It is undeniable that weight loss surgery is one of the best choices that many obese patients can make for their health.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 29, 2015
According to an article posted October 12th by Bel Marra Health, obese men who had low testosterone levels prior to having bariatric surgery saw improvement in their levels of the hormone after having a laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy procedure. The article explains that, in a study of 58 male sleeve gastrectomy patients, half of whom had low testosterone levels before the procedure, every single one saw at least some increase in their testosterone levels after losing weight. According to Los Angeles medical group Beverly Hills Physicians (BHP), this study is fantastic news for any severely obese men considering weight loss surgery, but who may be on the fence as far as the benefits it can have for them personally.
BHP goes on to explain that, simply by looking at surgery statistics, male patients are a group that could likely use more motivation to pursue weight loss surgery. In fact, the article states that, presently, only 20 percent of the patients that receive a bariatric procedure are male. This, BHP notes, is despite the fact that obesity is equally prevalent in both men and women and about equally dangerous to both genders. While various theories exist as to why men are so underrepresented in bariatric surgery, including the fact that men are more hesitant to seek medical care and that women face more societal pressure to be thin, more must be done to reach out to male patients to make them aware of the true benefits of bariatric surgery.
By raising their testosterone levels, BHP explains that men could experience such benefits as an increased sex drive, better muscle and bone strength, and an overall greater energy to excel in work and enjoy other activities and interests. BHP adds that the benefits are compounded because dramatic weight loss on its own offers many of the same benefits brought about by an increase in testosterone.
While the benefits associated with increased testosterone would surely be appreciated by many potential male sleeve gastrectomy patients, BHP reminds both male and female patients that the procedure can also bring about truly life-saving changes, including remission of type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Because obesity is regarded as the second leading cause of death behind smoking, and bariatric surgery is considered to be the best medically proven method to combat obesity, BHP says that it is undeniable that weight loss surgery is one of the best choices that many obese patients can make for their health. For more information about the benefits of weight loss surgery, or to schedule a consultation today, call Beverly Hills Physicians at 800-788-1416.