Effects of Weight-Loss Surgery on Young Men’s Testosterone Levels Underscore Benefits of Bariatric Procedures, Says Beverly Hills Physicians | Messages
LOS ANGELES, March 7, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — A February 9th Article in HealthDay reports on a new study conducted by bariatric specialists at the University of Buffalo and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital Chicago and published in the European Journal of Endocrinology. The study followed a series of severely obese teenage boys for five years, over 70 percent of whom had below-normal levels of free testosterone. Two years after bariatric surgery, only 20 percent of the young men still had below-normal levels of the main sex hormone; 67 percent of participants benefited for three more years. Southern California Health group Beverly Hills Physicians says the study is another indication of the many benefits of weight-loss surgery for severely obese people of all ages and genders.
The medical group adds that hormone levels are just one of many important factors that contribute to sexual health not only in adolescents but in adults as well. There is no doubt that severe obesity can lead to sexual dysfunction in a multitude of ways. Such common comorbidities as diabetes and high blood pressure are known to be linked to several sexual problems, including erectile dysfunction (ED). The medical group cites a 2019 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) that found that nearly 50 percent of male and female participants saw significant improvements in their overall sexual health and sexual health five years after their weight loss function experienced operations.
Beverly Hills Physicians says procedures like a sleeve gastrectomy have been shown to offer a reversal of numerous serious health and quality of life issues associated with severe obesity for many patients. It adds that members of the general public often misunderstand the nature of obesity and weight loss surgery. Science is clear that the body produces hormones that make it difficult to lose weight and keep it almost impossible over the long term by creating strong cravings for overeating after losing weight, the medical group says. Those cravings feel just like real hunger, and the vast majority of people who lose large amounts of weight alone eventually collapse under the hormonal onslaught, says Beverly Hills Physicians.
However, bariatric surgery interrupts the body’s normal response to food and weight loss by changing the size of the stomach. Effects include making overeating very uncomfortable and dealing with the body’s overproduction of hunger-inducing hormones like ghrelin, says Beverly Hills Physicians. As more and more procedures have been successfully performed on severely obese people both young and old, the burden of proof of the benefits of weight-loss surgery is clear, the medical group says.
For more information, readers can visit the Beverly Hills Physicians website at https://beverlyhillsphysicians.com/ or call (310) 620-7911. Beverly Hills Physicians is a group of health and beauty physicians with locations throughout California Greater Los Angeles area and Southern California. In addition to obesity medicine, the group of doctors offers the entire spectrum of plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures.
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