Various ways people do to lose weight. But sometimes the way a fairly extreme and rare, and pose many risks for his health.
Operations are popular for weight loss is gastric bypass, but there is another procedure that is fairly rare that a duodenal switch. This procedure can lose more weight but has a long-term risk is greater.
The study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, involved 60 obese patients who were divided into 2 groups, namely the gastric bypass and duodenal switch group.
After 2 years, patients undergoing duodenal switch weight loss 25 kg more than the gastric by-pass. But this procedure also increased 2-fold risk of complications such as abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, intestinal damage and malnutrition.
Duodenal switch technique is not a popular procedure. This technique is commonly used for patients ‘super obese’ with a value of body mass index 50 or higher. But it should be done by a surgeon and very carefully.
“This procedure is associated with more side effects, and required more intensive follow-up after performing the technique,” said Dr. Torgeir T Sovik from Oslo University in Norway, was quoted as saying by Reuters.
The same thing also expressed Dr. Edward H. Livingston, professor and surgeon at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He said this operation should be removed because it increases the risk of developing diabetes, high cholesterol, sleep apnea sleep disorders and arthritis of the knee.
“If people think to lose excess weight can achieve something, then the answer is wrong because this is not a good operation. And can interfere with absorption of nutrients and calories in the body,” said Dr. Livingston.
In some cases can result in long-term nutritional deficiencies that make a person should be taking supplements and monitor his diet carefully after the operation lifetime.
For that one must be very careful before determining what techniques will be used to help lose excess weight, especially seeing the side effects and what benefits could be gained.
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