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Bariatric Surgery For Morbid Obesity Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Bariatric Surgery For Morbid Obesity.

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The Weight-Loss Side Effect That No One Talks About

Studies show that the vast majority of people who lose 50 percent or more of their body weight (whether through surgery or lifestyle change) report being unhappy with their bodies later. Why? Because even after all the work and the weight loss, losin...  Read more

Types of Arthritis

When you hear the term "arthritis," you probably imagine painful and stiff joints. While that is pretty accurate (arthritis literally means "joint inflammation"), there are actually over 100 different types of arthritis, which is...  Read more

About SparkPeople's Recommendations

SparkPeople.com provides free tools, resources and support for adults who want to improve their diets, establish a healthy lifestyle, get physically active, lose weight and/or manage their weight. We stand by our weight-loss, exercise and dietar...  Read more

A New Definition For ''Old''

According to Webster's Dictionary, the word “old” is defined as “having been in use for a long time,” “worn, dilapidated, ancient, or decayed by time.” After an experience as a volunteer at the 1995 St. Louis S...  Read more

Easing Back into Exercise after a Hysterectomy

Julia Nichols, an active mother of three from Cincinnati, Ohio, was just 37 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Luckily, it was detected and treated early, but because her cancer had tested positive for estrogen, Julia was at a higher risk of...  Read more

Obesity in youth
Updated 9/26/2016 6:37:15 PM

Why do parents let their children become obese? ...  Read more

Fear of gaining as recovering from surgery
Updated 9/26/2016 4:04:17 PM

I have 2 surgeries in 2 years and now facing another one.. When I had the first one (Which wasnt the first on feet,,, this upcoming one is 23 or 24 on them) in June of 15 I was NOT allowed to move than to the couch, bed, toilet and that was IT ! I l...  Read more

Went to bariatric dr back in August. Asked if I w
Updated 9/22/2016 7:53:44 PM

Went to bariatric dr back in August. Asked if I wanted surgery. I said no just wanted to find ways to lose weight. Suggested medicine and I agreed to try it. Just went for my first check up since and I'm down 25 pounds. Not bad. 347 to 322....  Read more

Went to bariatric dr back in August. Asked if I w
Updated 9/26/2016 8:24:32 PM

Went to bariatric dr back in August. Asked if I wanted surgery. I said no just wanted to find ways to lose weight. Suggested medicine and I agreed to try it. Just went for my first check up since and I'm down 25 pounds. Not bad. 347 to 322....  Read more

Has anyone ever had bariatric surgery? ? Would li
Updated 9/22/2016 7:23:16 PM

Has anyone ever had bariatric surgery? ? Would like to find something else that is having it or has had gastric sleeve to keep in touch with. I am scheduled for surgery on the 25th of October. Need to lose another 128 lbs and get my health back....  Read more

One of the keys to successful weight loss is to have realistic goals.

Obesity TreatmentOne of the keys to successful weight loss is to have realistic goals.The treatment for obesity is weight loss, and there are a number of ways to achieve that, including:Diet and lifestyle changesPrescription medicinesWeight-loss surg...  Read more

Measure, not eyeball

I HAVE to measure everything! I've discovered that my looks like a cup is usually closer to 1 1/2 cups! Since I had bariatric by-pass surgery my stomach is supposed to hold a cup of food. If I eat slowly (which I do) I could put a lot more in. I...  Read more

Lap Banders

Gastric Banding Surgery...Have it, want it, need it, or love someone who has it, wants it or needs it! Welcome!...  Read more

Could Your Weight-Loss Expenses Be Tax Deductible?

Obesity and its medical complications are an expensive problem in the United States. Because the costs continue to rise, the government is offering tax incentives to entice people to lose weight. At this time of year when you're thinking about impr...  Read more

Finding a Doc Who Sees beyond the Scale

By Beth Donovan, ~INDYGIRL It's not easy finding a doctor you like, especially when you're overweight. Some unlucky patients are simply told that their symptoms will go away if they lose weight, without any diagnostic testing to see if the...  Read more