Gastric By-pass Surgery
Under no circumstances should a person have gastric by-pass surgery! If the eating addiction is so great, there are many alternatives to control eating and weight loss. The complications of the bariatric surgery are numerous and much too dangerous. A person merely needs to seek out the proper practitioner(s) to find their specific answers to eating and dieting. It was discovered soon after this type of surgery was performed that the intrinsic factor in the lining of the stomach was very important for metabolism of vitamin B-12 and other health components. 90% of the intrinsic factor is taken away with the surgery. The intrinsic factor is a sticky colostrum type substance that is a natural secretion to bond with B-12 and other water soluble vitamins for effective absorption into the intestines. Without the intrinsic factor, these vitamins are not absorbed. Ultimately, leading to pernicious anemia and more. Following by-pass surgery, a person will have to receive monthly or weekly B-12 shots to forego tiredness, light-headedness, weakness in the muscles and dizziness. Of course, usually weight loss will occur because your stomach will not allow much food into the small pouch remaining after the surgery. The surgery does not change the eating behavior however. Some people still eat too much and then commence vomiting when the pouch will not handle the excess food. Some people burst the sutures from over-eating creating the pouch resulting in wasted time, effort and money.
Even if it takes months of counselling, diet planning, and direction to get on the right path of eating and dieting, this is far better than the side-effects of bariatric surgery. It should be a crime for a family to allow a loved one to become morbidly obese in the first place. It may require an intervention from family, friends and neighbors. 40% to 50% body fat is absurd and needs correction through counseling. The bad side-effects of the surgery can be immediate and long-term. It has been known to cause blood clots, excessive bleeding, scar tissue leading to cancer, many GI tract issues, an unhealthy well-being, and even death. Remember the surgery does not correct brain addictions. Like any addiction, proper effective counseling is far better than the knife. Don't even consider bariatric surgery as an option.