Weight Loss Surgeries VS. Diet Pills – Which Is the Better Choice?June 18, 2018
With the growing fad in weight loss reduction, tons of means and ways to speed up weight loss have been formulated and introduced. Aside from exercise and strict dieting, dieters are clinging to other ways to accelerate the burning of fats in the body. There are the supplements that aids in weight loss, the so called diet or slimming pills, that is gaining popularity nowadays. But there is also a more deliberate and faster yet more painful way to loss all the excess fats and that is through surgery.
There are four types of weight reduction surgeries that are available in the market today. Many people do go under surgery despite the fact that it is painful and carry a risk in their health and well being. Here are the types of surgeries and what a patient will go through when they undergo with it.
- Vertical Banded Gastroplasty (VBG)
This surgery aims to reduce the space for food in the stomach by fastening and stapling the stomach into two parts. When you eat, the food is then delivered to the lower pocket of the stomach passing through a small hole. A band is then placed in the hole to keep it from stretching and inflating.
The risk for this type of surgery though is that the band that is placed in the hole has a tendency to wear out. And when the staple line breaks off, infection and even death can occur as the juices from the stomach leaks out into the abdomen.
- Laparoscopic Gastric Banding (Lap-Band)
If you are 100 lbs overweight, the Lap-Band surgery is for you. In this surgery, an inflatable banding is placed around the upper part of the stomach. The banding that is wrapped around and is placed permanently can vary in size depending on the amount of salt in the saline solution of the band.
On the other hand, patients who undergo this surgery are likely to suffer from nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, band slippage and pouch enlargement.
- Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RGB)
With this surgery, the stomach is stapled to make it smaller creating a small pocket which is then attached to the middle section of the small intestines. There are actually two reasons behind this mechanism. One is to control and regulate the amount of food you eat and two, to decrease the quantity of nutrients for the small intestines to be absorbed.
The catch, however, is that with this kind of surgery, the food tends to move quickly in the small intestines or what is medically termed as the “dumping syndrome”. Other side effects include nausea, weakness, sweating, faintness, diarrhoea, infection, leaking, pulmonary embolism, gall stones and shortage of nutritional supply.
- Biliopancreatic Diversion (BPD)
When undergoing this surgery, a large part of the stomach is removed creating a small pouch out of it. This is done in order to control the amount of food entering it and also to regulate the production of acid in the stomach. The pouch will then be attached to the end section of the small intestines. Before the food penetrates the small intestines, bile and pancreatic juices are blended with it through a common canal. This surgery is quite risky, thus, it is rarely done by medical professionals. The major risk for this surgery is essentially shortage of nutritional supply in the body.
Weight loss surgeries are quite popular among desperate dieters for the main reason that it is mainly the fastest way to lose weight. It saves you the time and effort in going to the gym and undergoing strict dieting. But as always, nothing good comes easy. Risks are part of the package when you undergo these painful surgeries.
However, the power of science will always provide people with much more choices than they can ever think of. There are still another alternative to faster weight loss that are pain-free and less risky and are also gaining much popularity among dieters all over the globe. These are the weight loss supplements or more conveniently called diet pills.
The most popular names in the diet pill market today are Alli, Reductil, and Xenical. Like surgeries these pills also have risks but they are much less risky and painful so it is very convenient for people who dreads going under the knife to lose weight.
They may cause side negative effects though. And scientific evidence suggests that they should only be used for 3months to one year. Also, the effects are not long term so for those seeking long term weight loss results, other alternatives or the essential pair up of diet and exercise is best maintained succeeding the pill consumption.
However, there is still a chance at getting much better results from weight loss supplements. A diet pill called Proactol™ which is considered a natural fat binder, offers a much better chance at successful weight loss without the pain and risks of less effective pills and surgery.
Proactol™ are made entirely of organic and has been proven though clinical trials to help dieters lower their calories from fat for up to 28%. It is also proven to repress one’s appetite which is a big help in any dieter’s endeavour to lose weight.
Aside from its risk-free benefits, Proactol™ is also widely supported by the media. Out of all the diet pills available in the market today, it is the most strongly recommended by a number of well-appraised and prominent newspapers and magazines such as the Telegraph, the Daily Mail, and the New York Times. Recently, it has been featured in YouAndYourWedding, a bridal magazine, wherein users of Proactol™ are offered to an all-expenses-paid trip to Champney Spa.
Losing weight is probably one of the major problems of many people around the globe. And with the modern technological advancement, people are given a much wider array of choices in getting the shape they want. All you have to do is to examine each option carefully and make sure that you are willing to take the risks involved and has a capacity for the pain it endures. More importantly, choose the one that you feel is best for your overall look, health, and well-being.