What is Bariatric?

With a world that is growing and revolutionizing on the basis of getting things done quickly, we have  eliminated the need to move around or exercise by introducing cars and planes and ships for our traveling purposes. Daily travels aside, the work schedule of a person can be so hectic that they spend a good chunk of the day sitting behind desks and growing fatter.

Along with the increase in technological advancements, we were also able to multiply our food resources to accommodate the needs of the population. With a joint collaboration with other countries all over the world where good cash crops grow at a good speed due to their ideal climates, the population has become bigger and bigger till there are now diseases linked with obesity.

What is Bariatric 1Due to the fact that countries interchange food items as part of their imports with each other, obesity is quickly becoming a universal condition, found all over the world. The diseases linked with obesity have finally given rise to the medical branch of Bariatric. The field specializes in the treatment, cause and prevention of obesity. With a special attention to dieting, behavioral therapy and exercise, doctors look to re-rehabilitate their patients towards a safer and healthier lifestyle.

What is Bariatric 2However, doctors and medical experts were faced with two problems. The fact that obesity was getting directly linked to diseases such as Diabetes, heart disease, many types of cancer, chronic skeletal and muscular problems and the fact that shedding weight was no easy task. Most obese people have great trouble exercising and losing weight. More importantly, it was a losing battle for a few.

With obesity being so common, a whole range of Bariatric equipment was introduced which facilitates movement and includes items such as Bariatric beds, toilet seats, cushions, wheelchairs, etc.

Medical science has also branched out and introduced several Bariatric surgical methods which allowed doctors to operate on people and cut out the excess weight. Although the results can vary and not have much effect, they are very popular among any obese person looking to shed weight. The Bariatric surgery is often times the last resort for the person due to the fact that a few surgeries are permanent and non-reversible. However, if done successfully, the surgery benefits and gives a new beginning to the patient’s life.

Resources

http://www.webmd.com/diet/weight-loss-surgery/default.htm

http://www.webmd.com/diet/weight-loss-surgery/features/life-after-weight-loss-surgery

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