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There are 2.5 million obese in our country who cannot lose weight despite diet and exercise but can regain health with surgical methods.

According to the report which presented to Parliament and RTÜK, obesity rates are increasing in Turkey and it is becaming a public health.

The most simple way to protected from the disease is to learn not to be an obese!

It is possible to prevent obesity by taking precautions but some people need professional support.

A healthy and balanced diet, exercise are the most effective methods to prevent obesity. The basic rules of a healthy diet are not to skip meals during the day and to avoid fast-food foods, fries, sweet, acidic and sugary drinks. Walking close distances, preferring private and public transportation provide more mobility. adequate sleep, avoiding alcohol and smoking should also be kept in mind.

 

The cause of weight gain should be searched

In order to determine the individual’s eating habits and metabolic status, he/she must be evaluated by a dietician, endocrinologist and psychologist. He/she also should get support from a physical therapy and rehabilitation specialist to determine the personalized exercise for himself/herself.

 

2.5 million patients are candidate for surgery

The number of obesity surgeries also increased due to the increase of obesity cases in Turkey. It is estimated that there are 2.5 million patients who are candidate for obesity surgery in our country. Obesity surgery should be chosen as a last resort. Those who want to lose weight permanently and effectively can contact an obesity and metabolic surgery specialist.

The center and team that you will choose for obesity surgery should be an expert in this field.

Details of the procedure should be explained very well and a personalized technique should be chosen. One of the most common surgery is tube stomach nowadays.

By-pass methods can also be tried in diabetic patients whose blood sugar levels cannot be controlled despite the treatment. The operations are performed on patients with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 35 and more with obese related health problems or BMI of 40 and more.

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