Research on Diabetes Underlines Bariatric Surgery’s Lifesaving Power, Notes Dr. Feiz & Associates

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Commenting on a recent article, the Los Angeles bariatric surgery clinic explains that a groundbreaking study found bariatric surgery related weight loss to be highly effective in the long-term treatment of type 2 diabetes.

Dr. Feiz & Associates explains that diabetes is just one of the many health concerns directly or indirectly caused by obesity.

Dr. Feiz & Associates conclude by nothing that bariatric procedures such as the gastric sleeve and the Lap Band continue to help a great many patients achieve their weight loss goals.

According to a recent study that tracked bariatric surgery patients for a total of five years, over 88 percent of participants were able to maintain healthy blood glucose levels without the use of insulin, as noted in an article published April 4th on Medical Xpress. The study, called STAMPEDE (Surgical Therapy and Medications Potentially Eradicate Diabetes Efficiently) was the largest randomized trial of its type comparing medical treatment with bariatric surgery, says the article. What’s more, the research found that weight loss assisted by procedures such as the sleeve gastrectomy was more effective at maintaining blood glucose levels than medication was. Commenting on this article, Los Angeles based bariatric surgery clinic, Dr. Feiz & Associates, notes that notes that 29 million Americans have diabetes, and that left unchecked, it can lead to symptoms ranging from fatigue to cardiovascular disease, kidney failure, strokes, and blindness. On the bright side, the bariatric clinic says, the stated research is consistent with the experiences of its previous and current patients; a great many of its bariatric surgery patients have found little or no need to take insulin or diabetes medication following successful weight loss. Of course, the clinic notes, patients should never make any changes to their medication regimen without the approval of their primary care physician.

Dr. Feiz & Associates explains that diabetes is just one of the many health concerns directly or indirectly caused by obesity, and that bariatric surgery is reliably successful at reducing the severity and impact of these issues on the body. When it comes to hypertension and heart disease, the clinic notes that, in a study of 500 patients who underwent weight loss surgery, 92% of them experienced complete remission. On a related note, hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol) is also often found in patients with severe obesity. Dr. Feiz & Associates notes that, among 93% of their patients following weight loss surgery, cholesterol levels were greatly improved. Additionally, many people with severe obesity complain of sore or aching joints, particularly in the knees and hips. Osteoarthritis, also known as wear-and-tear arthritis, can be eased and even reversed once a bariatric surgery patient begins to shed their excess body weight, Dr. Feiz & Associates notes. Because every patient is different, Dr. Feiz & Associates cautions, however, that the results following bariatric surgery may vary.

Dr. Feiz & Associates conclude by nothing that bariatric procedures such as the gastric sleeve and the Lap Band continue to help a great many patients achieve their weight loss goals, improve their health, and extend their lives. For more information about the benefits bariatric surgery offers, interested readers may call Dr. Feiz & Associates at (310) 855-8058 or visit the bariatric clinic’s website at http://www.DrFeiz.com.

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