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7 Criteria That Makes You Eligible For Weight Loss Surgery

by Sagarika Das Writer and a Fitness Enthusiast

 Are you suffering from obesity and think that the only way for a cure is weight loss surgery? Well, doctors have a lot of criteria that they check to see if you are eligible for the surgery. Only then they recommend a patient to undergo bariatric surgery. Let us take a look at them.

BMI or Body Mass Index

Weight Loss Surgery is only recommended if you are really obese. BMI or Body Mass Index is the measure of body fat based on height and weight. Weight loss surgery would be only advised if you have:

  • BMI of 40 or more

  • BMI between 35 to 40 and a health problem that could be improved by your weight loss. For example, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, severe problems with your mobility, sleep apnea.

Your weight loss attempts

People generally make efforts to lose weight with the help of diets and exercises. But a lot of time these efforts becomes unsuccessful. If that is the case with you where you have failed to achieve or maintain a beneficial level of weight loss for at least 6 months, then your doctor might recommend bariatric surgery.

Your motivation

You will have to be willing to have a committed life to a long-term healthy and healthy lifestyle. Of course, after the surgery, you will have the support of your weight loss surgeon and their multidisciplinary team. You will need to make changes to your eating habits and follow your exercise routine daily to get the full benefits from the operation.

Your fitness

You will have to be fit and healthy, without any medical conditions and can withstand the anesthetic, otherwise, the operation can be dangerous for you. You will also need to be fit enough to cope with recovering from surgery.

Your physical health

If you have a serious illness that would not be improved after the operation, such as advanced cancer or liver disease then you may not be recommended Weight loss surgery.

Presence of Metabolic syndrome

The medical term for a combination of diabetes, high blood pressure, and obesity is known as Metabolic syndrome. If you have this syndrome, you are at greater risk of heart disease, stroke, and other conditions affecting blood vessels. Metabolic surgery uses a set of bariatric operations to treat diabetes and metabolic dysfunctions. It can dramatically improve or cure diabetes in some obese patients including a group that does not strictly meet the criteria of morbid obesity. Metabolic surgery can normalize blood glucose levels and allow for the discontinuation of insulin therapy. It is thought that metabolic surgery appears to cure diabetes, that has historically been considered chronic and irreversible, not simply by inducing weight loss, but through direct changes to the anatomy.

Your mental health

Weight loss surgery is also unlikely to be recommended if a mental health condition or other underlying factor means you would be unable to commit to long-term follow-up and lifestyle changes. Examples include:

  • Schizophrenia for which you are refusing to seek treatment

  • Actively abusing alcohol or drugs

  • If you have a history of not complying with medical recommendations regarding your care.

If the doctor observes that you have all these criteria, then he only he will green light your weight loss surgery.


About Sagarika Das Freshman   Writer and a Fitness Enthusiast

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Created on Oct 17th 2019 08:51. Viewed 131 times.

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