How Can Weight Loss Surgery Help You Manage Hunger?
Bariatric surgery can help facilitate long-term weight loss in many ways, including by managing hunger and allowing the body to achieve satiety faster than it would without treatment. It’s important to note that weight loss procedures are not for everyone and are typically only successful if patients are willing to commit to permanent lifestyle changes. That said, bariatric options like gastric sleeve surgery can help curb hunger by:
- Reducing the size of the stomach to limit food intake
- Decreasing appetite so you feel fuller faster
- Changing hormones in the gut to improve satiety
- Removing the “ghrelin,” commonly known as the “hunger” hormone
If medical conditions like diabetes and high cholesterol are also a concern, Dr. Bagshahi may suggest the duodenal switch procedure to help facilitate weight loss as well as improve any obesity-related health issues. Similar to a sleeve gastrectomy, duodenal switch surgery shrinks the size of the stomach while also rerouting the small intestine. This typically results in the largest amount of long-term weight loss out of all the bariatric procedures available. Plus, the changes made to the gut hormones have been proven to be effective in treating diabetes and similar health conditions.
Identifying the most effective weight loss treatment for your health and lifestyle doesn’t have to be difficult. Dr. Hossein Bagshahi and his compassionate medical team can advise you through every step of your weight loss journey to provide the counsel and support you need to achieve your goals. Contact our Dallas office for more information or to schedule an initial consultation.Previous Post Next Post