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Lap Band Vs. Intense Diet Program

and the winner is…

Have you ever wondered what the score is? In a very important study, mild to moderately obese patients with the Lap-Band weight loss surgery lost 87 percent of their excess weigh compared to 21 percent who had an intensive medical diet program over a two year period of time. The diet program patients continued to gain weight whereas the Lap-Band patients continued to loose it at the two year mark.

conflicting dietWhen an individual has up to 100 plus pounds of excess weight losing 5-10 percent of that is helpful, but not enough to make a real difference in health. For people with diabetes, the winners were even more amazing.

In a randomized controlled study in patients with early type II diabetes and excess weigh up to 100 pounds over their ideal body weight results showed that the Lap-Band patients lost 68 percent of their excess weight and 76 percent were in remission of their diabetes after a two year follow up. The dieting group who had intensive lifestyle training and conventional diabetes treatment lost 4.3 percent of their excess wight and 13 percent were in diabetes remission.

Lap-Band surgery helps people lose weight by lowering hunger level allowing comfortable intake of smaller portions without being so hungry. The Lap-Band is placed as an outpatient procedure with a laparoscopic approach to minimize pain for a faster, safer recovery.

Lap-Band surgery is a safe and effective punch against obesity. If other weight loss programs have not put you in the winning circle consider Lap-Band surgery for your fight.

If you or someone you know could use this remarkable advancement help is only a call or click away.

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The Hourglass Effect

The whole eating factory function of the stomach is very complicated and still not understood completely. One of known triggers for us to feel satisfied after eating is volume. In the stomach wall, there are small switches that are turned on when we eat a significant volume. These switches then send a signal to the brain to lower or turn off our hunger. If we eat a lot, then we fill “full.” If we keep eating, then we become sick.

Placement of a Lap-Band creates an hourglass contour of the upper stomach. As food enters the upper portion, the restricted neck creates pressure on the upper pouch and gives the sensation of fullness. Most people have had this phenomenon to a lesser degree. It occurs when you don’t eat for a significant period of time and then notice that you don’t eat as much at the next meal. The common belief is that the stomach shrunk. In reality, the stretch switches were turned on sooner due the stomach recoiling back to its usual size. The Lap-Band magnifies this effect so you are more easily able to eat small portions without feeling so hungry. Not drinking with meals and waiting for a while after eating will help the hunger stay away.

The Lap-Band is adjustable to customize how much restriction there is around the stomach.

A Backhoe Against Hunger

Hunger is one of the main challenge we face in trying to lose or maintain a healthy weight. Sometimes it is physical process, and other times it is a mental process. This struggle is more difficult when there is high caloric food easily accessible around us. Most diet techniques include cutting back how much we eat or choosing food with fewer calories. And diets work, right? So what is the problem? You have to stay on that eating regimen consistently or the pounds return and the hole you have been digging against the extra pounds starts to fill in again.

There are many tools out there to help people lose weight, and when there are a lot of pounds, the job is more difficult. To keep weight controlled, there needs to be a permanent plan and tool. Renting a shovel can help you dig, but when you need it on a daily basis, it is better to own one.

Digging out a basement for a new house takes a lot more work than planting flowers. The tools are different for different needs. You need a more powerful tool than a shovel, like a backhoe.

If you have significant pounds to lose, you may benefit from using a more powerful tool like a Lap-Band. It can be the backhoe against your hunger. It will help you fill full faster to more easily cut back on the volume of food and dig a bigger hole against the extra pounds to help you keep it off and get the job done.

