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Weight Loss Surgery Encouraged Before Knee Replacement for Severely Obese Patients

From Tennova Healthcare New study shows bariatric surgery before joint replacement may improve quality of life Being overweight is associated with several health conditions, including diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and heart disease. But extra weight also raises the risk of getting a certain type of arthritis, known as osteoarthritis. One in five Americans […]

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Size 12 jeans, what?

Ok, so this week we are just going to start with the success part instead of ending with it. I recently purchased a pair of size 12 jeans thinking I’d get there eventually. But I’ve lost quite a bit of weight, so I decided to try them on just to see how close or how far […]

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Men: Is Obesity Affecting Your Sex Life?

From the “Your Weight Matters” magazine produced by the Obesity Action Coalition. By Stephen G. Boyce, MD, FACS, FASMBS When discussing obesity, it is common to focus on the well-known diseases often brought on by excess weight. Typically we hear about patients affected by severe obesity suffering from diabetes, hypertension/cardiovascular disease, sleep apnea or high […]

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Three weeks and going strong!

By Kelley Narramore, LPN This weekend was a real turning point for me. I had really been struggling with fatigue and my energy levels. Some of this has to do with my protein intake. I am still struggling with that, but am trying everyday to improve. I really feel like I am back to “normal,” […]

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One week post-op down!

Ok, so the first week is over and I’m moving into week two. I have learned a lot in one week and am learning more everyday. The first thing I learned is protein intake, while vital and was so easy prior to surgery, becomes equal to moving a mountain after surgery. I had very preconceived […]

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