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What is obesity?


Obesity is a condition in which the amount of fat in the body is more than it should be.


Why should obesity be treated?

Obesity itself is a disease, so it must be treated. As the presence of

morbid obesity paves the way for the development of many diseases,

it also adversely affects their course. These diseases are;



- Diabetes

- Cardiovascular diseases

- Hypertension

- Diseases related to the central nervous system (Pseudotumor cerebri)

- Depression

- Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome

- Polycystic ovarian disease (a disease of the ovaries)

- Asthma

- Fatty liver

- Metabolic syndrome

- Gout's disease

- Gastresophageal reflux disease

- Urinary incontinence

- Joint problems 




In addition, morbid obesity negatively affects people's quality of life and make them feel excluded from the society, causing the person to turn in on himself. It negatively affects both physical and mental health, causing individuals to be unhappy. Studies show that people with morbid obesity live 8 to 10 years less than those who are not. Patients who get rid of morbid obesity with treatment regain this time.


What is metabolic surgery? Can diabetes be treated with surgery?

Surgical treatment of morbid obesity is now called Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery. The term bariatric refers to the term weight loss, while metabolic is about diabetes mellitus. In fact, both are intertwined concepts. A person suffering from morbid obesity either has diabetes or is prone to it. Obesity is a disease that facilitates the emergence of diabetes and worsens its course if diabetes is present. If an effective weight loss is achieved in these patients, there will be positive developments in the course of diabetes. Recently, surgical methods have come to the fore only to treat diabetes by ignoring the weight of the patient. It is certain that these have benefits in the short term, but it is not yet known what kind of negative effects these methods may cause in the long term. As many of them cause significant anatomical changes in the gastrointestinal tract, they may affect diabetes positively while causing other metabolic problems. For this reason, it is very important to be very sensitive when choosing treatment options.      _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad-136bad5cf3b-136d58359cf1365cf583594cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad-136bad5cf1365cf78359cc1365359cc58359cf1365cde78359cc78195 5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_   

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