Bariatricians are doctors who specialize in the treatment of obesity and other disorders associated with this condition. When they perform weight loss surgical procedures, they are known as bariatric surgeons.
WHEN SHOULD YOU CONSULT BARIATRICIAN?
Bariatricians are sought by patients for treating obesity and its related health conditions.
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
Bariatricians are adept at weight loss and weight maintenance programmes.
DID YOU KNOW?
Paul Mason reported the biggest weight loss of about 450 gm after undergoing a gastric bypass surgery.
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.