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Bariatric Surgery's Importance Underlined by Canine Weight Loss Journeys, Says Beverly Hills Physicians

Bariatric Surgery's Importance Underlined by Canine Weight Loss Journeys, Says Beverly Hills Physicians The Los Angeles area health and beauty clinic comments on a recent article that opposable thumbs and the freedom of choice that comes with them make weight loss far more challenging for human beings.

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LOS ANGELES, Dec. 19, 2018

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- A November 28article on Insider offers the stories and before-and-after pictures of nine dogs that were rescued from severe obesity by attentive caretakers. Southern California health and beauty medical group Beverly Hills Physicians notes that defeating even the worst cases of obesity is far easier for pets – thanks to their lack of opposable thumbs to open refrigerator doors with, animals only need a responsible human to make sure they eat properly. However, with constant access to cheap calories in the form of appealing junk foods, people in the industrialized world are analogous to dogs that have been offered unlimited access to treats, says the medical group. Small wonder then, that obesity has gone out of control, it adds.

Beverly Hills Physicians says that the reason that weight loss surgery remains the go-to solution for severely overweight patients who want to improve their health and overall quality of life, has everything to do with the fact that the freedom to control one's own diet can be an extremely mixed blessing. The clinic points out that even casual dieters who only want to lose a few extra pounds typically find the process of reducing their food intake to loss weight challenging -- and keeping those extra pounds off is usually even harder. This is because when people cut back on their caloric intake, their bodies start manufacturing more of the hormones that cause hungry feelings. Many theorize that this phenomenon evolved to make individuals safer from the famines that were a genuine threat through most of human history. The medical group adds that, if it's a challenge for a relatively thin person to lose a few pounds, the problem becomes exponentially worse for severely obese individuals,

Beverly Hills Physicians says that weight loss surgery gets to the root cause of obesity by addressing the problem of excessive appetite. A procedure like a sleeve gastrectomy reduces the size of the stomach by as much as 85 percent, which makes overeating uncomfortable. The group notes, however, that that is only part of the benefit. This bariatric procedure also drastically reduces the amount of hunger-inducing hormones produced by the body. The result is that substantial permanent weight loss typically becomes highly achievable, though still challenging. With surgery, most humans may still find weight loss a little bit more difficult than their fur-bearing friends, but they can produce before-and-after results that are every bit as impressive.

Interested readers who would like to learn more about weight loss surgery or other health and beauty related procedures can contact Beverly Hills Physicians by calling 800-670-3602 or visiting its website at


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Last Updated: 19-Dec-2018