With the humungous increase in obesity in adults and children, it is becoming a huge topic of discussion. People that are obese want to know how to lose their excess weight. There is obviously a huge range of products out there on the market promising weight loss, but how many of these actually work? Some people who need a more extreme solution decide to opt for the easier option, to have a weight loss procedure but how safe are these and do the risks outweigh the benefits?
The problem with certain products on the market is that often there is not a huge amount of research behind the ingredients, meaning that quite possibly there are a number of negative effects that could be damaging your health. Even though the goal of weight loss is achieved, to see an example of this, all you have to do is google Saxenda reviews.
Now with the choice of having weight loss procedures, there is a huge number of risks that are involved. The most serious one I can highlight is the permanent damage they may cause to your gut microbiome. Another one of the risks that come with these procedures is malnutrition from your gut not being able to absorb as many nutrients and minerals from food intake. This is a terrifying fact as damage to your gut microbiome also can cause chronic depression.
Studies have shown that people who undertake these procedures need to be on extra nutritional supplements for the rest of their life following surgery. Symptoms of malnutrition include a constant lethargic feeling, lack of energy, feeling generally weak, pale skin, pins and needles and noticeable heart palpitations. Other risks to surgery include blood clots or an infection to the wound. The gastric band can sometimes move which can cause you to feel sick, vomit and heartburn. A blockage can occur in the gut from food or scar tissue being twisted; symptoms can include stomach pain, vomiting, not being able to produce bowel movements as often, and difficulty swallowing. A leak in the gut is also a risk after having gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy , and this can cause a serious infection with symptoms including fast breathing, stomach pain, chills and shivering, a fast heartbeat and a fever.
As you can see, in my opinion, the risks are far too dangerous and common to consider surgery for something that you can do naturally. Even though it will take discipline and perseverance, you will not incur any of these serious health implications that can occur from surgery and will feel much better because of it. Some suggestions I can make for starting your fat loss journey would be to look into proper nutrition and also to start exercising. Intermittent fasting and a ketogenic diet are incredible ways to lose weight, be much healthier, and have more energy to tackle life through a more natural process. Exercise doesn’t have to be boring, look at something you will be able to enjoy and stick too. I personally enjoy boxing, martial arts and climbing.