Bariatric surgery is not just about losing weight. The extra weight comes with many diseases such as diabetes and complications related to diabetes. Diabetic patients will develop many complications due to microangiopathy. They may have blurred vision, burning hands or feet, kidney and heart problems as well.
As obesity increases, people face respiratory problems, especially while they sleep. They may have snoring problems. Snoring is not only due to the large accumulation of fat in the body, but also to the lack of air supply to the lungs. As a result, there is a large amount of CO2 accumulation in the lungs that could even result in hypertension of the pulmonary artery. A condition called obstructive sleep apnea occurs in these patients. It is more likely that these people do not pay attention during the day and even fall asleep while they are sitting. This is bad for the heart in the long term.
We had a patient who weighed 145 kg. I was suffering from diabetes and obstructive sleep apnea. He had blurred vision and had trouble walking because his feet were burning. He also had microangiopathy in the kidneys. He was secreting many proteins and his serum cretin was rising.
The Vikram Hospital performed a Bariatric Surgery for him. The best surgery for him was gastric bypass surgery. After the surgery, he lost 45 kg and his Diabetes was cured in the first six months.
He took many tablets for diabetes in addition to tablets for high blood pressure and cholesterol. All this could be stopped. His obstructive sleep apnea was cured and in two months it was observed that his proteins in the urine disappeared and the problem of blurred vision, the burning of hands and feet, was resolved.
Therefore, bariatric surgery is not just about stopping diabetes, cholesterol and blood pressure. It is also about reversing the effects of Angiopathy so that your Nephropathy, Retinapathy and Neuropathy improve.
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