Treatment for Obesity aims at managing weight by different approaches:
Lifestyle changes include change in the existing food pattern which is unhealthy and opting for healthier, less calorific food.
Discarding your sedentary lifestyle and incorporating physical activities and exercises is very essential in treatment for Obesity.
Medical Treatment for Obesity
Conventional line of treatment for Obesity offers some medicines that claim to reduce weight. The medicines aim at blocking digestion or absorption of fat or alter the chemical balance of the brain so as to diminish appetite. These medicines however, do not work for all and are known to have a range of side effects. The effects too may decrease as soon as they are stopped and all the weight lost due to medicines will be regained.
Obesity surgeries also known as "Bariatric Surgeries" are performed when a patient is morbidly obese with a BMI above 40 and who have associated medical complications. These surgeries include Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Binding (LABG), and Gastric Sleeve and Bilio-pancreatic diversion with duodenal stitch.
Even surgeries do not work in the same way in every patient and results may differ. A lot of risks are associated with Bariatric surgeries like infections at the site of incisions and suture rejections, injury to spleen, abdominal infections, ulcers in stomach and intestines, irregular stool habits, diarrhea, etc. Nutritional deficiencies are common after these surgeries.
Dealing with and managing obesity can become really cumbersome and tends to take a toll on the mental health of the patient. Counseling may be required in treatment for Obesity to deal with depression and frustration due to Obesity or delay in results despite many efforts.