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Obesity treatment option – Is bariatric surgery for you

Sunday, May 15th, 2011

Girl faceBariatric surgery, also known as ‘stomach stapling’, ‘gastric bypass’ or ‘lap-band’ surgery, can lead to substantial weight loss. This obesity treatment is designed to remove a portion of your stomach. Although people are aware what it’s for, they rarely realize that this surgery could be life altering and that one needs to be prepared for the drastic changes that follow.
The myth
The biggest myth is that bariatric surgery is the easiest obesity treatment option available. Celebrity examples of successful weight loss make bariatric surgery look more like plastic surgery or something close to a cosmetic procedure. But the truth is that this operation is far more serious; it is major surgery that may require cutting your bowel and rearranging it. And with this comes the big changes that you need to make in your diet and lifestyle.
The reality
The reality about this obesity treatment option is that your life will never be the same again. You will have to continuously watch what you eat and limit your portion sizes because of the small size of your stomach after surgery. You could also suffer from diarrhea and have difficulty absorbing important nutrients. Aside from this, the risks of surgery include potentially serious infections of the abdomen, difficulty with wound healing, and hernias. Bariatric surgery includes two main types. While the lap-band is the simplest type of surgery and is reversible, the gastric bypass surgery involves cutting down the size of your stomach and rerouting a part of your intestine.
Who is suitable for this surgery?
Bariatric surgery must be used in select cases only. It should be restricted to individuals who:

  • Are suffering from morbid obesity
  • Are having moderate obesity with one or more high-risk conditions
  • Are between the ages of 16 and 65
  • Have an acceptable operative risk
  • Are psychologically stable with realistic expectations
  • Are committed to prolonged lifestyle changes
  • Have a supportive family and social environment
  • Have no active alcohol or substance abuse problem
  • Do not suffer from schizophrenia or depression
  • Are well informed and motivated
  • Are able to participate in obesity treatment, follow-up and diet

Does this surgery work for everyone?
Bariatric surgery is mostly recommended for people suffering from diabetes and obesity and may result in a weight loss of 50% of excess body fat. Additional studies are underway to help determine who, if anyone is a surgical candidate when their BMI is not greater than 40.
Obesity surgery is potentially risky; it should be recommended to people suffering from diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or morbid obesity. It is best that you do a risk assessment with the help of your doctor. Your doctor can tell you if it is worth risking your life now to potentially add years in the future. A lot of other less drastic measures are available for obesity treatment including FDA approved drug Xenical. This drug is relatively safer as compared to surgery.

How to threat acne

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

Girl faceUsually we use thousands of acne skin care products, thinking that we found the right combination to clean up our face. But definitely should know more about the acne to find the best way to threat it. In this post, we will try to explain all about acne, and some lies about it. Acne commonly occurs in young people and an inflammation of the skin. Symptoms: a large number of black spots with white tips appear on the face, back, chest or occiput. Dimensions ranging from millimeters to the size of the human nail. In addition, the skin becomes oily, appear rough and dents. DERMATO a specialist with whom to consult on how to treat. Treatment consists primarily of treatment of acne-affected areas of skin with special soap and drying thoroughly afterwards. It is desirable to be used and lotions which can be bought from pharmacies and specialized stores for cosmetics. Treatment procedure is repeated several times a day (morning, afternoon, evening). If the acne is more difficult to treat (not dependent on specific skin) can be taken and antibiotic. It is compliance with the diet, which excludes the consumption of products, favoring the development of acne – chocolate. It is desirable that the patient can not be wool or leather clothes that are in direct contact with skin.
Pimples are unpleasant problem for 80 percent of teenagers
Genes that help bacteria that causes acne, attacking and destroying human skin, found scientists from the University of Goettingen. The discovery will allow for development of drugs that will alleviate the situation of people suffering from skin disease.

Treating Toe Nail Fungus Effectively with Lasers

Saturday, August 7th, 2010

Woman FeetIs laser an effective treatment for toe nail fungus? Recent clinical studies and results from doctors performing the procedure have proven that, yes, laser treatment is an effective pain free method of treating the organisms that cause toe nail fungus. Toe nail fungus is a common condition that occurs when a fungus caused by a small organism invades the area below the nail. Once the nail bed is infected, the fungus easily grows in this dark, damp area and is essentially protected by the nail that covers it. The nails of the infected toe take on a yellow discoloration, become thick, and can soften sometimes causing loss of the entire nail.
Laser treatment for toe nail fungus, also called onychomycosis, is a viable treatment option. Doctors are able to use two different wavelength beams of near-infrared light to penetrate the toenail and kill organisms causing the fungi infection. The laser is moved over the toe nail in a grid-like pattern to ensure every millimeter of the nail plate is treated. Laser treatment has pinpoint accuracy and only destroys the cells responsible for the infection having no effect on healthy tissue. Patients undergoing laser treatment report no side-effects and are able to walk out of the office procedure with little to no pain. The procedure itself only takes approximately ten to fifteen minutes per infected toe. Improvement to the aesthetics of the toe can be seen in as little as three months. A few people report seeing improvements in a matter of weeks, with complete results in six to nine months. Clinical studies have shown an eighty-seven percent effective rate, which is significantly higher than more traditional treatment options. In the past, topical lacquers and creams could not adequately penetrate the nail, and only produced positive results in eight percent of the patients who used them. Prescription oral medication, such as Lamisil, is about seventy percent effective, but has adverse side-effects on the liver and can cause skin rashes.

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