NEWS: Bariatric Surgery May Help Reset Weight “Set Point”

For those that struggle with obesity, diet and exercise are often not enough. Studies have shown that there is as much as a 95% failure rate in those trying to lose weight through lifestyle changes alone. This high failure rate is due to numerous factors, including: Failing to address the root of the weight gain. […]

Urinary Incontinence Improved by Bariatric Surgery by 3 Years

At the American Urogynecologic Society and International Urogynecological Association 2014 Scientific Meeting it was discussed that there had been an improvement of urinary incontinence in obese women for as many as three years after bariatric surgery. Most of the women reporting urinary incontinence are obese and are reported to be at a 4-fold increased risk […]

Reoperative, Revisional Bariatric Surgery Risks are Low

When it comes to reoperative bariatric surgery, there has been a long-standing concern that the procedure is hazardous for patients. Studies now show that reoperative bariatric surgery does not increase the morbidity or the mortality rates for patients as was initially suspected. In fact, the differences between the first surgery and the reoperative bariatric surgery […]

Glycemic Control in Type 1 Diabetes Patients Not Improved by Bariatric Surgery

A Change in BMI Data was conducted from over 22 type 1 diabetes patients with a BMI of greater than 35kg/m2 culminating from three bariatric surgery centers located in Belgian. Out of the patients studied, 6 of them had a sleeve gastrectomy while 16 of them underwent Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery. Using a linear mixed […]

Gastric Sleeve in Las Vegas

This restrictive type of surgical procedure will permanently reduce the size of a patient’s stomach, which limits their food intakes and their level of hunger. Gastric sleeve surgery in Las Vegas does not involve any type of intestinal rerouting or malabsorption unless the procedure is followed by the gastric bypass one. Gastric sleeve surgery uses […]

Bariatric Surgery: Do You Really Need Surgery for Weight Loss?

You have tried all sorts of weight losing diets, but you lose and finally gain weight. Are you wondering if you now need a weight loss surgery? Bariatric surgery is a great way to lose the excess fat of your body, but there are many other facts to consider before choosing this option for successfully […]

Obesity May Cause Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

Obesity is rightly blamed for causing hypertension as every third person with obesity has high blood pressure. This incidence increases in morbidly obese patients. When hypertension is present in an obese person (who usually is also suffering form other diseases like diabetes mellitus, obstructive sleep apnea and many others), chances of grave complications and premature […]

Obesity May Accelerate the Ageing Process

Have you ever heard that a 25 years old person is living with body organs which are 50 years old? It seems strange but it happens in obesity-obesity causes aging of different body organs. Ongoing research on obesity has found that excessive weight accelerates the ageing process in human cells even greater than smoking. Aging […]

Obesity Increases Chances of Heart Attack

Obesity is a serious health problem all over the world. Developed countries and affluent societies are particular victim of obesity due to availability of excess food and limited physical activities According to the National Institutes of Health, over-weight and obesity together are the second leading cause of preventable deaths in America. An estimate shows around […]

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