While the risk of death in adults is currently very low at below 1 per cent, there are a number of complications for teenagers who are considering the surgery including birth defects. Procedures such as this can reduce the absorption of critical vitamins and minerals, in particular folic acid which is a key element in the prevention of spina bifida and other neural tube defects.
Joan Han of the U.S. National Institutes of Health has suggested that surgery such as this be used only after every other avenue has been exhausted.
Teenagers who are overweight and considering gastric band surgery may want to explore the option of hypnotherapy for weight loss as the process involves helping individuals identify the emotional issue which has lead them to overeating in the first place.
Not only will it help those suffering with weight issues to develop a different attitude towards food and eating habits but will also help individuals to get back in control of how much they eat.
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