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Weight Loss Surgery Health Benefits

Posted: July 13, 2018

When people talk about weight loss surgery health benefits, they like to focus on how many pounds you can lose. And while that clearly improves your health, weight-loss surgery can also be about what you gain back: Your life. If you’re overweight or have obesity, you can probably list the ways carrying too much weight […]

Bariatric Surgery Lowers Kidney Disease Risk

Posted: July 3, 2018

People who have bariatric surgery may face a significantly lower risk of developing severe chronic kidney disease and kidney failure, a new study finds. The study, recently published in the International Journal of Obesity, adds to the growing stack of research that weight-loss surgery carries many health benefits. Obesity is a dangerous condition. It often causes high blood pressure, […]

Losing weight: Can it lower cancer risk?

Posted: June 26, 2018

Everyone’s cancer risk increases as they get older. Some risk factors cannot be controlled. Your age, gender and family history  increase or decrease your risk for certain cancers. Fortunately, other risk factors, such as smoking, being overweight or having obesity, can be prevented. When you gain weight as an adult, your risk for several cancers […]

Water Workouts: Top 4 Benefits

Posted: June 20, 2018

Gone are the days when water workouts were strictly for women in floral bathing caps. Today’s water exercise classes attract men and women of all ages. If you haven’t dipped your toes in the pool lately, you might be pleasantly surprised by the range of water workouts available in local gyms and recreation centers. Yes, you can […]

Weight Loss Improves Sleep Apnea

Posted: June 5, 2018

Headaches, lack of concentration, daytime sleepiness – could sleep apnea be causing these common symptoms? Most people who have sleep apnea are unaware they have this serious medical condition. They may wake up tired or feel exhausted all the time. It also can decrease your libido or cause you to wake up often during the night […]

7 Ways Obesity Harms Your Health

Posted: May 31, 2018

If you’ve been struggling to lose weight for a long time, you may already know some of the ways obesity harms your health. Obesity affects millions of people nationwide. Nearly 37 percent of the adult population has obesity, according to the latest federal statistics. Medically speaking, you have obesity when your body mass index reaches […]

Weight-loss surgery: Is it right for you?

Posted: May 30, 2018

If you have a body mass index of 30 or more, you may be wondering if weight-loss surgery is right for you. Although it’s not the solution for everyone, studies show that weight-loss surgery is the most effective way for people with obesity to lose weight and keep it off in the long run. Having weight-loss surgery […]

Vitamins, Minerals Provide Nutrients

Posted: May 14, 2018

Vitamins and minerals after bariatric surgery will help your body get the amount of nutrients it needs. A critical component to weight loss after bariatric surgery is proper nutrition. At Bon Secours Surgical Weight Loss Center, we have a team of Registered Dietitians who work with patients before and after surgery so they lose weight […]

Lose Weight: Improve Foot Pain

Posted: April 30, 2018

If you’re overweight or have obesity, chances are you’ve probably experienced some serious foot pain. Foot pain and ankle conditions are a common problem for people with obesity, according to the American Podiatric Medical Association. A recent survey found that 81 percent of adults with obesity in the U.S. experience some type of foot problem. […]

Dietary Supplements: Talk to Your Doctor First

Posted: April 25, 2018

Dietary supplements claim to help people lose weight and have more energy. But should they play a role in your weight-loss journey? Will they benefit your health – or could they actually do more harm than good? A good person to ask is your doctor, of course. No one understands your health better than the […]

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