July 15th, 2022

Type 2 diabetes, prediabetes, and their prevalence

Type 2 diabetes is the most common type of diabetes, in which the body cells fail to respond to insulin properly. This results in abnormally high blood sugar levels. People with type 2 diabetes usually have prediabetes first. Prediabetes is a serious health condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes.

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June 28th, 2022

Comparing Weight-Loss Surgeries: Gastric Sleeve vs Gastric Bypass

People suffering from chronic or severe obesity now have a variety of weight loss surgery options at their disposal to help them accomplish life-changing weight loss. Gastric sleeve surgeries and gastric bypass surgeries could help you achieve significant weight loss because they both allow patients to feel full after eating less food.

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March 18th, 2022

How to Get Rid of Loose Skin After Weight Loss Surgery

Following weight loss surgery, patients undergo drastic weight loss in a relatively short period of time. In many cases, weight loss surgery patients carried around significant excess body fat for years prior to their procedure, which weakens the skin’s elasticity and results in loose skin after losing weight.

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October 14th, 2021

How Does Weight Loss Surgery Work?

Weight loss surgeries use a variety of different approaches to achieve the same end goal: to help patients overcome chronic obesity by shedding significant excess body weight in a relatively short time frame.

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October 14th, 2021

Life after Gastric Bypass Surgery

Life expectancy in severely obese people can be limited. However, if you’re reading this blog, you may be thinking about taking steps towards making a positive change in your life.

We know that obesity surgery can be scary, but we applaud you for taking a stand to live your life to the fullest. No matter the type of surgery you choose to have, it’s important to know the after-effects to be prepared.

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June 2nd, 2021

How Old Do You Have to be to Get Weight Loss Surgery?

Obesity, especially among young people, is a large and growing public health concern throughout North America.

In recent years, obesity rates for children and teens have been on the rise, and we are beginning to see increased prevalence of obesity-related health complications in younger and younger segments of the population.

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April 16th, 2021

What is the Safest Form of Weight Loss Surgery?

For people living with chronic or severe obesity, the decision to finally go through with weight loss surgery can bring about an enormous turning point in their lives. By taking the action necessary to initiate the major weight loss they need in the form of weight loss surgery, patients initiate positive changes to the overall health that will pay dividends for the rest of their lives.

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February 3rd, 2021

How Do Gastric Balloons Work?

For people who have had long-term struggles with their weight, gastric balloons are an excellent way to help bring about significant weight loss. Especially for people who have struggled for years to lose weight through diet and exercise alone, a gastric balloon can provide the nudge they need to achieve major weight loss and change the course of their lives.

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December 2nd, 2020

How Long Does Gastric Band Surgery Take?

Deciding to go through with a restrictive weight-loss surgery is a major step forward for people who want to get their weight under control and improve their health.

However, as it is with any life-changing procedure, it's completely normal to have many questions about what to expect, how long gastric band surgery will take, and what will follow afterwards.

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October 27th, 2020

Can You Fly after Bariatric Surgery?

Choosing to undergo weight-loss surgery is a serious undertaking, and we congratulate you! It will take an incredible amount of willpower and patience for your body to transition into new, healthier habits.

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