Thursday, May 25, 2017
comprehensive bariatric programs require psychological evaluations prior to surgery and many have behavioral therapists available for patient consultations after surgery" proves my point. If they have improved self-esteem, higher quality life, and are receiving professional counseling to boot then their reasons for committing suicide would be far lower than that of the general population but instead, it is much much higher.
I can only speculate as to why. I suspect that a lot of why bariatic surgery victims kill themselves is because of the painful complications caused by weight loss surgery. In addition to that, they are no longer to pleasure themselves with food because eating becomes very painful for some gastric surgery victims and since most fat people live to eat rather than eat to live and their lives revolve around food. Food is their life.
There is also the malabsorption factor. Gastric bypass victims are unable to absorb the nutrients that are essential for good physical and mental health.
2. The stomach no longer works correctly: The function of the stomach is to prepare the food for absorption of the small intestine. After the stomach is turned into a "pouch" it can no longer do its job so when the food reaches the small intestines it nutrient content cannot be extracted.
3: Most of the small intestine is bypassed: A normal small intestine is 20 feet long. It has to be that long in order to absorb the essential nutrients humans need. After gastric bypass surgery there is not enough small intestine left to do its job of absorbing nutrients.
The immediate answer for the boozing, snorting, and gluttony is harsh shaming and unrelenting ridicule. AKA tough love.