There is a persistent link between joint and knee pain with obesity. The connection between the two is not unusual since the heavier someone is, the more pressure is placed on the body’s joints.
Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) is a very common type of liver disease that is specifically not linked to drinking alcohol. A study’s results were released at the 2014 Digestive Disease Week meeting that showed through a study of 160 people with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. The study tracked the process of these individuals having […]
Bariatric surgery for the treatment of morbid obesity is exploding around the world. More and more bariatric surgery centers open frequently, and the market gets more competitive. Finding a trusted bariatric surgery center is more challenging than ever, as there is a constant battle between price and quality.
It is well-established that smoking is a major risk factor for lung cancer. In a recent comprehensive research study conducted, MD Anderson found a link between carbs and lung cancer. The research shows that high-glycemic foods on the Glycemic Index (GI), contribute to an increased risk of developing lung cancer even in non-smokers. The researchers observed […]
More Americans dying in middle age from drug overdoses, obesity, suicide, and dozens of other diseases, according to a study published in JAMA. The director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University, Jeffrey Sachs, called the Republican tax cuts for America’s biggest corporations a killing causing America’s health decline. America’s Health Decline and […]
Obalon® Intragastric Balloon System is a swallowable, 3-balloon system to help obese individuals lose weight. Obalon is the first and only swallowable balloon in the market and is approved by FDA. As with other gastric balloon options, Obalon is a non-surgical procedure. New Generation of Obalon The older generations of Obalon were to be removed […]
Once it is found that you qualify for bariatric surgery, you and your doctor are going to need to determine the weight loss procedure that makes the most sense for your health, BMI, budget, and commitment to weight loss. One of the most common options used by bariatric surgeons today is known as the gastric sleeve or the […]
Weight loss surgery is the most effective way to lose substantial amounts of weight when all other forms of weight loss have failed. But it is not a magic pill. Those that undergo bariatric surgery still need to motivate themselves to maintain their diet and exercise requirements and challenge themselves to continue to meet their weight loss goals. […]
Morbid obesity can present several different health challenges. From difficulty sleeping to the risk of Type II diabetes, obesity is considered a hazardous public health crisis, contributing to dozens of diseases and a very low quality of life. Severe overweight is also known to reduce life expectancy dramatically. Studies have shown that those that struggle […]
Gastric bypass surgery is considered one of the most effective solutions for weight loss in those with obesity that have struggled to lose weight. The surgery limits the number of calories a patient can eat, greatly reducing their hunger and automatically lowering their BMI. It’s typical for most patients to lose well over a hundred pounds during the […]