Operacje bariatryczne - dlaczego i dla kogo?
Bariatric surgery - why and for whom?
- | 06.08.2021 | 3 minutes
There are many medical conditions that are directly linked to obesity. These include, among others, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, liver steatosis, sleep apnoea or infertility. People who are overweight are more likely to develop ischemic heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and cancer.


A permanent return to normal weight is difficult and, oftentimes, impossible for those who are obese. Unfortunately, for most people who diet, the weight loss is temporary, and once the dietary recommendations are not followed, the disease progresses and there is a rapid weight gain.

 

Surgical obesity treatment – why it’s worth considering

 

Bariatric surgery should be considered if:

  • you have not been able to reach the normal weight range for an extended period of time, despite exercising and dieting,
  • your body mass index (BMI) is over 40,
  • your BMI is over 35 and you have been diagnosed with co-morbidities,
  • you are ready for a permanent and long-term lifestyle change. 

BMI calculator is available online on our website.

 

Where to start when considering bariatric surgery

 

If you are considering undergoing a bariatric surgery it is important to choose a facility, which offers comprehensive care. The surgical team should be experienced in performing various surgical obesity treatment procedures. Such a team should be composed of specialists of various medical disciplines – endocrinologist, gastroenterologist, cardiologist, psychologist, dietician.

 

Specialist support is of paramount importance in bariatric treatment

 

Diet and lifestyle changes after bariatric surgery can last a lifetime. You’ll have a greater chance of long-term success if you surround yourself with a support group. Help friends and family members understand why you've chosen a surgical obesity treatment and let them support your goals. Join our community @stowarzyszenielekkiezycie on Facebook to meet others like you with similar experiences.

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WHAT IS BMI?

The BMI (Body Mass Index) calculator is a quick and convenient method to calculate your own body mass index. This index is used to determine the severity of obesity as well as to assess the risk of developing diseases associated with excessive body weight. The higher the degree of obesity, the higher the risk of obesity complications is, unfortunately.

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BMI VALUE RANGES:

  • below 18,5
    underweight
  • 18,5 - 24,9
    correct body weight
  • 25 - 29,9
    overweight
  • 30 - 34,9
    1st degree obesity
  • 35 - 39,9
    2nd degree obesity
  • 40 above
    3rd degree obesity
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