advertisement
15 May 2006

Is bariatric surgery for you?

Bariatric surgery is performed on the stomach and/or intestines to help significantly obese people lose weight.

Bariatric surgery is performed on the stomach and/or intestines to help significantly obese people lose weight.

If you're considering this surgery but aren't sure if it's the right move, the American Obesity Association offers some guidelines. The AOA says you're probably a candidate for the procedure if:

  • If you have a body-mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher.
  • If you have a BMI between 35 and 39.9 and a medical condition including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes or other cardiopulmonary disease.
  • If you have tried weight loss through diet, exercise, and/or weight-loss drugs and are still obese.
  • If your quality of life is suffering due to obesity.
  • If you have difficulty completing everyday tasks such as cleaning, working and cooking.
  • If you are willing to make needed lifestyle changes after surgery, including diet modification and starting an exercise programme.

- (HealthDayNews)

 
NEXT ON HEALTH24X

5 reasons to love avocados

2018-10-14 07:00
advertisement

Read Health24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Live healthier

Protect your skin »

Just a little weightlifting can help your heart How to handle incontinence at the gym 10 ways to keep your skin glowing with good health in 2019

Avoid germs at the gym to protect your skin

The bacteria, viruses and fungi that cause skin infections love warm, moist places like sweaty exercise equipment and locker room showers.

advertisement