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How can you achieve permanent weight loss without surgery?

How can you achieve permanent weight loss without surgery?

Diet & exercise: Make sure you exercise at least 30 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods. Eat a healthy well balanced diet! also water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you dont feel hungry and they are very low in calories. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Losing Weight is also known as Lose weight. Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Best diet or lifestyle changes for quick weight loss without exercise due to recent surgery?

Best diet or lifestyle changes for quick weight loss without exercise due to recent surgery?

Go Mobile!: You must aggressively change your lifestyle. Mobile Health games can help. Physicians recommend water, increased veggie intake and walking 10k steps a day. Changing your behavior is HARD! Here is a health game that will help! Commit to tracking your nutrition and weighing in weekly. Go easy on the exercise and build slowly. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/personal-medicine+/id846379884?m ...Read more

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Is reversal of a vertical-banded gastroplasty possible without another type of weight loss surgery?

Is reversal of a vertical-banded gastroplasty possible without another type of weight loss surgery?

Reversal indications: Any redo surgery is more complicated and tedious for the surgeon, due to scar formation and distortions to the anatomy by the previous procedure. Okay to talk with your original surgeon, take friend with you, okay to ask for a second opinion and fully understand the indications for redo procedure. Certainly a reversal alone is possible, if indicated, and with benefit to onset risk. Be well. ...Read more

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My height is 4'10 and I weigh 275 maybe even more. Do I qualify for weight loss surgery. My weight has gotten so bad where my lower back hurts everytime I walk. I can't walk down the block for five minutes without pain?

My height is 4'10 and I weigh 275 maybe even more. Do I qualify for weight loss surgery. My weight has gotten so bad where my lower back hurts everytime I walk. I can't walk down the block for five minutes without pain?

YES: Your bmi is 58. Most insurance company provides coverage for bmi> 40. As your bmi gets closer to 60, your surgical risk is higher. You should get evaluated at a higher vol bariatric program for best treatment options. ...Read more

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Im very obese. I know this because I have severe low back pain when I walk. I can't even walk for 5 minutes without pain. What is the best way for me to lose weight. I cannot have weight loss surgery because i've had stomach surgery before. Please help?

Im very obese. I know this because I have severe low back pain when I walk. I can't even walk for 5 minutes without pain. What is the best way for me to lose weight. I cannot have weight loss surgery because i've had stomach surgery before. Please help?

Weight loss center: I recommend finding a weight loss center that consist of a team of professionals who evaluate you individually and not provide a "shot gun" approach. A physician should look at your drug list and make sure u are not on meds that is causing weight gain or preventing weight loss. A exercise person should eval you and design a program around your limitations, dieticians to work with you individually. ...Read more

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After 6 weeks non weight bearing from surgery on malleolus fracture, when can I go on the HCG weight loss protocol without affecting the bone regrowth?

After 6 weeks non weight bearing from surgery on malleolus fracture, when can I go on the HCG weight loss protocol without affecting the bone regrowth?

Any time is a good. : ...time. Fractures R likely 2 heal no mater what. Even malnourished people can heal their fractures. The bone healing process is given preferential treatment by the body it steals what it needs from wherever it resides in Ur body. B sure U get enough calcium & protein. Starting on an exercise program needs the ok from Ur ortho surgeon. ...Read more

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Is surgery suggested for weight loss?

Is surgery suggested for weight loss?

Discuss with Doctor: Speak to a surgeon who performs the procedure. Ask them at what weight do they recommend the surgery and after what modalities you can try to lose. Certainly, every surgeon is going to want you to go on a weight loss diet and exercise regimen first. Referrals to heart, lung and psychiatry, and often a sleep study may be preformed first before surgery is considered. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Which weight lose surgery cause faster weight loss--band, other ?

Gastric Bypass: Gastric bypass tends to cause the most rapid weight loss of the most common bariatric or weight loss surgeries. Still, if you don't correct poor eating habits, you may gain the weight back after surgery. ...Read more

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Surgery for weight loss? How does it work and what are my options. What might general costs be around? Currently 5'4" and 146 pounds.

Surgery for weight loss? How does it work and what are my options. What might general costs be around?  Currently 5'4" and 146 pounds.

Not a candidate: There are various types available, but several options involve significant surgery and only intended for the morbidly obese, particularly with significant obesity-related health problems. With only 25# above ideal body weight, you're not a candidate. Try diet, exercise and support instead. ...Read more

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What are some of the names of the types of surgery that u can have for weight loss?

Most common: The most commonly performed surgeries for weight loss in the us are the gastric bypass, adjustable gastric band, sleeve gastrectomy. There is also the duodenal switch, the mini gastric bypass, and gastric plication. ...Read more

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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more