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Is Obesity a Chronic Disease?

Obesity is a chronic disease, affecting about 36.5 percent of adults in the United States. It’s often linked to a myriad of conditions, including heart disease, hypertension, some types of cancer, type 2 diabetes, joint disease, and many more. While many people blame...

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Healthy Alternatives for Nutrition Month

There are some foods that we turn to when we’re feeling unwell. These foods give us warmth and a feeling of ‘home.’ However, most of the food we consider our comfort food are laden with fat and are packed with a ton of calories. While they’re good to enjoy from time...

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How Does Obesity Affect the Kidneys?

Maintaining a healthy weight is important for your overall health, including your kidneys. Being overweight increases your chances of developing kidney disease in several ways. For one, being overweight puts you at greater risk of having diabetes and hypertension,...

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What is a Weight Loss Seminar?

Weight loss or bariatric surgery is a life-changing procedure, but it's also not your typical surgery. You have to commit to major life changes to make the most of it. Hence, at Foothills Weight Loss Surgeons in Knoxville, we believe that it's very important to...

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Can Weight Loss Surgery Cure Diabetes?

  Bariatric surgery is not just an effective tool for losing weight; it can also help treat obesity-related comorbidities such as type 2 diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, and dyslipidemia. Type 2 diabetesThe idea that weight loss surgery may “cure” diabetes has...

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How to Stick to Your Weight Loss Goals

Losing weight is one of the most common New Year’s resolutions every year. However, only a fraction of those who said they will do it make it happen. At Foothills Weight Loss Surgeons in Knoxville, we want to see you succeed and achieve your weight loss goals. Here...

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Are You a Candidate for Bariatric Surgery?

Bariatric surgery is the most effective weight-loss tool for patients who are obese and have found little to no long-term improvement from conventional weight loss methods. This procedure is not just any other surgery. For one, you can't just expect changes after...

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Robotic Surgery at FHWLS with Dr. Colquitt

Foothills Weight Loss Surgeons’s experienced surgeons, Dr. Mark Colquitt and Dr. Jonathan Ray, can perform bariatric surgeries using robot-assisted technology at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville. Unlike the traditional bariatric surgery, the da Vinci...

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Why You Need to Attend a Support Group

Many bariatric surgery patients know that in order to lose weight and keep it off, they have to change their eating and activity habits. However, big lifestyle changes like these don't come easily for many people. Plus, bariatric surgery is a major life change that...

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