Often you may find that weight loss surgery has become a necessary step after you reach a weight that is more than one hundred pounds your normal weight. You may have tried to lose weight via alternative methods, diet, medication, exercise and even hypnotism but to no avail.
There may be major or simple problems that are keeping you from properly losing weight and no matter how complicated you find that you've reached the point where weight loss surgery is an option. Of course there may have been a genetic tendency keeping you from losing weight. The 'fat' gene is commonly known about these days and is responsible for hindering many people from living a healthy life. One could also say its in our instinctive nature to eat in preparation for hard times. Or you may have a co-morbidity factor.
A co-morbidity factor is often a medical condition that keeps you from being active enough to keep up your metabolism and energy usage. Plus if you tend to be more sedentary you while tend to be bored more often and eat out of boredom. A co-morbidity can be a heart condition, asthma, or maybe a painful leg injury.
Once the co-morbidity factor gets you down and packing on more weight you may begging to develop other health problems that simply contribute to the obesity problem, these can also be asthma, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, and pain. As you can see this becomes a rapidly cyclical and debilitating problem, which weight loss surgery offers to halt, by causing you to loss weight rapidly. As you lose weight your obesity related health problems may disappear or ease to a manageable point and you will find that its easier to move around.
Hopefully you will also be able to address the original co-morbidity factor will medication or medical treatment or in the time since you developed it, it may have healed.