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Weight Loss in a Balloon

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Obesity corresponds to a state of excess body fat.
Although similarly, the term overweight is a state of an excess body weight for height. An obese person is someone who is seriously overweight as an outcome of having too much body fat.

Obesity has been related to increased occurrence of early death along with a number of major and critical medical illnesses. Some of the medical conditions involving obesity are Type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, heart disease, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, and stroke. Obesity is also a risk factor for higher rates of particular types of cancer, as well as fatty liver diseases and vascular disorders.

There are many ways to treat obesity. Such would include a range of therapies, such as diet and exercise, behavior therapy, weight loss drug treatment and bariatric surgery. Diet and exercise benefit the mildly obese people. Some take weight loss medications. There are drugs which are FDA-approved, such as Xenical, which gives aid to obese patients. However, the long term effects of weight loss pills are not that convincing since medical studies show that these have only minimal benefits because they are not yet able to treat the emotional factors behind the eating disorder patterns.

People with serious cases of obesity may qualify for bariatric surgical treatments. Bariatric or weight loss treatments alter your digestive system. It often limits the amount of food you can eat. These treatments minister to weight loss lowers your risk of obesity-related problems. The aim of this bariatric procedure is to reduce the functional quantity of the stomach in dealing with uncontrollable overeating and to encourage weight loss.

The gastric balloon is a soft, silicone balloon that is attached into the stomach and filled with sterile saline. This is a non-surgical procedure, prepared without general anesthesia. The balloon is typically left in the stomach for six months. It is sometimes done as a preparation for other weight loss surgeries.

The gastric balloon weight loss treatment concept is quite simple. By means of the oral cavity, a deflated soft silicone gastric balloon is inserted into the stomach and filled with saline. Thus, it basically trims down the amount of food that the stomach can hold. The balloon restricts the amount of solid or semi-solid food the patient could absorb. This then triggers the patient to feel fuller more instantly. This food reduction leads to a decrease in calorie-intake. You will be instructed to go on a liquid diet, that is to drink plenty of fluids, most especially water, on the first week after the procedure. Then, your doctor would advise you to start a diet with solid food. After six months, once the gastric balloon has been taken out, the stomach and sometimes the patient’s appetite returns to normal.

The advantage of the gastric balloon is that no surgical incision of the skin is involved. Another one is that no general anesthesia is usually necessary and also the feeling of fullness lessens the urge to eat. Thus, it is beneficial to having immediate weight loss. However, the gastric balloon bypass surgery is not essentially the right weight loss surgery for everyone. You have to consider the risks and the side effects. It is vital to understand what’s involved and what lifestyle changes you must build before choosing to have gastric balloon bypass surgery. The success of the surgery is primarily up to you. You have to follow your doctor’s instructions and have more patience and determination to attain your goal in losing weight.

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Lap-Band Surgery Is A Promising Treatment For Obesity

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Even with the tremendous emphasis on diet, fitness, and nutrition in our society, the problem of obesity is increasing throughout the western world.

According to most experts, the cause of obesity is quite simple. A person gains weight when he or she consumes more calories than they burn. This involves both diet and level of physical activity, because it is primarily physical activity that burns off calories that are taken in through food.

Recent statistics for various countries around the world suggest that obesity has reached epidemic levels in the worst offending countries. By definition, a person is considered “obese” when his or her health is endangered by the amount of fat stored in his or her body.

According to a recent study, the percentage of people 15+ years old who are technically obese has reached 30.6% for the U.S.A., 24.2% in Mexico, and 22.4% in the U.K. European countries fare a bit better.

That means, almost 1 in 3 Americans are so severely overweight that they have health problems because of it.

** What happens when diets and exercise don’t work?

In spite of all the hype surrounding diet, exercise, and nutrition as solutions to the problem of obesity, millions of people cannot make these solutions work. They simply don’t have the will power, discipline, or motivation to enter into a long term program that requires a radical change of lifestyle.

The consequences for people who are overweight or obese are just as serious for those who cannot get their weight down using these traditional techniques. They are just as susceptible to heart disease, strokes, and diabetes. So it is certainly in their interest to find a “non-traditional” solution that will help them lose weight.

** Gastric Surgery works for some people

One interesting new technique for helping people lose weight involves various “gastric surgery” procedures. The object of most gastric surgery is to limit the amount of food passing through the stomach and intestine. It normally does this by constricting the size of the stomach so it is filled much faster, food moves through more slowly, and therefore the ability and desire to eat is significantly reduced.

One of the most successful and least invasive is the technique called Lap-Band Surgery, which involves using a device called the LAP-BAND Adjustable Gastric Banding System. The most important component of the LAP-BAND Systems is an adjustable band that circles the stomach about two thirds of the way up from the bottom.

