LOS ANGELES, Jan. 31, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- A January 18 article on WDTV discusses a recent student which showed that the link between obesity and the development of dangerous cardiovascular diseases and conditions in middle-aged adults is even stronger than most people already believe. The article says that the West Virginia United Hospital Center found that adults who with weight problems are anywhere from 21 to 85 percent more likely to develop conditions like Type 2 diabetes or severe hypertension. The report concluded that those suffering from severe obesity are safest when pursuing medically-supervised weight loss options. Dr. Feiz & Associates, a renowned weight loss clinic based in Los Angeles, says that while there is no cure-all solution for those in need of significant weight loss, bariatric surgery represents the only proven medical intervention in the battle against severe obesity.
Dr. Feiz & Associates says that, unfortunately, many who attempt weight loss on their own fail for reasons far beyond their control; the initial success that most individuals find through dieting and exercise is followed by rapid weight gain as the body enters a survival-like mode that is believed to go back to our ancestors' battles against famine and the threat of starvation. The clinic notes that there are numerous likely mechanisms for this phenomenon, but one leading culprit is a hormone called ghrelin, which is widely believed to be strongly associated with feelings of hunger. The clinic says that ghrelin may be produced in larger quantities when the body perceives that it is consuming fewer calories, such as during a diet. This excess production of ghrelin can either prevent weight loss in the first place or cause a relapse of sorts, leading the sufferer to end up in a position close to where they were when they started their weight loss attempt. and sometimes actually worse off.
There is good news, however, says Dr. Feiz & Associates. While significant weight loss can be a daunting task under any circumstances, a sleeve gastrectomy procedure can make the process substantially more manageable. The procedure removes between 75 and 85 percent of a patient's stomach and reshapes the remaining portion into a sleeve-like structure, hence the name. The clinic adds that in doing so, the patient is unable to comfortably overeat. Moreover, there is growing evidence that this procedure aids in the reduction of ghrelin in the body; possibly as a result of removing ghrelin production centers in the removed stomach tissue. With reduced levels of ghrelin in their systems, patients may experience a substantial decline in the constant and potentially-sabotaging feelings of hunger that all dieters know so well.
Those who would like to learn more about ways to overcome obesity can call Dr. Feiz & Associates at (800) 868-5946 or visit its website at http://www.drfeiz.com/.
can call Dr. Feiz & Associates at (800) 868-5946 or visit its website at http://www.drfeiz.com/.
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