An article published June 20 on Medical Xpress describes the results of research conducted on patients who have undergone bariatric surgery. Specifically, examining the functioning of altered adipose (fat) tissue after surgery, the article goes on to state that this tissue appears to actually speed up the rate at which bariatric patients process calories. Dr. Feiz & Associates notes that this finding contributes to the increasing amount of proven health improvements that patients can benefit from once undergoing weight loss surgery. The bariatric surgery center goes on to note that weight loss surgery patients may experience a variety of improvements in harmful health conditions, such as:
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) – Patients who have GERD (better known as heart burn) suffer from the damaging and painful effects that stomach acids have on the esophagus. This disease weakens the stomach valve that prevents acid from escaping the stomach and damaging the esophagus. The Los Angeles bariatric surgery center notes that patients are often likely to experience an improvement in GERD because the production of stomach acid is drastically decreased after weight loss surgery. In the long run, Dr. Feiz & Associates notes, the improvement of GERD after bariatric surgery reduces the possibility of more dangerous diseases manifesting in patients such as Barrett’s esophagus, esophagitis, and even esophageal cancer.
High Cholesterol- The accumulation of harmful fats in the blood leads the way for high cholesterol and obesity tends to worsen this situation dramatically. Patients who have high cholesterol are at greater risk of heart attacks or atherosclerosis, the hardening of the artery walls. Cholesterol levels, notes Dr. Feiz & Associates, are often drastically improved once a patient loses excess weight with the help of bariatric surgery.
Sleep Apnea- Many severely obese patients suffer from sleep apnea and other serious respiratory problems. This is caused when excessive fat deposits in the neck obstruct the airway during sleep. This dangerous condition can be resolved once patients undergo bariatric surgery and lose the excess weight that very often leads directly to sleep apnea. Dr. Feiz & Associates note that resolving this condition through weight loss surgery also contributes to the increased energy levels in a patient who is now benefiting from uninterrupted sleep.
Dr. Feiz & Associates conclude by noting that patients can expect to experience a variety of health improvements after undergoing weight loss surgery. Readers who would like more information about the various health benefits of weight loss surgery are encouraged to call Dr. Feiz & Associates at (800) 868-5946 or visit the bariatric surgery center’s website at http://www.DrFeiz.com.