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Understanding the effects of obesity on the brain

We are all aware of the effects obesity has on our bodies, but did you know that obesity can affect your brain? Obesity’s impact on the brain is continually studied to help professionals better understand this condition and what can be done to help patients who find it much more challenging to maintain a healthy weight. Dr. Alexander Shapsis of EndoSlim Clinic of Atlantic Gastroenterology is a Board-Certified, Fellowship-Trained gastroenterologist in Brooklyn, New York, who continues to educate himself to stay abreast of changes in medicine relating to obesity and obesity management.

Obesity Effects on Brain in Brooklyn NY Area

Recent studies have shown that there are certain brain responses to nutrients in the digestive system that are impaired in patients who are considered obese or those who have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher. Their brains are unable to properly signal the body that food has been received, helping them in stopping their desire to eat, unlike the responses that occur in patients who are without obesity or those with a BMI of 25 or lower. This change shows how it may be more difficult for someone with obesity to manage their weight or even achieve their weight loss goals

Weight loss drugs for obesity

If you have been diagnosed with obesity and are interested in losing weight with the help of a medical professional, it may be time to speak to a Board-Certified Fellowship-Trained gastroenterologist like Dr. Alexander Shapsis. Alongside his team at Endoslim Clinic NY, part of Atlantic Gastroenterology, he can provide nutritional information and even weight-loss drugs for patients struggling to control their weight. Now that we know the biological effects of obesity, we can help patients manage their weight better and more effectively than with diet and exercise alone. Weight loss drugs on the market include medications designed for patients with Type 2 diabetes, which have shown to be highly effective at helping individuals lose a significant amount of weight faster and easier than with dietary and activity changes.

Learn more about the effects of obesity on the brain–and your body!

Speaking with Dr. Alexander Shapsis of Endoslim Clinic NY at Atlantic Gastroenterology is the first step in learning more about obesity management and effective weight loss solutions.

Call 718 521-2840 to request time to speak to our team. We have two office locations at Court Street and Ocean Parkway in Brooklyn, NY.

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