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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!

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Diabetes in Remission

It’s the weight. The population is getting larger according to recent surveys. There is clearly a strong link with being overweight and several health problems such as hypertension, sleep apnea and diabetes. We have known for several years that losing weight can cause diabetes to go into remission. It is hard to lose weight for most people and the more pounds the harder it is. For those who have tried but have been unable to lose or keep the weight off there is additional help. Weight loss surgery is a significant step but of all that are available LAP-BAND has been gaining popularity because it is the safest surgical option available.

weight loss surgery diabetesIn 2008 an Australian study showed, “after two years, diabetes went into remission in 22 of 30 surgery patients with a BMI between 30-40 and just four of 30 diet-and-exercise patients. Those who had surgery lost an average of 20.7 percent of their body weight, while the dieting group lost only 1.7 percent of their body weight. “You can see the stunning differences between the two groups,” said study author John Dixon, an obesity researcher at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia reported in U.S. News.

In February of this year, the Federal Drug Administration who oversees implantable devices in the U.S., lowered the indication for using the LAP-BAND to individuals 30-50 lbs. in the excess (BMI over 30) who have weight-related health issues such as diabetes.

“I have seen diabetic remission here in our own LAP-BAND patients. Time is not on your side for this possibility.” The longer a patient has diabetes the more difficult it is to resolve and it does require a substantial amount of weight loss.

Consider weight loss as a high priority for a longer, happier healthy life.

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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.