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Obesity is a Chronic Disease

According to data from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than a third of adults in the United States are obese. Obesity is a condition characterized by having too much fat in the body. Using the Body Mass Index (BMI), a person with a BMI of 30 and above is considered obese. Factors Leading […]

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Spring Cleaning – Get Back on Track!

Bariatric surgery is a procedure that aids in weight loss. It is often recommended to obese individuals who are having a hard time losing weight through the traditional route (i.e. diet and exercise). The sleeve gastrectomy procedure leads to weight loss as it involves restricting the amount of food the stomach can hold. In other […]

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Loop Duodenal Switch

The Loop Duodenal Switch, or Single Anastomotic Duodenal Switch (SADS) procedure is a new variation of the standard Duodenal Switch operation used for weight loss. Less than 5% of surgeons performed the traditional Duodenal Switch operation because of technical difficulties and nutrition deficiencies. Side effects, like severe diarrhea, made patients nervous to undergo the procedure […]

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The Woman in the Mirror

After bariatric surgery, sometimes the simplest things bring the greatest pleasure to those who have the procedure. “I can paint my toenails, girlfriend!” Tiara-Lady Wilson says with a laugh as she pulls her feet up into the chair to sit crosslegged. “And look what I can do now!” Wilson is an energetic woman with an […]

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Consistent Diet After Bariatric Surgery

A consistent diet after surgery is important for Bariatric patients. Bariatric Surgery for Severely Obese Individuals Millions of Americans are considered morbidly obese. These are those whose body mass index (BMI) exceeds 35. Severely obese individuals are at greater risk of suffering from chronic conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and even cancer. While many try […]

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