The band is usually a silicone elastomer hollow ring filled with saline which is placed around the upper part of the stomach. This creates a new small stomach pouch in the top portion of the stomach. The larger part of the stomach is below the band. This way, the primary food storage area in the stomach is reduced.

Food in the stomach can still pass from the upper part of the stomach to the lower part for proper digestion, but the constriction makes this process go much more slowly. So a person who has had this procedure done can only eat enough to fill the primary stomach area above the band before feeling full. The net result is that he or she eats less, and gradually loses weight.

** Safest and least invasive

The Lap-band procedure is normally done using laparascopic surgery which is considered minimally invasive. With laparascopic surgery a few small incisions are made in the abdominal wall, and then narrow hollow tubes are inserted into the abdomen. The surgical tools and a small camera are then inserted through the tubes.

A small tunnel is made behind the top of the stomach. Then the band is pulled around the stomach to form a ring. The band is then locked in place with a simple locking device which holds the band securely in a circle around the stomach.

The band is then connected by a tube to a reservoir placed just beneath the skin. This allows the doctor to make adjustments to the band as the effectiveness of the system is monitored.

The size of the band controls the size of the passage (stoma) between the upper and lower portions of the stomach. The surgeon in charge of the procedure can later control the amount of saline in the band by adding solution to the reservoir or drawing it off through the skin with a fine needle. These adjustments can be done quickly and without further surgery.

** An effective alternative for combating obesity

In a clinical trial conducted in the U.S., 61% of lap-band surgery patients lost at least 25% of their excess weight. 52% lost at least 33% of their excess weight. 22% lost at least 50% of their excess weight, and 10% lost at least 75% of their excess weight.

This technique is not for everyone, but it is a very promising alternative to traditional diet and fitness regimes. The lap-band procedure requires a significant change in eating habits, and it takes time — doctors recommend a program of gradual weight loss over 18 months to 3 years.

But the payoff is significantly reduced weight and a longer, healthier life for many thousands of people.

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Exercise For Obesity?

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We hear a lot about obesity these days and the usual solutions range from gastric bypass surgery to the inevitable plea for diet and exercise. However, there is one problem that people do not normally address with obesity, that is, what type of exercise can they do?

The problem? They couldn’t do the same kinds of exercises as other clients because of their size…the machines were too small for them and some exercises were just downright impossible. Together, we’ve come up with some solutions to these problems and, if you’re in the same boat, you can too.

Some of the main problems faced by obese people in the gym are:

1. Machines that are difficult to use or cause knee or back problems.

2. Swimming is a recommended exercise for obese people and this is wonderful if you have a pool in your backyard, but what if you don’t? Walking around in a bathing suit causes instant panic for plenty of people, but even moreso if you’re overweight or obese.

3. Recumbent bikes are another good option for obese people. The problem is, many aren’t built with big enough seats and climbing onto them can be a real challenge.

4. Walking. This is a simple exercise that can be done anywhere, right? Tell that to one of my clients who got food thrown at her from a moving car because of her size.

Do Obese People get more headaches?
If you have two unhealthy conditions, migraine and obesity, you are even more disabled than if you’d had either one. Past research has linked obesity to headache and migraine in adults. To investigate if such a connection exists in children and teens, Hershey and his colleagues looked at 440 migraine patients between the ages of 3 and 18 treated at seven specialty headache centers.

Permanent solution for obesity!
With all the problems associated with obesity, there is only one obvious method in which thousands of obese people has already tried, and succeeded, that is to go for a gastric bypass surgery. Gastric bypass surgery is extremely safe when conducted by a certified doctor and the tens of Kgs that you lose are permanent! Find out is gastric bypass surgery is for you!

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Surgical Methods For Correcting Puffy Nipples

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Having puffy nipples is a trait which is commonly associated with the female physique, and men who have them are usually embarrassed at their condition. Although this is a common occurrence at puberty, many retain them into adulthood, and some even develop man boobs or gynecomastia. While the condition can be quite discomfiting, it is relatively harmless it is superficial in nature, and is usually brought about by lifestyle or hormonal causes.

Gynecomastia is a condition of excessive fat buildup on the male chest area, resulting in breasts and nipples which are notably feminine in appearance. It occurs to more than half of all adolescent boys, and to over thirty percent of adult men. Although the breast swollenness is harmless, its appearance can look anything from a slight protrusion to a full female-breast semblance. Puffy nipples can happen alongside or in spite of the swollenness, but it can be corrected with surgery. The usual causes of gynecomastia include a reduced testosterone production, the intake of hormones like estrogens and androgens, prescriptions (like eplerenone and phenytoin), and in some cases, physical conditions like liver and kidney conditions, and genetic abnormalities.

