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Weight Loss Balloons, Surgery Risks, and Managing Weight Loss Without Surgery

Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, Phalinn Ooi

Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, Phalinn Ooi

 

A new weight loss surgery has been approved to fight obesity.

The new procedure places a balloon into the stomach using an endoscope, after which the balloon is then filled with saline solution. The entire procedure takes fewer than thirty minutes during which patients are sedated.  The balloon is intended to be temporary Continue reading

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User Experience: Labs After Weight Loss Surgery

At WellnessFX, the hard work we put into changing lives through empowering people with their health data is already pretty rewarding – and it’s even more inspiring when we get to hear feedback from members, wherever they are in their health journey. This week, we discovered one user’s experience via the blog of Michelle, aka “Shelly.”

Shelly is a woman who struggled with obesity until Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Life After Weight Loss Surgery

If you know someone who is currently affected by obesity, it is possible that their doctor could recommend weight loss treatment through surgery, known as bariatric surgery. The rate of bariatric surgeries, which has been linked to cutting the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes, has increased in the past 10 years to 170k + procedures per year in the U.S. This is not surprising, considering that 35.7% of U.S. adults are affected by obesity.   Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.