Friday, August 15, 2014

Basics About Gastric Bypass Surgery In Mexico

By Linda Ruiz

Gastric bypass surgery is a procedure that is done on human or animal stomachs to subdivide it into 2 sections. The portions comprise of two pouches, the upper and lower. The upper division is normally very small compared to the lower one. Gastric bypass surgery in Mexico is comprised of several variations. The variations come about due to different methods through which the stomach portions are relinked to the intestines.

The functional volume of the belly is reduced a lot by all the gastric bypass surgical procedures. The way the stomach physically and physiologically responds to food also changes. Various conditions can lead to the prescription of these procedures to patients. The most common conditions that lead to the prescriptions are hypertension, type 2 diabetes, morbid obesity, and sleep apnea. Morbid obesity is only treated using this process when the body mass index exceeds 40th mark.

The procedure comprises of variations such as MGB and Roux en Y proximal and distal. The most exercised variation is the Roux en Y proximal. Roux en Y proximal is also the commonest bariatric surgery done in USA. Intestines get divided at a length of around 45 centimeters after the lower stomach passage. The process has a Y in its name because intestines get made into Y arrangement after being divided.

The Y arrangement is made using about 80 cm to 150 cm of intestines while leaving about 85 percent for absorption of food. Patients who have had this procedure feel a sudden onset of stomachs feeling full. This feeling is followed shortly by an incresing satiety or in-difference to food. The entire process results in reduced ability of intestines to absorb food primarily fats and starches.

This surgical procedure reduces the volume of the belly by more than 90 percent. Stretching of the pouches is avoided by constructing them from belly tissues that do not stretch like other stomach tissues. Although the pouches do not gain more volume by enlarging, the point of connection between stomachs and intestines may stretch with time.

There may be a slight increase in the volume of the belly after some time. Most increases in volume occur too late after most weight causing obesity has been lost already. In most cases also, only a reasonable weight level can be supported by the stretched bellies. There is sudden stretching of stomach walls upon ingesting a small quantity of food. The stretching causes the brain to receive signals that the belly is filled with food. This is the reason for the sensation of fullness of stomach even after eating little food.

One should take food slowly with care to avoid vomiting or feeling discomfort in the belly. It is advisable to take 5-6 meals daily for the treatment to be efficient. Cookies, snacks, or confectionaries should not be taken between meals to avoid rendering the treatment worthless.

Meals immediately after surgery should only be 0.25-0.5 of a cup. Progress should be made to a cup in a year. Failure to follow rules can cause obesity again. Some people have fallen victims of obesity again after they have undergone this surgery.

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