Obesity is a growing health problem. Increase in disposable income coupled with wrong food choices and sedentary lifestyle, has further complicated this grave medical problem. Obesity can give way to many other health problems such as high blood sugar, high blood pressure, heart diseases, infertility, sleep disturbances, etc. This can have a great impact on a person’s quality of life.
Approximately 80% of diabetic patients are obese. Diabesity (Diabetes and Obesity) is a lethal combination. They have been known as one of the most dreaded diseases and are known to affect every organ of the body. An important aspect observed is that – as Obesity decreases, there is an improvement in the control of diabetes. World’s leading experts in the field of Diabetes and Bariatric Surgery have recommended Bariatric Surgery, which is also now called Surgery for Diabetes as an economical and effective treatment for severe cases like type 2 diabetes.
According to Dr. Motwani, “Laparoscopic weight loss Surgery not only assists to lose weight, but also has tremendous impact in treatment of diabetes. Obesity surgery may be a reasonable hope for achieving some quality of life and avoiding complications when alternate weight loss treatment such as diet, yoga, exercise, cosmetic surgery (liposuction and tummy tuck), slimming centres and weight loss pills have failed.”
Depending on the type of weight loss surgery, a person can lose 40 to 70% of the extra weight with good fat loss within six months to nine months after surgery. Patients, who have experienced weight loss after Bariatric Surgery, are able to drastically reduce their diabetes medication and in certain cases completely reverse this condition.
Mr. Nanik Mansukhani is a Bariatric Surgery operated patient of Dr. Motwani, who is a top bariatric surgeon in Mumbai. He says, “I was overweight since childhood. I had a family history of diabetes and obesity. I was a foodie and loved to eat a lot. I tried dieting and exercised many times. In spite of multiple attempts of weight loss, I was unable to lose weight and in turn regained much more. Slowly I developed Diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels. My BMI (Body Mass Index) was 45. I was unable to walk and used to get breathless after walking few steps. Clothes didn’t fit me and I avoided seeing the mirror. My self-esteem and self-confidence were at stake. I decided to undergo Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy Bariatric Surgery, the only treatment that seemed possible for permanent weight loss. A year after the surgery, not only my diabetes was in control without any medicines, but my blood pressure and cholesterol were also in the normal range. Weight loss has raised my self-confidence and I love my new look. I can now walk for 1 hour at stretch without being breathless. Bariatric surgery has ‘Gifted a Life’ to me!” You can know more about treatment options and see such stories on http://bit.ly/cureobesity.
Bariatric Surgery is like Modi’s twin #surgicalstrike. It decreases obesity as well as many associated medical problems. Most of the times, it has been observed that the patient himself is hesitant or doubtful to take the decision of undergoing the Bariatric Surgery. Some patients are so depressed and apathetic that they do not even wish to step out of their cocoon. They just surrender to the seemingly hopeless situation. In such cases, it is no secret that friends and family support can make all the difference. They can take the initiative and persuade the patient to consult the Bariatric Surgeon. All it may need to overcome a hopeless struggle is, probably a push in the right direction. So, ‘Gift a Life’ to someone by just motivating him/her to meet the Bariatric specialist. Bariatric surgery not only gives an extension of life but also improves the quality of life! Now is the time for a surgical strike to cure obesity for better life #Giftalife #IndiaFightsObesity
About Motwani Charitable Trust
Motwani Charitable Trust has been carrying out various social need based and community based activities which have been transforming the lives of many around since many decades. There have been various noteworthy projects, which have been carried out by Motwani Charitable Trust since its inception like tree plantations, child education and care for underprivileged and specially abled children, along with providing monthly ration to 30 poor widows, arranging and organizing polio immunization camps in Adivasi villages, cataract surgery camps, and also health awareness camps etc. We also have been taking a lead in spreading awareness for Obesity and Diabetes across the country. We plan to start an Elder’s home for disabled and bed ridden adults.
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