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…

Breast Augmentation, or Augmentation Mammoplasty, or is a surgical procedure that aims to increase the size, shape, or fullness of the breast. The surgeon places silicone, saline, or alternative composite breast implants under the chest muscles or breast tissue. Implants last from 7 to 12 years on average. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) note that in 2015, there were 279,143 breast augmentations procedures in the United States. This was 2 percent lower than…

With a prevalence of 5–8%, type 2 diabetes is one of the most common metabolic disorders in Germany. Chronic hyperglycemia goes hand in hand with an increased risk for microvascular complications, such as diabetic retinopathy, neuropathy, and nephropathy. This makes type 2 diabetes one of the most common causes of loss of eyesight, renal failure, and amputation of the lower limb. Diabetic nephropathy is the most common complication of type 2 diabetes and results in…

A facelift is a surgical method that removes excess facial skin to make the face appear younger. However, the aging face not only loses skin elasticity and develops looser skin, but also loses fat and muscle tone. Additional procedures that may be necessary to achieve the best results include: necklift, blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), liposuction, autologous fat injection, removal of buccal (cheek) fat pad, forehead lift, browlift, chemical or laser peel, and malar (cheek), submalar or…

Breast Reduction Surgery in Bangalore

Breast reduction surgery (reduction mammoplasty) removes some of the tissue and skin from the breasts to reshape and reduce the size of the breasts. It can also make the area of dark skin surrounding the nipple (areola) smaller. To remove tissue and skin from the breast, the surgeon first makes one or more cuts in the breast. After the excess tissue and skin have been removed, the skin is closed with stitches. Sometimes the nipple…

Liposuction in Bangalore

Liposuction has solidly earned the position as number 1 cosmetic surgical procedure in the nation, and for good reason. It’s quick, it’s safe, and it’s permanent… isn’t it? Not necessarily according to a study published just last year. The Numbers Teri L. Hernandez, MD, Robert H. Eckel, MD, and colleagues from the University of Colorado, decided they wanted to try and answer the question by examining (a) whether fat came back after it was removed…

Pizza’s & Burgers and junk food joints have become a hot spot for children now a days to fill their tiny stomach’s. Well, pizza’s & the burgers taste nice and exciting but are unable to provide the nutrition that is required for healthy living. Obesity in children has tripled in the past two decades and an alarming concern for us to take note of the fact. The rate of development of mind and body in…

A new study has found that childhood obesity can increase risk of hip diseases in adolescence. Significant hip deformities affect around 1 in 500 children and Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE) is the most common hip disease in adolescents. The condition always requires surgery, can cause significant pain and often leads to a hip replacement in adolescence or early adulthood. Senior author Daniel Perry and his team examined individuals under 16 with a diagnosis of…

Diabetes Surgery in Bangalore

Weight-loss surgery not only leads to dramatic weight loss, it also reverses type 2 diabetes in most people who undergo these stomach-shrinking procedures. In fact, international diabetes organizations now say that surgery for weight loss should become a more routine treatment option for people with type 2 diabetes—even those who are only mildly obese. Many of the estimated 29 million Americans with type 2 diabetes are overweight or obese. Marked by high levels of sugar…

According to a study, older age, receipt of hormone replacement therapy and smoking as well as obesity and particularly insulin resistance were found to play specific roles in raising cancer risk. Getting rid of your belly bulge may be necessary for more than just vanity’s sake as, according to a study, abdominal fat may increase the risk of developing cancer especially in postmenopausal women. The findings showed that body fat distribution in the abdomen is…

A new research has found that belly fat may release more of a protein that can cause a non-cancerous cell to turn into a cancerous one. Obesity has been linked to several types of cancers including that of the breast, colon, prostate, uterus or kidney, but the new study, published in the journal Oncogene, indicated that just being overweight is not necessarily the best way to determine risk. “Our study suggests that body mass index,…