Gastric bypass surgery part 2

The gastric bypass operation is one of the most important operations to lose weight effectively. It is carried out using a medical endoscope by inserting it into small incisions, which makes it better cosmetically and less painful and does not require a long stay in the hospital. It is very important to adhere to the doctor’s instructions and recommendations after gastric bypass surgery from a healthy diet and lifestyle.


What are the factors and causes that contribute to overweight and obesity?

1} An unhealthy lifestyle devoid of exercise, where the physical and motor activity of the person is minimal.

2} Adopting an unhealthy high-calorie diet such as soft drinks, fast food, sweetened juices, chocolate, and other foods poor in vegetable fiber and protein.

3} Endocrine disorders such as hypothyroidism and adrenal hyperactivity, as in Cushing’s syndrome.

4} Reasons related to genes and genetic factors, and here we often see obesity in more than one member of the same family.

5} Some psychological disorders such as depression, psychological distress, emotional problems and sleep disorders such as insomnia.

6} physiological or pathological menopause and menopause.

7} Some medications can lead to weight gain as they affect hormones and lead to their disruption, such as: steroids such as cortisone.

We see that obesity and being overweight have many risks to an individual’s health and lead to many diseases, hence the importance of getting rid of obesity.


What is the relationship of gastric bypass diabetes? Does it contribute to the treatment of diabetes patients?

We know the close relationship between obesity and weight gain with diabetes, but the gastric bypass operation plays a major role in controlling blood sugar and treating diabetic patients even before weight loss occurs and before obesity is eliminated. The process of gastric bypass works to reduce weight by reducing the rate of absorption of nutrients, including sugars, by connecting the stomach directly to the middle of the small intestine, bypassing a large part of the intestine, and therefore a lower absorption rate, and the excess glucose is removed and thus contributes to controlling blood sugar levels. Also, gastric bypass surgery stimulates the small intestine to produce GLUT-1, which contributes to the rapid elimination and metabolism of sugars.


What do you need to do to prepare for gastric bypass surgery? And how to prepare for this procedure?

1} Refrain from smoking.

2} Stop drinking alcohol for at least two days before the operation.

3} Stopping the medications that affect the blood and increase the bleeding period, as you must tell the doctor about all the medications you are taking and abide by the doctor’s recommendations and instructions.

4} Do some tests and examinations requested by the doctor.

5} Fast for 8 hours before the gastric bypass operation.

6} You must inform the doctor of all the diseases you suffer from and all the surgeries you have performed previously.

7} Do not hesitate to ask the doctor about anything related to the operation that you will perform, as it is the duty of the doctor to tell you and explain to you all the details of the operation such as procedures, results and risks.

Gastric bypass surgery is one of the most effective surgical interventions for comfortable and safe weight loss. It is distinguished from other weight-loss surgeries by the possibility of performing it by laparoscopy, and thus there is no need to make large incisions, and thus it becomes better cosmetically and does not leave scars.

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