Fortis Malar Hospitals together with GEM Hospital today launched an initiative “Happy Losers Club” at its Fortis Gem Centre for Obesity. This initiative was inaugurated by legendary singer S.P. Balasubrahmanyam. Happy Losers Club aims to provide support environment for those who have embarked on a path of weight loss and healthy living through bariatric surgery.
Speaking on the occasion Dr. Deepak Subramanian - Consultant Minimal Access (Gastro) & Bariatric Surgeon, Fortis Malar Hospital said, “Obesity is a disease that affects almost every organ. It is the most important factor causing diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, ischemic heart disease, stroke, infertility, snoring (sleep apnea), joint problems, breathing difficulties and certain types of cancers. Our new initiative Happy Losers club will help the patients to discuss their experience, both before and after the surgery on various aspects that will include diet, exercise, clothing after the surgery and to provide 'encouragement' to those who have chosen the surgery to get back healthy life.”
“Obesity is a major public health concern which is increasing in adolescents and children. 22% of Indian children aged between 5-19 years are obese. The reason behind this rise in obesity could be attributed to the change in the lifestyle. The children are developing Type-2 diabetes because of obesity. Dietary changes and physical activities are must to fight Childhood Obesity” saidDr. Praveen Raj, Head – Department of Bariatric Surgery, GEM Hospital & Research Centre.
As part of launch of the Happy Losers Club, Fortis Malar Hospital is organizing a free Obesity Screening Camp at its hospital premises till 30th November 2016. People will be screened for height, weight, BMI, Random Blood Sugar, BP and fat monitoring test. Patients who have a body mass index (BMI) of more than 33 will get free consultation with Bariatric surgeon.
Fortis Gem Centre for Obesity provides practical solutions to help people achieve and maintain a healthy weight and to reverse the obesity crisis. Surgery is needed for people with BMI (body mass index) of more than 40. One can avail the Key-hole surgery which has quicker recovery period.
Fortis Gem Centre for Obesity offers a holistic approach to Obesity and its related disorders like, Diabetes, Hyper-Cholestrolemia, Hyper tension, Infertility, Sleep Apnea and many more. This Center provides the best possible combination of people, process, and technology towards the treatment of obesity and resolution for Diabetes.