Valentine’s Day is the day to love yourself before anyone else because, without self-love, there wouldn’t be any love to share with others in the world. Self-love is about caring for yourself the way you so naturally care for other people. Take a closer look at yourself and how you’ve treated yourself lately. It is time to regain that self-esteem, establish a positive inner voice, and spend the day showing yourself and others all the love you can!
Morbid Obesity: The Physical and Mental Impact
Morbid obesity is determined by body mass index. When the body mass index (BMI) is 30 or higher, the person is considered morbidly obese. Having a high BMI also means the person takes in more calories than they burn, which could be due to a number of different things. The person could have a slow metabolism, thyroid problems, or other health problems.
Those that watch what they eat, work out, and are still morbidly obese tend to feel helpless in their own bodies and don’t know where else to turn. Bariatric surgery is perfect for this type of person, a person that has exhausted all other avenues and still plans to live a healthy lifestyle after the procedure.
Physical Effects of Morbid Obesity
The physical effects of morbid obesity aren’t always apparent. Some physical effects include:
- Type 2 diabetes
- High blood pressure
- High LDL cholesterol
- Low HDL cholesterol
- High triglyceride levels
- Heart disease
- Gallbladder disease
Morbid obesity is detrimental to the human body and the long-term effects only get worse. Someone that is morbidly obese will have a significantly shorter lifespan than someone that isn’t.
The Mental and Emotional
The mental and emotional effects can cause just as much damage as physical effects, though. Some mental and emotional effects of morbid obesity include:
- Eating disorders
- Substance abuse
- Sleep issues
- Anger issues
A person’s general quality of life suffers tremendously when he or she is obese. It creates chemical imbalances in the brain that can lead to any number of mental and emotional problems. When suffering through such problems, it can be hard to navigate the culprit, but obesity can quite literally mess with a person’s ability to be happy or have any self-esteem at all.
From there, it is a downward spiral into the long-term physical effects. That is why it is so important to talk to a doctor before it’s too late. Bariatric surgery could be the answer for you!
When Diet and Exercise Aren’t Enough
Gastric bypass surgery, biliopancreatic diversion, and sleeve gastrectomy are two surgical options that fall under the umbrella term that is bariatric surgery. Essentially, it is a type of surgery that goes in through the small intestine to put a band around a part of the stomach to create a small pouch.
In turn, you feel fuller faster to help curb the appetite and lose weight faster as well. Many people with Type 2 diabetes and other health problems find great success with this procedure, especially those that participate in regular physical activity.
Throughout our years in business, The Sosa Clinic has helped countless people take back their lives with the self-love of metabolic and bariatric surgery. People that are desperate to lose weight for the physical and emotional benefits because diet and exercise have failed them, so they begin looking at weight loss surgeries.
Our bariatric surgery procedures are top of the line and we follow every guideline in place by the American Society For Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. When you are ready for monumental self-love growth, come to us! We can answer any questions you might have!