Obesity Surgery More Beneficial for Teens than Adults

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Obesity Surgery Benefits May Be Bigger for Teens than Adults

In US, teenage obesity is an epidemic. According to studies, around 17% of children are obese. This also leads to high risk for diseases that were once common in adults like diabetes, depression, cholesterol, etc. This obesity surgery is not for every obese person. It is recommended for people, who are not able to lose weight by dieting, exercise and medicines to reduce their obesity that poses a greater health threat.

This surgery helps you to lose weight and reduce your risk of medical problems related to obesity. This surgery contributes to weight loss in two main ways. First, it restricts the amount of food your stomach can hold and restricts your calories intake. Secondly, it bypasses the small intestine, as a results which leads to less absorption of calories and nutrients in the body. This surgery helps to lose a large amount of weight and provide many health benefits like control diabetes, reduce blood pressure and cholesterol.

Nowadays, Obesity is quite serious problem in both teens and adults. Although these surgeries are safe for teens as they are for adults but their long-term effects are not known. This will also not guarantee that an adolescent will able to lose its excess weight and keep it off for a long time. For keeping weight off after surgery requires a lifelong transformation in what and how one eats and a dedication towards regular exercise. During teenager the body is still changing and developing so, they must get sufficient nutrients during the period of weight loss following surgery. According to studies, same surgery performed on obese teens and adults helps to lose 26-29 percent of their weight.