The Dieter’s True Enemy
If you’re wondering what it is that has making it so difficult for you to lose weight and keep it off, it’s possible that it comes down to the ghrelin hormone. The extremely good news is that world renowned bariatric surgeon Dr. Michael Feiz may be able help you defeat your enemy once and for all.
So, what is ghrelin? It is the hormone which appears to be primarily responsible for the feeling of hunger which may or may not be related to our actual need for food. In fact, a rather large production of this hormone may have ensured mankind’s survival in the distant past. With today’s constant availability of low-priced calories in the industrialized world, however, the over production of the hormone not only drives our desire to eat, it actually causes us to eat. Indeed, it appears that the cycle of gaining and losing weight may actually further increase levels of the hormone.
The answer to the question of how to decrease ghrelin in the body turns out to be relatively simple for patients of Dr. Feiz. The chief producer of the ghrelin is the fundus, a portion of the stomach that Dr. Feiz routinely removes during some of the many leading edge, less invasive procedures he has helped pioneer. The removal of the fundus appears to be the reason some of Dr. Feiz’s patients have achieved such dramatic and long lasting results.
To find out if you are a candidate for bariatric surgery with Dr. Feiz, the way to start is with a free consultation at our offices. To find out how to get started on defeating your obesity demons, please phone us 310-855-8058 or contact us at our web site