What is Metabolic Surgery ?

Benefits, Types, Recovery process

What is Metabolic Surgery ?

Metabolic surgery refers to surgical procedures used in the treatment of metabolic diseases, especially, type 2 diabetes. Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of disorders of metabolism that tend to occur together, and is caused by obesity, physical inactivity, increasing age and genetics.

Metabolic Surgery (Type II Diabetes Surgery)

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Diabetes is a disease that can significantly affect any part of the body and lead to life-threatening complications if not kept under control. Diabetes is classified into different types for various reasons, and type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes, accounting for 95% of all cases.

Obesity is the primary cause of type 2 diabetes and is a major risk factor for many ailments,including heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney failure, amputations, impotence, depression and certain types of cancer.

Early treatment for type 2 diabetes includes lifestyle changes (weight loss, proper diet,exercise) and medications. These changes help the disease enter a period of remission.However, type 2 diabetes often worsens over time and requires more medication to keep blood sugar under control. For this reason, type 2 diabetes has been accepted as a chronic and progressive disease. Diabetes surgery aims to end all obesity-related diseases by providing sufficient weight loss in the person.

Type 2 diabetes can cause problems such as visual impairment, blindness, heart disease,stroke, kidney failure, amputation and nerve damage. May affect pregnancy or cause birth defects. About 80 percent of people with type 2 diabetes suffer from obesity.

All individuals show improvement in their health status after diabetic surgery. Approximately 90% of patients have a decrease in blood sugar, a decrease in the type and dosage of drugs used, and a decrease in diabetes-related symptoms.

What are the benefits of metabolic surgery?

Weight loss. Significant weight loss that is sustained long term can be achieved with metabolic surgery. Improved diabetes control. Marked weight loss from the surgery leads to significant improvement of type 2 diabetes, with remission also possible. Improvements in other obesity-related complications. Improvements can be seen in associated conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, sleep apnoea and asthma.Improvements in quality of life. Weight loss from th