Friday, October 14, 2011

Losing Weight With The Adjustable Gastric Band

By Adriana Noton


If you are seriously overweight, you have likely tried numerous diet and exercise programs throughout your life. You may think you have no will power because when you lose a few pounds, you just end up gaining it back again. However, this is a common problem millions of people struggle with everyday. One of the main reasons why people can't lose weight is that they have been on so many diets and losing and gaining weight over and over again that it slows down the metabolism, making it harder to lose weight permanently. By continually cutting calories, the body becomes better at storing fat and the body learns to slow down the rate at which calories are burned. Fortunately, there is an option available that is not just another diet. When diets and exercise have failed, the adjustable gastric band, or Lap-Band, is an option to help you lose weight and maintain a healthy weight for life.

There is a reason why more than 750 000 Lap-Band surgeries have been performed worldwide. It is a weight loss surgery with proven results. There are many benefits to having this weight loss procedure. The Lap-Band is designed to be tightened or loosened as needed without additional surgery so you get the precise restriction you need to continue losing weight. It is easy to adjust and it is reversible. The procedure is laparoscopic which means there is little trauma and the incisions are small. Each patient will receive individual customized care and the Lap-Band is designed to prevent overeating by allowing people to reach fullness while eating less food, resulting in weight loss.

The Lap-Band also helps to alleviate or eliminate many health conditions caused by obesity. For instance, Lap-Band helps to prevent, resolve, or improve such health conditions as Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, obstructive sleep apnea, cancer, hypertension, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, asthma, GERD (reflux), and other serious health conditions that are provoked by obesity. In fact, an April 10, 2007 article in the Canadian Medical Association Journal recommends bariatric or weight loss surgery as an acceptable option for people whose traditional weight loss method attempts have failed.

The adjustable gastric band procedure is the safest of all surgical weight loss procedures. In addition, the Lap-Band does not cause malabsorption problems. Unlike other weight loss surgeries, it also offers sustainable results by reducing the amount of food your stomach can hold. The Lap-Band can be removed any time if needed with the stomach returning to its original size and function. However, the band is intended to be permanent. The Lap-Band is the least invasive weight loss surgical option. It does not require cutting or stapling the stomach wall or bowel. In addition, the procedure has a much lower risk of complication, nutritional deficiencies, and mortality.

If you are concerned about lap band surgery cost, financing options may be available to you. If you are seriously overweight or obese, contact a weight loss clinic that offers the Lap-Band procedure for more information and to learn if you may be a potential candidate for the Lap-Band System.




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