Bariatric Surgery Risks

You must be aware of the bariatric surgery risks before you sign yourself up for one of these weight loss surgical procedures which can help menopausal women who struggle to lose weight.


Here are a few of the most significant bariatric surgery complications that can arise.


Because bariatric treatments such as gastric bypass and gastric banding work by restricting your food intake, you could end up losing too much weight, too quickly, if you develop malnutrition because your body can't to absorb all the calories and nutrients it needs.

Dumping Syndrome

Gastric dumping syndrome is an unpleasant potential side effect of gastric surgery and happens when food, typically sugar, enters the small intestine before it has been properly digested. Symptoms of dumping include vomiting, cramp, diarrhea and dizzy spells.

Surgical Complications

Morbidly obese patients can have problems with anaesthesia during an operation. Another risk following surgery is pulmonary embolism, when a blod clot from the leg detaches itself and flows through to the lungs, causing discomfort, shortness of breath and in some cases death.

While the risk of dying whilst undergoing gastric surgery is statistically small, there is a small chance of this happening, although it is usually linked to other complicating health conditions.

Failure of Weight Loss

Bariatric surgery is not a guaranteed weight-loss magic bullet. Around 10% of people don't lose the projected level of weight following the procedure. To guarantee the best results you must follow the prescribed diet and lifestyle requirements after surgery. Even then, you may not lose as much weight as you hoped.

Emotional Problems

A host of emotional and psychological problems can be sparked by a sudden change in weight , and added to the other symptoms of menopausal stress, they can seem worse than any physical problems. For instance, you might become depressed if your gastric surgery doesn't produce the weight loss results you wanted. At the other extreme, in rare cases, the psychological impact of having to restrict food intake can lead to the development of anorexia

Risks of Continued Obesity

While there are obvious bariatric surgery risks, these are often less significant that the potential damage to your health that can come from staying obese. Obesity leads to a significantly increased risk of heart disease, stroke, certain types of cancer, type 2 diabetes, liver disease, gallbladder disease and an overall increased chance of early death.

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