Treatment For Morbid Obesity
Treatment For Morbid Obesity - Introduction
There is no treatment cure for severe clinical or morbid obesity. Despite the fact that obesity is a disease of excessive body fat - typically caused by eating more calories than are burned - and in theory is easily preventable or curable, treatments have a mixed success rate, with only the most drastic and compulsive type of treatment - like distal gastric bypass - having significant success.
Need For Viable Treatments For Morbid Obesity
In view of the surge in obesity and weight-related disease, in both adults and children, more successful long term solutions to obesity are urgently needed. According to medical estimates, patients who are morbidly obese who do not receive treatment have only a 1 in 7 chance of reaching their normal life expectancy.
Current Types of Morbid Obesity Treatment
Medical interventions for severe clinical obesity include:
(1) Very-low-calorie (or liquid) diet,
exercise therapy, lifestyle counseling.
(2) Use of weight loss drugs in combination
with diet and exercise therapy.
(3) Bariatric obesity surgery (eg. gastric
bypass, banding, stomach gastrectomy) with post-operative dietary and
How to Improve Non-Surgical Treatment for Morbid Obesity
At present, according to the National Institutes of Health, weight reduction using non-surgical treatment methods is generally non-sustainable. However, certain points need to be noted.
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