Changes in the Brain’s Response to Food Following a Weight Loss Procedure Highlights the Proven Impact of Bariatric Surgery, says Dr. Feiz & Associates

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Commenting on a recent article, Dr. Feiz & Associates note that bariatric surgery works for numerous reasons, and has many positive health impacts.

Studies have shown that bariatric surgery can change the way the brain responds to food.

Dr. Feiz & Associates note that while nearly all severely obese patients struggle with an often constant desire for food, bariatric surgery can significantly change their psychological response to food...

According to an August 18 article on AJMC, studies on the brain’s response to food show that bariatric surgery significantly reduces how much severely obese patients want to eat, with likely benefits in terms of allowing patients to successfully maintain a healthy weight in the long term. Dr. Feiz & Associates note that while nearly all severely obese patients who manage to lose even some of their excess weight struggle with an often constant desire for food that tends to increase over time, bariatric surgery can significantly change their psychological response to food and help promote a long-term weight loss. The Los Angeles bariatric center notes that, by achieving a major weight loss and maintaining it over time severely obese patients can benefit from a variety of long-term health improvements following a bariatric surgery, such as:

Heart Function - The Los Angeles weight loss surgery practice notes that several severely obese patients oftentimes suffer from high blood pressure (hypertension) and other cardiovascular problems related to their obesity which tends to become more serious as patients age. Losing a significant amount of weight through cutting-edge weight loss procedures such as the gastric sleeve can typically relieve the heart from undue strain and very often improve overall cardiovascular health. In terms of heart disease risk factors, Dr. Feiz & Associates note that in addition to reduced hypertension, weight loss surgery patients can benefit from lower levels of cholesterol with a successful weight loss.

Arthritis Relief - Oftentimes, severely obese patients experience limited mobility due to bone and joint pain. The Los Angeles bariatric surgery center notes that excess weight is a constant strain on a patient’s joints which often leads to conditions such as osteoarthritis. Dr. Feiz & Associates go on to note that with the help of bariatric surgery, the significant loss of excess weight is likely to improve a patient’s symptoms of arthritis. The weight loss surgery practice goes on to note that improvements in arthritis and joint pain can enable patients to increase their mobility and lead more active lifestyles.

Diabetes Remission- By far one of the most common and life-threatening diseases linked to obesity is type 2 diabetes, a risk factor for numerous life threatening conditions, ranging from strokes and heart failure to kidney disease. Dr. Feiz & Associates note that a successful weight loss procedure such as a gastric sleeve can very frequently cause long-term weight loss that can greatly improve blood sugar and, in many cases, allow diabetes to go into remission.

Dr. Feiz & Associates concludes by noting that bariatric surgery can provide numerous health and wellness benefits for severely obese patients suffering from a variety of health complications related to their obesity. The Los Angeles medical center goes on to note that their highly skilled and extremely experienced team of medical staff can provide patients with answers to any questions or concerns about their weight loss procedures. Interested readers who want more information about bariatric surgery are welcome to call Dr. Feiz & Associates at (800) 868-5946 or visit them online at

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