Lots of people struggle with being overweight. It can impact your overall health and even mental well-being. It is not easy to do what you need to limit your caloric intake and get enough exercise. This is when people start thinking about getting surgery to lose weight and be able to keep it off.
However, this is not going to work for most people. It isn’t a quick fix for losing weight. Since it is surgery, it is not to be taken lightly. Not only that but it requires some major lifestyle changes such as taking an ADEK supplement and removing certain foods from your diet. There are certain signs to look for to understand if you are one of the few people who should have the procedure done. In this article, we will go over what some of those signs are.
1 – High BMI
Body Mass Index is a metric that measures the percentage of your weight from body fat. This is an indicator that your weight is in the morbidly obese range and will be difficult to lose naturally. If your BMI is in the over 40 range then this is an indication that you could be eligible for surgery.
A BMI in that range shows that you are likely to have some serious health problems if you don’t get your weight under control. If you don’t already have diabetes in that range then it is a matter of time before you do end up with that disease.
If your BMI is under 40 then you are not likely to be considered a candidate unless you have some other issues that a doctor will determine are serious enough to warrant surgery.
Even with a BMI over 40, you aren’t always guaranteed to qualify for surgery. If you are under 35 years old then you will likely be monitored for six months with a strict diet and exercise regimen to see if you can lose weight on your own. At the end of this period, you will then know if you qualify or not.
2 – Medical problems
Obesity brings on a number of potentially life-threatening diseases. There is heart disease that can bring about a heart attack or stroke that can kill you. When obesity is something that is life-threatening and can take your life at any moment then a doctor is likely to advise surgery.
Bariatric surgery will help you lose weight very fast. In less than a year it isn’t uncommon for people to report losing up to 100 pounds. This can help lower the risk of a serious disease very quickly.
3 – Mobility issues
Carrying that kind of weight is something that makes it difficult to walk and get around. When your weight impacts your ability to do things that others take for granted then this is a sign that you could do surgery.
Mobility issues caused by obesity will also make it more difficult to exercise and lose weight naturally which causes a vicious circle.
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