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Gastrointestinal Surgery For Severe Obesity Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Gastrointestinal Surgery For Severe 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

Understanding Hypoglycemia

Your body breaks down the food you eat into a type of sugar called glucose. After you eat a meal or snack, that glucose makes its way into the bloodstream, causing the level of sugar in your blood to increase. Your pancreas responds by releasing the...  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

8 Things You Need to Know About Belly Bloat

Maybe you ate the wrong thing or, on a gotta-get-healthier kick, you ate too much of the right thing (think fiber). All you know is that the inevitable discomfort has ensued and your pants feel a little tighter than they did this morning. What exactl...  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

Hi. First time poster here. I am scheduled to have #VSG surgery and am worried about my anxiety meds
Updated 6/25/2016 10:28:59 AM

Hi. First time poster here. I am scheduled to have #VSG surgery and am worried about my anxiety meds not working after surgery. Has anyone on anxiety meds like Effexor had VSG and what were the effects? #gastricsleevesurgery...  Read more

Post surgery recovery is slow and steady. Still m
Updated 6/22/2016 6:10:02 PM

Post surgery recovery is slow and steady. Still managed to loose 4 lbs. I can't work out for approx 3 more months. Just watching and counting calories. I am able to walk. I walk 2 miles a day right now....  Read more

Exercise after knee surgery.
Updated 6/20/2016 5:42:22 PM

I had surgery about 3 weeks ago. I tried working out last week and it just felt off. Today I awoke with pains in my calves and shoulders. I decided to try a light workout. I can honestly say it was the best decision. My joints and muscles...  Read more

I had surgery on my foot two weeks ago and it's so
Updated 6/20/2016 3:26:22 AM

I had surgery on my foot two weeks ago and it's so hard to not eat everything in site.... Bored eating ugh!!...  Read more

I'm going in for oral surgery on Thursday and will
Updated 6/19/2016 10:47:51 AM

I'm going in for oral surgery on Thursday and will have to live on soft foods for a couple of weeks. Suggestions for soft foods (esp. high protein ones) that won't pack on pounds? Thank you in advance!...  Read more

Fat and Your Heart

I had a severe heart attack & subsequent open heart surgery with four bypasses (all of the main arteries that provide blood for your heart).After I was released from the hospital & started rehab, one of the things my insurance company insisted on was...  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

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

Skip the Plastic Surgery-- All You Need is Floss!

Flossing your teeth is something everyone knows they should do, but many people don't. When you're in a hurry to get out the door in the morning, or ready to go to sleep after a long day, stopping to floss is the last thing you want to do. But you'...  Read more

Quick Links: New Year News Roundup

Here's a quick roundup of the top health stories of the week. Some are serious, some are interesting, and some are just plain weird! Top Medical Breakthroughs of 2008Obama's SparkStreak Weight Loss Surgery Reverses Diabetes in TeensDrug Makers Volunt...  Read more