Buckle Up: Why Obesity May End in a Crash
Driving without a seatbelt is a huge safety hazard, yet every day people get in the car without buckling up first. For some, not fastening their seatbelt is a result of a poor habit, but for others it is a conscious decision. Obese drivers in particular are less likely to buckle up when they are behind the wheel, as seatbelts are often tight and uncomfortable. If you are ready to take the life-altering step of pursuing bariatric surgery and are getting a Lap Band, then it is important for you to reduce your risk of a deadly accident by buckling your seatbelt. [Read more]
Weight Stigma Slows Fight Against Obesity
In the wake of recent efforts by the Institute of Medicine to implement a nationwide strategy to conquer the American obesity epidemic, many are taking another look at how the overweight are treated in our society. The two-thirds of our nation who are now overweight are often subjected to ridicule and bias based on their weight, which may be the last socially-accepted form of discrimination in our country. Weight stigmatization causes the overweight to not only become marginalized and depressed—it also contributes to continued weight gain throughout America. [Read more]
Bariatric Surgery Improves Psoriatic Symptoms
Bariatric surgery has an array of beneficial effects on pre-existing comorbidities—a recent study shows bariatric surgery for obesity has beneficial effects on psoriatic symptoms. [Read more]
Study: Weight loss surgery helps kidney disease patients
The benefits of weight loss surgery outweigh the risk of complications for clinically obese people who suffer from chronic kidney disease, according to the recently released findings of a new study. The researchers studied the results of weight loss surgeries performed on more than 27,000 people between 2006 and 2008. [Read more]
Weight Loss Surgery Often Helps Migraines
A recent study has shown that adjustable lap band surgery can help curb migraine headaches in almost 90 percent of obese migraine sufferers. [Read more]
Bariatric Surgery May Improve Severity and Frequency of Migraine Attacks
If you are considering weight loss surgery as a means of taking control of your health and your life, recent studies show that the benefits of bariatric procedures such as Lap-Band Surgery may be more than just weight loss. Recent studies show that both the severity and frequency of migraines headaches can be markedly reduced by weight loss surgery.
Weight Loss Surgery Can Cure Type 2 Diabetes
A number of studies have indicated that weight loss surgery could be a solution for type 2 diabetes for many people. In one study, 73% of people who had type 2 diabetes went into complete remission after Lap-band surgery, and were even able to stop taking their diabetes medications over time.
Controlling Stress-Induced Weight Gain
In our hectic lives, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by stress. From credit card bills and job woes, to family tensions and general anxiety, stress can leave us feeling exhausted, defeated and unsure of ourselves. Constant stress can cause a hormone imbalance in our body and a build-up of cortisol, which leads to weight gain. [Read more]
Bariatric Surgery Can Lessen the Burden Of Cardiovascular Diseases
The American Heart Association Obesity Committee of the Council on Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism made comments on the benefits of weight loss surgery.
Just A Little Extra Weight Poses Risk for Diabetes and Other Problems
We often hear that living a long life depends on trying to stay in shape, eating nutritious food and maintaining an ideal body weight. Despite this advice, many of us carry around just a few extra pounds and think that it poses minimal risk to our health.