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Gastric Bypass May Cure Diabetes

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Gastric bypass surgery

Gastric bypass surgery is a procedure which aims to offer individual the opportunity to reduce excess weight rapidly and safely. For anyone who has been incapable of losing weight successfully enough with a diet or physical exercise this procedure might be a life-saving method. Even though it is a big decision to make, it also may be the most effective way to fight obesity and improve health.

The gastric bypass operation leads to the loss of weight mainly because it restricts the quantity of food that fills the stomach and reduces the nutrients or calories which get into the bloodstream. In the procedure the stomach is first separated into two parts: a small upper section and a large lower section. The smaller of the two is termed a pouch and it is where food passes through. After the sectioning a bypass is constructed by reconnecting a part of the small intestine to a hole made on the pouch. This shortens the time in which food moves via the small intestine, as a result minimizing the calories that are absorbed.

Gastric bypass is one of the most frequently performed operations for weight loss in the world with about 140, 000 surgeries performed every year. Gastric bypass has extensive medical data covering the period of more than 50 years, therefore surgeons have already acquired thorough knowledge of the advantages and the disadvantages of the procedure.

When gastric bypass is recommended?

When various types of diet and weight loss procedures fail a person who has a body mass index (BMI) greater than 40, or than 35 with an accompanying illness (such as cardiovascular disease, obstructive sleep apnea, hypertension and liver disease) which increases the chance of disability or early fatality, gastric bypass surgery is considered as the only effective solution.

How gastric bypass affects diabetes?

The rewiring of the stomach and the small intestine in a gastric bypass operation has been noticed by researchers to induce a side consequence that has an affect on diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is a hormonal disorder which is marked by insulin resistance as well as insulin deficiency. By resisting insulin, muscle, fat, and liver cells are not able to absorb glucose from the blood, which in turn causes sugar levels to increase in the bloodstream.

According to researchers from Duke University Medical Center as well as Columbia University, patients in a study concerning diabetes, experienced a low level of amino acids responsible for insulin resistance after undergoing gastric bypass surgery. Many gastric bypass surgery professionals presume that surgery which bypasses the duodenum is the most beneficial for diabetes control due to the fact the duodenum performs a role in insulin resistance, and bypassing it minimizes insulin resistance in individuals with diabetes mellitus.

These findings reveal that those suffering from type 2 diabetes might have a possibility of settling their disease in remission by undergoing gastric bypass surgery. However, patients are encouraged to comply with a strict weight loss plan to maintain their condition and seek advice from their doctors on how the surgery can impact them prior to thinking about the surgery as a treatment for their disease. The International Diabetes Association (IDA) has taken the position that gastric bypass surgery should be taken into consideration in early stages as a cost-effective treatment option to prevent serious complications in type 2 diabetics who are moderately or severely obese.