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There are side effects from the gastric by pass that people must be willing to accept. But, having this surgery for cosmetics reasons only should be against the law. It does cause iron deficiency anemia for the rest of your life. It does cause peripheral neuopathy. It causes osteoporosis, bone loss and can eventually send you down the road to acquired aplastic anemia. The reasons to have the gastric by pass are to prevent death from diabetes, undetected cancers due to being hidden in the fat, and heart attack and stroke from too much weight. We all have to die from something. Hopefully it will be boredom. But if not, the symptoms of iron deficiency are the least bothersome thing you could have.. IT is not an end of the world problem to have. It just takes good health care taking. Something that a lot of us overweight people were not doing to start with. I know that there are plenty of people out there who became obese no matter what they tried to do to take care of themselves. That particular group of people do very well on this surgery because they already try to take care of themselves. Those who want magicaly fixes for their problems do horribly on this weightloss surgery and then screw it up for people who need it the most. Some people enjoy poor health and the perceived attention that they get from having poor health. But, for those who want to do the best with what they have, it is a wonderful gift.
[QUOTE=Marimac]There are side effects from the gastric by pass that people must be willing to accept. But, having this surgery for cosmetics reasons only should be against the law. It does cause iron deficiency anemia for the rest of your life. It does cause peripheral neuopathy. It causes osteoporosis, bone loss and can eventually send you down the road to acquired aplastic anemia. The reasons to have the gastric by pass are to prevent death from diabetes, undetected cancers due to being hidden in the fat, and heart attack and stroke from too much weight. We all have to die from something. Hopefully it will be boredom. But if not, the symptoms of iron deficiency are the least bothersome thing you could have.. IT is not an end of the world problem to have. It just takes good health care taking. Something that a lot of us overweight people were not doing to start with. I know that there are plenty of people out there who became obese no matter what they tried to do to take care of themselves. That particular group of people do very well on this surgery because they already try to take care of themselves. Those who want magicaly fixes for their problems do horribly on this weightloss surgery and then screw it up for people who need it the most. Some people enjoy poor health and the perceived attention that they get from having poor health. But, for those who want to do the best with what they have, it is a wonderful gift.[/QUOTE]

I hope this little rant isn't directed at me ... but it sure seems to be.
IF it is ... and again, I hope not ... it appears you are assuming quite a bit.





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