What is Leptin?

What is Leptin? For patients struggling with obesity and weight, hormones often affect their overall health. Excess body fat can cause problems with weight and hormonal issues. Leptin is one of the hormones directly connected to body fat and obesity. Leptin, a hormone released from the fat cells located in adipose tissues, sends signals to …

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What is Ghrelin?

What is Ghrelin? Ghrelin is a hormone produced in the gut. It is often termed the hunger hormone, and sometimes called lenomorelin. It travels through your bloodstream and to your brain, where it tells your brain to become hungry and seek out food. Ghrelin’s main function is to increase appetite. It makes you consume more …

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COVID-19

What is COVID-19? Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China. How does COVID-19 spread? The virus that causes COVID-19 probably emerged from an animal source, …

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Telemedicine

 Telemedicine is the practice of caring for patients remotely when the provider and patient are not physically present with each other. Modern technology has enabled doctors to consult patients by using HIPAA compliant video-conferencing tools or secured phone conversations.  Telemedicine allows health care professionals to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients in remote locations using telecommunications technology. …

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Metabolic Surgery

The term Metabolic Surgery is used to describe surgical procedures to treat metabolic diseases and conditions like high blood pressure, high blood sugar, and type 2 diabetes. Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions that occur together, increasing your risk of heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes. These conditions include increased blood pressure, high …

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WLS

WLS is a widely accepted acronym for weight loss surgery. Weight loss surgery causes weight loss by restricting the amount of food the stomach can hold, causing malabsorption of nutrients, or by a combination of both gastric restriction and malabsorption. Most WLS procedures today are performed using minimally invasive techniques (laparoscopic surgery). WLS procedures have …

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Keyhole Surgery

What is a keyhole surgery? Keyhole or minimally invasive surgery is a method of carrying out an operation without having to make a large incision. It is also known as laparoscopic surgery when used to operate on the abdomen. Benefits of keyhole surgery Patients tend to recover earlier from keyhole surgeries because the incisions are …

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Weight loss Plateau

Being stuck at a weight loss plateau This eventually happens to everyone who tries to lose weight. Even so, most people are surprised when it happens to them because they’re still eating carefully and exercising regularly. The frustrating reality is that even well-planned weight-loss efforts can stall. What can causes a weight loss plateau? During …

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Weight Control

Importance of Weight Control Weight control and keeping a healthy weight is very important to your health. If you are underweight or overweight, or suffer from obesity, you may have a higher risk of certain health problems. Around two thirds of adults in the U.S. are overweight or suffer from obesity. Achieving a healthy weight …

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Benefits of Bariatric Supplements

Bariatric Supplements are extremely important for patients who undergo weight loss surgery. Patients should be taking some form of bariatric supplements or vitamins. Research has proven that all bariatric surgery patients are at risk for deficiencies of vitamins B1, B12, A, C, K, D, as well as iron, zinc, selenium, copper, and folate. Studies show …

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