Whether gynecomastia surgery is intended to reduce the prominence of the nipples or to correct man boobs, sculpting the entire chest area is necessary in order to achieve proportionality and a more pleasing aesthetic. To correct the prominence of the nipples, two kinds of tissues are removed during the surgery: the fat deposits which rest behind the nipples, or the inflated glandular tissue. The surgeon will either remove the fat deposits through liposuction or remove the gland with a scalpel; he may also employ both techniques if the condition is caused by both types of tissues. It is a minor surgery with minimal incision; the entry cut is made around the areola of the nipple, and the scar resulting from it is practically invisible, being concealed by the areolas dark pigmentation.

The correction of puffy nipples through gynecomastia surgery can be as brief as two hours, and the recovery period usually lasts for only two days. Once the patient recovers from bed rest, he is made to wear a special garment (a compression vest) in order to guard the incisions, reduce breast inflammation, and to protect the stitches from undue pressure. The vest is hardly noticeable beneath normal clothing, and may even have the appearance of a body shaper.

The cost for having gynecomastia differs, and is dependent on the surgeons proficiency, area of operation, and specialty. Those who specialize in male plastic surgery will require lower fees than those who are into general plastic surgery, and a surgeon who is relatively inexperienced with the procedure will also charge for less. It is thus important that the patient considers the surgeons experience and skill when choosing to have gynecomastia, the surgeon should be able to provide a portfolio of previous patients who have undergone the procedure, and it must include photos of the improvement for up to a few months after surgery. The final scars should hardly be noticeable, and the chest region should be sculpted proportionately the results should matter, and cost should only be a secondary factor in selecting a surgeon.

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Surgery as Treatment Option for Obesity

There has been an overall increase in the number of people who have been diagnosed with being overweight and obese. These

two weight problems are generally the result of a person’s inability to use or expend energy that is gained through food

consumption. Specifically, the number of calories consumed by a person is not used up and are stored in the body as fat.

Use of stored energy or calories is often done through normal physical activity, normal metabolism, or exercise. To provide

contrast, obesity is defined as being overweight and fat in such a way that these condition already pose a health risk.

Being overweight, on the other hand, means that a person is above the generally accepted weight measurement for a certain

age, sex, and height.

Obesity can also derive from the genes of the person, his metabolism, behavior, environment, culture, lifestyle, and economic

status. All these factors contribute to being overweight and obese. This condition does not only affect the person’s self

confidence, but is at risk of other hazardous health illnesses such as Type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, heart disease, and

hypertension, among others.

Due to this, a number of weight loss programs have been established to help and support overweight patients in decreasing

their overall body weight. These programs ensure weight loss through dietary plans suited according to the person’s lifestyle

and eating habits, together with dietary supplements and regular exercises. Today, these weight loss programs are now more

flexible than before. Meals are attractive and can often be prepared in a matter of minutes. Low-fat and low-calorie foods

are now available in supermarkets, which is very convenient.

Unfortunately for some, their body weight can be already reach a very alarming rate that such weight loss programs would be

of no help at all. This occurs when a person seems to be very overweight and could not lose pounds by having a healthy diet

and exercise. If this is the case, then surgery might be an option for that person. Weight loss surgery is usually for men

who are at least one hundred pounds overweight and women who are at least eighty pounds heavier than that which is allowed or

within “healthy limits.” If the person has diabetes, heart disease, or sleep apnea but is not excessively overweight,

surgery can still be an option. By having weight loss surgery, a person would already have a physical limits to the amount of

food he or she can consume.

Gathering all the necessary information about the various surgical options would be the most important step in weight loss

surgery. Researching through the Internet, and asking previous patients who have done surgery can also help a person in

knowing what to expect before, during, and after surgery. Although the results of the surgery can be drastic, there are also

potential risks and complications that go with the procedure. This includes bleeding, infections, deep vein thrombosis,

marginal ulcers, spleen injury, and stenosis, among others. It is critical that these factors are thoroughly discussed with

the doctor, to make sure that the weight loss surgery would not harm the patient.

The effectiveness of the surgery will depend on several factors including the patient’s age, the weight before surgery, the

overall condition of the patient’s health, the surgical procedure itself, the patient’s ability to exercise, the commitment

in maintaining dietary guidelines and other follow-up care, and the motivation of the patient and cooperation of their family

members, friends and associates as well. By talking to other people who have experienced this kind of surgery, one can fully

understand what one needs to know and make the right decision that one can be comfortable with.