How bariatric surgery improves your
heart and blood vessels
People are used to categorizing ideas.
Our brain can only process a limited number of stimuli when performing our body.
So, when we learn something new about our environment
or try to understand the world around us,
it takes shortcuts and stores some stimuli in categories.
That’s why we only think about the stomach
when discussing bariatric surgery.
But our body parts don’t function in a vacuum. Like our environment, the food chain,
as well as any other complex system that keeps the world running,
our bodies are a complex interconnected network.
Our brain does not function at a time different from our nerves,
our limbs do not operate at a time of extra from perform, and our ears
do not work at a time different from our eyes.
So no, the body part is an island.
Instead of operating in a vacuum, these systems all depend on each other to
use the whole body.
So why, in medicine, do we treat our bodies as a series of separate parts?
Why do we assume that if an organ, like our stomach, changes,
the rest of us won’t?
It all comes back to how we tend to categorize everything.
This kind of thinking can be overcome.
Anyone can do it, even if it may seem impossible.
The only way to correct preconceived ideas about how things work
is to observe the effects of how something changes.
That’s what scientists do. They observe, check for consistency,
and they record the results. This is why there should be little surprise that
the effects of bariatric surgery do more than change the stomach.
In effect, how our blood vessels flow and improve heart health
How our heart and blood vessels work
The cardiovascular system, or what most people call the circulatory system,
comprises the heart, red and blue blood vessels, blood cells,
and other components. And the fluid in it.
The heart circulates blood through a network of vessels that deposit oxygen.
And other essential elements in the muscles and other functional parts of the body.
This system is so vital to our physical function that even the embryos depend on
a rudimentary form to maintain homeostasis during their growth.
Our blood vessels or veins are linked to microscopic structures.
capillaries that transport blood, nutrients, and other vital fluids to all cells in the body
They also have the function of removing waste from our bodies.
‘Many control mechanisms help regulate and integrate
the various functions and parts of the cardiovascular system
These mechanisms ensure a constant internal environment surrounding each cell of the body,
regardless of different nutrient demands or waste generation. – National Cancer Institute
Now that you understand how the cardiovascular system functions,
you have some questions. How is the cardiovascular system relevant for bariatric surgery?
How does the loss of part of your stomach translate into better heart health?
It almost looks like a separate part of your body.
That brings me back to my opening statement on compartmentalization.
Changes in blood flow after weight loss surgery
I’ve already said that capillaries are connected to every cell in your body.
It doesn’t just mean muscles or bones.
This is also true for organs such as the stomach.
Every part of our body needs constant blood flow to distribute oxygen and cut waste.
Thus, when this flow is interrupted or more challenging to reach,
your body does not receive enough oxygen or nutrients and probably
does not drop enough waste.
Doctors can measure the circulation of blood in your cardiovascular system
by measuring what is called flow-mediated dilation, or MDF.
It is a non-invasive way to determine the health of blood vessels
and to find an early indicator of cardiovascular disease.
Several factors can influence whether your foot-and-mouth disease improves or worsens.
And can be challenging to measure.
But, it is a valuable tool for physicians to determine long-term health based on habit.
For example, the Boston Medical Center in Massachusetts measured a group
of 300 obese adults who underwent weight-loss surgery.
Noyan Gokce, MD and colleagues led this study based on data measured
in macrovascular and microvascular function. According to them,
vascular function improved six months after bariatric surgery.
This meant that their blood could reach equilibrium and that patients
cardiovascular systems were, on average,
more likely to achieve and maintain normal blood pressure.
Sometimes, these patients had to stop their hypertension medications because they
had already stabilized months after their bariatric surgery.
Even obese patients who have not disrupted their metabolism
Their cardiovascular system has improved noticeably.
These saw less inflammation after their bariatric surgery.
But what distinguishes this research from others that makes it worthwhile?
What is the credibility of the information?
The study pool for the latest discovery of weight loss surgery
What makes this study so revolutionary, if not downright fascinating for experts in bariatric surgery,
The data pool or the people who participated in the study came from various backgrounds.
According to the doctors who released the findings,
“The purpose of this population-based longitudinal cohort study was to identify
The factors associated with”
improvement following vascular and bariatric surgery, as well as the effects of gender,
race, and age metabolic status on post-surgical microvascular and macrovascular outcomes”.
Simply put, this means that they chose people of different genders, races,
The study will include people with various types of obesity.
The wide variety in the study leads to more accurate data about bariatric surgery,
as any good scientific observation would reflect the entire population, not just a group of people.
Not only that, but they have, in good faith,
pointed out the potential limitations that their study could bring.
This self-reporting is the gold standard for any scientific research and is frequently
a sign of high quality.
Faith on the part of those reporting.
One limitation of this study was that most participants were women.
.While this accurately reflects the
clinical practice and known sex differences in populations seeking general
weight-loss interventions limits the generalizability of the study.
used demographic data typicalUsedUsedbariatric surgery,
but are also aware that the lack of men in the original data population may make
the study makes it less easy to apply the results to everyone.
Even the person who invented BMI didn’t show as much attention to detail and good faith.
There is a strong argument that bariatric surgery is beneficial to our heart health,
as well as the rest of our circulatory system.