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After lots of information on the risks of obesity, most overweight patients are looking for ways through which they can easily lose the extra weight. For many years, exercises and lots of dieting were the most prominent methods of weight loss. Today, the situation is very different. Medical knowledge on ways that can help in weight reduction has seen many people undergoing weight loss surgery abroad. And if getting a healthier body and lifestyle is not enough, weight loss in Mexico can cost up to 50% less than other neighboring countries.
Two of the top preferred destinations for weight loss in Mexico are Puerto Vallarta and Guadalajara. Although the problems associated with excess weight are many, it is important to also understand that the methods of weight reduction are also variable. It is also notable the growing number of patients arriving from the US into Mexico for medical tourism services, attracted by the affordable rates charged for most medical surgeries whilst receiving superb private care in highly accredited and experienced hospitals and private medical centers.
Other reasons also include the fact that there are very strict guidelines on who can undergo weight loss surgery in America and Europe. In places like Britain, many women travel abroad to have weight loss surgery. This is because the British government has limits on the weights of people who can undergo bariatric surgery. When many women fail to meet this threshold, they opt to cross borders into countries that have softer laws on the matter. The same is true about Americans opting for weight loss in Mexico.
A comparison of the costs of surgery in both America and Mexico exposes glaring disparities in the rates charged. It is very clear that most of the treatments cost half as much in Mexico as they do in America and that is not to mention the strict regulations that a patient must follow before they can qualify. With easier laws on such medical matters in Mexico, it is not surprising that many clinics are already in operation and the highest numbers of patients are crossing borders to receive surgery in our hospital.
While there are other places where such procedures can be carried out, weight loss in Mexico seems more popular than other medical tourism services, particularly for Canadians and Americans. It is clear that Mexico is better placed geographically than other alternative destinations.
Weight loss procedures performed by Dr Jose A. Cataneda allow most patients to resume normal activities within the first two weeks after surgery. Stronger patients have even resumed within a week. And then there’s our beautiful climate and location, which helps to attract more patients in search of warm sunny beaches in places like Puerto Vallarta and Guadalajara.
With such wonderful attractions and a warm weather to top it all up, Mexico stands out as a favorite destination for many. It provides a wonderful opportunity for anyone keen on solving their weight problems because the recuperation period can double up as a tour of the beaches. This is a good way of speeding up the recovery process after weight loss in Mexico.
Bariatric surgery for diabetes has been found to reduce the causes and symptoms of the disease. Contrary to popular belief, bariatric surgery does not cure a person of diabetes but rather it helps to ease the condition and make life more comfortable. Diabetes is a medical condition that results from the body’s failure to metabolize blood glucose.
There are three forms of diabetes, two main types of disease and one seasonal diabetes disease:
Type 1 diabetes results from failure of insulin production. Insulin is essential in helping the body to use the blood glucose for normal cell function. Too much blood glucose results in death because it interferes with blood pH or balance and other organs of the body. This condition mainly affects children and young adults more than it does adults.
Type 2 diabetes occurs when the insulin production is low or the insulin produced is resisted by body cells and hence it is not absorbed. It is more or less a disease of insulin shortage or resistance. Blood sugar then tends to accumulate in the blood stream and ultimately affecting the blood vessels, nerves, eyes, heart and kidneys. Surgery for diabetes is applicable for this condition.
Gestational diabetes occurs during pregnancy due to interference of insulin production and utilization by hormonal change. Some women experience this condition due to the failure of the body to meet the required insulin production levels for glucose breakdown and absorption by the body cells. Since this condition is temporary, affected parties become normal once they deliver their babies. Medical intervention is only for the duration of the condition.
Advantages of diabetes surgery in Mexico
Diabetes surgery in Mexico has enabled persons affected by type 2 diabetes to lead normal lives through weight loss surgery at a fraction of the cost usually paid in countries such as USA, Canada and United Kingdom. Bariatric surgery involves a weight loss procedure intended to reduce food intake and lessen hunger pangs or control the amount of food that the body can utilize. Weight gain and wrong food types increase chances of acquiring type 2 diabetes. This is because type 2 diabetes tends to affect adults more than it does children and teenagers.
There are two kinds of weight loss surgery. One is restrictive meaning that it aims to make the stomach smaller. The other kind is the malabsorptive targeting the nutrient amounts and calories that the body can absorb.
Gastric bypass surgery has enabled the restoration of pancreatic function almost instantly in patients who have undergone it. It is presumed that the surgery modifies hormones in the gastrointestinal tract and reduces belly fat, all which combines to help in overall weight reduction.
Ask Dr Jose A. Castaneda for more information about diabetes surgery in Mexico.