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Is Obesity a disease, a lifestyle or socio-cultural phenomenon?

In the middle of 2013, the American Medical Association decided to classify and treat Obesity henceforth as a disease. That is a clear stand by the medical world. But is there something beyond? Opinions are divided indeed. Why should AMA classify obesity as a disease in the first place?

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Weight Loss Surgery Options?

Weight Loss Surgery Options?

If your BMI is above 35 and have health problems, or your BMI is above 40 with no health problems, bariatric surgery is the only option available for you to reverse your conditions. Your Bariatric Surgeon determines which Bariatric surgery procedure is required for you. Still you might be thinking about the options available before you. They are

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Is it okay to gain weight after Bariatric Surgery?

Is it okay to gain weight after Bariatric Surgery?

In our earlier post we said that explained weight loss after a bariatric surgery, one might lose up to 70% of their excess weight. For some it may be a little higher at 75%-80% or for some it may be a little lesser at 60%-65% depending on the measures they take like adhering to the nutritional plan handed by the nutritionist and also incorporating exercises in their life style.

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Dr Maran, performing bariatric surgery in Chennai, explains the quantum of weight loss achieved after a bariatric surgery.

How much weight do you lose after Bariatric Surgery?

This is the most important question of all times lingering in the mind of an individual who is morbidly obese and is planning to undergo a bariatric surgery. So how much weight does one exactly reduce after undergoing weight loss surgery? “On an average an individual may lose up to 70% of his excess weight”, says Dr Maran who does bariatric surgery in Chennai regularly.

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Is Alcohol Consumption a complete no-no after Bariatric Surgery?

Is Alcohol Consumption a complete no-no after Bariatric Surgery?

Let us understand the composition of alcohol before answering whether alcohol consumption is okay or not okay after bariatric surgery. Let us put it straight. Alcohol has no nutritional value. It is basically a type of sugar and hence has more calories. Approximately 1 gm of alcohol gives 7 kcal (1 gm of carbohydrates has 4 kcal). Since the calories are arising out of a non-nutritious food, it is called empty calories.

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10 Questions to Ask Your Bariatric Surgeon Before Weight Loss Surgery

The decision to undergo a bariatric surgery is not an easier one. You took this decision probably after repeated deliberations. You probably had lengthy discussions with your bariatric surgeon. The patients should ask multiple yet related questions on bariatric surgery procedure. They should also ask questions pertaining to aftercare before they opt for surgery. We thought of 10 questions that would be helpful for patients who are considering bariatric surgery. The patients can put across these questions to their bariatric surgeon. These questions can make them understand the procedure better.

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Dr Maran who regularly does weight loss surgery in Chennai tell us why the obese are unable to exercise continuously

Why Most Obese Individuals Have Trouble Continuing Exercise Regimen

Many gymnasiums run on obese people wanting to reduce their weight. But more often than not the drop out ratio among obese people who have joined the gym is very high. Though there is no available data, the number can be pegged safely at upwards of 70%. That raises a fundamental question, why do most obese people drop out? Is weight loss surgery in Chennai or other cities the only option?

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Why your refrigerator is important?

Obesity and the items present in your refrigerator are closely linked. You may be perplexed by this statement and wonder why! Usually the refrigerator at your home is packed with food of your choice. These foods when served to your body, reacts specific to how it is destined to react. Something good to your body does good and something bad for your health harms your health and shows up in your body.

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How does your body become obese?

The popular perception of how the body accumulates fat and one becomes obese, is consuming fat in the form of deep fried items, cheese and other dairy items, eggs (we often blame the yellow yolk), red meat and nuts. This popular notion is partially, if not completely wrong.

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