Friday, February 28, 2014

Nobody Does it Alone

With Dr. Feiz and the Colone family's appearance on "The Doctors" and so many reminders of the level of success we've achieved on behalf of our patients, it's really been a memorable week for us. Of course, the battle against the obesity epidemic continues more strongly than ever, though we also had some very good news this week about declining childhood obesity rates. That will mean fewer obese adults facing hypertension, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and social isolation in the future.

Still, once you've got obesity, dealing with it is a lifelong battle. While procedures like the gastric sleeve and the lap band have made it vastly easier for severely obese people to lose weight, what we've really noticed is that people like our good friends Crystal, Clarissa, and Candra Colone -- members or a loving and supportive family -- often do better than others.

Especially when they're very overweight, all too often, people who receive a weight loss surgery in California find themselves somewhat socially adrift, and that's not easy. The Colones are going to do great largely because they have strong social support, and that's something we all need -- whether we're battling obesity or just trying to get by. If you are lucky enough to have close family and friends you can rely on, be sure to keep those relationships as strong as you can. You never know when you're going to need them.

Of course, if severe obesity is one of the battles you're facing and you think a surgical solution might be best for you, Dr. Feiz and Associates are here to be part of your support team, too. Please feel free to contact us at 310-855-8058.

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