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Obesity has become a major public health concern worldwide, and Nepal is no exception.Thousands of people in Nepal are dying prematurely due to obesity-related complications and the cost of treating obesity-related illnesses is a significant burden on the healthcare system. Diet and exercise are often recommended as the first line of defense against obesity, but for many people, these methods are not effective.

 In fact, research has shown that while diet and exercise can help with weight loss, they are often not enough to achieve significant and sustained weight loss. This is especially true for people who are severely overweight or obese.

 

According to a study conducted in 2018 by the National Health Survey of Nepal, the prevalence of obesity among adults in Nepal was found to be 14.9%. The study also found that the prevalence of obesity was higher among women than men, with 16.8% of women being classified as obese compared to 13% of men.

 

Another study conducted by the Nepal Health Research Council in 2016, found that the overall prevalence of obesity among adults in Nepal was found to be 14.9%, with the highest prevalence of obesity found in the age group of 35-44 years (22.3%) and the lowest in the age group of 15-24 years (9.5%).

 

Additionally, the study found that the prevalence of obesity was higher among urban dwellers than rural dwellers, with 19.5% of urban dwellers being classified as obese compared to 12.5% of rural dwellers. This can be attributed to the fact that urban areas tend to have more access to processed foods, fewer opportunities for physical activity, and a more sedentary lifestyle.

 

Bariatric surgery, also known as weight loss surgery, has emerged as an effective option for people struggling with obesity. This type of surgery involves making changes to the digestive system in order to reduce the amount of food that can be consumed and absorbed by the body. The most common types of bariatric surgery are gastric bypass . Gastric bypass surgery involves creating a small stomach pouch and rerouting the small intestine to the new pouch, which reduces the amount of food hat can be consumed and also reduces the absorption of calories.

 

Weight loss surgery can be an effective tool for people struggling with obesity. Studies have shown that bariatric surgery can lead to significant weight loss and can also improve or resolve several obesity-related health conditions such as diabetes, sleep apnea and even cancer. Bariatric surgery has been shown to be effective in resolving type 2 diabetes in about 85-90% of cases and also reduce cancer risk.

 

Obesity is a major risk factor for sleep apnea, a disorder characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep. Bariatric surgery has been shown to be effective in resolving sleep apnea in about 85-90% of cases. This is because weight loss surgery leads to a reduction in fat around the neck, which can help to open up the airways.

 

Cancer is another serious health condition that is associated with obesity. Studies have shown that bariatric surgery can reduce the risk of cancer by as much as 30-40%. This is thought to be because weight loss surgery leads to a reduction in hormones such as insulin, which are associated with an increased risk of cancer.

 

In Nepal, weight loss surgery is still in premature stage, and not many people are aware of the benefits of bariatric surgery and the facilities for it are not well established. However, the need for weight loss surgery is increasing as the rates of obesity continue to rise. It is important to note that weight loss surgery is not a quick fix and requires a significant commitment to lifestyle changes. Patients will need to make changes to their diet and exercise habits in order to see the best results.

 

In conclusion, obesity is a serious public health concern in Nepal, with thousands of people dying prematurely and spending thousands of dollars on treating obesity-related illnesses. While diet and exercise can be helpful, they are often not enough to achieve significant and sustained weight loss. Bariatric surgery, also known as weight loss surgery, has emerged as an effective option for people struggling with obesity. Bariatric surgery can lead to significant weight loss and can also improve or resolve several obesity-related health conditions such as diabetes, sleep apnea and even cancer. However, weight loss surgery is still in premature stage in Nepal, and not many people are aware of the benefits of bariatric surgery and the facilities for it are not well established. It’s important for healthcare providers and policymakers to be aware of the benefits of bariatric surgery and to work towards making it more widely available to those who need it.

 

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