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12th Jul, 2024
Decades of research have shown bariatric surgery to be a successful treatment for obesity. Not only does it lead to substantial weight loss, it has a profound effect on a number of obesity-related health risks—and type 2 diabetes is a standout. Here's how bariatric surgery affects type 2 diabetes. Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes First, let's address the reality we're facing. The prevalence of obesity…
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5th Jul, 2024
Overactive bladder, bladder leakage and bowel leakage can be distressing conditions that significantly impact quality of life. Still, many people continue to rely on adult diapers rather than seeking potentially life-changing, and increasingly simple, medical interventions. Why is that? Let's compare adult diapers versus a 20-minute procedure to resolve incontinence. Understanding Incontinence Incontinence, whether urinary or fecal, is surprisingly common, especially among older adults. According…
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28th Jun, 2024
It seems like more and more people are struggling with bladder and bowel incontinence than ever. Is that true? Is incontinence becoming more common? According To The Data According to a number of data sources, the prevalence of bladder and bowel incontinence does indeed appear to be increasing, especially among older adults. Here are some key insights based on recent data: More than half of…
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21st Jun, 2024
Anyone who has privately tried to manage symptoms of incontinence understands the toll it can take on quality of life. Incontinence is characterized by the involuntary loss of urine or fecal matter—clearly, it poses a number of challenges for those affected, both physically and emotionally. The good news is that very effective treatments are available today. Sacral neuromodulation has emerged as a noninvasive and effective…
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14th Jun, 2024
Bariatric surgery, which includes gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, duodenal switch and gastric banding, among others, is often subject to various judgments and misconceptions. Let's explore a few. It's the Easy Way Out One common misconception is that bariatric surgery is an easy fix for weight loss. In reality, it's a well-proven, safe, and effective medical treatment for the deadly conditions of obesity and diabetes. Is…
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7th Jun, 2024
We'll make this short and to the point: No, it's not normal to leak urine when you laugh or cough. It's an indication of a loss of control over the muscles that are responsible for holding in urine, known as the pelvic floor muscles. These muscles, along with other structures in the urinary system, work together to maintain urinary continence. Pelvic Floor Muscle Loss When…
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31st May, 2024
Nutrition is an important consideration for health, no matter who you are. But following bariatric surgery, it's particularly helpful to adopt a well-structured diet plan. Not only will eating a nutritious diet support your weight loss journey, it will minimize stomach upset and maintain your health. That means in most instances, it's very likely that you'll need to change your diet after bariatric surgery. Here's…
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24th May, 2024
It's our experience that people considering weight-loss surgery have a number of questions (a good thing!). One of the questions we hear relates to procedures. Specifically, what is the difference between gastric bypass and gastric sleeve? The short answer is that laparoscopic gastric bypass  and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy are both effective surgical procedures for weight loss, but procedures, mechanisms and outcomes vary for each. Let's…
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17th May, 2024
People considering bariatric surgery, or metabolic surgery as it's increasingly known, have a series of questions. One of the most common is whether bariatric surgery is painful. The short answer is not very! Every surgical procedure carries with it some degree of pain or at least discomfort. But millions of us undergo surgery every year and manage to get through that pain pretty well, so…
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10th May, 2024
Nevada Surgical patient Shirley Clark had been dealing with incontinence symptoms for about a year before she met Dr. Sasse. Now, she's sharing her story in the hopes of raising awareness about incontinence treatment options that really work. Shirley's Story "I just thought it was something I had to deal with," Shirley says. That's something that many believe about incontinence, and it's not true. So…
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