A review in JAMA finds that many people seeking surgery for morbid obesity also have psychiatric issues. In this article, we address which psychiatric issues can delay bariatric surgery. For example, depression and eating disorders are common in people seeking weight loss. How serious a concern are they to your bariatric surgery program? Hospitalization […]
Hello again! Last month we discussed what to expect in your bariatric presurgical psychological evaluation. In the next couple of articles, we’re going to talk about what these evaluations are really looking for and why. Today we’re focusing on depression before bariatric surgery. Depression and obesity often go hand-in-hand, according to this data brief by […]
Is meditation just New Age mumbo-jumbo? Hardly. Meditation, nearly as old as humanity, always has been part of Eastern religions. Through meditation, we learn mindfulness, which focuses on self-empowerment through increasing awareness of being in the present moment. This enables us to overcome matters that stress us. “It’s not the events of our lives that […]
Testosterone is a steroidal hormone produced by both men and women. Women produce about one-tenth as much as men do. It is the hormone responsible for increased muscle mass, bone density, and body hair. Low levels can affect health, cause depression or obesity, and lower sex drive. Read: Sex After Weight Loss Low Testosterone and Weight Gain […]
Eating Disorders and Bariatric Surgery Many people seeking bariatric surgery have eating disorders. While studies do not show eating disorders to be an accurate predictor for weight loss surgery outcomes, studies do show that people who have eating disorders either lose less weight or regain more weight after bariatric surgery than those who do not […]
Bariatric surgery is a safe procedure if performed by a skilled bariatric surgeon in an appropriate medical facility. No operation is without risks, although the potential for harm is minimized if the bariatric surgeon is highly-competent and the hospital is well-prepared to handle any crisis. In addition, the chances of having life-threatening health complications from […]
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