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Obesity: The American Epidemic

The obesity epidemic in America is a Tsunami of expense coming toward the shores of American healthcare. We are already seeing significant increased costs related to excess weight. The longer the wait the more it will cost.

obesity treatmentCarrying excessive weight increases the risk of multiple disease conditions. The risk of developing diabetes rises to nearly 25% over a ten year period of time in men with a Body Mass Index (BMI) over 35. Degenerative joint disease- (wearing out the surfaces between moving bones) dramatically increases. Its like riding down the freeway with the brakes on. You can do it for a time but eventually the wear will catch up to you and the difficulty or primarily pain begins. difficulty sleeping at night because of sleep apnea can cause day time drowsiness, fatigue, and the lack of energy can zap your day.

Weight loss surgery is not the first approach for weight loss but it is a proven effective method for weight loss for those with weight related health issues who are at least 30-50 lbs over their ideal body weight where other methods have not been effective.

The safest weight loss surgical option is a Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band. The Lap-band has been placed in hundreds of thousands of patients world wide with a proven tract record. With more than ten years of experience with Lap-Bands and nearly a thousand patients, we specialize in Lap-Band Success!

If you or someone you know could use this remarkable advancement help is only a call or click away.

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Which Way to Weight Loss

Find your weight loss road map for success

Where are you going? If you know, then what is keeping you from getting there – and are you headed in the right direction?

We all have limitations in life: some we can control and others we are required to accept and do the best we can.

navigating weight lossIf excess weight and the many health problems it can bring are baggage in your journey through life that you wish could be left behind, now is the time to make a change for the better. A vehicle can allow you to get where you may not be able go on your own. Most people will choose a safe, effective option.

Lap Band weight loss surgery is the safest weight loss surgery available. It is a reversible, adjustable out patient procedure that can change your life. It can help you get to where you want to be or allow you opportunities that may not otherwise be available.

Recently the FDA lowered the indication of using the Allergan Lap Band for those with a BMI of 30 (30-50 lbs over normal weight) and above who have conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, etc.

These conditions have a significant chance of improving or resolving with weight loss and Lap Band can help. If you have ever wondered whether weight loss surgery is right for you, we can help. Get to where you want to go with Lap Band.

If you or someone you know could use this remarkable advancement help is only a call or click away.

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Time to Make a Change

Do something that will improve your health and life. Excess weight can cause many medical problems, including, but not limited to the following.

weight lossObesity Risk List:

  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Coronary heart disease
  • High LDL (“bad”) cholesterol
  • Stroke
  • Hypertension
  • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Osteoarthritis (degeneration of cartilage and bone of joints)
  • Sleep apnea & other breathing problems
  • Some forms of cancer (breast, colorectal, endometrial, and kidney)
  • Complications of pregnancy
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Asthma
  • Excessive hair growth
  • Urine leakage
  • Depression
  • Heartburn (GERD)
  • Increased surgical risk
  • Increased mortality

These conditions can improve or resolve with weight loss. If weight loss has not been maintained by non surgical options consider looking in to a Lap-Band procedure.

If you or someone you know could use this remarkable advancement help is only a call or click away. Please visit utahlapband.com for more information.

The Incredible Impact of Lap Band

Many people will define a miracle as a positive event that was not expected to happen unexplainable with presumption if divine providence. Much of technology, Medicine, Transportation, and Communication we use today would be considered a miracle not too long ago. A tool can be a gift or even a miracle for some who do not have a access to it. Even though we know so much more about many conditions of the human body many treatments seem to be a miracle even though we know how they work.

For some, one of those little miracles is the Lap Band. It has helped thousands improve their health through significant weight loss. High blood pressure, heartburn, joint pain, sleep apnea, even the treatment of diabetes can go away, not just simply be controlled. Exactly how it works is not completely known but, it acts to lessen hunger. It creates a narrowed area at the top of the stomach so smaller volumes of food will satisfy an individual during a meal, less calories are consumed and weight loss follows. It is a tool to literally funnel eating to a more manageable controlled event. there are no guarantees but, many have seen tremendous results that have changed their lives for the better in ways that were not thought possible. To some this is a miracle.

If you or someone you know could use this remarkable advancement help is only a call or click away. Please visit utahlapband.com for more information.