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Surviving The Halloween Season After Bariatric Surgery

Life after weight loss surgery will often lead to a more active lifestyle, especially during the Holidays. Starting in Fall the days that you used to stay inside and hide or feel sick are soon replaced with more face to face interactions like work parties, coffee meetups and public settings like pumpkin patches, Halloween events …

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Caffeinated, Alcoholic & Carbonated Drinks After Weight Loss Surgery

Weight loss surgery has become a very popular solution for people experiencing serious obesity or obesity related diseases such as type 2 Diabetes, high blood pressure, or severe sleep apnea. When patients decide to have bariatric surgery they are required to make dietary modifications to their regular diet in order to achieve the best weight …

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5 Fitness Tips For Bariatric Patients

Postoperative fitness plan for The Bariatric patient. Many patients ask a common question: When can I start exercising after my surgery? Lets keep it simple. Since all of the surgeries are minimally invasive meaning that small incisions with minimal pain, one should be ambulatory immediately after surgery. So in the recovery room, one hour after …

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Constipation Post Gastric Sleeve & Bypass

Constipation following a gastric sleeve or gastric bypass procedure is one of the most common problems post-surgery. While constipation may be an expected side effect, it does not make it any less uncomfortable to deal with. If you have Constipation After Bariatric Surgery Is A Common Problem Constipation occurs when the body has difficulty empting …

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Type Of Weight Loss Surgery Matters For People With Severe Obesity

For countless people struggling to lose weigh through diet or exercise, surgical weight loss has provided an effective solution. Weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, includes a number of procedures that can be performed to help severely obese people achieve a healthier weight, but deciding which type of surgery is right for you …

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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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