Obesity is a disease that sometimes prevails in all or almost all members of a family, by sharing eating habits and sedentary lifestyle. Jennifer Christensen and his mother, Josephine, plan the feast full of food that will have to celebrate birthday number 22 of Jennifer, while food from that day is still cooking in the oven. They expect a great meeting at your House: the aunt and sister-in-law of Jennifer, his two uncles, her best friend and maybe a cousin. But although the Group loves cooking and eating, they won’t eat as much as they did before. Each of them did a surgery to reduce your stomach, and the party will be with little food this time. While Bariatric surgeries or reduction of increasingly (especially the lap band and gastric bypass) are becoming more popular, doctors and other experts have noted a relationship between those who seek the procedure performed.
In many cases, they are family. As many medical problems, obesity run inside of the families, and this, according to Dr. Ashutosh Kaul, makes that Bariatric Surgery is contagious. Dr. Kaul estimated that 500 patients that were conducted this surgery the year past, 70 or 80% were referred by relatives or friends who had surgery earlier. This may be due to the improvement of family and friends, seen in the daily life of those who have lost a lot of weight.
There are photos before and after in the magazines, but until he comes home and observed 24 hours in the life of a person, is when the results are observed, says Dr. Kaul. Such simple things not shown in statistics, such as being able to walk home truck and not be overstressed, or fit in an aircraft seat. Globally, the number of families whose appearance, health and lives have been transformed, has increased in recent years, despite the rate of fatality of the surgery, which is 1 in 200 patients, according to studies conducted by surgeons.