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Obesity and Morbid Obesity - Is Gastric Bypass Surgery Right For You
The very first thing you want to do before you even consider the surgery is really contemplate if surgery is the only way to lose weight. If you have exhausted every diet or new lifestyle of eating, the last resort should be Gastric Bypass Surgery or another name is Bariatric Surgery.
First of all what is Obesity?
This results from too much accumulation of fat once it exceeds the body's skeletal and physical needs.
According to the NIH (National Institutes of Health) 20% more than you "ideal body weight" is when excess weight becomes a health risk.
Almost 2/3 of the adult population, approximately 200 million, are overweight or obese.
What is Morbid Obesity?
Morbid Obesity is when it reaches the point that one or more obesity-related health conditions result in significant physical disability or even death.
Clinical Severe Obesity is also the same term as Morbid Obesity. Morbid Obesity is more or less defined as being more than 100 lbs over your ideal weight or have a Body Mass Index of 40 or more.
It is considered a chronic disease, meaning that it develops over time.
What Causes Morbid Obesity?
Believe it or not and despite conventional medicine wisdom, it is not just the result of overeating.
There is much research shown, that in quite a few cases, the significant underlying cause is genetic. There have been studies done that has shown that once the problem is established, efforts of dieting and exercise or fitness programs are really limited to provide effective long-term relief.
Science is always continuing to find answers. But until obesity is much better understood, the control of obesity is something patients need to work on for their entire lives.
It is very import to understand that the medical interventions, including bariatric surgery, should not be considered as medical cures.
Weight loss surgery attempts to reduce the effects of excessive weight and alleviate the serious, mental, physical and social consequences of the disease.
You want to take into consideration the benefits and consequences of weight loss surgery before you undertake the procedure.
The first thing you want to do is make an appointment with a Bariatric surgeon who will accept your insurance.
It is important that you go to a meeting setup by your doctor where other people have had the surgery or are contemplating the surgery even before you make your decision.
Stomach stapling is a major surgical procedure, whereas Gastric Banding is not. Both have its advantages and disadvantages.
Please check for other gastric bypass articles. There will be a series of articles pertaining specifically to this type of weight loss surgery.
Your medical doctor can determine if the weight loss surgery is right for you depending on your age and medical condition.
Does Ephedra Really Shed the Pounds Like It Promises? I Decided to Put It to the Test!
Since the reintroduction of Ephedra based products on about April 15 of this year I have had a few close friends of mine contact myself about Ephedra. The had simple questions about the safety and effectiveness of Ephedra based products.
Not One Ounce -- Candy At Your House
Here come the candy canes. In our house, Santa always hung Hershey's Kisses on the tree.
Let's Talk About Fad Diets
Although the big push for fad diets has died down a little bit, it is still estimated that at least two-thirds of Americans are on some type of diet at any given time. Although research shows the importance of eating from all the major food groups, people are still confused about what type of diet to follow, keeping the window open for more quacky solutions to pop up.
Advice for the Ill = Advice for the Well
All of the things we tell sick people so that they recover more quickly are exactly the things that we should be doing every day. Following that advice will not only ward off disease, but also lead to greater energy and vitality, and best of all, weight loss.
How To Lose Weight Without Having To Starve Yourself
I am somebody who has had an ongoing battle with my weight for most of my life. I have to be very careful what I eat as I seem to gain weight very easily.
Low-Carb Diets: Are You Losing More than Weight?
The average American eats about twice as much protein than what they require. Some people, in the pursuit of thinness, are going on low-carb diets and are eating up to four times the protein their body needs.
Spot Reducing is For The Laundry
· Can you give me an exercise that will get rid of the fat on my stomach?· What exercises an I do to tone my thighs?· Can you recommend some exercises to make my arms, thighs and stomach smaller and also speed up my weight loss??I hear questions such as this on a daily basis, both from our clients and from people standing in the grocery line with me who want to know what exercises I do for such "toned" arms. Spot reduction works only in the laundry room, ladies and gentleman - there is simply no such thing as localized fat loss.
A Full Scale War
It happens every morning when you mosey out of bed, somewhere between the time you take off that robe and the instant you step into the shower. For others, it happens immediately after a workout, as soon as you peel off those sweaty clothes and stand aimlessly in your birthday suit.
Nutrition and Metabolism Disorder
What is the relationship between intake of nutrition and metabolism disorder? Is slow metabolism the cause of my overweight? Are there any types of nutrition that can speed it up? Could a pill speed it up?There are many myths and misconceptions about metabolism. The idea that a low metabolic rate is always responsible for excess weight is one of them.
Acupuncture Weight Loss -- Does it Work?
Acupuncture for weight loss is a modern application of this ancient medical practice. This article reports on the conclusion of it's safety and effectiveness following an extensive examination of the published evidence.
Weight Loss for Good! - The # 1 Secret!
The only way you will ever follow through on an exercise program is to be sold out. The military calls them "lifers.
Yesterday, out of the blue, without any foreboding gossip or rumor, the company I work for was taken over by a competitor. All afternoon we sat stunned and unnaturally quiet, trying to absorb what had happened and what it might mean to our future.
Scientific Guidelines for Effective Weight Loss
If you have been dieting and haven't lost weight, stop! Don't even think about trying another diet, because it will produce the same results you have already seen.Below you will find "Scientific Guidelines" for weight loss that have always been around, but are not followed by the majority of weight loss programs these days.
Weight Loss Surgery: Successful Patients Embrace Four Stages of Growth
Weight Loss Surgery (WLS) is often viewed as a quick fix for morbid obesity. One day a person is fat, the next they are not.
Anger: The Unexpected Emotion After Gastric Bypass Surgery
The words I read made me furious. There it was, in black and white, the story of a fussy baby who was spoon fed ice cream to keep her quiet.
VPX ZERO Carb Fat Incinerating Protein - Go ZERO!
It's always great to find a protein supplement with very low carbohydrate amounts, but it's even better when there are none at all. VPX Zero Carb Protein is perfect, it's got no fat, no carbs, and tons of protein.
Hollywood Weight Loss Secrets - Five Things to Avoid!
As an employee of famous fitness star Kathy Smith, personal trainer of many movie stars, and best selling author, it came to my attention of a few things that prevented Hollywood types from losing the weight they wanted. Here they are;"Exercise Resistance" or ER means a conscious or unconscious block against participating in a regular active program.
Childhood Obesity Is Everyones Problem
Reducing childhood obesity in the U.S.
The Diet Demons
As the dieting phenomenon grows, with a new "diet guru" announcing "THE SOLUTION" almost weekly, so do the waste lines of America expand. Obesity is now a strong and gaining second to cigarettes as a preventable cause of death or disease.
High Carb & Low Carb Diets: How To Avoid The Dangers
There's a two hundred year history of people prescribing both high and low carb diets for weight loss. So how does one choose? One factor you should consider is the dangers associated with each diet.
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