FOR SOME, OBESITY IS GENETIC
Patients with obesity frequently report being hungry all the time, or need big meals to feel satisfied. Hunger is regulated by the Hypothalamus– the part of the brain that controls the body’s metabolic mechanisms.
It is thought that the hunger-regulating part of the hypothalamus does not function correctly in people with genetic obesity- it continues to stimulate hunger and food desire all the time, even when your body has plenty of energy reserves. Perhaps it is like the low-fuel warning light in a car constantly flickering on even though you’ve just filled the tank. This is frequently genetic, and leads to both overeating and poor food choices, and over time leads to obesity.
Another important observation is that people who are constantly hungry often seem drawn toward high caloriesnacks and meals. Such foods are often high in sugar and fat, such as pizza, chocolate, fried foods, and sweets. Treatment by weight loss surgery is highly effective in overcoming this type of overeating a our procedures work by inducing appetite control though hunger reduction and portion restriction. Read more about our three main weight loss procedures, the
Gastric Band, Gastric Sleeve or Gastric Bypass.