Obesity is an abnormal, unhealthy condition of having excessive body fat or weight than is necessary for a particular height. Obesity is a major cause of death as well as several serious health conditions including chronic heart disease, diabetes, hypertension and high blood pressure. In today’s blog, we are going to explore the link between cardiovascular disease and Obesity.
Obesity is related to a variety of co-morbidities, including diabetes, sleep apnoea, acid reflux etc. many of which we have explored in our previous blogs. In this blog we are going to explore its relationship with high blood pressure, otherwise known as Hypertension.
Acid reflux can be extremely unpleasant for many people, it occurs as a result of the lower oesophageal sphincter not closing fully once food has passed through it. Subsequently, the acid that is formed by your stomach can make its way into the oesophagus. The typical symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease are heartburn, regurgitation and dysphagia. The atypical symptoms include lumpiness or a feeling of swelling in the throat, asthma like symptoms and recurrent chest infections.
Gastric Balloon Gastric Balloons, otherwise known as intragastric balloons differ somewhat from other weight loss surgery measures, as this procedure is a short-term weight loss tool. The gastric balloon can be in situ for either 6 or 12 months, depending upon how much weight you wish to lose. Generally, a gastric balloon is most suitable for individuals who do not have a particularly high BMI (body mass index) that would necessitate a surgical weight loss procedure, such as a gastric band, sleeve or bypass. In addition to the weight loss that can be achieved, a gastric balloon can also improve other obesity-related comorbidities you may be suffering from, including, sleep apnoea and hypertension.
Essentially sleep apnoea is where an individual’s breathing will stop and start during sleep. Some of the other symptoms one may experience if they have sleep apnoea include, snoring, falling asleep whilst watching television, snorting noises, stop-start breathing frequent waking and feeling very tired on a daily basis.
Following your initial consultation with Professor Senapati here at Obesity Surgery Manchester, you will liaise with Debbie his secretary to arrange a suitable date for surgery. During your consultation you will have been provided with information that will help manage your expectations of your planned surgery.
Here at Obesity Surgery Manchester, all of our bariatric procedures are done via the laparoscopic (keyhole) technique. During your surgery, a hollow band made of special material is placed around the stomach in the upper quarter, creating a small pouch and a narrow passage into the larger remainder of the stomach.
A gastric bypass is a combined procedure of restriction and malabsorption where a small stomach pouch is created to restrict food intake. Next, a Y-shaped section of the small intestine is attached to the pouch to allow food to bypass the lower stomach and up to a third of your proximal small bowel.
A gastric sleeve, otherwise known as sleeve gastrectomy, is a procedure where three quarters of the stomach is removed and is performed laparoscopically (keyhole surgery). The expected weight loss is 60-70% of your excess weight and most patients stay in hospital around 1-2 days.
The children of women who have high glucose blood levels during pregnancy, even if their mothers are not diagnosed with gestational diabetes, are at an increased risk of developing obesity in childhood, according to a new study.