American woman loses legs after weight loss surgery
If you're significantly overweight, you may feel you'd be willing to do anything to get the weight off, even resorting to surgery. And with rates of obesity skyrocketing -- two-thirds of all U.S. states already have obesity rates exceeding 25 percent -- the use of bariatric (weight loss) surgery has increased 10-fold since 2000 in some areas.
But before you decide to go under the knife, you must understand the risks involved -- and know that they can be severe and even deadly. Due to complications from weight loss surgery, the woman in the video above lost both of her legs, while others, like 55-year-old Paula Rojeski, have made the ultimate sacrifice and lost their lives.
These are not rare events.
Since 2009, five people have died after Lap-Band surgery from one group of weight loss clinics in California alone. Please understand that you, too, could be forced to make a similar sacrifice if you opt for weight loss surgery, which is especially tragic because there are safe ways to lose weight that can help virtually everyone. You don't need to risk your life, or your limbs, to achieve your weight loss goals.
Internet site reference: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/10/03/woman-loses-legs-after-weightloss-surgery.aspx