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Weight-loss May Lower Your Risk of Heart Failure
Losing a substantial amount of weight may lower your heart failure risk. A recent study suggests that losing weight with bariatric surgery may have more heart health benefits than dropping pounds through a very-low-calorie diet program. Researchers looked at people who had a …learn more
6 Lifestyle Changes to Consider Prior to Weight-Loss Surgery
Weight-loss surgery lifestyle changes should begin long before you have any surgical procedure. It doesn’t matter what type of surgery you plan to have. Whether it’s sleeve gastrectomy, an adjustable lap band or roux-en-y gastric bypass surgery, you can increase …learn more
Kick the habit! 7 Tips to Quit Smoking Before Weight-Loss Surgery
It’s always a smart idea to quit smoking. If you’re thinking about having weight-loss surgery to improve your health, you’ll need to quit smoking weeks before your surgery date. Smoking harms nearly every organ inside your body, according to the …learn more
Despite nearly identical obesity rates, men seek bariatric surgery dramatically less often than women.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than one third (36.5%) of U.S. adults have obesity. Of those hundreds of millions of adults, the distribution between male and female adults considered obese is nearly even. Why is …learn more
Bariatric Surgery – What It’s Not
Surgical procedures for effective weight loss have been developed and refined over the last half century. As technology improved and surgery became a more common option to combat a number of health conditions, bariatric procedures also improved. Today, people with …learn more
Intragastric Balloon Procedure Aids with Weight Loss
Obesity, a chronic disease affecting millions of adults, can increase the risk of other health problems such as heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure. For many, bariatric surgery can be the answer, however, for those who do not qualify …learn more