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      10/28/2022      Aaron Jackson

    How long does it take to lose weight on Wegovy and Bariatric Surgery?


    An individual whose weight exceeds what is defined as normal weight for a given height is described as being overweight or obese. The Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey states that 1 in 11 adults have severe obesity, 2 in 5 adults have obesity, and 1 in 11 adults have severe obesity.

    Factors that may contribute to the increase in obesity in adults and adolescents include genetics, type and amount of food and drink consumed, degree of physical activity, level of time spent in sedentary behaviors such as watching television, using a computer, making phone calls, or texting, sleep habits, illnesses and medications, where and how people live, their ability to access and purchase healthy food and safe places to be active.


    Being overweight or obese increases your risk of many health problems, including :-


    Weight Loss

    Effective Treatments for Weight Loss practiced by Healthcare Professionals :-

    1. Wegovy

    Wegovy (semaglutide) Injection 2.4mg reduces and maintains weight in adults who are obese (BMI ≥ 30) or overweight (BMI ≥ 27) and have weight-related medical problems. It is an injectable prescription drug that helps.

    Before taking Wegovy, inform your healthcare provider about your health history and if you have any health problems like diabetes, pancreas and liver problems, mental health issues, depression, suicidal thoughts, and in women if they are pregnant or planning to get pregnant and breastfeeding.


    Side effects of Wegovy Include :-

    2. Bariatric Surgery :-

    The basic principle of bariatric surgery is to limit the dietary intake and reduce food intake in the stomach and intestines. The digestive process starts in the mouth where food is chewed and mixed with saliva and other enzymatic secretions. The food later reaches the stomach, it gets mixed with digestive juices and broken down so that nutrients and calories will be absorbed. Digestion becomes faster as food enters the duodenum ( first part of the small intestine) where it is mixed with bile and pancreatic juice. Bariatric surgery is developed to change or interrupt this digestion process so that food is not broken down and absorbed in the usual way. By reducing the number of nutrients and calories consumed, patients can lose weight and reduce their risk of obesity.

    Types of Bariatric Surgery :-

    There are many types of bariatric surgery that can be performed. Surgery can be performed using an "open" approach, in which an incision is made in the abdomen, or laparoscopy, in which surgical instruments are inserted into the abdomen through a small incision. Today, most bariatric surgeries are performed laparoscopically. This is due to fewer incisions required, relatively less tissue damage, fewer postoperative complications, and faster hospital discharge compared to open surgery.

    Different types of Bariatric Surgeries include :-


    Wegovy

    Each type of surgery has advantages and disadvantages, and various patient factors, such as BMI, diet, obesity-related health problems, and a number of previous gastric surgeries, influence which surgery to choose.

    When should we consult a doctor about Bariatric Surgery

    Bariatric surgery is designed to help you lose excess weight and reduce your risk of life-threatening health issues related to weight including :-


    Bariatric Surgery

    Healthy weight loss is not about a diet or program but about a lifestyle that includes healthy eating, regular physical activity, and stress management. Medications taken for other disorders may also make it harder to lose weight. Talk to the doctor if you're concerned about your weight or have questions about your medication.

    Our team of expert Board-certified Doctors at Texas Specialty Clinic will help you lose weight and give you better advice.


    Call us at (469) 545-9983 to book a telehealth appointment for a home check-up.