Academician Shestakova announced that the time has come to undergo surgery to reduce the stomach

Surgery to reduce the length of the stomach and intestines with a body mass index exceeding 35 kg / m is worth it.2nd – that is, in the second stage of obesity. This was reported to by Marina Shestakova, Deputy Director of the National Endocrinology Research Center of the Russian Ministry of Health, Director of the Diabetes Institute, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

“The sooner we start treatment, the sooner the person loses weight, the fewer complications from obesity. The complications are not only diabetes but also cardiovascular diseases, joint diseases and fatty liver up to cirrhosis,” he explained.

Today, the Ministry of Health funds bariatric surgery for patients with diabetes whose BMI is over 40 kg/m2.2nd. In many countries, gastric reduction is performed at a BMI of 35 kg/m2.2nd and even less. However, it should be borne in mind that surgery is an extreme measure. You should resort to it after making sure that other methods of dealing with excess weight – diets, exercise and special prescription drugs aimed at losing weight are ineffective.

Source: Gazeta


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