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Do Hypno Gastric Bands Really Work
Lap Band?: If you mean the small band that goes around your stomach (the organ) then yes. Although there is a risk of regaining the weight in a few years. It is also possible to gain weight depsite the band by cheating (drinking 5 large chocolate milkshakes, say). There is no miracle. You have to be mentally commited to diet and exercise menatlly. The band can only assist you but you have to work. ...Read more
They work as well...: They work as well as wearing a rubber band, a friendship bracelet, a lucky charm, or any other bracelet or item that makes the person feel better, stronger, more confident, more lucky, more prepared to meet the challenges of the day, etc... So, in that manner, they do work. Or, looking at it another way, they don't work at all. It all depends on the wearer's perception. ...Read more
Im 44.due to many skeletal injuries i can only do eliptical machine Muscular all but stomach.Very good diet practices.does garbogia really work.spell?
No.: I assume you mean Garcinia Cambogia. A few good studies that have been done on humans with this show either no weight-loss or very minimal weight loss, which is not maintained. I would not recommend it. Diets and to some degree exercise were the only things that actually work. Good information can be found at authoritynutrition.com/garcinia-Cambogia-extract/ ...Read more
Absolutely: Elastics provide reciprocal force, pulling at both ends. Talk to your Orthodontic Specialist about what movement is being influenced by the elastics. Sometimes they are used to move teeth, sometimes influence growth, sometimes to stabilize segments. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Both similar: The sleeve and bypass work in almost all patients. Our experience is to expect about an 80% excess body weight loss with the bypass and 70% with the sleeve. So if you weigh 250 and you are supposed to weigh 150, then you have an excess weight of 100 lbs. Most patients make their decision based on side effects or risks. Both are great. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: It's the exercise intensity of your workout, not the wrap around bands that will lead to improved body composition. Don't be so hung up on the scale. You want to reduce fat and gain some muscle. That is what gives your body its shape (and no, you won't "bulk-up"). In a female fat "bulks you up" not muscle. Exercise without proper food is also not going to get you the results you are looking for. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: Mild to moderate sleep apnea (less than 30 events per hour) seem to respond the best to oral appliance therapy, but I have treated many severe apnics that cannot tolerate a CPAP with great success. Literature is showing more and more success with higher compliance of oral devices. They must be custom fitted and adjustable for best results. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I don't understand what doctors mean when they say diet pills don't work. I'm 5'9" 163 lbs and hoping my diet pills work. why might they not work?
No Magic Pills: Diet Pills work in two basic ways. One is appetite suppression. These work to suppress appetite only as long as you take them, and are very useful in helping you learn new habits of eating correctly so you hopefully don't have to take them forever. The other way that diet pills can work is by increasing your metabolic rate, which is dangerous to health and not all that effective. ...Read more
What do you advise if I'm obese and weight 102 kgs. I have tried everything alll diets and exercises everythin works temporary only?
It has to be a : LIFESTYLE change. Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Be physically active with both cardio ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do I deal with panic attacks while sitting in college classes (sad)? Keep having to leave class. Breathing exercises don't work. Nothing works.
May need counseling: You may benefit from working with a counselor to determine the triggers for the panic attacks and to learn other coping skills in addition to the breathing exercises. Medication may also be indicated if the panic is preventing you from attending school successfully until you get this under control. ...Read more
See below: With weight watchers, every food has a pointsplus value, which takes into account a food's protein, carbs, fat, and fiber. Using advancements in nutritional science, they’ve developed a formula that helps us wrap it all up into one easy-to-use, number. You'll get a daily personalized pointsplus target, so you know how much to eat to lose weight safely?while feeling satisfied. ...Read more
Does sleep training really exist? Is it achievable at 7 weeks? I try to set routines but they don't normally work and I'm playing things by ear.
Why won't my anxiety go down? Relaxation techniques, exposure and other things don't seem to work. I never used to have this much anxiety.
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