Concomitant illnesses

Concomitant illnesses of obesity

Obesity is a serious condition that puts you at risk and which leads to the formation of different illnesses. Weight loss in itself can often improve concomitant illnesses of obesity. Thus after the weight loss, which is the result of the surgery, there is a radical and quite quick improvement of the earlier hypertension and diabetes. Not only do these two concomitant illnesses change for the better but, for example, health problems like locomotor disorders and respiratory problems, sleep apnoea, acid reflux, and depression can be overcome or minimized. It is observed all over the world that hypertension and diabetes, which are the most common obesity-related concomitant illnesses, are overcome or minimized soon after the intervention as a result of substantial weight loss.
Bypass surgery heavily contributes to positive effects on diabetes not simply as a result of weight loss. There is a positive change in controlling diabetes just within days or weeks after the surgery even if there is no substantial weight loss. Such surgeries also cause hormonal changes which heavily influence diabetes. These changes do not occur after gastric banding. The known factors which lead to positive changes in controlling diabetes are the following: the level of markers of intestinal satiety grows similarly to the level of a certain substance which stimulates insulin secretion. The number of medications could decrease. In some cases the patient could get off insulin and go back to medications.

All this does not mean that the concomitant illness ceases to exist in every case but, based on our experience, there is a good chance that the illness becomes moderate, the condition improves or it is overcome.