We celebrate Labor Day as the unofficial end of summer. Since it will continue to be as hot as molten lava for another few months here in South Florida, that label is purely symbolic. But, summer break is now over and most schools are back in session.
Do you come home from grocery shopping and put all of your fresh produce away in the refrigerator? Do you put your fruits and vegetables in their respective crispers? Or do you leave your produce on the counter? Turns out some belong in the fridge and some belong in the crisper.
Many gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients report difficulty swallowing and digesting chicken and beef after their bariatric surgery. Since adequate protein intake is so important after weight loss surgery (with a goal of 60-80 grams of protein), not being able to eat proteins they usually tolerate can make eating and meeting their protein intake a challenge.
Once you schedule your bariatric surgery, life changes. You will have lab work and appointments to go on. You will have a new diet to plan for and a hospital stay to pack for. Once you have your gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, or lap band surgery there are many more changes to prepare for:
Risks and Benefits of Roux-en-Y, Sleeve Gastrectomy, and Lap Band Procedures Weight Loss Surgery such as Sleeve Gastrectomy, has been shown to be the most effective and long lasting treatment for morbid obesity. Weight loss surgeries are also effective in treating obesity related conditions, resulting from significant weight loss. The safety of weight loss surgery
A growingly obese population has lead to a greater need for weight-loss options and the decision to undergo bariatric surgery has become the best option for many. However, bariatric surgery, whether it is in the form of Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, or Gastric Bypass can be mistakenly seen as a fast one-way ticket to rapid
The thyroid has a big job: The hormones it secretes help regulate heart rate, maintain healthy skin, and play a crucial part in metabolism. When the gland is sluggish (hypothyroidism), it can rob you of energy, dry out your skin, make your joints ache, cause weight gain, and kick-start depression. When it becomes overworked—hyperthyroidism—and produces
At 6 years of follow-up data, bariatric surgical “cures” of type 2 diabetes are holding steady in a single-center series of 217 patients. “We see sustained weight loss, particularly in Roux-enY gastric bypass patients, 5-9 years after surgery.” Diabetes remitted in 50% of patients, according to Dr. Stacy A. Brethauer, an ACS Fellow of the
High blood pressure, diabetes, and heart conditions are only some of the comorbidities that have been shown to result from years of unresolved weight issues. This awareness has initiated a movement in the medical world to find a solution to the growing population struggling with their weight. It is evident that there is no quick
Obese patients who have laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy keep the weight off in the long run, researchers found. In a single-center study, patients who underwent the procedure lost an average 57.4% of excessive body mass index (BMI) over 5 years, Ralph Peterli, MD, of Claraspital in Basel in Switzerland, and colleagues reported online in the journal