Now it was proven that weight loss surgery can reduce or cure diabetes. While there are many obesity-related diseases, perhaps none is as dangerous and as common as diabetes. The risk for diabetes increases dramatically the higher your body mass index, or BMI, as those struggling with morbid obesity that has a BMI over 40 are 600% times more likely to have diabetes than those with a BMI in the “normal” weight range, and countless more have pre-diabetes and other related diseases.
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A new study reports that patients with metabolic syndrome who have weight loss surgery are more likely to experience complications associated with the pulmonary system. A previous study done by Tufts Medical Center found that nearly 1% of patients who had pulmonary complications including atelectasis, pneumothorax or pneumonia had a history of metabolic syndrome.
Gastric bypass is one of the most common types of bariatric surgeries, also known as weight loss surgery. It is well known that this procedure creates a much smaller pocket where food is stored, to reduce how much the patient eats and results in weight loss. But thanks to a new study conducted by the Medical Research Council, it might go a little further than that. The study looks at how gastric bypass changes the brain, specifically its response to food. This response lowers hunger and the act of eating for pleasure. It is great news for gastric bypass patients who became obese due to an emotional connection with food.
One of the most effective treatments for obesity is weight loss surgery, although there is a certain stigma attached to those who undergo its procedures. A lot of the time, many people find that it can impact greatly on their lives and really make a difference in the way they see themselves. As well as being an effective treatment of the problem of weight gain itself, it can also help to decrease the various other health issues that can come about because of it. Heart attacks, diabetes, and other issues can all be reduced. It was also discovered that one particular surgery –the gastric bypass- was one of the most effective ones.