Obesity is highly associated with depression. And weight loss surgery returns your risk of depression back down to the rest of the population.
Being obese or overweight increases your chances of being depressed. It is also easy to see that being depressed (for most people) makes it harder to lose weight. Which is a more than just a bit hard to wriggle your way out of if you tend to eat more when you are feeling low. This creates a horrible situation where losing weight is vital for your mental health and yet less likely because of your mental health. This makes it more reasonable to seek help with your weight. Being obese, trying to lose weight, losing weight and weight loss surgery are all emotionally charged processes. So we need to be very respectful and caring towards you and mindful of the important role of your emotions when helping you through the weight loss surgery process.
Doctors quoting two separate studies, including the one carried out by National Institute of Nutrition, said at least 15% schoolchildren and 17% of adults in Hyderabad are obese and are likely to become diabetic at a later stage, mainly due to consumption of junk food, and almost 85% of such kids were likely to grow up to become obese men and women.
Sedentary jobs, mushrooming junk food outlets and declining interest towards home-cooked food are all major contributors to the high number of obesity cases in the city, they said. “About 80% of obesity patients face the risk of getting type-2 diabetes. They are also prone to high blood pressure, heart problems, osteoarthritis, colon cancer, sleep disorders and many others,” said our expert Bariatric Surgeon. “Apart from that, many obese patients suffer from low self esteem and lack of confidence,” he said.
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