Obesity in Teens Helped by Weight Loss Surgery
At 307 pounds, that was about the only exercise he could handle. Just walking a mile was difficult. He lost about 40 pounds in the next nine months. He wanted to continue dropping weight, but became frustrated as he failed to make progress. His wife, Sally, encouraged him to try Weight Watchers. Pallas resisted at first.
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Weight loss and relationships study: Lose weight and lose your relationship?
Questionnaires were administered to each couple that asked how the weight loss impacted the relationship. The original paper , entitled Weighty Dynamics: Exploring Couples’ Perceptions of Post-Weight-Loss Interaction, co-written by Dr. Rene Dailey of the University of Texas, revealed that yes, there were some negative consequences within the relationship, however most of those interviewed declared weight loss resulted in a positive interaction, such as sharing a healthy lifestyle. The data acquired showed a positive change in communication where one partner was able to include a healthy lifestyle into the relationship through inspirational discussion and/or behavior. Couples who were receptive experienced an increase in emotional and physical intimacy. There were documented cases, however, that did show a negative correlation, where one partner of the couple would nag the other to lose weight and eat healthy, which caused tension.
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While the obesity operations are definitely drastic and always used as a final decision, major complications such as accidental damage to internal organs only happened to about 8 percent of teenagers. Less severe problems including dehydration and bleeding affected around 15 percent of kids during the first 30 days after obesity surgery. The report involved 242 teenagers who had the obesity operation at five different United States centers from 2007 through 2011. Effects for the first month after surgery were put on the Internet Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. In a new scientific report, the American Heart Association stated that obesity surgery might just be the best treatment for severe obesity in teens.
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