Lisa Marie Presley died of complications of bariatric surgery.


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Sad, but I know there are many people in the world with our problem. I never seriously considered surgery, but I sure understand why some do.

On Thursday, the medical examiner's office ruled that she died of natural causes and said that the cardiac arrest was caused by a "small bowel obstruction".

This occurs when the small intestine is blocked, sometimes as a result of colon cancer, medication or adhesions (scar tissue) that form after surgeries. Some conditions that inflame intestines can also lead to small bowel obstructions.

In Presley's case, the report found that the adhesions were caused by weight-loss surgery, known as bariatric surgery, that she underwent several years ago.

"This is a known long-term complication of this type of surgery," the medical examiner's report noted.

Lisa Marie Presley's cause of death revealed
Another reason why surgery should not be considered "the easy way out" and why it really isn't the ultimate solution to this society-wide issue we have.