Physicians who help patients to lose weight without performing any surgical procedure are known as bariatricians; doctors who perform weight loss surgeries are known as bariatric surgeons.
WHEN SHOULD YOU CONSULT BARIATRICIAN?
From morbid obesity to overweight, bariatricians are consulted by patients who want to lose weight and wish to have an optimal body weight.
WHAT IS THE ROLE OF BARIATRICIAN?
The bariatrician helps an individual to lose weight by assessing his/her present weight condition, associated obesity-related conditions and other factors before recommending appropriate measures including referral to a bariatric surgeon, in case of surgery.
COMMON PROBLEMS YOU SHOULD SEE BARIATRICIAN FOR
The bariatrician can also be consulted for weight-related ailments like heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, etc.
DID YOU KNOW?
Weight loss surgeries are of 3 types - gastric band, gastric sleeve and gastric bypass surgeries.
Thyroid disorder and weight loss
Most of the time, underlying the thyroid disorder is years of abuse of our body. When you don't take proper care of your own nutrition, sleep and invest time for proper exercise, at some point various hormonal systems of the body go out of sync. It is very important to have your thyroid hormones as tablets as per your doctor's prescription and adjust the dose with a periodic check up. And just doing it may reduce your weight little bit. But it will not be enough. You need to work on the root cause of this issue. Avoid all junk food and all sweet food. Low fat - low calorie diets does not work for the majority of people. Eat wholesome nutritious food full of fibers, good quality fat like ghee and coconut etc. Don't focus on calories but on nutritional density and diversity. Simultaneously working on exercise and diet will surely help. You do not have to do rigorous exercise to lose weight but start with something small. Let us say 8-minute workout. Best rate to lose weight is 1/2 kg per week. If that happens, it is least likely to go high again in future. Trying to lose weight in very short time will need some form of crash diet. Even if you lose weight doing this kind of crash diet, you will get it all back in no time and all the gain will be mainly fat. Not good for your health. Be gentle and patient with yourself. Demonstrate commitment to your persistent efforts. Make a comprehensive change in diet, exercise, sleep and stress in your routine. This is called lifestyle medicine. If you can not do it on your own, find some expert who can help you in this over an extended period of time.