Did you know that in addition to increasing your risk of high blood pressure, Diabetes, and heart disease, obesity increases your risk of cancer? A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) of over one million obese patients, suggested that obese patients who did not undergo bariatric surgery have a risk of colorectal cancer that is 34% above the general population. Read more by following the link to the full journal article: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamasurgery/article-abstract/2762521
Everyone gets heartburn now and then after wolfing down lasagna or raiding the fridge at midnight. But when “now and then” turns into “all the time,” it’s time to seek help. Here are seven signs you may be at that point.
You’ve tried every diet and exercise program under the sun, and still can’t lose the extra weight. Now it’s beginning to cause health issues. Is it finally time to consider weight loss surgery? Let’s find out.
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It’s hard to move, you’re always tired, and your confidence is shot. Obesity can affect every aspect of your life — including your health. If you’re very overweight and you have type 2 diabetes, bariatric surgery can help you on both fronts.
Losing weight is a national obsession, and you’re constantly bombarded with new diets and plans on social media. But none of them seem to work for you. Find out how a gastric sleeve may deliver where other efforts have failed.