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Bariatric Surgery Can Reduce Your Risk for These 5 Medical Conditions Feb 11th, 2021

For those struggling to lose large amounts of weight, bariatric surgery is a life-changer. Not only can it lead to long-term weight loss, but the weight-loss surgery benefits your overall health.  Losing the weight and keeping it off may reduce your risk of developing chronic health conditions associated with obesity....

How Your Weight Can Influence the Formation of a Hernia Sep 4th, 2019

Most of us know that our weight can have a positive or negative impact in our lives. Being overweight, for example, brings with it a number of health issues including cardiovascular problems, high blood pressure, and an increased risk for Type 2 Diabetes. While you may be aware of these...

6 Conditions That Increase Your Risk of Developing GERD May 24th, 2019

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is a condition that many Americans live with every day. That burning in your chest and bitter taste of stomach acid regurgitated back into your mouth can be a rather unpleasant end to an otherwise delightful dinner. If you want to avoid it, or discover what...

How Do You Know When GERD Is the Problem and Not Acid Reflux? May 3rd, 2019

You wake up at night with that bitter taste in your mouth from regurgitation plus chest pain. “Oh no, was it that pepperoni pizza?” We seem to know our triggers for heartburn, but sometimes we may get the same symptoms without the pizza. So, what gives? Is it simple heartburn...

Advantages of Bariatric Procedures That Go Beyond Weight Loss Apr 19th, 2019

You dream about being thin, you visualize fitting into your old jeans again (or buying new ones), and you anticipate how great you will feel after defeating a major challenge in your life. Does this sound like you? When we are overweight, we mainly focus on on the peripheral advantages...

How Can Obalon Help You? Mar 4th, 2019

You have always had issues with your weight. Your yo-yo dieting has proved disastrous, exercise has never helped, and although you seriously considered surgery for your weight, you didn’t fit the criteria. Too heavy or not heavy enough –  seems like you can’t win. If this sounds like you, we...

Hiatal Hernias And How To Spot Them Feb 19th, 2019

Spotting a hiatal hernia can be confusing since some of the symptoms mimic other conditions. The only way to know for sure is to note the symptoms and when they occur.  For a proper diagnosis, a full physical examination is always the best practice. What Is A Hiatal Hernia? In...