Article on Physiology of Obesity Highlights Weight Loss Surgery’s Status as the Only Proven Medical Intervention, Notes Dr. Feiz & Associates

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The Los Angeles bariatric surgery clinic Dr. Feiz & Associates explains that, because humans’ physiology is geared toward maintaining weight and not losing it, bariatric surgery may be required to make long term weight loss more achievable

Dr. Feiz explains how the gastric sleeve procedure works on the TV show "The Doctors"

Only bariatric surgery was able to break the pattern known as “yo-yo” dieting in the weight loss community, characterized by weight gains that equal or exceed previous losses.

According to an article published March 19th on The Huffington Post Australia, experts are calling for obesity to be viewed primarily from a physiological, rather than a behavioral, standpoint, due to the reality that the body causes dieters to maintain their current weight, rather than shed it. One of the specialists quoted in the article notes that if an individual is 100 pounds heavier than they should be, “people will view that as a disease of gluttony, whereas the biological view is that the hypothalamus is confused and is defending that abnormal body weight.” The article recounts the experiences of an Australian couple who struggled with their severe obesity for years, losing weight at times only to quickly regain it. Only bariatric surgery was able to break the pattern known as “yo-yo” dieting in the weight loss community, characterized by weight gains that equal or exceed previous losses. According to Los Angeles based bariatric surgery center, Dr. Feiz & Associates, the couple’s experience rings true for a great many people who struggle with severe obesity.

Dr. Feiz & Associates explains that, while it is common knowledge that diet and exercise are the go-to methods for people to get into shape, it is an exceptionally daunting challenge for individuals with severe obesity to actually lose weight this way, not to mention to keep it off in the long term. As noted in the article, bariatric surgery is effective because it disarms many of the excessive hunger inducing physiological mechanisms involved.

Dr. Feiz & Associates explains how the gastric sleeve procedure, which is quickly becoming the most popular form of weight loss surgery typically works. First, the procedure involves removing approximately 80% of the stomach, which reduces its capacity and allows the patient to feel fuller faster than previously with smaller meals. Second, this removal of stomach tissue significantly limits the release of ghrelin, a hormone which induces those all but irresistible hunger pangs. This two-fold effect, Dr. Feiz & Associates notes, is responsible for the dramatic weight loss success the clinic’s patients consistently experience. Of course, they note, this surgery should not be seen as a magic bullet or short cut to a healthy weight; patients must maintain a long-term and multifaceted approach that incorporates proper nutrition, physical activity, and behavioral modification.

For more information about the success that Dr. Feiz and his patients have achieved, or to schedule a consultation, interested readers may call Dr. Feiz & Associates at (310) 855-8058 or visit the clinic’s website at http://www.DrFeiz.com. The experienced and compassionate team at Dr. Feiz & Associates note that they are ready and available to answer any relevant questions from prospective patients.

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