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Bariatric Surgery Helps Patients Qualify For Kidney Transplants

The wait list for kidney transplants in the United States is growing every year, meaning more patients competing for the same select pool of viable kidneys. There are several limiting factors that evaluate a patient for organ compatibility, including blood type, cross match, and HLA. For obese patients, their weight is the main contraindication for …

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Metabolic Surgery As Type 2 Diabetes Treatment

Metabolic surgery refers to surgical procedures that are normally used for weight management to manage blood sugar levels and treat metabolic diseases. Managing blood sugar levels is critical to controlling the symptoms associated with Type 2 diabetes. In May of 2016, new guidelines were presented recommending the use of metabolic surgeries as a treatment for …

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Bariatric Surgery Can Cause Lactose Intolerance

Lactose is a naturally occurring sugar found in milk and dairy products that is broken down in the small intestine by the digestive enzyme lactase. Roughly 10% of adults in the US are lactose intolerant. Lactose intolerance is caused when the body cannot produce enough lactase to effectively process or digest lactose. Unfortunately, lactose intolerance …

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Beyond Weight Loss Surgery: 2 Keys for Successful Weight Loss

Weight loss is not easy. Maintaining weight loss can seem even harder. Even people who have had weight loss surgery find maintenance difficult. There are two keys, though, that we’ve found helpful to our patients for successful, permanent weight loss. The 2 Keys for Successful, Long-Lasting Weight Loss These keys will give you the upper …

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Bariatric Surgery: Why It’s Not the Easy Way Out

When some hear the term “weight loss surgery,” they automatically think of someone trying to take the easy way out. Having surgery that reduces the amount of food a person can eat – thereby improving their chances of weight loss – seems like an easier weight loss option. However, the reality is that bariatric surgery …

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3 Reasons Why When Diets Fail, Weight Loss Surgery is the Answer

Over the years, weight loss surgery has received both praise and flak in equal measure. However, the scales are tipping in its favor. In fact, there are now many studies that unequivocally show the benefits of surgery —particularly how surgery is a huge helper if you are obese or struggle with diets. 1. Bariatric Surgery …

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