Co-Morbidities and Psychological Outcomes After Bariatric Surgery

Overweight patients with co-morbidities were more likely to be depressed than those without diseases such as diabetes, hyperlipidemia and hypertension. Additionally, individuals with depression did not lose as much weight as non-depressed individuals.

5 Tips:

  1. Understand the effects of emotional eating.
  2. Journal eating patterns to identify if emotional eating is taking place.
  3. If emotional eating is taking place, identify another activity to partake in rather than eating when you are in that emotional state.
  4. Stay active each day.
  5. Monitor the differences in mood based on your activity level.

The success the patient has after surgery is based on eating habits and an improvement in mood is essential.

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