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Reach Your Weight Loss Goals With Omni Lap-Band
We know that obesity is an excess of body fat,but how overweight does a person need to be to qualify as obese? To be considered obese, a persons Body Mass Index (BMI) measurement must be more than or equal to 30. To determine your BMI, divide your body weight (lbs.) by your height in inches squared (in2) and multiply that amount by 703. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity is rapidly spreading across all regions and demographic groupsincluding Canada. In fact, according to the Omni Surgery Centre, obesity among Canadian adults has nearly doubled since 1980, while the number of overweight adolescents has nearly tripled. Clearly, obesity has become a serious health problem that needs some serious attention. There are many weight loss strategies that can help individuals with their weight loss goals.
One strategy is traditional diet and exercise. Although this is one of the healthiest methods, it is also considered to be one of the most difficult especially for those who are obese. This strategy involves eating fewer calories and increasing your physical activity. In order for your body to be able to burn more calories than you eat, you must either increase the amount of exercise you get or decrease the amount of calories you intake. This weight loss strategy is often the first method that people attempt for weight loss. If your BMI is over 40 and you have been unsuccessful with the diet and exercise method, you should consider the lap band weight loss surgery offered at the Omni Surgery Centre in Regina. The lap band surgery, unlike gastric bypass surgery, is a minimally invasive bariatric surgery. The procedure is executed using laparoscopic techniques, which require only small incisions, to implant an inflatable silicone band into the patients abdomen. This practice is also referred to as stomach banding. The band is fastened around the upper stomach to create a new, smaller stomach pouch which will reduce the amount of food the patient can eat before feeling full. The lap band procedure is a rather low risk weight loss surgery. In fact, patients usually leave the clinic the same day their surgery is performed. The lap band surgeons at the Omni Surgery Centre are highly qualified professionals who are extremely well-versed in laparoscopic techniques. Before the surgery, patients will meet with a program coordinator, surgeons, a registered nutritionist, an exercise professional, and a registered psychologist. The Omni Surgery Centre also offers post-surgical support to aid patients in their lifestyle transition. The lap band surgery is a viable option for obese people who have struggled to lose weight using other strategies. It is minimally invasive, reversible, and can allow obese people to obtain a healthier weight and lifestyle.
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