Swedish Study Highlights the Overall Impact of Weight Loss, says Dr. Feiz & Associates

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 General News
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The Los Angeles area weight loss clinic comments on a recent study that weight loss surgery is not magic, but that doesn't mean it won't have a profound impact on patients' lives.

LOS ANGELES, April 24, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- An April 3 article on Reuters reports

on a Swedish study regarding the impact of weight loss procedures on marriages and relationships. The study found that the rate of new marriages or relationships following a procedure increased significantly. For example, ten years after the procedure, 21 percent of the mostly female participants had gotten married or started a new relationship, in comparison to just 11 percent in comparison to the control group. There was also a notable increase in divorces. The authors wrote that surgery can spur a "recalibration of relationships, with patients realizing that they can indeed get out of unhappy relationships and/or initiate new healthy ones." Dr. Feiz & Associates says that it's true that defeating obesity once and for all with the help of a weight loss procedure can definitely inspire major changes, including giving patients the increased confidence that can allow them to start new relationships and/or end unhappy partnerships.

It's important to remember, however, that bariatric procedures such as a sleeve gastrectomy are not magic; while they make it vastly less difficult to achieve a large weight loss and maintain it over time, patients still have to dramatically change their relationship with food, says the clinic. It's also important for patients to have realistic expectations about what happens after obesity has been vanquished. Specifically, says Dr. Feiz & Associates, it sometimes happens that patients tend to blame nearly all of the issues in their lives on their obesity. When the obesity is gone, however, and many of the problems still remain, patients may experience a sense of disappointment. The clinic notes that, just as obese individuals tend to overemphasize the importance of food, they may also somewhat overestimate obesity's negative impact in terms of their emotional wellbeing.

Dr. Feiz & Associates adds that it's important that patients seriously consider all aspects of their health, both physical and mental, before and after a procedure. It adds that bariatric surgery has become extremely safe and reliable, but it is still a surgery that impacts the body in a great many ways, which can also impact their emotional outlook. It's therefore important for patients to manage their expectations and, where appropriate, obtain counseling support to help them manage what will undeniably be major changes. If they approach the situation with a reasonable amount of caution, and communicate openly and honestly with medical personnel, there's every reason to expect that the major change will be one significantly for the better, says Dr. Feiz & Associates.

Readers who would like to inquire regarding bariatric procedures can phone Dr. Feiz & Associates at (800) 868-5946 or visit the clinic's site at http://www.drfeiz.com/.


SOURCE Dr. Feiz & Associates

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