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Obesity Surgery Abroad Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Obesity Surgery Abroad.

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The Weight-Loss Side Effect That No One Talks About

Studies show that the vast majority of people who lose 50 percent or more of their body weight (whether through surgery or lifestyle change) report being unhappy with their bodies later. Why? Because even after all the work and the weight loss, losin...  Read more

Types of Arthritis

When you hear the term "arthritis," you probably imagine painful and stiff joints. While that is pretty accurate (arthritis literally means "joint inflammation"), there are actually over 100 different types of arthritis, which is...  Read more

About SparkPeople's Recommendations

SparkPeople.com provides free tools, resources and support for adults who want to improve their diets, establish a healthy lifestyle, get physically active, lose weight and/or manage their weight. We stand by our weight-loss, exercise and dietar...  Read more

A New Definition For ''Old''

According to Webster's Dictionary, the word “old” is defined as “having been in use for a long time,” “worn, dilapidated, ancient, or decayed by time.” After an experience as a volunteer at the 1995 St. Louis S...  Read more

Easing Back into Exercise after a Hysterectomy

Julia Nichols, an active mother of three from Cincinnati, Ohio, was just 37 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Luckily, it was detected and treated early, but because her cancer had tested positive for estrogen, Julia was at a higher risk of...  Read more

Has anyone ever had bariatric surgery? ? Would li
Updated 9/22/2016 7:23:16 PM

Has anyone ever had bariatric surgery? ? Would like to find something else that is having it or has had gastric sleeve to keep in touch with. I am scheduled for surgery on the 25th of October. Need to lose another 128 lbs and get my health back....  Read more

How do people feel about weight loss surgery? I am
Updated 9/19/2016 1:56:43 PM

How do people feel about weight loss surgery? I am very obese and just want to get healthy. Have to lose 50 lbs to get there....  Read more

Just watched Obesity: The Post Mortem on BBC iplay
Updated 9/19/2016 9:46:08 AM

Just watched Obesity: The Post Mortem on BBC iplayer. Wow this has made me even more determined to lose weight. Seeing the actual body fat and what it does to every organ in the body. Very sobering....  Read more

I am getting ready for weight loss surgery and I'm
Updated 9/18/2016 11:37:48 PM

I am getting ready for weight loss surgery and I'm excited and nervous all at the same time. I need to lose 12lbs preop and I've lost weight before but this seems harder than its ever been. Wish I had more support from my loved ones....  Read more

I had the duodenal switch surgery on the 21 June 1
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I had the duodenal switch surgery on the 21 June 16. I am feeling great and have lost 50% of my excess weight. About 79 lbs since the surgery. I have just now slowed down on losing the weight. The surgery is a lot safer then it was 10 years ago...  Read more

One of the keys to successful weight loss is to have realistic goals.

Obesity TreatmentOne of the keys to successful weight loss is to have realistic goals.The treatment for obesity is weight loss, and there are a number of ways to achieve that, including:Diet and lifestyle changesPrescription medicinesWeight-loss surg...  Read more

What it takes!!!

It takes getting sick and tired too many times to make me get back on track....  Read more

Lap Banders

Gastric Banding Surgery...Have it, want it, need it, or love someone who has it, wants it or needs it! Welcome!...  Read more

Quick Links: New Year News Roundup

Here's a quick roundup of the top health stories of the week. Some are serious, some are interesting, and some are just plain weird! Top Medical Breakthroughs of 2008Obama's SparkStreak Weight Loss Surgery Reverses Diabetes in TeensDrug Makers Volunt...  Read more

Could Your Weight-Loss Expenses Be Tax Deductible?

Obesity and its medical complications are an expensive problem in the United States. Because the costs continue to rise, the government is offering tax incentives to entice people to lose weight. At this time of year when you're thinking about impr...  Read more