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Avoiding Workplace Temptations after Weight Loss Surgery

July 01, 2015 | Uncategorized

The temptation to cheat on a post-bariatric diet is everywhere, but the workplace is one of the likeliest places that a patient will slip up. This is true for several reasons: Employees spend an average of 40 hours a week in the office. Coworkers may apply peer pressure during mealtimes or social outings. Work can…

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Pregnancy, Obesity and Weight Loss Surgery

Obesity, Pregnancy and Weight Loss Surgery

June 18, 2015 | Uncategorized

There is a worrisome connection between excessive body weight and pregnancy. Many overweight women find it hard to conceive. Others become pregnant but develop serious health problems, and may pass health problems on to their babies. Luckily, studies have shown that weight loss surgery can boost fertility and improve health conditions, increasing the chances of…

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Tips for Starting a New Exercise Routine

June 06, 2015 | Uncategorized

The physical and psychological benefits of exercise are well-documented: better cardiovascular health, more energy, lower stress and weight control are just a few. However, jumping into a new exercise routine can be intimidating, especially if you are not particularly active, or your body is changing after weight loss surgery. The Texas Laparoscopic Consultants team has…

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Can Weight Loss Surgery Curb Asthma?

May 22, 2015 | Uncategorized

According to the U.S. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, asthma affects nearly 25 million people in the United States. Individuals that are obese are at a heightened risk of developing asthma, a chronic condition in which the airways narrow and produce extra mucus that can cause shortness of breath, coughing and wheezing. New research…

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What to Do If You Hit a Weight Loss Plateau

May 05, 2015 | Uncategorized

Hitting a weight loss plateau is a common frustration among patients of Texas Laparoscopic Consultants. Our patients tend to lose a substantial amount of weight in the first few months to a year after bariatric surgery; after that, the weight loss tapers off. Physically, what has happened is that the patient is no longer burning…

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Bariatric Surgery Improves Outcomes of Joint Replacement

Study: Bariatric Surgery Lowers Cost, Improves Outcomes of Joint Replacement

April 23, 2015 | Uncategorized

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 1 million knee and hip replacements are performed in the United States annually. Dr. Emily Dodwell, an orthopedic surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York, N.Y., says that at some institutions, as many as half of hip and knee replacement patients…

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Binge Eating Disorder Facts

What You Need to Know about Binge Eating Disorder

April 11, 2015 | Uncategorized

Binge eating disorder is the most common eating disorder in this country. More than three out of 10 women and two out of 10 men have it. The team at Texas Laparoscopic Consultants is very familiar with binge eating disorder, because as many as 30 to 40 percent of people seeking weight loss treatment may…

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Why You Can't Lose Weight With Diet and Exercise Alone

Why You Can’t Lose Weight Through Diet and Exercise

March 30, 2015 | Uncategorized

When you are seriously overweight or obese, nothing is more frustrating than being told by a well-intentioned loved one that the cure is to eat less and exercise more. While family and friends undoubtedly have your health and best interests at heart, you know that the solution is not that simple. If only it was…

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