Why Weight Loss Surgery Is Killing America

Posted by Alan Basinger on

It is obvious to most people that obesity has become an epidemic in the US. The National Health Institutes show that 2 out of 3 Americans are overweight – and half of those are obese. Many people who are overweight spend decades trying one diet after another. They may lose the weight but end up gaining it back. The problem is so heartbreaking that over 200,000 people in the U.S. have resort to weight loss surgery each year. There are a number of choices when it comes to weight-loss surgery but the risks are clear. Bariatric surgery puts you at risk for infection, surgical complications, pulmonary complications, and even death. According to statistics, the overall complication rate caused by bariatric surgery may be as high as 30 percent and include:
  • Infection
  • Leaking and bleeding of gastrointestinal system
  • Blood clot formation
  • Small intestine blockage
  • Gallstone development
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Pneumonia and respiratory failure
Depending on where the surgery is performed, up to 1.2 percent of weight loss patients may die within 30 days of the surgery, some of those while still in the hospital. In addition, about 50 percent of all bariatric surgery patients regain the weight within 2 years of their surgery – meaning that all of the risk was for nothing. Dangers Of Weight Loss Surgery Weight loss surgery may seem like an easy fix but it’s not. One major reason why people regain the weight is that eating patterns and lifestyle changes. If the eating and lifestyle habits are not changed, weight loss patients will begin right back on the same path that caused the weight gain in the first place. Even though the stomach has been made much smaller, it will stretch over time. The only way that most people can make a real and lasting change to their weight and health is by changing the eating patterns – and by adopting a whole-health lifestyle change. Medi-Health helps you lose the weight with nutritious, portion controlled foods that are “real”. You aren’t on a “diet” – you are on a health program. Medi-Health isn’t just about the food. We like to brag about our food but we also have great program supports such as direct contact with weight loss experts, a member’s forum, a custom diet analysis and plenty of other tools that help you change your patterns so that your weight loss will be a permanent change to become healthier. Membership is free – and you have nothing to lose except the weight!  

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