Success rate/recovery, society’s influence, and health factors all play a significant role as causes for a person to decide if this life-altering, sometimes dangerous, surgery is right for them. Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is the most popular of three surgeries for the morbidly obese. In this procedure, surgical staples are used to create a small pouch in the stomach connected to the bowel by a piece of the small intestine, bypassing the majority of the Babbitt 2 stomach. This form of surgery accounts for almost 90% of the procedures performed in the United States (USA Today 2). Generally gastric bypass remains strictly for patients who are morbidly obese by 100 pounds or more over his or her healthy weight.
Thesis: Many obese people fail diet after diet. For them, bariatric surgery is an option even though risks are involved (Flancbaum, et al. 7; Goodman par 3; “The Weight” par 2). Overview Obesity is climbing the charts as being a major killer of our population. This paper informs the reader on how bariatric surgery treats the severely obese.
The Gastric Bypass Procedure Gastric bypass, so named because it reroutes part of the small intestine around much of the stomach, is done through a long incision down the abdomen or sometimes through a small puncture with a scope. The upper stomach is closed off with staples, reducing the functioning stomach from the size of a football to a shot glass. The small intestine is cut from below the original stomach and reconnected to the upper pouch. Pounds melt off for most patients because the new, tiny stomach fills with just a few bites, and because food travels a shorter digestive route - skipping the lower stomach and upper small intestine - so less of it is digested and absorbed by the body. Other weight-loss surgeries involve constricting the stomach with an adjustable silicone band or bypassing most of the small intestine.
According to Rosenberg 2016, “of the more than 1 million U.S. adults hospitalized for heart failure each year, 27% are readmitted within 30 days of discharge.” That means if 100 people are admitted for heart failure, then at least 27 out of those 100 will be back within 30 days. This causes a lot of hospitals to not be reimbursed due to insurance regulations. This also causes patients to have to undergo more testing, lifestyle modification, time away from family, work, and etc. During this 30 days before readmissions there is a problem. That problem has to be discovered and fixed.
Weight-Loss Surgery for a Better Health When will be the day the war against obesity is finally over? In the last decade, people becoming obese and overweight has become a global issue. Obesity significantly increases the risks of developing a large variety of health-related problems. Diet, exercise and weight-loss surgeries are the most common solutions to this problem. Many people get tired of trying to change their diets; they lack the motivation to become more active or to get so many medications to lose weight.
Some symptoms of being obese include a body fat percentage greater than thirty percent for women and twenty-five percent for men or weighing more than twenty percent more than your ideal body weight (Simon 2000). One would need to visit their physician in order to accurately determine their body fat percentage or their ideal weight. Now that we have a better understanding of what obesity is, we will look at exactly how widespread it is and whom it affects. Being overweight and obesity are serious health problems. “In 1993, obesity was identified as a key contributor to at least 300,000 deaths each year in America,” according to former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Health, J. Michael McGinnis, MD, and the former Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), William Foege (Klein 2000).
North America is seeing a rise in death due to obesity in recent years. In America alone, 300 000 individuals die of obesity per year and is the second leading cause of preventable death. A large number of health issues arise from being overweight and obese such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Health risks are not the only reason for people to strive to lose weight, the idea of having a lean, muscular, and fit body considered attractive by the media have also driven fat people to take active steps towards weight loss. When people see advertisements like "lose 10 pounds in 10 days" or "25 pounds in only two weeks" makes their hearts skip a beat at the possibility of dropping pounds without any pain or bother.
Also, your energy is severly decreased which could lead to fatigue, weakness, dizziness and headaches. Limiting your intake of carbohydrates to less than 20 grams a day can also cause Ketosis. Your body experiences ketosis when it no longer has enough glucose for your brain and other muscles to function. This process then breaks down fat, whic... ... middle of paper ... ...les 323).” As a cofactor, Vitamin C refers to help form the fibrous structural protein of connective tissues known as collagen. Collagen assists in the formation of bones and teeth, and helps to heal separated tissues and form scars.
Life expectancy has grown over the last 100 years. This leads to a variety of health issues and problems that affect these elder generations quality of life. According to the United States CDC, one in three American adults suffers from hypertension. With so many Americans having high blood pressure it is no surprise that hypertension is one of the most dangerous conditions, leading to death, in the elderly. Doctors often skip directly to subscription, medications to help control elevated blood pressures, but other problems can arise from these medications, like dementia.
Keywords: Adherence, Cystic Fibrosis, Telemedicine The problem with treatment adherence in long-term conditions Adherence to medication among patients with long-term conditions is a major problem. An estimated 30-50% of medicines are not taken as recommended and adherence tends to decline after the first 6 months of treatment. [1, 2] Within the NHS, medication spend (£13-£14 billion per year) is the second highest cost after staff, yet it is estimated that within primary care at least £300 million worth of medicines are wasted each year due to poor adherence.  Other societal and economic costs of poor adherence include preventable hospital admissions, morbidity and mortality.  As the NHS faces increasing pressures from an ageing population, rising expectations and expensive technology, optimising medication use is an important agenda if NHS England is to improve population health and keep healthcare affordable.