Saying that obesity is increasing rapidly in Turkey, Op. Saying that obesity is increasing rapidly in Turkey, Op. Dr. Babek Tabandeh said, “In general, obesity is the presence of excess fat in the body or above the normal limits. Therefore, the numerical value of weight gives very little information about obesity. A young athlete with a very high muscle mass may not be obese while he is overweight.”
Stating that obesity, which is accepted as the disease of the age, is increasing rapidly in Turkey as well as all over the world, Medicana Ataşehir Hospital General Surgeon Specialist Op. Dr. Babek Tabandeh said that the most effective treatment is bariatric surgery. Expressing that obesity in general is the presence of excess fat in the body or above the normal limits, Op. Dr. Babek Tabandeh said, “For this reason, the numerical value of weight gives very little information about obesity. A young athlete with very high muscle mass may not be obese while he is overweight.”
Kiss. Dr. Babek Tabandeh continued his words as follows: “Height is also important; a short person can be obese at lower weights, and on the contrary, a very tall person may not have obesity problems at high weight. A ratio called body mass index, calculated over the patient’s height and weight, determines obesity. Body mass index/Weight (Kilogram)/Height for a normal person, or its abbreviation in English, BMI value should be between 18-24.9. When BMI is above 25, the patient enters the obesity limits In the presence of BMI 35 and other diseases brought about by obesity, it is necessary to mention the presence of morbid obesity. However, today, determining the amount of fat with more detailed body evaluations and even in which part of the body the fat content is concentrated are considered more important information.”
“Excess insulin secretion leads to obesity”
Kiss. Dr. Tabandeh said, “The patient’s genetic and cultural structure, familial background, all the physical and mental traumas he has been exposed to while in the mother’s womb, environmental problems since childhood, stresses, diseases, treatments, and work and life conditions all affect the metabolism and appetite center controlled by the patient’s brain. One of our general concepts in medicine is the fact that prevention of the disease before it develops is always more effective and cheaper than treatment. Another important event is that the treatment of the disease should always treat all the underlying or aggravating causes as much as possible. The fact that the conventional belief in consuming less calories and burning more calories is not sufficient in the treatment of this disease has been understood from the rapid increase in obesity all over the world. It is converted into oil and stored. Another measure is the consumption of real foods, that is, the intake of natural nutrients. Follow-up and continuity; Informing patients before and after obesity and metabolic surgery, training on lifestyle changes, personal and group reminder meetings, and professional psychological and physical therapy support should be followed up for a long time when necessary. According to each type of surgery, there may be foods that patients should not eat, and types and styles of nutrition that should be adapted.