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Improve Your Life and Heart Health with Bariatric Surgery

According to the CDC, over 600,000 people in the U.S. die from heart disease. That’s about 1 in 4 deaths.   Obesity is one of the major risk factors of developing a heart problem. When you are obese, you are more likely to suffer from hypertension and high blood cholesterol. Obesity is also associated with hidden inflammation, a […]

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Fitting In: Bariatric Surgery Changes Woman’s Life

News From Fort Sanders Regional Medical It takes extra effort to go to the movies when you’re a 336-pound woman. Just ask Kerrie Merz.  Merz dealt with knee pain every step of the way from her car to the door of the theater. Then there was the challenge of fitting into a seat. “I would […]

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How Food Journaling Will Lead to a Better You

Bariatric surgery is only a tool for achieving weight loss. Long-term success still depends on your commitment and consistency on the lifestyle changes required after the procedure. When it comes to lifestyle changes, nutrition is one key area that you need to look into. Without proper nutrition, all the preparation and resources spent on the […]

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Obesity Facts

Over two-thirds of adults in the United States are obese. This figure seems to be growing, especially with the increased consumption of sugar and processed foods. What is Obesity? Obesity is a chronic condition characterized by having excessive body fat. Determining your body mass index or BMI is the best way to find out if […]

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Co-morbidities Resolved with Bariatric Surgery – Diabetes

Over 100 million U.S. adults are now living with diabetes or prediabetes. That’s according to a report released by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). What is Diabetes? Diabetes is a condition that occurs when the blood glucose or sugar is too high. It can happen either because your body doesn’t produce insulin (type […]

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