Being overweight and obese is one of the biggest issues of today’s world. Obesity not only results in poor living style but also has been found to be the underlying cause of some major illnesses.
Obesity is considered one of the leading causes of premature deaths in today’s world. In 2017 alone, 4.7 million people died due to obesity globally. WHO in 2021 reported that obesity has reached epidemic proportions globally, as a minimum of 2.8 million people loses their lives as a result of obesity or of being overweight.
Having understood the risks obesity possesses, obese people need to reduce weight in order to live a healthy and long life. The way to do so is by following a proper diet and exercising regularly.
Though following a diet and exercising may seem to be very simple, is it a good option for all people?
BMI or Body mass index is the value that is used to determine whether a person is overweight or obese. If a person’s BMI is between 25.0 and 30.0, he is said to be overweight. And if the BMI is above 30.0 then he/she is considered obese.
While overweight in most people may be dealt with exercise and diet, it might not be that easy for people suffering from obesity.
Obesity – Exercise and Diet
The success rates of people who have attempted to lose excess body weight have been found to be around 5 to 10 percent. This is very low, considering the portion of obese people around the world and the health risks obesity possesses.
Obese people tend to have a more impulsive and emotional attachment to what they eat. It can be very difficult to sever that attachment and follow a diet. Compared to all the delicious food they have been eating, and the quantity of intake, introduction to a diet can create havoc in most obese people. This will not allow the person to follow a diet, and exercise without a proper diet… you know how it goes!
Also for obese people, their body will not allow the restriction of calories to an extent. When the calories of an obese person are limited, the body interprets the situation as a threat to survival and will fight back. This will not put him/ her in a state to do regular exercise.
Shame is another factor. Most obese people do not wish to exercise with regular people. And since there are no gyms especially for obese people, most of them prefer not going to one in fear of being humiliated by the lean people.
Even if all the fears and everything is overcome, the transformation from being obese to healthy will take a lot of time. Regular exercise and following a proper diet for a long time require extra patience, which is something a vast majority of people don’t have.
So does this mean the end of the line for obese people? No! There are different methods through which weight loss can be achieved and one of the safest methods of these is endoscopic bariatric surgeries.
Endoscopic weight loss procedures
Endoscopic weight loss procedure is one of the best weight loss methods for men and women alike, for whom exercise and dieting are not an option. Unlike other weight-loss surgeries, this procedure does not involve open surgery and is considered to be very safe.
All the endoscopic weight loss procedures are performed by inserting a thin tube with a camera at the end through the mouth. This tube travels to the stomach and all the procedures are performed by controlling the tube.
- Gastric Balloon
- Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty
- Gastric Injections
- Aspiration Therapy
All these endoscopic weight loss methods are comparatively simpler procedures and do not require months of preparation like open surgeries. Also, the complete procedure will be done within a single day and does not require weeks of bed rest.
Some of the benefits of endoscopic weight loss procedures are:
- Effective weight loss in a short time. An average person a loose about 18 to 20 percent of their body weight in a year
- Does not create any scars on the body
- Reversibility of the procedure, since no parts of the stomach or intestinal tract are cut out
- Simple treatment and quick recovery
- Other health benefits like improved blood pressure, low chances of stroke, or any health diseases. Also can reduce the wear and tear on your knees or any other joints.
The benefits of endoscopic weight loss procedures are many. The endoscopic procedure suitable for a person will depend on a lot of factors like present BMI, health issues, etc.
If you are a person suffering from obesity and wish to improve your living style, an endoscopic weight loss procedure can be a very good option for you. This procedure will not only help you reduce your weight but will also reduce the risk of getting some serious illnesses like cancer, stroke, hypertension, etc.
The Be Better Bariatrics is one of the best medical centers that offer endoscopic weight loss treatment to people all over the world. We are the first to introduce endoscopic weight loss programs that require no surgery in El Paso and Mexico. All our doctors are experienced individuals in this field and US board certified.