The Dangers of Weight
"My Wife Wants Me To Get A Stomach
Bypass Operation. What should I do?"
I got the call on a late sunny summer afternoon. The call
was from a gentleman in my home business -- calling to tell me
his wife wants him to get gastral bypass surgery.
"She's lost a whole lot of weight since she got the stomach
bypass operation," he said, "and now she thinks I should get
the operation too."
Whew! This floored me! What he didn't know when he called
was that I had just spent more than 6 days researching the
subject of gastric bypass in preparation for writing this
article. I had just finished learning...
- how 10 to 20 percent of patients who have weight-loss
surgery require follow-up operations to correct
- how 1% die on the operating table during
weight-loss surgery (that's not an estimate, folks),
- how some obese patients who have weight-loss surgery
develop gallstones, and
- how nearly 30 percent of patients who have weight-loss
surgery develop nutritional deficiencies such as anemia,
osteoporosis, and metabolic bone disease.
Surgery To Produce
Weight Loss Is A Serious Undertaking
Here's the worst part about receiving the call. His wife had
already had complications ...a blockage from scar tissue. She
also had a great deal of difficulty taking the supplement pills
her doctor had recommended so generally didn't take them at
all. She also was experiencing severe heartburn like she had
never felt prior to her surgery.
But she was losing weight - FAST! More than 100 pounds
disappeared within that first 3 months after surgery...
And yet, even with all the related ill health problems she
was experiencing AFTER surgery, here she was pushing her
husband to go "get it done" too.
My answer to him?
Come here to Best Liquid Vitamins and read this article
FIRST! Then, once you have the facts ...make an informed
choice. Are you ready?
Simple Facts About
Surgery For Weight Loss
The concept of gastrointestinal surgery to control obesity
grew out of results of operations for cancer or severe ulcers
that removed large portions of the stomach or small intestine.
Because patients undergoing these procedures tended to lose
weight after surgery, some physicians began to use such
operations to treat severe obesity.
The first operation that was widely used for severe obesity
was the intestinal bypass. This operation, first used 40 years
ago, produced weight loss by causing malabsorption. The idea
was that patients could eat large amounts of food, which would
be poorly digested or passed along too fast for the body to
absorb many calories.
The problem with this surgery was that it caused a loss of
essential nutrients and its side effects were unpredictable and
sometimes fatal. The original form of the intestinal bypass
operation is no longer used.