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4 Steps To Stay Hydrated After Weight Loss Surgery

Staying hydrated is an important part of the recovery process following bariatric weight loss surgery. Water is an essential nutrient that helps to prevent fatigue, headaches, constipation, dry skin, dizziness and it also helps to prevent more serious complications following your surgery.   While drinking the recommended amount of water can be difficult with the …

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Las Vegas Bariatrics Awarded BBB Industry Leader

Dr. Bernie Hanna, M.D. and our team at Las Vegas Bariatrics are proud and honored to announce that we were recently presented as a Better Business Bureau (BBB) Industry Leader. Since 2003, Las Vegas Bariatrics has worked tirelessly to help patients achieve a healthier life through medical and surgical weight loss along with extensive diet …

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Adolescent Bariatric Surgery Is On The Rise

For many teenagers and young adults, obesity can be difficult to overcome through traditional weight loss methods and programs. Adolescents who are diagnosed as morbildy obese often face many physical and psychological challenges, including conditions such as hypertension, high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease along with low self-esteem, image and confidence. Obesity rates in …

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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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The Top Bariatric Surgery: Why Gastric Sleeve Surgery Is So Beneficial

Bariatric surgery is becoming more popular as a weight-loss solution, and there are many types of bariatric surgery. One of the top surgeries in this category is gastric sleeve surgery. What Is Gastric Sleeve Surgery & How Does It Differ From Other Bariatric Surgeries? A sleeve Gastrectomy is where a bariatric surgeon removes up to …

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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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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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Five Tips for Staying Healthy after Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric bypass surgery and similar medical treatments have been life-changing experiences for thousands of people, allowing them to start winning what has often been a lifelong battle with obesity. The surgery isn’t a magic bullet, however, and patients must follow doctors’ instructions and maintain their health following the surgery to reap its benefits. Bariatric surgeons …

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