2nd Dec, 2022
Achieving great success with a revision procedure for gastric bypass has taken time. Millions of people have undergone Roux-en-Y gastric bypass since it became the primary surgical treatment for obesity and type two diabetes. As the years go by, environmental and biological factors conspire to create weight re-gain, as well as the return of diabetes over the years for some people. So, a considerable number…
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26th Nov, 2022
One of the benefits of metabolic surgery and the associated weight loss is a reduced risk of obesity-related issues, such as heart disease. But will metabolic surgery help if you already have heart disease? A 2021 study says yes, it will. From the Study In an analysis of over 2,000 patients with heart disease, the authors followed matched controls comparing those who did undergo bariatric…
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18th Nov, 2022
As Bladder Health Month continues, we're taking a closer look at bladder health. While we do not agree that loss of bladder control is a normal part of aging, we do know that aging is a risk factor for waning bladder health. There are often signs that signal declining bladder health. Here's what to know. Signs of Declining Bladder Health Declining bladder health often begins to…
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11th Nov, 2022
Sometimes people become aware of a problem that seems like it is gradually getting worse with age. We all start to notice aches, pains, and limitations, and the same can be true for bladder health. Bladder symptoms are often related to some degree of loss of function of the pelvic floor, the muscles and nerves that help us with control and emptying of the bladder…
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4th Nov, 2022
Aging brings a lot of things: wisdom, distinguished good looks, experience, happiness for the good things in life like family and grandchildren. Oh, and a few aches and pains! But aging does not mean resigning yourself to waking up four times in the night to go to the bathroom or wearing pads and diapers. These are specific treatable conditions, and it's important to understand that incontinence…
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27th Oct, 2022
For so many, incontinence is an issue that creeps up gradually. Over time, there is an increased need to urinate more often and leakage becomes commonplace. To manage, many people simply make accommodations to their lifestyle. They begin paying close attention to the location of the nearest bathroom, for example, or they start using pads or diapers, or they scale back their social lives to…
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21st Oct, 2022
Can a stomach surgery procedure really change the brain tissue? Indeed, it does. Here's how metabolic surgery change the brain. It Relates to Hormonal Changes Maintaining metabolism, body weight, hunger, long-term blood sugar, fat storage, and many other complex functions of the body involve interactions between systems in the gut, pancreas, liver, and even the brain. The science behind bariatric surgery has taught us how…
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14th Oct, 2022
It's certainly encouraging that published studies of sacral neuromodulation show a success rate of around 90%, particularly considering that reflects excellent results for individuals who have tried other forms of treatment first. But it's the stories from patients themselves that have the most impact. Statistics are wonderful, but they make it easy to overlook the people behind the numbers. Dr. Sasse's patient Sue recently had…
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7th Oct, 2022
Metabolic surgery is among the most highly effective treatments in medicine today, especially as a treatment for type two diabetes, hypertension, obstructive sleep apnea and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. But what about infertility? Does metabolic surgery improve fertility in men and women? Obesity and Infertility Fertility specialists are very clear that being obese or even overweight can negatively affect a couple's chances of becoming pregnant.…
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30th Sep, 2022
Overactive bladder, leakage and incontinence can start at any age, but as progressive conditions, they will worsen with time. Well-meaning tips for "stopping leaks" can provide advice to potentially slow down that progression, but by the time most people are needing real help, the first-line therapies and even the very best tips simply aren't enough.  The good news is that treatments to resolve overactive bladder,…
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