Your BMI is 32
BMI values between 18.5 and 24 are considered normal weight. Your BMI of 32 falls into the category considered obese. While commonly people do not consider weight loss procedures at this BMI, in the case of an existing health problem that can be linked to obesity, chances are that lap band procedure or gastric sleeve may have great benefits. This is especially true if a well-balanced diet and a regular exercise routine have failed to bring the desired weight loss results.
Each person’s body is unique and may have different caloric needs. When your body’s caloric balance status is in caloric excess, it means that you are eating more calories than your body is using and you will store these excess calories as fat. Besides diet and behavior, environmental and genetic factors may also have a significant effect in causing people to be overweight or obese. It is important to understand the risks you are facing if you do not take any measures to lose weight.
Overweight and obese individuals are at increased risk for many diseases and health conditions, including the following:
If you are seriously overweight, have tried dieting and exercise but you fail to lose weight, weight loss surgery is a viable option to consider. If your weight is impacting the quality of your life, bariatric surgery can help you regain control of your life and improve your health.
If you try to stick to the daily caloric intake that corresponds to your height, you will be able to lose weight at a slow but steady pace, until you reach your desired weight. Dieting is not truly efficient on its own, but it can work wonders combined with regular physical activity. Once you lose all the weight you intend to get rid of, your daily caloric intake should be recalculated to serve the goal of maintaining your weight. Weight-loss surgical procedures can help you control your caloric intake. The weight loss surgery costs can vary from $7,000 to $23,000 based on the type of procedure you require.
Lap Band Procedure for a BMI 32
Although the lap band procedure is recommended for BMI over 35, it can also be done for overweight patients whose BMI is between 25 and 30. It is an adjustable gastric banding system, which is attached to the upper part of the stomach, limiting stomach capacity. It is a minimally invasive surgery that has helped many people achieve lasting and healthy weight loss.
The lap band system has proven to provide significant short-term weight loss within the first 1-2 years of use and has shown to improve or resolve several serious obesity-related comorbid conditions (sleep apnea, asthma, diabetes, hypertension). Although lap band surgery is completely reversible, you should consider the lap band a lifelong commitment.
Gastric Sleeve Procedure for a BMI 32
If your BMI is between 25-30, it means that you are overweight and are a possible candidate for the gastric sleeve. The surgery is performed using laparoscopy meaning that there will only be a few small incisions through which the doctor performs the procedure. The laparoscopic technique allows for quicker recovery and less discomfort.
Results depend on the commitment of each patient, who must be willing to adopt a sensible eating plan and reasonable routine activity. As a restrictive procedure, sleeve gastrectomy will limit the amount of food you can eat by reducing the size of your stomach and making you feel full quicker. The stomach during the gastric sleeve procedure is reduced to about 25% of its original size.
Important note: If you have been diagnosed with obesity-related co-morbidities, only perform the type of physical activity recommended to you by your doctor, and only at the intensity level that keeps you in your comfort zone.
A sedentary life is your worst enemy. Physical activity can bring you welcome long-term life changes, as well as a new, better quality of life.