Do you know that about 1 in 4 people suffering from diabetes aren’t even aware they have it? Being a person of weight significantly increases the risk of developing diabetes. If left untreated, the devastating consequences of diabetes include blindness, limb amputations, and kidney failure.
The beginning of fall can be a good time to bring fresh impetus to your fitness routine. It is a well-known fact that you are more likely to stick with your fitness program if it’s fun to do. This fall let’s look at ways to make your journey to attain peak fitness a fun-filled experience.
Deciding to undergo bariatric surgery can be an important first step in your weight loss journey and can result in the reduction of 70% of your excess body weight within the first 2 years of undergoing the procedure. You may qualify for this life-transforming procedure if you are an individual of weight, have been unsuccessful at losing weight through diet and exercise alone, and have co-morbidities such as severe sleep apnea, high blood pressure, and diabetes.
A sensation of localized weakness in your abdominal or groin region, or a slight bulge in the same area may be an indication that you have developed a hernia. It is quite a common condition with more than 1 million hernia repairs being performed every year in the US alone.
Did you know that according to research studies published in leading medical journals, bariatric surgery is more effective than diet and exercise alone in helping severely obese individuals lose weight? Despite the obvious benefits of bariatric surgery, there are still several misconceptions regarding this life-changing procedure. Let us look at a few of these misconceptions to separate fact from fiction