WEIGHT LOSS FLUCTUATIONS AFTER BARIATRIC SURGERY

Bariatric surgery induces significant and long lasting weight loss by means of altering hormones that control total body fat. But weight loss is not straight in a smooth downward slope. Weight fluctuations are common during weight loss journey. You lose weight. You stop for a while. You gain sometimes. Weight loss can stall upto 4…

say good bye to back pain for good after bariatric surgery

say good bye to back pain for good after bariatric surgery

Low back pain is one of the common problems in individuals with severe and morbid obesity. It is not life threatening, but is a common cause of work related disability and absence. Excess weight adds additional burden on the weight bearing joints such as lumbar spine and knees. This results in or worsens low back...
Obesity is linked to 12 different types of cancers

Obesity is linked to 12 different types of cancers.

Obesity is linked to 12 different types of cancers. They are the cancers of the esophagus, stomach, bowel, liver, gall bladder, pancreas, mouth and throat, breast, uterus, ovary, prostate, and kidney. Smoking and obesity are the leading causes of cancers. 40% of the cancers are preventable. Sedentary lifestyle, processed foods are dangerous. Physical activity is...
Bariatric surgery improves heart health

Bariatric surgery improves heart health

Obesity and associated diseases such as type 2 diabetes, hyperlipidemia and hypertension increase the risk of heart disease. Obesity leads to atherosclerosis (plaque build up in the walls of blood vessels resulting in narrowing of vessels and decreased blood supply), sleep apnea and thromboembolic disease (blood clotting tendency). These inturn contribute to heart diseases. Bariatric...
Severe and morbid obesity are independent risk factors for COVID-19

Severe and morbid obesity are independent risk factors for COVID-19

Severe and Morbid Obesity increases Covid 19 risk In India, Body Mass Index (BMI) of < 23 kg/m2 is considered as Normal. While 23 - 24.99 is Overweight 25 - 29.99 is Mild Obesity > or = 30 is Severe Obesity Severe obesity (BMI 30 and above) significantly increases mortality and morbidity after Covid 19...
Managing Depression and Anxiety during Covid Times

Managing Depression and Anxiety during Covid Times

Covid 19 pandemic has also taken a toll on the mental health of the people. During the pandemic increasingly more number of people are experiencing depression, anxiety, panic attacks and insomnia. During the first wave people suffered from depression and anxiety mainly because of the fear of Covid. But during the second wave people are...
Diabetes increases risk of black fungus infection after Covid-19

Diabetes increases risk of black fungus infection after Covid-19

Individuals suffering from diabetes are at high risk of developing severe Covid-19 infection and it's related complications including mucormycosis (black fungus). Mucormycosis is an opportunistic fungal infection. It affects individuals with decreased immunity. High blood sugar levels in diabetic patients cause immune dysfunction. Diabetes medications can suppress immune response. In addition medicines used in the...
Best hope for teenagers with severe obesity

Best hope for teenagers with severe obesity

Bariatric surgery results in long lasting weight loss in individuals suffering from severe obesity by altering the hormones controlling the body fat. It is generally indicates for individuals between 18 years to 65 years age. When body mass index (BMI) is 30 and above, 96% of individuals fail to achieve long lasting weight loss by...
Can I Undergo Bariatric surgery after covid infection?

Can I Undergo Bariatric surgery after covid infection?

Obesity and diabetes increase risk of Covid-19 related complications. Bariatric surgeries for obesity and metabolic surgeries for type 2 diabetes reduce those risks. After surgeries even if anyone gets Covid-19 infection, it is either asymptomatic or usually mild and recovery chances are significantly high. Several people are calling me and asking if they can undergo...
Kids In Lockdown

Kids In Lockdown

During the lockdown, kids are forced to spend more time at home away from school and friends. They tend to spend more time in watching television or playing with smart phones and laptops. Increased screen time tends to delay the development of speech and language in kids. However, video calling is not considered as a...