Bariatric Surgery – Curing Metabolic Syndrome or Diabetes
In India, obesity varies from 16.9%–36.3%, respectively. Obesity is a chronic disease that is characterized by inflammatory conditions with an increased marker of inflammation. Physiologically, obesity defined as weight gain associated with excessive fat accumulation. A significant health challenge in Indian society is obesity.
The leading causes of this multifactorial disease are; lifestyle changes (diet and physical activity), and genetically, which encourages the development of related conditions. In some cases, they cause malignant diseases that require immediate treatment and regular health check-ups.
As a result of obesity, the spread of insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular, diseases of fatty liver, and pancreatic non-alcoholic fatty disorders are more common and cause enormous economic burdens.
Lifestyle interventions with or without a combination of weight-loss medications produce simple weight loss. However, in most cases, the results will not be maintained in the long run. Bariatric surgery success is higher than the success of other therapies currently available for obesity and its comorbidities.
Relative to lifestyle interventions, glycemic control, dyslipidemia, cardiovascular risk, and quality of life, bariatric surgery is more likely to improve outcome. Also, bariatric surgery is a long-term, economical, successful intervention. This therapeutic approach shows a decrease of 89% relative risk of death in patients with severe obesity who undergo bariatric surgery compared to patients without surgery.
Studies also showed an improvement in type 2 diabetes after weight loss surgery. A significant difference seen in people with type 2 diabetes after bariatric surgery. In some patients, diabetes can cure. They also have better blood pressure, cholesterol, and triglycerides.
This article outlines current indications for bariatric surgery and how surgery helps you in curing the metabolic syndrome or diabetes. If you are planning for surgery and willing to make significant changes to your health, then it’s right for you to meet Dr. Venu Gopal Pareek.
Before knowing about bariatric surgery, let us know about:
What is Metabolic Syndrome:
A group of risk factors is a metabolic syndrome which increases the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. The term “metabolism” refers to the biochemical processes involved in the normal functioning of the body. Risk factors are conditions, habits, or traits that increase the likelihood of disease.
Several metabolic diseases and conditions are linked to severe obesity, including type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, alcohol-free fatty liver disease, and obstructive sleep apnea. The digestive tract and small intestine play an essential role in regulating blood sugar levels, lipid metabolism, and control appetite and weight. Metabolic syndrome can also cause coronary heart disease (CHD), where the coronary arteries get accumulate with fatty substances called plaque. This plaque hardens and narrows the arteries, reducing blood flow to the heart muscle. It can cause chest pain, heart attack, heart damage, or even sudden death.
Here are the five conditions that are the risk factors of metabolic syndrome. You may have several of these risk factors. To diagnose metabolic syndrome, you must have at least three metabolic risk factors, they are:
- A large waistline
- A high triglyceride level
- A low HDL cholesterol level
- High blood pressure
- High fasting blood sugar
What is Diabetes?
Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic syndrome which currently attacks more than 150 million people worldwide. More than 90% of people with this disease have a type 2 form that is associated with obesity, physical activity, family history, and older age. In type 1 diabetes, the pancreas does not produce enough insulin. However, in type 2 diabetes, the pancreas produces enough insulin, but for some unknown reason, the body cannot use insulin. Diabetes can cause blindness, heart and blood vessels, stroke, kidney failure, amputation, and nerve damage. Current therapies, which include nutrition, exercise, oral hypoglycemic agents, and insulin, do not always cure the disease.
Bariatric surgery is a surgical method referred for the treatment of metabolic syndrome or diabetes.
Is Bariatric Surgery the Best Therapy for Obesity to Cure Metabolic Syndrome/Diabetes:
Earlier, bariatric surgery was only used for the treatment of obesity. But now investigations are being conducted to cure type 2 diabetes not only in overweight patients but also in healthy people.
Bariatric surgery plays a vital role in diabetes prevention: These results usually last for the rest of your life, as long as your healthy body weight is maintained. Roux-en-Y’s gastric bypass is the most effective diabetes control.
Bariatric Surgery and Type 2 Diabetes:
Metabolic bariatric surgery can improve or cure diabetes in some obesity patients, including groups that do not fully meet the criteria for morbid obesity. Through metabolic operations, blood sugar levels can be normalized, and insulin therapy can be stopped. Curing diabetes with metabolic bariatric surgery interventions has been a surprising and satisfying development to a disease that has historically been considered chronic and irreversible.
Recent data shows that surgery used to treat obesity, diabetes, and other metabolic disorders seems to cure this disease in some patients not only through weight loss but also through direct changes in anatomy. This vast development has brought new attention to the treatment of diabetes.
Bariatric surgery is a useful weight-loss tool with positive, long-lasting results and an unprecedented effect on reducing metabolic syndrome and obesity deaths. Therefore, bariatric surgery must be discussed and considered at least for overweight patients.
The advantage of bariatric surgery is that it cures fewer adverse CV risk profiles with further reductions in macrovascular events and mortality. Other benefits may include improving quality of life and reducing the risk of other diseases associated with obesity and diabetes, including microvascular disease, sleep apnea, fatty liver disease, and malignancy. Bariatric surgery is beneficial compared to medical care.
If you are a candidate looking for bariatric surgery, visit Dr. Venu Gopal Pareek.
Why Choose Dr. Venugopal Pareek?
Dr. Venu Gopal Pareek is a best bariatric surgeon done more than 550 bariatric procedures. He offers a comprehensive preoperative evaluation and postoperative care. He also explains how bariatric surgery works and how this surgical way can effectively treat diabetes.
He has a specialized interest in bariatric surgeries like sleeve gastrectomy, mini gastric bypass & gastric bypass. He has an experienced multidisciplinary team, nurses, and dieticians for bariatric surgery.
About the Doctor:
Dr Venugopal Pareek – Bariatric Surgeon Dr Venugopal Pareek is one of the best Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgeon in the city has done more than 9000 surgeries in 12 years. Dr Pareek has expertise in Bariatric Surgery. He has attended several conferences and published articles on medicine as well in various national and international journals.