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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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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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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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Recovery from Gastric Sleeve Surgery – Pain & Other Fun Things

Recovering from surgery is always a step-by-step process. Here is a rundown of how recovery from gastric sleeve surgery usually goes, including pain, diet, activity, and more. Weight-Loss Surgery and Recovery: What to Expect The Day of Your Surgery When your bariatric surgery is over, the pain will be moderate. You will still be hooked …

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What Your Bariatric Surgeon Wants You to Know About Your Post-Surgery Diet

Bariatric surgery is a wonderful tool for those looking to lose weight. However, many people who come to us think that once the surgery is over, they’ll be miraculously healed and lose weight. While we wish this was the case, there’s actually more to it than that. Here’s what our bariatric surgeon wants you to …

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Primary Care Management of Patients After Weight Loss Surgery

Weight loss surgery is the type of procedure that can be very involved, but can also provide good results. We know that weight loss can be difficult, and sometimes visiting a surgical weight loss center can be the best option for a person who has exhausted all other options. If a person’s condition warrants special …

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Bariatric Surgery Improves Splanchnic Vascular Responses in Type 2 Diabetes

Dealing with a condition like type 2 diabetes is very difficult, and it requires a person to take calculated and precise steps to care for their health. While there are some treatments that are popular in the field, doctors and patients alike are always looking for better and more effective ways of treating this serious …

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How Fat Shaming Can Actually Make People Sick

We all know how important it is to stay in good shape. However, some people have an easier time with that than others. But with more resources than ever out there to help people lose weight, some people think they are doing a good thing when they bring up the weight issues of others. While …

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Bariatric Surgery Can Help People Keep Weight Off Long Term

Weight loss can be a tricky topic. We all know the basic formula for losing weight – consume less calories and burn more calories. But while this seems simple enough, it is much easier said than done. And even those who manage to lose weight over time sometimes find themselves struggling to keep the weight …

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