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 the non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. The study tracked the process of these individuals […]
Morbid obesity can present a number of different health challenges. From difficulty sleeping to the risk of Type II diabetes, obesity is considered a severe public health crisis, contributing to dozens of diseases and a very low quality of life. Morbid obesity is also known to reduce life expectancy dramatically. Studies have shown that those that struggle with […]
Current Statistics on Bariatric Surgery According to the Centers for Disease Control, the obesity rate in America is somewhere between 26-32%, almost 1 in 3 Americans. Since 1988, the average American male has gained over 17 pounds while the average female has gained about 15 ½, Spotlight on Obesity reports. If these trends continue, nearly […]
According to a new review by UT Southwestern Medical Center, gastric bypass surgery has much better outcomes than gastric banding for a long-term weight loss experience. It also controls Type II Diabetes better as well as high blood pressure and lowers cholesterol levels in patients. This is a result of nearly 30 long-term studies done […]
With one-third of the adults in the United States being considered obese, it is clear that obesity is a difficult issue to treat. The typical solution from physicians is a major change in diet and exercise along with medical therapy, all of which seem to fail for the most part.
Obesity is about more than just the way a person looks. Obese individuals face a greater chance of suffering comorbidities such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and sleep apnea. It is for these reasons that many individuals are seeking alternatives to changing their diet and exercising. Those suffering from obesity are […]
Bariatric surgery is one of the most common methods of taking control of obesity. The weight loss from surgery can be dramatic and not every patient is a good candidate for weight loss surgery. Even the individuals that are good candidates for the surgery can often benefit from a preoperative psychosocial evaluation.
In a controlled study of 45 patients in San Francisco, California, hypoglycemic episodes seemed common while primarily unnoticed. A three-day monitoring period of regular activity showed that symptomatic hypoglycemia appeared in 22% of 15 individuals following gastric bypass surgery. Additionally, 20% of 15 individuals who underwent biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch showed symptomatic hypoglycemia. Out of the 15 obese […]