The Journal of Bucharest College of Physicians and the Romanian Academy of Medical Sciences

Living and Eating Behavior before and after Metabolic Surgery in Romanian Patients


Introduction: Obesity is currently an endemic problem worldwide largely caused by an environment that promotes excessive food consumption and discourages physical activity. The sources of obesity are directly related to two areas: genetic and environmental factors, which constantly interact in the regulation of body weight. Aim: Through this research, it was aimed to evaluate the typical profile of the individual who uses metabolic surgery and the degree of physical and psychological satisfaction after such an intervention. Materials and methods: The patients introduced in the study are from personal cases, in number of about 1130, operated during 9 years. Of these, 122 represented the basis for the analysis and had to answer 37 questions in a preoperative questionnaire and 34 questions in a postoperative one and we extracted 15 questions from each of the questionnaire. Results: Statistics show that there was an improvement in quality of life as reported by 77.78% of interviewers, libido and sexual quality were improved in 44% of the included patients and a level of stress considered responsible for food hyperapetitis in only about 43% of respondents. Conclusions: Improving the quality of life is directly related to weight loss. In addition, there is a correlation between improving the quality of life and improving sex life or increasing the frequency of exercise. Metabolic surgery must be understood with all the benefits it generates.