Recent Study Highlights Connection Between Bariatric Surgery and Defeating Diabetes, Notes Dr. Feiz & Associates

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Commenting on a recent article, the Los Angeles bariatric surgery clinic notes that new information may offer peace of mind to diabetics struggling with obesity

David lost 13 inches in waist size with the help of Dr. Feiz & Associates.

According to Dr. Feiz & Associates, this information may be extremely important to diabetic patients who are considering bariatric surgery, and – in the long term – may even be of importance to diabetics who are not weight loss surgery candidates.

According to a recent article published January 22 on Futurity, patients who undergo bariatric surgery to lose weight can experience remission of type 2 diabetes, even before weight loss occurs. Los Angeles based bariatric surgeon Michael Feiz M.D., F.A.C.S. notes that, although the findings are not yet completely understood, and while the study was conducted with mice, the evidence shows that bile acid increases following bariatric surgery, which plays a crucial role in balancing glucose levels in the body. In short, while more information is needed to confirm the findings, the study shows that bariatric surgery performed on mice was able to treat the issues which impact the bodies of diabetics even before they lose all of their weight. According to Dr. Feiz & Associates, this information may be extremely important to diabetic patients who are considering bariatric surgery, and – in the long term – may even be of importance to diabetics who are not weight loss surgery candidates. Additionally, the bariatric surgery clinic notes that, while this study cites a positive effect of bariatric surgery itself on diabetes, remission of type 2 diabetes has only been witnessed in human patients after surgery and the appropriate lifestyle changes and eating habits have been fulfilled. Of course, diabetes is but one issue facing obese individuals, some of the other potentially life-threatening comorbidities that can be alleviated with bariatric surgery include:

Hyperlipidemia – Also known as simply high cholesterol, hyperlipidemia occurs when a certain amount of lipids or fats accumulates in the blood. As these substances build up within artery walls, scar tissue and other debris can thicken and cause hardening of the arteries, which doctors refer to as atherosclerosis. According to Dr. Feiz & Associates, research on weight loss surgery found that in 93% of patients surveyed, these conditions were overall improved with bariatric surgery.

Sleep apnea and respiratory problems – A potentially life-threatening condition which can also result in fatigue and numerous other quality of life issue, sleep apnea occurs when a person stops breathing during sleep due to soft tissue in the back of the throat collapsing, leaving the airway closed off Dr. Feiz & Associates notes, severe obesity is a leading cause for this and other respiratory problems, due to excess weight pressing down on the chest and lung cavity. Regarding this comorbidity, the weight loss surgery clinic notes that obstructive sleep apnea was resolved in 85.7% of patients after gastric bypass surgery, further adding to the potential health and happiness benefits of bariatric surgery.

At Dr. Feiz & Associates, when it comes to any weight loss surgical procedure, patient care is considered the highest priority and the clinic notes their commitment to the latest techniques, including needlescopic sleeve gastectomy. For additional information about the success that patients of Dr. Feiz & Associates have attained, call the bariatric surgery center at (310) 855-8058 or visit it online at http://www.DrFeiz.com.

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