Being obese or morbidly obese can put you at risk for a lot of diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and cerebrovascular accidents like strokes. It also can increase the risk of developing cancers. For most people, being obese affects their self-esteem and self-confidence which may in turn affect productivity and lead to mental health issues as well. They may isolate themselves in society which can lead to relationship problems and unhappiness with life. Obesity not only affects in a personal level but also the health and economy of a nation.

If you are obese and you decide to change your life around by losing weight, you will do this first by following a proper healthy diet and regular exercise. However, this may not be enough and you may opt for weight loss surgery Singapore. Though some may say this is the lazier or easier route it is quite the contrary. To agree to undergo major surgery is a hard decision and the recovery is difficult as well. But not everyone is a suitable candidate for this option.

The basic requirements for these operations are a few; your efforts of proper dieting and exercising to reduce weight has failed, your body mass index is 40 or above 40, your body mass index is 35 or higher and you have serious weight related health problems like sleep apnoea and other. Before the decision is made you will have to consult a team of health professionals like a surgeon, a physician, a psychologist and a dietician.

Your medical history will be taken and you will be examined and all necessary blood and other investigations done to identify any underlying conditions. For example, certain hormone issues can cause weight gain, if this is not corrected there won’t be any point in doing the surgery because you will continue to gain weight. The psychiatrist will assess your mental health; if you are depressed or have suicidal thoughts you may need counselling before surgery. Your motivation too needs to be assessed as it will required from you to work twice as hard with your diet and exercise to really lose the weight after surgery. A nutritionist or a dietician will guide you on what you must eat and what you must not. He/she will help you to make the necessary changes that you should have made all along to attain a healthy body.

After being evaluated by all these people, with your consent you may undergo these type of surgeries which can help you to find a new person within yourself and make you more content with life.


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