Type 2 Diabetes and Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric Surgery and its impact on Type 2 Diabetes has had hundreds of medical studies prove that a new, healthier life is waiting for the vast majority of people who decide to have bariatric surgery. This is because many of the diseases and health conditions associated with obesity simply disappear or are no longer a major problem after a patient undergoes bariatric surgery.

For example, did you know that weight loss surgery MAY actually “cure” Type 2 diabetes? It’s true! In fact, a very high portion of patients – about 4 out of every 5 – experience a diabetes remission a few weeks to a year after bariatric surgery. Now you may ask what about those patients who are not “cured?” The good news is that almost all of them are able to drastically reduce their use of diabetes medication and greatly improve their quality of life.

The October 13, 2004 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association reviewed 130 studies involving 22,000 obese or morbidly obese patients. This research revealed that weight loss surgery dramatically improved many other serious health problems affecting severely overweight people. These conditions include: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, hypertension, heart disease, sleep disorders, asthma, infertility and sexual performance problems.

The overall level of wellness achieved after bariatric surgery depends upon many factors. They include the type of weight loss surgery performed (gastric bypass or lap band), the pre-surgery health of the patient, and the post-surgery commitment of the patient to engage in a healthy diet, exercise and nutrition program.

Life is too precious to not live it fully as a healthy person. Restore your health and regain your life with a weight loss surgery procedure performed by Texas Bariatric Specialists. Don’t let another day go by where you have to continue suffering all those physical, emotional and mental problems due to obesity. Make that decision to contact Dr. Nilesh A. Patel today.


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