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Diagnosing and Treating Diabetes in Obese Individuals

Diabetes Diagnosis and Treatment

Diabetes is a hormonal condition in which an individual experiences consistently high blood sugar levels. When the glucose levels in the blood are persistently too high, this can ultimately impact the body’s organs and tissues, resulting in long-term damage.  Understanding Insulin Diabetes is due to either the pancreas not producing enough insulin or the body’s cells not responding properly […]
Understanding Diabetes

Diabetes 101: A Breakdown of Diabetes for the Bariatric Patient

Diabetes mellitus (DM) is an endocrine (hormonal) disorder characterized by frequently high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period of time. Our glucose (sugar) levels in our blood are tightly regulated by insulin (a hormone made by the pancreas), which is designed to keep our blood sugar level in a reasonably narrow range. When the glucose levels in […]
Steps to a Restful Night's Sleep

Steps to a Better Night’s Sleep for Better Health

Sleep is the foundation of nearly every aspect of your health, from your focus, your mood, your energy levels, and your correlation to diseases. So not only is it essential to get enough sleep each night, but it is also important to get good quality rest so your body can heal and repair itself.  If […]
How Sleep Impacts your Health and Helps with Weight Loss

How Sleep can Help You Achieve Optimal Health and Weight Loss

Getting a good night’s rest is an essential aspect of achieving overall wellness. Sleep is the time when your body can heal and repair itself and impacts many of your bodily functions, including your mood, mental clarity, immune system, weight, and overall health. The Science of Sleep While you sleep, your body cycles through four […]

Small Steps to Tackle Obesity and Live Healthy

The national obesity problem affects all generations—20 percent of adolescents and 40 percent of adult Americans are obese. In most cases, obesity starts with genetics and is exacerbated by poor diet, little or no exercise, and poor sleep habits. Beating obesity can happen, though it won’t happen overnight.
Bariatric Patient Diet for PCOS

PCOS Diet: Foods to Eat and to Avoid if You Have PCOS

PCOS is an endocrine condition in which the female reproductive hormones are off-balance and result in infertility in women of childbearing age. Women who experience PCOS may have irregular periods, high androgen levels, and the frequent development of ovarian cysts. Although it is unclear what exactly causes PCOS, it is believed to be a result of increased […]
Can bariatric surgery cure PCOS

Weight Loss Surgery as a Treatment Option for PCOS

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal imbalance that affects 6 to 12% of American women of childbearing age. This common disorder causes the ovaries to enlarge with numerous fluid-filled cysts (follicles) that do not regularly release with ovulation. Although not understood completely, scientists believe that PCOS causes are due to a combination of genetic […]
PCOS and Obesity

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and the Link to Obesity

Polycystic ovarian syndrome, PCOS for short, is an endocrine condition in which the female reproductive hormones are off-balance and result in infertility in women of childbearing age. Women who experience PCOS may have irregular periods, high androgen levels, and the frequent development of ovarian cysts (small fluid-filled sacs within or on the ovaries) and presents […]
Hiatal hernia and acid reflux bariatric surgery

The Link Between a Hiatal Hernia and Obesity

If you have ever researched bariatric surgery, you have probably heard the term “hiatal hernia.” A hiatal hernia occurs when part of the stomach slides into the chest through a hole in the diaphragm called the hiatus. When this happens, it places the stomach in an unnatural position, causing a range of problems from reflux […]