Category: Health Conditions

Gastric Bypass Surgery: Is it as good as they say? What to expect one year out.

Gastric Bypass Surgery: Obesity is a medical condition that occurs as a result of excessive body fat. About 36% of adults in the USA are obese. In addition, about 18.5% of children in the USA are considered obese. By 2030 an estimated 20% of the entire world population will be obese. This is important because…

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Coping with the Hurdles of Mental Health After Bariatric Surgery

The risks of bariatric surgery expand beyond just the physical strain of the actual procedure itself. Bariatric surgery can take a significant emotional toll on the patient as well. While it’s to be expected that mental stress will alleviate over time as you lose weight post-surgery, you will still need time to adjust to your…

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How Does Obesity Cause Heart Failure?

Obesity and heart failure are closely intertwined. More than 160 million people in the US are overweight or obese, while more than 5.7 million adults struggle with heart failure. These numbers should come as no surprise. Obesity is often responsible for a wide range of underlying conditions that lie at the root of cardiovascular disease….

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A Guide to Pregnancy After Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery can improve your quality of life in many ways. One powerful benefit is that it can positively impact fertility and pregnancy.   It takes time to recover from bariatric surgery and implement the new diet and lifestyle changes needed to achieve your weight loss goals. Eventually, your weight will stabilize, and you will…

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How Obesity Can Result In Knee Pain and Rheumatoid Arthritis

obesity can lead to rheumatoid arthritis

Obesity has many consequences to your health, including an increased risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Most individuals are aware of these common factors, but there are other challenges that some patients may not realize. The relationship between obesity and knee pain is one such challenge.   If you have felt pain while walking or…

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