Health and Human Rights Team seeks to save the life of a man who weighs 280 kilos

The municipality works to ensure that its social work covers surgical intervention, as required by the obesity law that it approves. the Congress in 2008. Professionals analyze the case.
Posted on 10/21/2011 & nbsp; - Gustavo G. is very keen to live, but his 280 kilos of weight make that sometimes his forces vanish. You have 40 years, and your case is there. being attended by the Health and Human Rights authorities of the local commune, who want to get their social work to cover the expenses of the operation that will save them. life, as indicated by the obesity law passed by Congress in 2008. & nbsp;

He can no longer move from home because his obesity has prevented him from moving. & nbsp;

A medical team is here studying his case, and on Tuesday, professionals from the municipality will visit him to continue with the accompaniment. & nbsp;

The director of Human Rights, Marta Regalado explained. that "health is everyone's rights and it is our obligation to help you". & nbsp;

Sentence & oacute; that "it has to be operated because it's at risk his life and he says he wants to live. & nbsp;
Punctuality & oacute; that you want to provide help before and after the operation, because the family needs information, but also emotional containment. & nbsp;

For its part, Dr. Rold, who analyzes the case explained: "Currently, we are exploring what are the best surgeries, sleeve gastrectomy is the least surgical risk, taking into account the characteristics Patient's needs. & nbsp;

Your colleague, Dr. Federico Moser, who also participates in the case study, expresses: "Sleeve gastrectomy, more? s commonly known as gastric sleeve, is a type of intervention called obesity surgery, which consists of reducing three-quarters of the size of the stomach, minimizing dr & s; its storage capacity and facilitating the r & amp; fast weight loss by obese patients & rdquo;. & nbsp;

Also add & oacute; that "the gastrectomy is born" and it is consolidated in recent years as a highly positive alternative for patients, since it does not produce any type of alteration in the digestive tract, affecting only the stomach without involving the intestine at all. n sense. This makes it a much less risky intervention than the gastric bypass. & Nbsp;

Santiago's reality & nbsp;

The latest National Factors Survey of Risk that I have out the Ministry of Health of the Nation revel & oacute; that 51% of santiague & ntilde; os suffer from obesity and overweight. & nbsp;

Dr. M & oacutenica Rold & ncute; n, who attends the obesity office of Hospital Independencia, precis & oacute; that obesity is more rapid linked to socio-cultural factors. & nbsp;

"When the person has less access to food of nutritional value and eats the food they can buy, it is predestined to suffer from obesity, "he said at the time that detall & oacute; the importance of becoming aware of the right nourishment. & nbsp;

Destac & oacute; the benefit of new surgeries as they provide "hope for people suffering from poor obesity" and that they can now access them. & nbsp;

The obesity indexes in the province are worrisome. These are accompanied by other statistics that aggravate the situation. & Nbsp;

The aforementioned survey reveals that in the province 33% of the population is overweight (2% less than in 2005), while 18% suffer from obesity in different degrees (3% more than in 2005). & nbsp;
It should be remembered that among the first are those who have a body mass index (BMI) greater than 25, while the seconds exceed 30. & nbsp;

In addition, it is reported. that the inactivity of santiague & ntilde; in 20%, understood as the totally sedentary person. In the survey, 34% of citizens reported eating only one fruit or vegetable per day.