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Ghrelin and Leptin: Their Role In Weight Loss

Ghrelin and Leptin: Their Role In Weight Loss

Ghrelin is often referred to as the “hunger hormone” and Leptin is referred to as the “satiety hormone.”  These hormones help you control your weight because they tell the body when to eat and when to stop eating. When your stomach is empty, it will release ghrelin,...
Apnea del sueño y cirugía de pérdida de peso

Apnea del sueño y cirugía de pérdida de peso

La apnea del sueño es una afección grave en la que las personas dejan de respirar durante 10 segundos repetidamente durante la noche. Esto hace que las personas que duermen se despierten durante cortos períodos de tiempo durante el sueño debido a la falta de oxígeno...
Sleep Apnea and Weight Loss Surgery

Sleep Apnea and Weight Loss Surgery

Sleep apnea is a serious condition where individuals stop breathing for 10 seconds repeatedly throughout the night.  This results in sleepers waking up for short periods of time during sleep due to a lack of oxygen in the blood. Sleep apnea affects over 30 million...
La Obesidad y el Cáncer Vinculados

La Obesidad y el Cáncer Vinculados

Se estima que solo en los Estados Unidos se producen 650.000 cánceres asociados con la obesidad cada año. Esto es de acuerdo con los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC). 200.000 de ellos son hombres y 450.000 mujeres. Los cánceres más comunes...
Obesity and Cancer Linked

Obesity and Cancer Linked

It is estimated that in the United States alone 650,000 obesity-associated cancers occur yearly. This is according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  200,000 of these are among men and 450,000 among women. The most common cancers related to...
What to do About my Lap Band?

What to do About my Lap Band?

The Lap band was a very popular bariatric procedure mostly because it was the least invasive weight loss surgery, it was a reversible procedure and had good weight loss results.  Thousands of Lap bands were placed to help patients control their weight all over the...
Are You Regaining Weight by Feeding your Reflux?

Are You Regaining Weight by Feeding your Reflux?

After Gastric Sleeve surgery, some patients may experience acid reflux even when they did not experience it before having the procedure done. The gastric sleeve is a high-pressure system that may cause acid reflux in under 20% of patients that did not experience acid...
Los beneficios del ejercicio

Los beneficios del ejercicio

Inmediatamente después de tu operación, tu médico te recomendará que realices actividades físicas como caminar. A medida que te recupere, deberás aumentar gradualmente la intensidad de la actividad física hasta que tengas un programa de ejercicios incorporado a tus...
The Benefits of Exercise

The Benefits of Exercise

Right after your surgery, your doctor will recommend physical activity such as walking. As you recover you should gradually increase the intensity of your physical activities until you have an exercise program incorporated into your daily activities and commit to...