Dangers of Gastric Bypass Surgery

*information obtained from Salt, Sugar & Fat by Michael Pollan

DID YOU KNOW: every year, two hundred thousand obese people in the United States; including kids as young as nine; have their stomach surgically shrunk to help them cut back on eating which is known as Gastric Bypass Surgery.

Gastric Bypass Surgery has inherent surgical risks, but the darkest aspect comes later, when the patients are back home; and find, of course, that the cravings for the rich processed foods that led them to overeat in the first place have not gone away. In the most dire cases, people keep eating so much they burst the surgical bands and require emergency care. But even under the best circumstances, they struggle to get enough of the nutrients we need to survive.

What is Gastric Bypass Surgery ?

According to WedMD, Gastric bypass surgery shrinks the size of your stomach, so you can’t eat as much as you used to. The surgeon will also re-route, or bypass, part of your digestive system so you don’t absorb as much food.

There are two types: (1) Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (2) Extensive gastric bypass If you want to learn more: CLICK the LINK https://www.webmd.com/diet/obesity/gastric-bypass-operations

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