Weight Loss Surgery Lowers The Risk of Heart Disease - Study

A new study found that patients who underwent the weight loss surgery found that, after 7 years they fared better on some measurements of their risk factors of cardiac issues, and many of them were returned to usual levels. Weight loss surgery includes methods like gastric bypass surgery, which comes with considerable risks of its own and also it is the only suggested for some extremely obese patients.

Still, the researches recommended the procedure giving so many cardiac benefits to the obese patients. Weight loss surgery is also termed as the bariatric surgery, which aims to help the severely obese patients to lose their excess weight by reducing the food intake, which can be handled by their digestive system.

A Swedish study suggested that this method reduces the risk factors of death due to heart attack. Patients who had this procedure were less likely to develop cardiovascular issues or suffer from the first time stroke or heart attack.

People who are at increased levels of C-reactive protein are at higher risk of getting heart stroke and attack. The research is essential because it can track the actual effects of the weight loss surgery over many years. These procedures can help patients by reducing the risk factors though weight loss and also accompanying the change in body’s metabolism and then associated working of heart.

While it can be helpful for people in losing excess weight very quickly that is extremely important for people who are at greater risk, like those with uncontrollable diabetes and heart disease.

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29. June 2012 10:09 by bariactric | Comments (0) | Permalink

Weight Loss Surgery And Diabetes - Study

According to a study, weight loss surgery can reduce the risk factors of kidney disease in morbidly obese patients with diabetes. This study was conducted on approximately 52 patients, who are mostly female patients, who had type2 diabetes and also obesity. Almost 40% of the patients had the diabetic nephropathy, which is one form of kidney disease that can need dialysis and may cause kidney failure.

All the patients who were underwent the weight loss surgery are intended to help the people to lose excess weight. Most popular weight loss surgery is gastric bypass surgery; in this the stomach of patient is stapled in order to make it very smaller, and then the small intestine can be routed to smaller pouch.

The researcher said that, after 5years, almost 60% of the patients who had the diabetic nephropathy were no longer had that condition.

These researches also found that 25% of the patents those who don’t have the diabetic nephropathy while doing the surgery were eventually developed that condition. This occurrence rate is about 50% less than the rate in people who had diabetes and don’t have weight loss surgery.

In this study, body mass index of patient, which is a measure of fat depending on the weight and height, was 49 at the time of the surgery. If the body mass index is greater than or equal to 30, then it is considered as the obese. As this study was presented in a medical meeting, so that the conclusions and data should be considered as the preliminary until it is published in the peer-reviewed journal. Many experts also noted that even the study has founded the relation between less kidney damage and weight loss surgery, researchers were not proved that this surgery is responsible for decreased kidney problems.

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18. June 2012 20:08 by bariactric | Comments (0) | Permalink

Weight Loss Surgery and Alcohol Risk

A study by the National Institute of Health research consortium has found that patients who had undergone the common weight loss surgery have a higher risk of getting alcohol use disorders 2 years after having the surgery.

The gastric bypass surgery can double the risk factors of alcohol as compared to the bariatric surgery by using banding method, according to the new research, which is published in Journal of the American Medical Association.

Nearly this study has taken 2,000 patients from 10 hospitals. Initially examine the risk of alcohol use disorders after and before several types of weight loss surgeries, including the roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, which is the most commonly preferred weight loss surgery in the United States. This method involves stapling major part of the stomach and then rerouting the intake food directly to the lower portion of the intestine, which makes it difficult to eat large meals, and limiting the calorie absorption.

The weight loss surgery seems to raise the risk of alcohol issues by making the body very sensitive to the lower doses of alcohol: it permits more alcohol to get into the bloodstream very fast because it jumps most of the stomach part and is better taken by the intestines.

Frequent alcohol consumption before having the surgery i.e. at least two times per week also independently related to the higher risk of the postoperative AUD.

The study results recommend that physicians should be aware of the symptoms and signs of AUD and prefer counseling after doing the weight loss surgery. Patients who have weight loss surgery should be aware of risks of alcohol problems to acquire effective results of the surgery.

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14. June 2012 10:40 by bariactric | Comments (0) | Permalink

Minimally Invasive Versus Open Surgery To Lose Weight

Minimally invasive surgery to lose weight is very much safer than the open surgery, for patients who are suffering from the complication during this treatment. If the surgery is made with small cuts, then patient can leave the hospital soon, and with small medical bill, followed by the laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery.

During this weight loss surgery, the physician makes a pouch at the top portion of the stomach, and then connects that to small intestine so that the patient can only absorb fewer calories during digestion. This surgery needs a tiny camera being inserted and some small cuts.

From safety records, it has been proven that about 19% of patients who were undergone the open surgery, at least had one complication, like requiring blood transaction or developing pneumonia. But with less invasive surgery, just 12% of patients were developed complications.

According to the findings, which were published in Archive of surgery, it has founded that 1 in 500 over weight patients in the group of open surgery died during or even shortly after having the surgery, as compared with 1 in 1,000 in laparoscopic group. Patients who are undergoing the open surgery may also need to stay in the hospital for longer time, on average it is 3.5 days versus 2.4 days.

From the surgeon’s view, the ability to see while doing the surgery can be enhanced if this is done laparoscopic ally.

From patients view, there is very less pain, so that the patient can move and walk and also return to usual activities sooner. To know more information about any kind of weight loss surgery and its benefits and risks, you can contact a weight loss surgeon.

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5. June 2012 09:34 by bariactric | Comments (0) | Permalink

Weight Loss Surgery May Reduce Alcohol Cravings

Weight loss surgery not only reduces the excess weight of a patient, and also diminishes their admiration for alcohol, which is founded by researchers.

The gastric bypass surgery is one, which involves the stomach stapling in order to remain a small pouch on the top of the stomach that is then connected to small intestines. Then most of the food bypasses the original stomach and also a bit of the intestine too. Significantly this will reduce the food intake.

From recent researches, it is found that those who had weight loss surgery reported drinking lesser alcohol after having the surgery as compared to before. But it is limited only for the Roux-en-Y surgery.

The researchers also performed this research afterwards on rats, and found that the rats also stopped having alcohol afterwards.

But sudden drop in the alcohol consumption may lead to down in a hormone that is GLP-1. When the partly digested items hits the middle portion of the small intestine that is jejunum, then GLP-1 can be produced. This hormone will switch on the production of the insulin, which is necessary in lowering the blood glucose levels. After having the Roux-en-Y surgery, this portion of the small intestine can become much closer to stomach, which causes it to be exposed to the much higher nutrients level that normally would be.

The extra GLP-1 may influence cravings. This hormone will play a major role in limiting the food that we eat. GLP-1 will travel through blood in order to get the brain, from where it can think to stimulate abhorrence to food.

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1. June 2012 09:18 by bariactric | Comments (0) | Permalink

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