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Can Zepbound Outperform Wegovy and Ozempic in a Battle?

According to a recent survey conducted by the Pew Research Center, approximately 75% of Americans are familiar with Ozempic, Wegovy, and other anti-obesity medications. The demand for weight loss drugs has skyrocketed, leading to shortages in supply. Semaglutide, the active ingredient in these medications, is currently listed as “in shortage” in the FDA database. However, […]

Life Expectancy When Morbidly Obese

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 who struggle […]

Pouch Resetting After Weight Loss Surgery

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 […]

What Bariatric Surgeries Are Covered By Insurance?

Bariatric surgeries are effective at helping obese patients who haven’t otherwise been able to lose weight find a medical solution that is proven effective at supporting weight loss. For many, it is a lifesaving procedure, but due to their high costs, most patients need their health insurance carrier to help them pay for the surgery.

After Bariatric Surgery Hypoglycemia Seems Common

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 […]