Study on Weight Loss Surgery and Its Effect on the Aging Process Highlights the Many Benefits of Bariatric Surgery, notes Dr. Feiz & Associates

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The Los Angeles bariatric surgery center notes that a recent study on weight loss surgery and its effects on the aging process further emphasize the proven benefits of bariatric surgery.

Bariatric surgery can provide a variety of health benefits for a severely obese patient.

Dr. Feiz & Associates note that a positive change in the aging process is only one of the many benefits of weight loss surgery.

An article published July 8 on Daily Mail reveals that the cells of women patients who had undergone bariatric surgery had longer telomeres, considered to be the “internal clock” of a cell. The article suggests that the new evidence indicates the weight loss following a surgery may be reversing the premature aging of the body that experts associate with obesity. Dr. Feiz & Associates note that a positive change in the aging process is only one of the many benefits of weight loss surgery. The bariatric surgery center goes on to note that severely obese patients can enjoy a variety of health improvements after undergoing weight loss surgery, such as:

Diabetes remission - One of the most common diseases linked to obesity is type 2 diabetes, says Dr. Feiz & Associates. This occurs when a significant amount of sugar is built up in the blood that the body is not able to process as energy. Type 2 diabetes is associated with significantly higher risk of a great many serious health threats ranging from strokes and kidney failure, to heart disease and nerve damage (neuropathy). Dr. Feiz & Associates note that undergoing bariatric surgery allows the severely obese patient to finally lose significant weight. Thus, weight loss surgery enables the body to stop resisting insulin to the same degree and often puts diabetes into remission, notes Dr. Feiz & Associates.

Improved mobility - Oftentimes, severely obese people have problems with mobility due to their sheer size, but that’s only the beginning. Their excess weight also contributes to the daily wear and tear of their bones and joints brought on by their weight. Dr. Feiz & Associates note that the drastic weight loss that patients experience after undergoing weight loss surgery facilitates mobility as their bones and joints are less strained. This enables the patient to become more involved in social and physical activities they otherwise might want to avoid, the clinic notes.

Improved Sleep - Many severely obese patients suffer from sleep apnea. This typically occurs when excess fat and soft tissue obstruct the airway and interrupt the breathing process while a patient is asleep. The Los Angeles bariatric surgery center notes that once a patient loses excess weight after bariatric surgery, their sleep apnea is more likely to be partially or completely resolved. The patient is then often able to sleep through the night without constantly being interrupted by their sleep apnea. With better sleep comes more energy, notes Dr. Feiz & Associates, and this very often enables the patient to experience a greatly improved quality of life.

Dr. Feiz & Associates concludes by noting that weight loss surgery can drastically improve a severely obese patient’s overall health and happiness. Interested readers who want to learn more information about the health benefits of bariatric surgery can call Dr. Feiz & Associates at (800) 868-5946 or visit the bariatric surgery clinic’s website at

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