Bariatric Surgery as the Best Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes

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Type 2 diabetes is a severe disease that can lead to heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, and blindness. It is estimated that 30 million Americans have type 2 diabetes, and 90 percent are overweight or obese. Bariatric surgery is an effective treatment for type 2 diabetes in people who are obese.

There are different bariatric surgeries like gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, and adjustable gastric banding.

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These surgeries work by helping you lose weight and make changes in your digestive system that help control blood sugar levels.

Let us understand how bariatric surgery can help treat type II diabetes:

What Is Type II Diabetes?

Type II diabetes is a condition that affects how your body metabolizes sugar. If you have Type II diabetes, your body does not use insulin properly. It causes your blood sugar to rise and can lead to health problems such as heart disease, stroke, blindness, and kidney disease.

Here’s how diabetes affects your body:

Insulin is a hormone that helps the body to control blood sugar levels. When you have Type II diabetes, your body does not use insulin properly. It is called insulin resistance. Your pancreas makes more insulin to control blood sugar levels but can’t keep up.

As a result, the sugar builds up in your blood instead of being used by your body for energy. High blood sugar levels can damage the nerves, vessels, and organs.

How Can Bariatric Surgery Help?

Bariatric surgery can help people with type II diabetes in several ways.

1. Weight Loss

One of the primary triggers of type II diabetes is obesity. When someone is obese, their pancreas has to work overtime to produce insulin. It can eventually lead to the pancreas becoming unable to produce enough insulin, and type II diabetes can develop.

Bariatric surgery can be an effective way to help people lose weight. It will typically involve changing the stomach and intestines so that the person feels fuller faster and can’t eat as much. It can lead to weight loss over time.

2. Improvements in Blood Sugar Levels

The surgeon will change your stomach and small intestine when you choose a gastric bypass procedure. These changes will cause you to feel full more quickly, absorb fewer calories, and have less of a hunger hormone called ghrelin in your body. All these factors working together can improve blood sugar levels soon after surgery.

3. Improvement in Cholesterol Levels

Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that is found in all cells of the body. Too much cholesterol can lead to heart disease and other health problems.

Bariatric surgery is effective in improving cholesterol levels. Bad (LDL) cholesterol levels are reduced, and good (HDL) cholesterol levels are increased. It can help to decrease the risk of heart disease.

Dr. Jalil Illan offers the best weight loss surgery in Mexico. Our team is highly experienced and can offer you the best possible care, contact us for more information.

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