There are a number of misconceptions surrounding weight loss surgery, here we detail 10 key facts that you should be aware of if considering surgery. 1. Bariatric patients are on average morbidly obese In 2014 the average BMI for UK patients at the time of their bariatric surgery was 48.8. A
Obesity is the major cause of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA), a common disorder which takes its name from the Greek word apnea, meaning “without breath”. People with sleep apnoea syndrome literally stop breathing repeatedly during their sleep, often for a minute or longer and as many as hundreds of times during a single
The need for more research into the short and long term consequences of protein and nutritional deficiencies is welcomed by everyone. The latest, outlined below, indicates an equally strong need for gastric band patients to have a regime to follow to prevent problems further down the wls road as that of bypass patients.
I see an awful lots of posts (and an awful lot of criticism) about gastric bands and gastric band surgery. Are they as successful as other types of bariatric surgery? Are they offered by most state-funded practitioners and private practices? Are many of them being removed? Are they considered ‘old hat’?
Could weight loss surgery be a solution? Weight-loss surgery — also known as bariatric surgery — has been the last resort for the obese for a number of years. But extraordinary findings suggest that it can also reverse type 2 diabetes — sometimes even within days and before the patient has lost a significant amount