Study on Neuropathy Highlights Health Benefits of Bariatric Surgery, Notes Dr. Feiz & Associates

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Commenting on a recent article, the Los Angeles bariatric surgery clinic explains that likely improvements in neuropathy and nerve-related issues can be added to the long list of benefits associated with weight loss procedures

Neuropathy is characterized by pain, a pins-and-needles sensation, and numbness in the hands and feet, and is often caused by diabetes.

Dr. Feiz & Associates explains 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.

An article published April 16th in Neurology Advisor outlines new research that sheds light on a heretofore little known benefit associated with bariatric surgery. Scientists presented a study at the American Academy of Neurology in Vancouver indicating that for obese patients experiencing nerve issues such as subclinical neuropathy, bariatric surgery may likely help improve peripheral nerve function.

Commenting on this article, the Los Angeles-based bariatric surgery clinic Dr. Feiz & Associates explains that neuropathy is characterized by pain, a pins-and-needles sensation, and numbness in the hands and feet, and is often caused by diabetes. The clinic notes that this new research not only confirms bariatric surgery’s status as the scientifically proven method to achieve long-term weight loss success, but also as an effective all-around treatment for the many health concerns associated with severe obesity.

Indeed, with so many proven benefits, more patients than ever are coming to Dr. Feiz & Associates interested in a weight loss procedures. Patients who wish to experience these benefits typically go through a number of stages before and after the procedure. These include:

Qualifying – Generally, candidates for bariatric surgery fit in one of two categories. Either they have a body mass index (BMI) between 35 and 40 with two obesity-related comorbidities, or their BMI is 40 or greater. These comorbidities include health concerns such as heart failure, cholesterol issues, type 2 diabetes, and, if determined by a physician, even neuropathy. Potential bariatric patients are also evaluated on their history of weight loss attempts, and their psychological and physical health.

Preparing - Dr. Feiz & Associates explains that their team takes four elements into account – medical, nutritional, psychological, and surgical – in order to develop an individualized weight loss plan for its patients. The center notes that surgical candidates need to understand that, in order to attain successful long-term results, they will ultimately need to change their eating habits and relationship with food. The clinic notes that it has a highly experienced certified dietician available who counsels patients following surgery.

Follow-up – Following bariatric surgery, surgeons generally begin patients on liquid diets until the stomach is ready for semisolid foods. During this period of time, Dr. Feiz & Associates explains that patients need to adjust to a new way of eating and acclimatize to a newer sense of fullness following meals. The center adds that, if patients can maintain their adjusted diet plans, they can expect to reach their weight loss goals within a year or two.

Dr. Feiz & Associates explains 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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