If you were to ask, most people are not going to say that they want to be more unhealthy — naturally, they want to be healthier. But putting those words into actions isn’t always easy. Because the problem is that most people set goals that are outside their comfort zone. And then what happens is […]
November is the month of gratitude and we each have something for which to be thankful! So I’ve joined the #ThankfulNovember Challenge that has swept the country to acknowledge my many blessings after reclaiming my life from obesity. Every day this month I am among the many people who will Tweet something that I am […]
There is no cure for migraines, but researchers have found that people who have had gastric bypass experience migraine relief after the surgery. Understanding Migraines About fifteen percent of the population suffers from migraines, and three times as many women get them as do men. Migraines are difficult. They can be disabling and last from […]
Obesity in the United States is extreme. More than two-thirds of Americans are overweight. This includes about 20% of American children. About one-third of Americans are obese and many suffer from obesity related illnesses such as hypertension, high cholesterol, and type 2 diabetes. We are aware of our obesity epidemic. Billions of dollars are spent […]
The UK’s first large-scale study on the impact of weight loss surgery on obesity reports a large reduction in type-2 diabetes and other health problems. It also discovered that weight loss surgery reverses diabetes in some instances. The National Bariatric Surgery Registry (NBSR) found the procedures to be safe. One-year after bariatric surgery, patients lost […]
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. Osteoarthritis can be caused by joint injury, stress on the joints from certain types of work, a genetic defect in joint cartilage, joints that improperly form, and being overweight or obese. Treatment plans can involve exercise, weight control, rest and joint care. Bariatric surgery for osteoarthritis is […]
Weight loss is effective for GERD treatment, and gastric bypass has been particularly successful. In 2003, gastric bypass surgery cured my GERD. What is GERD? Gastroesophageal reflux, also referred to as GERD or acid reflux, occurs when the contents of the stomach are returned to the esophagus. The lower esophageal sphincter (LES) is the muscle […]
If you are overweight, the risk for health problems is probable. If you are obese, the risk for health problems is almost guaranteed. A cluster of risk factors related to obesity might be the metabolic syndrome that can lead to obesity related illness. Obesity related illnesses include gallstones, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high […]
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