13 06, 2017

Lap Band Surgery (Gastric Banding)

Lap Band Surgery (Gastric Banding) Introduction Obesity is a growing concern. By medical standards, obesity is defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of over 30 kg/m2. While lifestyle modification remains the cornerstone for treatment, surgical options are becoming more popular. One of the surgical treatments for obesity is called gastric banding, commonly known [...]

13 06, 2017

6 Self-Care Tips After Surgery

6 Self-Care Tips After Surgery  Your surgery is over, and now it’s time to heal. You may be anxious to get back to normal as soon as possible, and there are some steps you can take to help your recovery move along. Recovery could take anywhere from a week to a few months, depending on [...]

13 06, 2017

Obesity, inactivity could outpace smoking in cancer death risk

Obesity, inactivity could outpace smoking in cancer death risk Obesity and inactivity could someday account for more cancer deaths than smoking if current trends continue, a leading cancer expert says. As the rate of smoking decreases, other unhealthy habits threaten to offset the progress in reducing cancer deaths, says Richard Wender, a physician and chief [...]

13 06, 2017

One-third of world now overweight, with US leading the way

One-third of world now overweight, with US leading the way More than 2 billion adults and children globally are overweight or obese and suffer health problems because of their weight, a new study reports. This equates to one-third of the world's population carrying excess weight, fueled by urbanization, poor diets and reduced physical activity. The [...]

4 06, 2017

Bariatric Surgery Misconceptions – Part Three

Bariatric Surgery Misconceptions – Part Three Misconception: Surgery is a ‘cop-out’. To lose and maintain weight, individuals affected by severe obesity just need to go on a diet and exercise program. Truth: Individuals affected by severe obesity are resistant to long-term weight-loss by diet and exercise. The National Institutes of Health Experts Panel recognize that [...]

4 06, 2017

Gastric Bypass Surgery Benefits

Gastric Bypass Surgery Benefits There is much to be said for gastric bypass surgery and its success. Many people that undergo the procedure find that they are able to see results rapidly. Gastric bypass surgery is often the best solution for those that need a little help getting back on track. A combination of the [...]

4 06, 2017

What You Need to Know About Lap-Band Surgery

What You Need to Know About Lap-Band Surgery We all know that obesity can kill, and that many weight-loss strategies don’t work for most people over the long-term. Lap-Bands help many people lose weight in the short-term, and health benefits usually coincide with weight loss. For example, blood pressure decreases in the first years after [...]

4 06, 2017

Bariatric Surgery Misconceptions – Part Two

Bariatric Surgery Misconceptions – Part Two Misconception: Surgery is a ‘cop-out’. To lose and maintain weight, individuals affected by severe obesity just need to go on a diet and exercise program. Truth: Individuals affected by severe obesity are resistant to long-term weight-loss by diet and exercise. The National Institutes of Health Experts Panel recognize that [...]

4 06, 2017

Bariatric surgery impacts joint replacement outcomes in very obese patients

Bariatric surgery impacts joint replacement outcomes in very obese patients Bariatric surgery performed prior to hip or knee replacement can reduce in-hospital and 90-day postoperative complications A study from Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) finds that in morbidly obese patients, bariatric surgery performed prior to a total hip or knee replacement can reduce in-hospital and [...]