If you’re overweight, your life may be literally in danger. The health risks associated with obesity are extremely severe, ranging from diabetes to heart attack. Weight loss can be a difficult journey, but one that is important for your quality of life. If you’re sick of having aching joints and constant pain connected to your weight, now is the best time to start your weight loss process. For those who haven’t seen success with diet and exercise, weight loss surgery is an incredible option.
There’s no way around it, having surgery performed is a big deal. If you’re going to do so, you want to be sure you’re working with the very best. The procedure, which removes roughly 75 to 85 percent of the stomach, also removes the portion of the stomach that produces a hormone called ghrelin. The reason it appears to be a good idea to reduce ghrelin in severely obese people is simple enough. The substance is thought to be instrumental in telling our brains that we need to eat. Of course, for seriously obese people, those feelings of appetite often come even when more than enough food has been consumed, and ghrelin appears to be very much the enemy of healthy and sustained weight loss.
Severe obesity is a challenging condition, as any of the millions of people who live with the many obstacles and difficulties on a daily basis know all too well. The case for weight loss for someone suffering from severe obesity is a clear one: approaching a healthy weight is the only way to prevent succumbing to life threatening health conditions like heart attack or stroke. Nevertheless, in addition to warding off these major issues, there are a whole host of physical benefits as well.
The health benefits of a healthy weight are numerous, and they include, but aren’t limited to:
As a highly experienced surgeon, Dr. Feiz is dedicated to helping patients suffering from severe obesity obtain the best possible care. All of his procedures are performed with precision and allow minimal chances for side effects and provide rapid recovery times. These procedures include band to sleeve revision. Because some previous patients of weight loss surgery experience difficulties, our team has the tools and resources to address those issues. In most cases, a sleeve gastrectomy after Lap Band is the best solution. For weight loss surgery, you deserve the best, and you’ll find it with Dr. Feiz.