LOS ANGELES, April 27, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- An April 5 essay on Shape relates
Beverly Hills Physicians says that it's important for people to understand the nature of obesity if they are to understand the importance of weight loss surgery. While obesity is likely preventable for most people, the reality is that, once we become a certain weight, the human body is set-up to keep us at that weight. People who are overweight or obese often have higher levels of hunger inducing hormones than others; when they begin to lose weight, the body starts to actually produce even more of the hormones. Thus, says Beverly Hills Physician, a tendency that might have been beneficial in past times when food was often scarce and starvation a real possibility, has become a genuine menace. The nagging and sometimes overwhelming desire for food caused by hunger-inducing hormones going into overdrive likely sabotages the large majority of serious weight loss efforts.
It appears, however, that procedures such as a sleeve gastrectomy work in two ways, says Beverly Hills Physicians. First, it removes roughly 70-85% of the stomach so that eating more than a small amount of food at one time will become uncomfortable. In addition, it turns out that the part of the stomach removed is also largely responsible for the production of the hunger hormones. Therefore patients not only find it impossible to eat a large volume of food at once, they also often have a great deal less desire to overeat in the first place. However, since every patient is different, the operation's impact will manifest itself in different ways and some may adjust more rapidly than others. The important thing, says Beverly Hills Physicians, is for patients to realize that, while their procedure makes defeating obesity once and for all a great deal more achievable, they still have plenty of work to do.
In addition to outstanding medical care from a highly experienced and knowledgeable bariatric surgeon, Beverly Hills Physicians offers additional support from a registered dietician and psychologist specializing in weight loss issues. To find out more, members of the public may call 800-788-1416 or visit the medical group's web site at http://www.BeverlyHillsPhysicians.com.
SOURCE Beverly Hills Physicians
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