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The Dangers of Weight Loss Surgery

"My Wife Wants Me To Get A Stomach Bypass Operation. What should I do?"

I got the call on a late sunny summer afternoon. The call was from a gentleman in my home business -- calling to tell me his wife wants him to get gastral bypass surgery.

"She's lost a whole lot of weight since she got the stomach bypass operation," he said, "and now she thinks I should get the operation too."

Whew! This floored me! What he didn't know when he called was that I had just spent more than 6 days researching the subject of gastric bypass in preparation for writing this article. I had just finished learning...

  • how 10 to 20 percent of patients who have weight-loss surgery require follow-up operations to correct complications,
  • how 1% die on the operating table during weight-loss surgery (that's not an estimate, folks),
  • how some obese patients who have weight-loss surgery develop gallstones, and
  • how nearly 30 percent of patients who have weight-loss surgery develop nutritional deficiencies such as anemia, osteoporosis, and metabolic bone disease.

Surgery To Produce Weight Loss Is A Serious Undertaking

Here's the worst part about receiving the call. His wife had already had complications ...a blockage from scar tissue. She also had a great deal of difficulty taking the supplement pills her doctor had recommended so generally didn't take them at all. She also was experiencing severe heartburn like she had never felt prior to her surgery.

But she was losing weight - FAST! More than 100 pounds disappeared within that first 3 months after surgery...

And yet, even with all the related ill health problems she was experiencing AFTER surgery, here she was pushing her husband to go "get it done" too.

My answer to him?

Come here to Best Liquid Vitamins and read this article FIRST! Then, once you have the facts ...make an informed choice. Are you ready?

Simple Facts About Surgery For Weight Loss

The concept of gastrointestinal surgery to control obesity grew out of results of operations for cancer or severe ulcers that removed large portions of the stomach or small intestine. Because patients undergoing these procedures tended to lose weight after surgery, some physicians began to use such operations to treat severe obesity.

The first operation that was widely used for severe obesity was the intestinal bypass. This operation, first used 40 years ago, produced weight loss by causing malabsorption. The idea was that patients could eat large amounts of food, which would be poorly digested or passed along too fast for the body to absorb many calories.

The problem with this surgery was that it caused a loss of essential nutrients and its side effects were unpredictable and sometimes fatal. The original form of the intestinal bypass operation is no longer used.
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