Monday, January 26, 2009

The Increase of Childhood Obesity: Steps We Can Take to Help Our Children Stay Healthy

by Nancy Myers

It is said that with obesity surgery, an individual can lose over 60% of their excess weight and be more times than not cured of many of their obesity related co-morbidities including high blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis high cholesterol, sleep apnea and others.

But a person considering obesity surgery must remember that obesity surgery does not make a person thin, just like that. There can be many other factors that will come into play along with the surgery. It is said that long-term weight loss without obesity surgery is only achieved by some 5 to 10% of the obese. Recently, obesity surgery has been deemed one of the more effective forms of weight loss.

Like any type of surgery, it should not be entered into lightly or casually. It is a serious operation and there can be many complication involved. A person should do research about all the different type of surgeries available and talk with their doctors to be sure they fully understand all of the pros and cons involved.

There are many different types of obesity surgery, such as gastric, bariatric, band and others. Today, many clinics and institutions offer options for obesity surgery. A weight loss of up to 70% of excess weight can be achieved with an obesity surgery. These surgeries are not designed to be a quick solution for obesity. They require a comprehensive program to follow and they include support and services of other health care professionals such as psychologists and dieticians to help people over the long-term achieve their weight loss goals successfully.

So if you or someone you know is considering obesity surgery for weight loss, do the best thing possible and get yourself informed and educated about all aspects of the surgeries. Ask plenty of questions, talk to others that have been through the process and what they might have to say about obesity surgery and all the ups and downs they experienced. The bottom line is for you to reach a healthy weight and being able to maintain it for the rest of your life.

About the Author
Kim Beck writes for Obesity Factors. Obesity is a growing epidemic in the United States. Obesity surgery is one of the growing treatments being use for obesity. Find the information and resources for obesity surgery and other treatments.



The Increase of Childhood Obesity: Steps We Can Take to Help Our Children Stay Healthy



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