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Incontinence and inebriation: What really happens after weight loss surgery

February 27, 2013

When diet and exercise no longer do the job, people resign to the idea of losing weight by going under the knife. In the US, 35.7 percent of adults are said to be obese. This huge percentile gives people an idea on why bariatric surgery is considered as one of the most famous surgical procedures of all time, despite its downturn in numbers in the past few years.

 

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Bariatric surgery is considered a standard procedure in various medical institutions and is one of the elective medical procedures commonly considered under an insurance plan. Commonly known as weight loss surgery, it is designed to help people lose weight – be it for aesthetic purposes or health considerations. The process involves the reduction of the stomach’s size by inserting a special medical device inside the body or by removing a portion of it.

To date, many speculations and studies have been made on the effects of bariatric surgery. Recently, the news about weather forecaster Al Roker’s embarrassing incident at the White House made headlines. Roker’s personal experience is one of the most common things that happen to people who underwent weight loss surgery.

 

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Fecal and urine incontinence is common among obese people, especially those who are in the critical stages of obesity. The National Institutes of Health asserts that bariatric surgery reduces the severity of urine incontinence, but the same effect doesn’t apply to fecal incontinence for some unknown reason. In fact, studies show that over 50 percent of those who have undergone this surgery observed that their fecal incontinence worsened.

Aside from experiencing fecal incontinence, people who underwent weight loss surgery consume more alcohol two years after their procedure, as reported by Reuters. The report furthers that it may have something to do with the effect of the resized stomach on alcohol tolerance. Another possible reason is that people may find themselves substituting drinks for food. This effect of the surgery is still under clinical observations and is subject to in-depth studies. However, people who had weight loss surgery are advised to monitor their alcohol intake, and consult with their doctor if there is a change in their drinking habits.

 

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Satori World Medical is affiliated with the best hospitals all over the world that offer different medical procedures, including bariatric surgery. Its website lists the other treatments its International Centers of Excellence provide.

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