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Obesity & Liver Disease | Comorbidities for Obese Individuals

Obesity affects far more than the number you see on the scale. Millions of Americans suffer from obesity comorbidities like non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and steatohepatitis. Fatty liver disease, also called hepatic steatosis, can be devastating to your overall health. Additionally, you may suffer from metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance from being obese. Luckily, the […]

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Recovering After Weight-Loss Surgery | The Importance of Sleep

Restful sleep is crucial for recovery after bariatric surgeries like the Lap-Band®. For patients struggling to sleep, several techniques may be beneficial. Try these tips for better sleep from Utah Lap-Band that may help you rest and recover without requiring over-the-counter medications.  Sleep After Bariatric Surgery After a bariatric procedure like the Lap-Band, you’ll need […]

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How Lap-Band Helps with More Than Weight Loss

When people first seek out bariatric surgery, it’s usually because they’re looking to lose weight and have been unsuccessful with traditional diet and exercise. However, upon further research and consultation, they quickly learn that losing weight is just one of several benefits of bariatric surgeries like the Lap-Band® procedure.  Because people who are overweight and […]

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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 […]

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What Is It Like to Have a Lap-Band?

The Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band (LAGB) is an adjustable solid silicone ring surgically placed around the top of the stomach to create an hour glass shape helping weight loss. As a person eats with a band, the narrowed area causes food above it to stretch the ping pong ball space allowing a person to feel […]