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Can I Undergo Bariatric surgery after covid infection?

Obesity and diabetes increase risk of Covid-19 related complications. Bariatric surgeries for obesity and metabolic surgeries for type 2 diabetes reduce those risks.

Can I Undergo Bariatric surgery after covid infection?

Obesity and diabetes increase risk of Covid-19 related complications. Bariatric surgeries for obesity and metabolic surgeries for type 2 diabetes reduce those risks. After surgeries even if anyone gets Covid-19 infection, it is either asymptomatic or usually mild and recovery chances are significantly high.
You can safely undergo bariatric and metabolic surgeries after recovering from Covid-19 infection but the waiting time depends on the severity of Corona infection, requirement for hospital/ICU admission.

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Previous history of bariatric surgery significantly reduces risk of hospital admission, intensive care treatment and ventilator requirement in covid positive patients suffering from obesity.
Obesity significantly increases covid related mortality and morbidity because of defective immune response to infections. Obesity with BMI > 30 kg/m2 is an independent risk factor for COVID-19.

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Changes in the different components of the immunity due to certain risk factors leads to some individuals more vulnerable to this storm resulting in developing severe to life threatening Corona infection compared to others. Viral load at the time of exposure also plays a role.
Following are the risk factors:
Co-morbid medical conditions
Obesity
– Diabetes
– Hypertension
– Cardiovascular disease
– Chronic Renal diseases
– Immunodeficiency diseases

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No signs of school reopening in near future. Online classes eliminates possibility of walking to class rooms, running and sports in the ground. No games or sports. Parents used to rely on schools for physical exercise. An in the pandemic, parents are afraid to send kids outside even within the communities. This led to lack of exercise. They resort to watching tv or playing video games. This increased screen time, reduced physical activity, and disturbed sleep pattern.

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Obesity increases life risk by 50%. In India BMI – 25 to 29.99 kg/m² is considered as mild obesity. Majority of the people with excess weight fall in this category. To lose weight, these individuals need lifestyle modifications such as healthy diet, regular food habits, regular exercise, adequate sleep and leading stress free life.

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Bariatric surgery is indicated for individuals suffering from severe obesity. It results in long lasting weight loss and long standing remission from type 2 diabetes. It can prevent the onset of several co-morbid diseases and can resolve the same diseases in several individuals if they already developed these problems.
Do not neglect excess weight even if you are not suffering from any other medical disease. Seek expert help before it is too late.

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Individuals suffering from diabetes are at high risk of developing severe Covid-19 infection and it’s related complications including mucormycosis (black fungus).
Mucormycosis is an opportunistic fungal infection. It affects individuals with decreased immunity. High blood sugar levels in diabetic patients cause immune dysfunction. Diabetes medications can suppress immune response.