Symptoms of obesity or being overweight include:
Excess body fat accumulation or belly fat
Shortness of breath
Sweating more than usual
Inability to perform simple physical tasks
Psychological impact (negative self-esteem, depression, shame, social isolation)
Being overweight or obese can put you at risk of acquiring some of the following health issues:
High blood pressure
If your BMI is higher than 25 and you have comorbidities, or in case your BMI is 30 and higher and you’ve no risk factors, you can undergo bariatric surgery after consulting with a doctor.
You might not face any major side-effects of bariatric surgery. However, your doctor will advise you to adopt some lifestyle and dietary changes after the procedure. Rest assured because you will observe health improvements post-surgery.
For the initial week or 10 days post-surgery, you will be put on a liquid diet. Later, you can start with soft and pureed food. Much later, you can follow your normal diet. However, ensure that you consult your doctor before making changes to your dietary routine.