Article on Diabetes Epidemic Points to Bariatric Surgery’s Powerful Impact on Patient Health, Notes Dr. Feiz & Associates

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Commenting on the article, the bariatric surgery center explains that diabetes experts are endorsing bariatric surgery as an effective means of controlling diabetes.

A great many patients who have had weight loss surgery and a history of type II diabetes have experienced a truly dramatic and well-documented improvement in their diabetes control.

Dr. Feiz & Associates points out that type II diabetes is just one of the many health issues which bariatric surgery has been proven effective in alleviating.

According to an article published May 24th on Time, diabetes experts around the world are advocating that bariatric surgery should be considered a form of treatment for patients struggling with type II diabetes. The article explains that new guidelines appearing in the scientific journal Diabetes Care say that, while bariatric surgery is generally primarily intended to help people with severe obesity shed excess body weight, it should also be a treatment option for obese patients with type II diabetes alongside lifestyle changes and medication because it has been shown to effectively control the condition over the long term.

Commenting on this article, Los Angeles based bariatric surgery clinic Dr. Feiz & Associates explains that it’s important to understand that type II diabetes is a chronic metabolic disorder that causes the body to improperly process insulin, resulting in an excess buildup of blood sugar. The disease can lead to kidney failure, blood vessel damage, and severely increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, the clinic explains.

Fortunately, as Dr. Feiz & Associates notes, a great many patients who have had weight loss surgery and a history of type II diabetes have experienced a truly dramatic and well-documented improvement in their diabetes control, and many of them have demonstrated little or no need to continue taking medication such as insulin following weight loss surgery and are, for all intents and purposes, in full remission. Of course, the clinic notes, patients should never make their own diagnosis, and changes to their medication regimen should only be made after consulting their primary care physician.

Dr. Feiz & Associates points out that type II diabetes is just one of the many health issues which bariatric surgery has been proven effective in alleviating. The clinic notes that as a patient’s body mass index (BMI) increases from 25 to 35.7, his or her lifetime risk of hypertension (also known as high blood pressure) doubles in middle age.

However, if a patient is able to reduce his or her excess body weight with bariatric surgery and make the necessary lifestyle changes as advised by a weight loss specialist, the risks of hypertension and other cardiovascular problems can be greatly reduced, the clinic notes. Similarly, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is another obesity-related comorbidity treatable with bariatric surgery.

While the condition may be experienced as minor cases of heartburn, this condition may lead to more severe issues, such as esophagitis and esophageal cancer. Fortunately, if patients are able to reduce their weight with bariatric surgery, chances are, they will experience an improvement or even complete resolution of GERD, Dr. Feiz & Associates notes.

With the help of bariatric surgery, a great many patients are able to dramatically improve their physical health and fitness levels on a permanent basis, significantly extending their lives and greatly improving their overall quality of life. For more information about the benefits bariatric surgery offers, interested readers may call Dr. Feiz & Associates at (800) 868-5946 or visit the bariatric clinic’s website at http://www.DrFeiz.com.

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