When a Weight Loss Surgery is needed
Excess weight is one of the major health problems of our time.
We talk about overweight or obesity when there is an excess of body fat that diminishes our health.
When we talk about overweight or obesity, we must be aware that it exponentially increases the possibility of suffering from any type of non-communicable disease, deteriorating both people’s health and quality of life.
According to the definition provided by the WHO: Overweight and obesity are defined as “an abnormal or excessive accumulation of fat that poses a risk to health”.
For any excess weight, the first recommendation is to increase physical activity and improve diet, but in many cases and for various reasons, it is not enough or it is not possible.
Ireland has one of the highest levels of obesity in Europe, with 60% of adults and more than one in five children and young people overweight and obese. Multiple factors influence obesity, including genetics, environment, habits and socio-economic factors.
There are several methods that will assist in the loss of excess weight by modifying the anatomy of the digestive system. They are very effective methods used when all other attempts at weight loss have failed.