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Cirugía Bariátrica en Adolescentes, ¿cómo? ¿por qué?

La obesidad mórbida esta sumamente relacionada con el hígado graso no alcohólico (HGNA), el cual rápidamente se está convirtiendo en la causa más común de enfermedades crónicas del hígado a nivel mundial. Esta epidemia no se limita a los adultos. Ha habido un aumento en el número de niños y…

Teenage Bariatric Surgery… Why?… How?

Morbid obesity is strongly associated with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which is rapidly becoming the most common cause of chronic liver disease worldwide. This epidemic is not limited to adults. An increasing number of children and adolescents are being affected. In view of the significant adverse health effects of…

Want to Love or Break your Heart?

People with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher are considered obese. The term “obesity” is used to describe the health condition of anyone significantly above his or her ideal healthy weight. Don’t be discouraged by the term. It simply means you are 20% or more above your ideal weight,…

Cigarros Electrónicos

¿Son más seguros que el tabaco? ¿O son una forma de alta tecnología de enfrascar a una nueva generación en un mal habito de nicotina? Nadie sabe aún. Sin embargo, listos o no, la era de los cigarros electrónicos está aquí. Está en auge, empresas billonarias. El número de adolescentes…

Electronic Cigarettes

Are they safer than tobacco? Or are they a high-tech way to hook a new generation on a bad nicotine habit?   Nobody knows yet. Nevertheless, ready or not, the era of e-cigarettes is here. It’s a booming, billion-dollar industry. The number of teens and tweens using these products doubled between…

¿Puede el Magnesio Ayudarme a Perder Peso?

El magnesio y la obesidad Una causa probable por la cual hay una baja de magnesio en suero en la juventud obesa es la baja ingesta de magnesio. Estudios muestran que la ingesta de magnesio en menores obesos era baja comparada con menores delgados. La hipomagnesiemia (magnesio en suero 0.78…

Can Magnesium Help Me Lose Weight?

Magnesium Deficiency Is Associated With Insulin Resistance in Obese Patients Magnesium and Obesity One potential cause for lower serum magnesium in obese youth is low dietary magnesium intake.   Studies do show that the calorie-adjusted magnesium intake in obese children was lower compared with lean children. Hypomagnesemia (serum magnesium 0.78 mmol/l)…

¿Puedo Realizarme una Cirugía Bariátrica con Algún Problema del Corazón?

Obesidad y enfermedades del corazón La obesidad se ha convertido en un problema crítico en los E.U., con una prevalencia entre las personas adultas que asciende a un casi 50% durante la década de los ochentas y noventas, ahora en día, casi el 70% de los adultos son clasificados con…

Can I Undergo Bariatric Surgery Even With a Heart Disease?

Obesity and heart diseases… Obesity has now become a critical problem in the U.S., with the prevalence among adults increasing by nearly 50% during the 1980s and 1990s, now, nearly 70% of adults are classified as overweight or obese compared with fewer than 25% 40 years ago. Recent evidence indicates…

General Conditions for Bariatric Surgery

Contraindications It is important to know all conditions that may exclude a person from a bariatric program, given that most are relatives. Who are not candidates for bariatric surgery? The fact that one person with an obesity prognosis meets the NHI (National Health Consensus) regarding over weight, to undergo bariatric…