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How Soon After Bariatric Surgery Can I Become Pregnant?

With more than 50,000 women of childbearing age undergoing weight loss surgery every year, questions about how long to wait after surgery before becoming pregnant are common.

If you've undergone or are considering weight loss surgery and are also thinking of starting a family, you likely want to know how soon after surgery you can become pregnant without jeopardizing your weight loss of the health of yourself and your baby.

Sleeve Gastrectomy As A Revisional Approach For Failed Adjustable Gastric Banding

A recent study by Emeka Acholonu and colleagues at The Bariatric & Metabolic Institute (Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Department of General & Vascular Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida) reviewed data from 15 previously com

Lap-Band As A Revisional Procedure For Failed Vertical Gastroplasty

A recent study, conducted by Vivane Thill and colleagues, examined the cases of 40 patients who underwent laparoscopic adjustable banding (LAGB) as a revisional procedure, in order to evaluate the feasibility, safety, and efficiency of converting failed vertical gastroplasty (VG) to laparoscopic adjustable banding (LAGB).

Weight Loss Surgery For Teens And Children

It is common knowledge that we're facing an obesity epidemic in the United States and other developed nations. During the past 4 decades, the incidence of obesity in adults has doubled, with more than 60% of adult Americans currently overweight or obese. Unfortunately, there has been a corresponding increase in overweight and obesity among adolescents. Weight-related diseases, previously almost unheard of in adolescents as little as 10 years ago, are becoming increasingly commonplace.

Urinary Incontinence Treatment? Weight Loss, Study Shows

Obesity is widely known to increase a person's risk for health problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol levels, but many don't realize that obesity is also a strong risk factor for urinary incontinence (UI). And just as obesity rates are higher than many realize – more than one-third of U.S. adults are obese – the prevalence of urinary incontinence is often underestimated.

Weight Loss Cures Sleep Apnea In Obese People: A Scientific Study

Researchers at the Karolinska Institutet, a Swedish university that is among the leading medical universities in Europe, recently reported the results of their study on weight loss as a treatment for sleep apnea. The findings, published in the December 2009 issue of British Medical Journal, indicate that weight loss may indeed be a cure for sleep apnea. According to researcher Kari Johansson, “Our findings suggest that weight loss may be an effective treatment strategy for sleep apnea in obese men.”

How Can I Motivate Myself to Lose Weight? Set Financial Incentives, Study Suggests

There are many roadblocks to losing weight, and one of the most common is sustaining the motivation needed to continue a weight loss program. Once the initial excitement surrounding a new weight loss plan has died away, we are left in search of something to keep us going. A preliminary study, reported in JAMA's December 10 issue, may have an answer: it appears that financial incentives can aid short-term weight loss.

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