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Bariatric Surgery & Obesity Related Infertility

Long considered a lifestyle disorder, Obesity is increasingly becoming a health concern for India, one that predisposes patients to many life threatening disorders.

While it requires surgical intervention for morbid cases, Obesity and its health implications are largely misunderstood. As an association of bariatric surgeons in India, OSSI aims to create & disseminate information on Obesity to educate & help not only the morbidly obese but also readers who may wish to learn more about this medical condition.

Our blog aims to facilitate knowledge & experience sharing on surgical treatments, new techniques and research for the advancement of bariatric treatments in India, with each article thoughtfully contributed.

The most common obesity-related complications that come in mind are diabetes, heart disease and hypertension. However, there is also a strong association between obesity and infertility. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), a common cause of anovulation, represents an important link between obesity and infertility. Although PCOS embodies a wide spectrum of disease with unclear pathophysiology, it is commonly defined as oligo- or anovulation, hyperandrogenism, and polycystic ovaries by ultrasound. Notably, at least half of women with PCOS are obese and thus require special attention, as they represent potential bariatric surgery patients.

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