Weight Loss Surgery Benefits Underlined by Increased COVID-19 Risks Among Patients Struggling with Obesity, says Beverly Hills Physicians

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The Southern California health and beauty medical group comments on a recent article that successfully losing and keeping off a significant amount of weight can be almost impossible without medical intervention.

The medical group performs health and beauty procedures for patients throughout Southern California.

While a bariatric procedure such as a sleeve gastrectomy cannot solve all obesity-related health issues overnight, once the weight is lost it can significantly reduce risks for cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and more.

A November 25 article on CBS Boston reports on how the well-known increased risks for sometimes life-threatening or disabling complications for COVID-19 among obese individuals are becoming a major factor in the decisions patients make to undergo weight loss surgery. The article notes that coronavirus patients who are obese tend to get sicker, require lengthier hospital stays, and are more likely to die due to either COVID or their comorbidities. Possibly as a result of the pandemic, a doctor interviewed in the article said the number of patients turning to weight loss surgery has doubled. Southern California health and beauty medical group Beverly Hills Physicians says that while a bariatric procedure such as a sleeve gastrectomy cannot solve all obesity-related health issues overnight, once the weight is lost it can significantly reduce risks for cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and more, while also leading to a better quality of life.

The Los Angeles-based medical group says that, for individuals fighting against obesity, losing weight and keeping it off long-term through diet and exercise alone can be incredibly challenging due to the body’s natural survival mechanisms. Beverly Hills Physicians says that the body becomes accustomed to consuming a certain number of calories each day, and when intake is suddenly decreased, hunger signals are ramped up to fight against what was once a danger signal of a possible famine. Constant cravings are near impossible to ignore and are often the culprit in undoing the natural weight loss an individual has worked so hard to achieve.

Beverly Hills Physicians says that with weight loss surgeries such as a sleeve gastrectomy, procedures enable patients to not only lose the weight but to successfully keep it off long term. With a sleeve gastrectomy, a portion of the stomach is removed, thus reducing the number of calories an individual can comfortably consume. Further, the Southern California health group adds that with the removal of some of the stomach, hormonal hunger signals are also reduced or eliminated, allowing patients to better adhere to their diet.

Beverly Hills Physicians adds that, ironically, the pandemic may make it easier in terms of convenience for some patients to get a procedure as being able to work at home may mean that patients will be able to reduce their downtime when it comes to their jobs. Moreover, the need to essentially eliminate most outside activities makes this as good a time as any in which to recuperate from a procedure.

Readers interested in learning more about weight loss surgery with Los Angeles-based health and beauty medical group Beverly Hills Physicians can call 1-800-788-1416 or visit the clinic's website at https://www.beverlyhillsphysicians.com/.

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