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Pros and cons to body contouring after bariatric surgery

Pros and cons to body contouring after bariatric surgery

Bariatric surgery is considered one of the most ideal ways to lose weight when good nutrition and exercise fail to work. Patients who undergo bariatric surgery are required to eat healthy foods and exercise regularly following surgery to help accelerate the weight-loss process, and to get into the habit of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. In some cases, bariatric patients can end up losing hundreds of pounds within a short period of time, which can result in areas of loose, excess skin.

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Bariatric surgery can benefit your psychological health

Bariatric surgery can benefit your psychological health

Weight-loss surgery can benefit those who carry excess weight from both physical and psychological standpoints, according to a new study. National University of Distance Education (UNED) researcher Alejandro Magallares co-authored the weight-loss study, which analyzed 21 scientific articles about the relationship between weight and quality of life in people who underwent bariatric surgery. 

The articles gauged data based on a questionnaire that was filled out by almost 2,680 weight-loss surgery patients before surgery, and nearly 2,251 patients after surgery.

“An increase was found in the quality of life related to both psychological and physical aspects after the surgical intervention,” said Magallares to SINC. “Both physical and psychological health improve after the operation, and that increase in quality of life is especially significant in the physical area.”

check out this article on MedicalXpress.com.

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One man’s brave display of excess skin after LAP-BAND surgery

One man’s brave display of excess skin after LAP-BAND surgery

Weight loss is a journey, and choosing to undergo weight-loss surgery is a big decision. A 22-year-old Brooklyn man began his journey with LAP-BAND surgery, and made the decision to start exercising and eating better.

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Celebrities help market weight-loss solutions, but friends keep you motivated

Celebrities help market weight-loss solutions, but friends keep you motivated

The marketing of weight-loss solutions is a big undertaking and begs the question, “How do solutions get noticed?” You may learn about a new diet plan when flipping through a magazine or watching a commercial on television. These solutions may seem awesome, but you ask, “Will they work?”

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Walking leads to weight loss and spurs creativity

Walking leads to weight loss and spurs creativity

If you’re on the path to weight loss, you’re probably very well aware of the benefits of walking for exercise. Cardiovascular exercise can boost your heart rate and your metabolism, and when paired with a healthy diet, can really help you drop off excess weight. Now, a new study is showing that walking can also boost creative thinking.

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Patients delayed or denied bariatric surgery coverage have 3 times the mortality rate

The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery states that bariatric surgery has proven to be the most effective and lasting treatment for those who suffer from morbid obesity and related comorbidities. Through bariatric surgery, patients who are overweight can significantly lower their risk of related conditions such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, cancer, and even death.

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Weight-loss surgery helps reduce metabolic syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is a group of risk factors that can determine whether a person is at risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and other life-threatening health conditions. When your body ceases to function normally as a result of poor diet, nutrition, and lack of exercise, your risk of experiencing health problems will increase dramatically, especially if you suffer from one or more risk factors that make up metabolic syndrome.

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Weight-loss surgery may reverse effects of aging

A new study has found that in addition to helping patients lose weight, weight-loss surgery has the ability to reverse certain aging effects in most patients. The reversal of aging is mostly due to the lengthening of telomeres, which are the caps on the ends of chromosomes that become frayed and shorter as a person ages, or when a person becomes obese.

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Weight-loss surgeries show long-term health benefits

Obesity currently affects over one-third of adults and 17 percent of all children in the United States. However, new research shows that weight-loss surgery can not only guarantee weight loss for most obese patients, but that the procedure is linked to a number of other long-term health benefits, including higher overall quality of life, better cholesterol readings, lower blood pressure, the reversal of type 2 diabetes, and much more.

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Weight-loss surgery may expand to include more patients

With obesity-related healthcare costs expected to quadruple in 10 years, some medical professionals are wondering if bariatric surgery - typically reserved as a last resort for the morbidly obese - should be made available to a wider range of patients. Research indicates that weight-loss surgery could also benefit individuals who are moderately overweight or have difficult-to-control diabetes.

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Required waiting periods for bariatric surgery offer no additional benefits

A study conducted by researchers at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC, revealed that mandatory waiting periods before bariatric surgery provide no significant difference for the patient. Results of the study were presented at the 27th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).

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Weight-loss surgery works best for less obese patients

Weight-loss surgery works best for less obese patients

Lap-Band patients often wonder why their doctor instructs them to start losing weight before their surgeries. Going into surgery at a lower weight makes the procedure easier for the doctor and reduces the size of your liver, which makes surgery safer. A new study is also showing additional reasons why it is in your best interest to lose as much weight as possible before your procedure.

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Weight-loss surgery may provide migraine relief

A new study reports that weight-loss surgery can help reduce the risk of debilitating migraines. Researchers examined a small group of obese patients with a history of migraines, who underwent either Lap-Band or gastric bypass surgery.

After six months, the patients had lost an average of 66 pounds. About half the patients reduced the frequency of their migraines by half or more.

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