Nearly 30% of the world's population i.e. 2.1 billion people are either obese or overweight. The numbers are staggeringly high at 650 million for people suffering from morbid obesity i.e. a BMI of 37.5 ... Read More
Bariatric surgery is the surgical option to reduce excess weight & maintain long term. Following a healthy and regulated postoperative diet is essential to promote healing & for better outcomes.
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PCOS is one of the most common endocrine disorders affecting women between the ages of 18 and 44. It is caused by an increase in androgen secretion by the ovarian cells resulting in irregular menstrual bleeding and complications in pregnancy. ... Read More
It is well understood now that Obesity is no more only an “excess weight” condition. Obesity, in turn, is the cause of many serious comorbid conditions. Millions of men and women are losing out on the productive years of their lives due to associated comorbidities— hypertension, diabetes, sleep apnoea ... Read More
Sedentary lifestyles, irregular eating habits, and physical inactivity not only increase your weight disproportionately but also makes you prone to metabolic risk factors such as obesity, hypertension, diabetes, and dyslipidemia. A high reading on the BMI scale (<35) can cause the liver tissue to be inflamed and damage the ... Read More
Losing weight can be difficult for people with hectic schedules and eating disorders. And, the need to be fit is now more than ever thanks to sedentary lifestyles and physical inactivity. Every now and then, the idea of burning that excess fat and transforming into a fit individual must ... Read More
Obesity is an epidemic and a BMI index of 35 or more is considered morbid levels of obesity— something which requires clinical intervention. If relying on workouts and regulated diet has not transformed you into a fit individual, maybe it’s time to consider an alternate approach. Before you give ... Read More
Are you hiding behind a veil because your physical self does not resonate with mental perception of your body? If yes, then what’s stopping you to achieve the healthy body you always desired? Maybe the physical regime ... Read More
Are you shattered looking in a mirror with feeling of loss of control over your own body? Body image reflects self-awareness and confidence, if the usual straight jacketing rules of the body image are assumed.
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Bariatric surgery is the most effective weight loss method. Given its popularity amongst the obese, it is important to not only be aware of the potential benefits, risks of the procedure but also be aware of other important information provided ... Read More
World Health Organization in a report states, that though the main causes of diabetes remain complex to explain, it is seen that obesity is a major contributor to this epidemic. Some of the measurable risk factors include ... Read More
Excess weight and the risk of cancer
According to WHO, obesity has tripled in the past forty years with over 1.9 billion overweight persons worldwide.  Obesity is a bigger challenge today as extra fat in the body ... Read More
Childhood obesity is a matter of grave concern, as obese children often grow into obese adults, with other health problems like cardiovascular diseases and diabetes.
It not only affects the physical health of the child but also interferes with his/her emotional behavior, ... Read More
Obesity has become an alarming epidemic across the world. Though considered a cosmetic issue, obesity results in depression, self-confidence loss and public perception issues. It is also a risk factor for developing health problems like high cholesterol, high blood pressure ... Read More
From health to work, obesity has a wide-ranging effect on an individual’s life and contributes to a bunch of health problems such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea etc. But those extra Kgs can also increase the stress ... Read More
Patients generally want to know exactly how much weight they will lose after undergoing bariatric surgery. Surgical procedures such as Gastric bypass & Sleeve gastrectomy emerge as a lifesaver for those struggling hard with obesity and its related side ... Read More
Planning to start a family, but unable to do so because of being overweight?
In order to improve fertility and reproductive outcomes, morbidly obese people can undergo surgery for weight loss, i.e., bariatric surgery. Going through weight loss surgery can ... Read More
More and more people are increasingly turning to bariatric surgery in order to lose weight and for improving comorbid diseases like diabetes, cardio-vascular diseases, joint pain etc. The rising popularity of bariatric surgery can be attributed to its results which ... Read More
Dr Ramen Goel, Director, Center of Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery, Wockhardt Hospitals bats for the inclusion of bariatric surgery under insurance coverage. He explains that contrary to popular belief it is more than just a cosmetic procedure and often is a life-saving surgery
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To do or not to do, that is the question that everybody asks themselves when thinking about going under the knife. Once you have decided to opt for Bariatric Surgery, choosing a Bariatric surgeon can be a crucial factor for successful weight loss in your journey towards good health.
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