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1st Mar, 2024
The minimum weight for bariatric surgery is often a lot lower than people think. And it is not because the surgeons just want to do more cases or make more money, but rather because the health data shows unambiguously that illness goes down and health improves after bariatric surgery—even at lower weights than we once imagined. The Newest Guidelines For Minimum Weight Requirements The newest…
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1st Mar, 2024
Those who are interested in weight-loss surgery inevitably have questions, and one relates to potential disqualifications. What disqualifies you from getting bariatric surgery? There are a few things that means someone isn't a candidate, including active drug abuse, untreated high risk health conditions like heart problems, and in most centers, failing to quit smoking tobacco. But the main reason most people seem to be "disqualified"…
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23rd Feb, 2024
The pelvic floor is getting more recognition, and rightfully so. According to a recent article in The New York Times, nearly one in three women suffers from a pelvic floor disorder, most commonly urinary or bowel incontinence, pain or prolapse. The article goes on to offer a series of helpful exercises that coordinate breathing and movement, which may help mitigate pelvic floor problems— including incontinence. What…
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23rd Feb, 2024
https://youtu.be/T9Vg2jc0BE4?si=0gTSl1EWJUlrdgRJ Dr. Sasse's patient Laura shares her experience with incontinence, including what prompted her to seek treatment. Hear how sacral neuromodulation has given Laura her life back and why anyone experiencing symptoms of incontinence should schedule a consultation.
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16th Feb, 2024
It is not particularly difficult for most people to get approved for bariatric surgery, but there are some steps one usually must go through. In the United States, bariatric surgery is considered medically necessary, and so it is a covered benefit by most public and private health plans. This includes Medicare, government plans, and military plans like TRICARE, most state Medicaid plans, and most commercial…
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9th Feb, 2024
Botox injections are one of the many treatments available for incontinence today. Actually, Botox detrusor muscle injections emerged years ago as a somewhat therapeutic option for specific types of urinary incontinence, including overactive bladder and urgency incontinence. It's generally presented as an option when behavioral and exercise therapies and medications fail to do the trick. But does it work? Here's what to know about Botox…
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2nd Feb, 2024
Pelvic floor health is a major part of a woman's overall well-being. This often-overlooked aspect of a woman's physical health plays a pivotal role in maintaining bladder and bowel function, supporting pelvic organs, and contributing to sexual health. But incontinence is a pelvic floor health condition affecting a significant percentage of women, most of whom manage in silence. As a progressive condition, incontinence has an…
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26th Jan, 2024
Scientists and public health researchers are beginning to shed light on the connections between loneliness, isolation, obesity, and longevity, and the profound impact these social factors can have on overall well-being and mortality rates. CNN recently highlighted a new study that found higher levels of loneliness in people with obesity. According to the study, treatment focused on easing loneliness and social isolation may reduce the…
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19th Jan, 2024
Anyone living with obesity can tell you that the ramifications extend far beyond the physical. It's a health issue that affects every aspect of someone's life, and that includes financial well-being. Recently, there has been growing awareness of the discrimination obese individuals face in the labor market, which translates directly to reduced prospects and limitations on professional advancement. With that in mind, here's what obesity…
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12th Jan, 2024
If you're considering bariatric surgery for severe weight-related health issues, one of your first questions likely relates to cost. As with any medical procedure, understanding the costs associated with bariatric surgery is essential, and there's a lot to consider. Here's what to understand about bariatric surgery costs, plus a look at the factors influencing these expenses. What Much is Bariatric Surgery? In the United States,…
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