Severe Morbid Obesity Options

January 2, 2007 · Filed Under obesity · Comment 

A friend of mine was suffering from morbid obesity. She had tried dieting, but nothing she did worked. The weight would all come back. One day she told me she was going to have weight loss surgery.

There are multiple reasons why those with morbid obesity want to lose weight besides skin deep beauty. Shedding those pounds will lower your blood pressure, help normalize your cholesterol levels, alleviate type 2 diabetic issues, and improve your cardiovascular condition.

If you are overweight and want a quick and permanent way to take off the pounds, you actually have a few options. Weight loss surgery is growing in popularity because it can have more permanent effects then many fad diets. There are a few weight loss surgeries and options for you to choose from.

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Insurance and Weight Loss Surgery

January 2, 2007 · Filed Under Weight Loss Surgery · Comment 

Congratulations! You have decided to take the plunge and have weight loss surgery. However, there is one thing hanging over you, money. Luckily, many insurance companies feel that weight loss surgery is beneficial to both of you, and can make your surgery affordable.

Obtaining insurance approval may not happen overnight. You are probably not the only candidate vying for weight loss surgery, which can average around $25,000. Weight loss surgery has increased in popularity over 800 percent since 1994. Because of this increase in demand and the high price tag, your insurance company may not be so willing to pay. Insurance companies are in business to make money and there is no guarantee that you will stay with their company for life. Read more

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery, an overview

January 2, 2007 · Filed Under Weight Loss Surgery · Comment 

There are numerous types of weight loss surgeries. One of the most common and successful procedures is called Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery. This is a combined restrictive and malabsorptive form of surgery.  The restrictive part of the Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass will limit your food intake without interfering with your normal digestive process. The operation will decrease your stomach size forming a smaller pocket to hold your food and therefore causing you to eat less. Because it is smaller, you will also feel more satisfied, or full, when consuming smaller portions of food. The malabsorptive section will also effect the amount of calories and nutrients your body absorbs.  Read more

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