Drugs and Surgery in the Treatment of Obesity

Is it fair to use drugs or have surgical experiments in the treatment of obesity?

Drugs in the treatment of obesity

In recent times, slimming-pills worth crores of rupees are sold every year. It requires time, efforts and dedication to undertake diet, exercise and workout to work on your body to get into shape. So people tend to use slimming pills to get rid of obesity.

Let us understand about the drugs!!!!!!

There are various types of drugs such as:

  • anti-appetite drugs
  • drugs reducing the level of sugar in blood
  • metabolism simulators & many more

These drugs yield some positive results in the beginning, but afterwards they give rise to some dangerous side-effects.

These drugs are habit forming also. This is a very serious problem. many cases are recorded in which patients could not give up taking drugs even after they had served their purpose and were no longer necessary, in this way, sometimes the remedy proved more dangerous than the disease itself.

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Many drugs eliminate the food from the body, in the form of excretion, before it is absorbed in the intestines. The patient who takes these drugs becomes victim of malnutrition; his gastrointestinal becomes weak and disorderly.

Surgery in the treatment of obesity

Surgical experiments have also been carried out to perform surgery for reducing the excess fat. Layers of fat are removed by performing an operation on those parts of the body where the fat has accumulated (i.e. hips, breasts, thighs, and stomach etc.)

It does not seek to eliminate or remedy the factors and the root-causes responsible for obesity. Though the fat is reduced for the time being, the factors and root-causes remain untouched & therefore the fat starts accumulating on the same parts of the body once again. But the incisions of the operation leave permanent scars on those parts of the body where surgery was performed.

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Types of operations certainly yield some positive gains, but that is to the doctor, not to the patient.

In fat persons, vitality or resistance power is generally low. And under such circumstances, chances of developing inherent complications associated with surgery also increase. In cases of fat persons, post- operative progress is generally slow and it is an established fact that compared to normal persons the convalescence period of fat persons is always longer. In short, to lead a fat person to operation table is to a certain extent a criminal act.

In fact, obesity is often an obstacle for other operations also. A doctor has to think several times before performing an operation on a fat person. It is extremely difficult to locate a particular part of the body or a nerve or a vein from the mass of fat. In this way in case of a fat person if a surgeon hesitates to perform other essential and lifesaving operations, it will be perfectly illogical to perform an operation for the treatment of obesity.

The use of drugs in the treatment of obesity is not desirable. These drugs sometimes cause dangerous side-effects.

An operation cannot remove the root-causes of obesity. Before performing an operation on a fat person, a surgeon has to think several times, because of the risk associated with it due to patient’s low vitality, shallow breathing and chances of embolism.

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Jhanki Poptani
Janki Poptani CS, B.com, LLB by profession. Currently working as Company secretary and compliance officer of BSE listed Co. Strong Fitness believer, follower & transformer. She is recognised as Fitness expert among females. Writer of Fitness book named POWER WITHIN THE WAY OF LIFE.
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