaker. You may experience a change in bowel movements. You may experience excessive urination and bladder incontinence. Some patients experience a loss of libido and sexual functioning. The skin of your abdomen and thighs may feel tight and sore. The scars from your procedure may be painful. After weight loss surgery, some patients develop long-term health problems that are life threatening or cause disability.
After you have your procedure, you will want to find a good surgeon. You don’t want to find a bad surgeon. Go online and look for reviews about the surgeon, their procedures, their treatment modalities, their success rate, and their results.