Obesity is now a global pandemic that continues to accelerate despite the often Herculean efforts by afflicted individuals to lose weight. These efforts are thwarted by a physiological system that regulates body weight in a manner analogous to that by which a thermostat controls ambient temperature. For each individual, there is a highly genetically influenced level of adiposity that is defended by this adipostatic control system, wherein alterations in body fat stores trigger compensatory changes…

It’s three weeks after Chantel James’ breast reduction surgery, and this afternoon, she’s getting a pedicure. The toe treatment is her first in a year – and the first she’ll be able to appreciate. “My breasts were so big I actually didn’t see my feet,” says James, a 26-year-old living in Boston who is pursuing a graduate degree in social work​ this fall. “I looked down [after the surgery], and I was like, “My feet…

If you have disproportionately large breasts that are causing neck pain, back pain, or other physical symptoms, you may be considering breast reduction surgery. Most women who get breast reduction are very satisfied with the results. Men with conditions such as gynecomastia (in which male breasts are abnormally enlarged) may also get breast reduction. Because it’s major surgery, you should know the benefits, potential complications, and what’s involved in recovery. Your Consultation About Breast Reduction…

Gastric Bypass Surgery: Gastric bypass is the most commonly performed type of bariatric surgery in the United States. It involves creating a small stomach pouch and attaching it to the middle of the small intestine, bypassing part of the intestine. Like other metabolic surgeries, it changes the amount of food your body can digest, and changes the signals that travel between your digestive system and your brain.

  Body “fat” overall gets a bad reputation, especially visceral fat that is known to increase the risk for health problems like diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Few of us would ever want to purposefully increase our fat stores, considering “excess dysfunctional adipose tissue” (extra fat!) is considered a major risk factor for dozens of diseases from hypertension and stroke, to arthritis and cancer.But what if all fat isn’t actually harmful? Researchers are continuing to learn…

A growing number of women struggling to have a baby are going under the knife and getting weight-loss surgery to boost their fertility. While some doctors are wary, one Manhattan surgeon says 15% of his female patients choose bariatric surgery because they’re hoping to get pregnant. “In Manhattan, the classic stereotype of women who are going for fertility treatment [is] Sarah Jessica Parker. That’s not who I operate on,” said Mitchell Roslin, chief of obesity…

The proportion of Obesity in India has reached at a mass level in last two decades, it has become world’s third most obese country with more than 5% of the Indian population suffering from obesity and overweight issues. As a result of the colossal promotion of the packaged ready-to-eat food products, aerated drinks and junk by the Indian branches of those foreign goods , a monster which does not repel but attracts the masses, especially…

When it comes to obesity, you’ve read all about the dangers. You know about increased risk for heart disease, diabetes, back and joint problems, and many other conditions. But here’s one you may not know: Excess weight can hurt your chances of becoming pregnant. Obesity has a number of different effects on your fertility—as well as your partner’s. 1. Obesity affects your hormones When your body mass index goes past the overweight category (BMI of…

Clinical guidelines announce what may be the most radical change in the treatment of type 2 diabetes for almost a century. Appearing in Diabetes Care, a journal of the American Diabetes Association, and endorsed by 45 professional societies around the world, the guidelines propose that surgery involving the manipulation of the stomach or intestine be considered as a standard treatment option for appropriate candidates. This development follows multiple clinical trials showing that gastrointestinal surgery can…

Bariatric surgery includes a variety of procedures performed on people who have obesity. Bariatric surgery can help you lose weight and improve many health problems related to obesity. These health problems include : Type 2 diabetes High blood pressure Unhealthy cholesterol levels Sleep apnea Urinary incontinence Body pain Knee and hip pain You may be better able to move around and be physically active after surgery. You might also notice your mood improve and feel…

Obesity is a potent risk factor for the development and progression of type 2 diabetes, and weight loss is a key component of diabetes management. Bariatric surgery results in significant weight loss and remission of diabetes in most patients. After surgery, glycemic control is restored by a combination of enforced caloric restriction, enhanced insulin sensitivity, and increased insulin secretion. Evidence is mounting for the use of bariatric surgery to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus in…

Medical tourism is a growing sector in India. In October 2015, India’s medical tourism sector was estimated to be worth Rs 200billion. It is projected to grow to Rs 450 billion by 2020. Foreign patients travelling to India to seek medical treatment in 2012, 2013 and 2014 numbered 171,021, 236,898, and 184,298 respectively. Traditionally, the United States and the United Kingdom have been the largest source countries for medical tourism to India. However, according to…