Weight loss surgery for teens

Weight Loss Surgery for Teens

November 13, 2018 - by Soma Weight Loss - in Bariatric Surgery

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Nearly 20 percent of American youth are obese, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) research. That means in a typical California classroom, one in five students is not just overweight, but obese. In general, obesity is defined as someone whose body mass index (BMI) — their weight in kilograms divided by the

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Weight Loss Surgery Without General Anesthesia

October 30, 2018 - by Soma Weight Loss - in Bariatric Surgery

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If you’re considering weight-loss surgery, you probably have questions about what type of anesthesia your surgeon will recommend. The American Society of Anesthesiologists describes four types of anesthesia: general, IV monitored with sedation, regional and local. General anesthesia is used for major procedures, where the patient is rendered unconscious and most body functions slow, which

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Can Weight Loss Surgery Help with Hypothyroidism?

October 16, 2018 - by Soma Weight Loss - in Bariatric Surgery

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Hypothyroidism, also called underactive thyroid, controls metabolism, which is how the body uses energy from food. When thyroid function is compromised, it can affect: Body temperature Heartbeat How efficiently you burn calories Hypothyroidism can make you feel sluggish, and if your body isn’t using food efficiently, it can lead to weight gain and obesity. The

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What To Expect at Your First Appointment With Your Bariatric Surgeon

September 18, 2018 - by Soma Weight Loss - in Bariatric Surgery

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As you’re getting ready for your first appointment with your bariatric surgeon, your goal is probably to make the visit as productive as possible. This article will guide you through what to expect during your initial consultation, including suggestions on how to prepare for the appointment, what to bring with you and questions that you

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