How benefits of obesity surgery to your health

Written by: Dr. Javier Moreno Ruíz
Published: | Updated: 30/10/2018
Edited by: Ester Izquierdo Romagosa

Obesity is a chronic disease that has become the major epidemic of the XXI century. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) continues this way, without changing lifestyle without implementation of emergency measures in the treatment of obesity, Europe will be plunged into a serious crisis of obesity in 2030. Today in Spain 30% of the population suffers from this disease whose anteroom is overweight.

How to tell if you have obesity

The indicator of obesity is the body mass index (BMI). This is calculated with a simple mathematical equation: BMI = kg / m2 (weight divided by height squared).

If the result is 30, it is considered that one is obese and, if over 35 or 40 is considered morbidly obese, so the situation is more serious and the only option is bariatric surgery cure.


Risks of obesity

In an obese person, the risk of other diseases is very high. It is also shown that obese people have a life expectancy 15 years less than non-obese people. The main diseases associated with obesity are:


  • Diabetes
  • Sleep apnea
  • Heart problems
  • Respiratory insufficiency
  • Cancer
  • osteoarthrosis
  • High cholesterol


Candidates for obesity surgery

It is important to go to a specialist in General Surgery and Digestive to assess each case personalized. However, it is common that the following requirements are met:


  • People with a BMI above 40
  • People with BMIs between 35 and 40 with associated pathologies


Benefits of obesity surgery

Obesity surgery provides excellent results for losing excess weight and regain lost health pathologies associated. In the best expert consultations on obesity surgery, they have achieved results like these:


  • Diabetes: 90% of patients stop taking medication. Better outcome in patients with severe obesity and type II diabetes mellitus.
  • Sleep apnea: 95% improvement. A year and a half later disappears completely the surgical patient.
  • Hypertension: the improvement is clear from the third month of operation. Improves 86% of patients and 70% leave the medication.
  • High cholesterol: 70% of patients reduce their medication.
  • Osteoarthritis: all patients operated improve six months after surgery obesity.
*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Javier Moreno Ruíz

Dr. Moreno Ruiz brings two decades dedicated to the practice of medicine, specializing in General and Digestive Surgery. Also, the doctor is a prestigious professional provides treatment and surgery in the Bariatric Surgery, focused on the treatment of obesity. It's been public consultation centers in the north of Andalusia, but currently focuses his business in private centers. Throughout his career, he has combined medical practice with the completion of articles, papers and presentations, which makes it a very capable and professional prestige.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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