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Menopausal Belly Fat

Many women gain weight around their midsection before, during, and after menopause. This weight gain largely stems from dropping hormone levels, which can also make it difficult to lose weight after putting it on during menopause. Sustained changes to your diet and exercise routines can help you lose weight or prevent you from gaining it in the first place. Surgical…

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is a type of bariatric surgery used to treat severe obesity. It is also the most common bariatric procedure performed in United States, and is considered by some surgeons to be the gold standard of weight-loss surgeries. How is Roux-en-Y surgery performed? There are several variations of gastric bypass procedures, which can be divided into three categories: Restrictive:…

Weight Loss Surgery

Although many weight loss procedures are permanent, some can be easily reversed. More intense weight loss surgeries, although more effective, also come with more potential complications. When deciding on the right surgery, it’s important to ask yourself the right questions. Weight loss surgery is a legitimate option for many people who are obese, especially those who suffer from weight-related medical…

Duodenal Switch Surgery

Duodenal switch surgery is a unique procedure that makes the stomach smaller and re-routes the intestines. Patients who follow the post-surgery instructions can expect to see significant weight loss (about 70 percent of excess fat within two years). The invasive nature of the procedure and risk of complications, coupled with a relatively lengthy recovery time, make it less than ideal…

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Do gastric balloons live up to the claims of their manufacturers? Here we examine the pros and cons of this new, non-invasive weight loss technique. The concept is fairly simple: weight loss balloons are meant to reduce the amount of available space in the stomach, effectively filling you up so you feel less hungry. Over a period of several months, this helps you shed…

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