How is dyslipidemia or high cholesterol effected through bariatric surgery?

One of the common forms of dyslipidemia is known as hyperlipidemia (or high cholesterol). Hyperlipidemia occurs when someone has a high amount of fats or lipids in the bloodstream.

Dyslipidemia and hyperlipidemia can be addressed through substantial weight loss in obese patients.

Bariatric surgery is a sagacious, salient, and proven way to achieve weight loss goals in obese individuals. Noteworthy and successful bariatric surgeon Dr. Wiljon Beltre provides weight loss procedures to patients in Orlando, Tampa, Maitland, Central Florida, and other cities and towns in this section of the state.


Risk for Obese Individuals

Obese people are at a greater risk of developing high cholesterol. Poor eating habits, excess weight and other factors are responsible for increasing the blood cholesterol levels. Women are at a higher risk as well. According to a report of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, about one in every two women have either high or a borderline high cholesterol levels.


Will bariatric surgery help to curb cholesterol?

People who suffer from the morbid obesity may choose undergo bariatric surgery to achieve significant weight loss. As per a finding of Mayo Clinic, even a small reduction of 5 to 10 percent of body weight improves the cholesterol levels. Bariatric surgery is associated with rapid weight loss, which will quickly help address the concerns of high cholesterol levels.


Research Study

Gastric bypass surgery lowers the cholesterol level of the blood and improves the ratio of total cholesterol to HDL (good) cholesterol, as per a new study presented at the 27th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).

The study reported that in just six months of gastric bypass surgery, all the patients with high cholesterol had normal blood cholesterol levels and 91 percent of patients who were on lipid-lowering drugs or statins did not need them any further. After several years of dependence on medications, all the patients were off the medication. Patients who have average BMI of 50 lost nearly 80 percent of their surplus body weight.

Researchers at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics followed 248 laparoscopic gastric bypass patients for six years. Out of these patients, 94 percent had hyperlipidemia or excess of fats or lipids (which include cholesterol and triglycerides) in their blood. Twenty-three percent of them were treated with the lipid-lowering medicines.

According to the author of the lead study, Dr. Mohammad Jama, “Patients with the morbid obesity experienced the resolution of hyperlipidemia in very short span of time following the gastric bypass surgery.” Dr. Jamal said that bariatric surgery helps the patients maintain weight loss over a long-term and keep hyperlipidemia at bay.

Over a period of six months, patients showed about 20 percent decline in cholesterol levels, over 40 percent decline in the triglyceride levels and over 20 percent decline in LDL or bad cholesterol levels. These levels did not change virtually for six years. However, by the sixth year HDL or good cholesterol levels increased by over 10 percent.

Prolific and reliable bariatric surgeon Dr. Wiljon Beltre receives patients from Orlando, Tampa, Maitland, Central Florida, and nearby areas across the landscape in the supreme state of Florida for weight loss surgery.

Important Note: If the weight is regained, diabetes and other conditions could return.

To find out more about the procedures & treatments performed by Orlando Bariatric Surgeon, Dr. Wiljon Beltre, at The Center for Metabolic and Obesity Surgery Call 321-499-6505 or Click Here to Schedule a Consultation.

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