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The Effects of Obesity: Hypertension

It may be the day after Valentine’s Day, but lets continue this theme of hearts. Your heart is the most important organ in the body as it pumps blood throughout the veins, providing the body with oxygen and nutrients needed for survival. But what happens when the amount of blood that flows through your veins […]
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The Effects of Obesity: Arthritis

At their first monthly follow-up visit with me, patients often remark on how much better their knees feel. Even though some of these folks lost 10 or more pounds in this first month, their reports of “less pain when I climb the stairs,” or “I can walk the block again without my cane,” seemed like […]
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The Effects of Obesity: Sleep Apnea

Has anyone ever complained about your snoring?  Maybe someone you love is snoring so loudly that it seems as though wild animals are attacking you in the night. Everyone in the house is tired from sleepless nights either from your snoring or your relative’s snoring. Snoring can be a serious concern if it can be […]

The Effects of Obesity: Diabetes

Diabetes has come to be a household term. With the obesity epidemic on the rise, diabetes can be one of the first signs of an unhealthy lifestyle. Diabetes is a disease that is characterized by higher than normal levels of sugar in the blood and not enough insulin to manage these levels
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Don’t Wait to Lose Weight

As a bariatric surgeon, I have found that patients are more likely to have greater success with their weight loss following bariatric surgery when it is performed at a lower, obese weight.  A recent data study conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan, Wayne State University and Henry Ford Health System supports this idea.
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The Fat Truth on Heart Disease

It comes as no surprise that obesity can lead to heart disease, among other deadly diseases. Obesity is defined using a person’s body mass index (BMI). However, being categorized as “obese” is not the only cause of heart disease. In this blog we will discuss what heart disease is and the habits you are doing right now […]
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Why Am I Tired After Losing Weight?

Losing weight is a great way to lower your risk of health related diseases as well as gain your life back again through increased mobility and energy. So it may be surprising that you are noticing a sluggish feeling to your everyday life, leaving you feeling tired and unmotivated. There are several reasons that may reverse […]
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Am I Considered Obese?

Obesity is quickly becoming the largest health epidemic in the United States. With the increasing portions of food at restaurants and the continued need for fast, cheap food, America has taken the lead for the most obese country in the world. Physicians are now beginning to recognize this problem as a disease. Therefore, it is […]
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The Basics of Losing Weight After Bariatric Surgery

Losing weight is a very difficult challenge. Anyone who has tried knows this very well. We were designed to store extra fuel in the form of fat during the good times (feasting) and hold on to fat during the bad times (starvation). Fat in our body is ultimately a way we store extra fuel (carbohydrates) […]