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National Donate Life Month

Creating Awareness for a Nobel Cause It seems like every month there is a theme to celebrate or observe, and in health care there are so many causes one can be active and be involved. There is nothing like the satisfaction of helping a person in need, which is the…

The Overweight Epidemic in The US Hispanic Community

It just takes 26 to 44 pounds of excess weigh to be diagnosed with obesity The Latin or Hispanic population has been the minority group with the highest population growth rate in the United States with more than 50 million people. Health problems for the Latin community have increased at…

Binge Eating… Is it Possible to Break Such a Vicious Cycle?

Binge eating is defined as a compulsive overeating. People who binge eat can experience eating enormous amounts of food and feeling powerless to stop. Some patients start at adolescence or at early adulthood, most start after an episode of dieting. Most patients will eat even when they are not hungry…

Adolescents Obesity: The New Epidemic

Adolescent Obesity Obesity is a growing disease all around the world, and now adolescents are also being affected. Is the new normal to be obese at younger ages than before? Between the abundance of processed and fast food, and unhealthy living styles, obesity seems on the rise with no way to…

It’s Not My Fault!

Obesity as an eating disorder Obesity is more than an eating disorder, is a multifactor reality, the reason why people gain weight is psychological, biological, social, anthropologic, marketing (how industry manipulates what industry says is healthy). Next, we will describe the most relevant subjects in eating disorders. Let’s begin with the…

What Is Diabetes?

Diabetes Diabetes is a medical condition in which the body cannot metabolize sugar due to either little or no production of insulin (Type 1) or because of insulin resistance (Type 2). Approximately 29.1 million or 9.3% of the U.S. Population suffer from diabetes. Of the two types, type 2 is…

Obesity and Urinary Incontinence. How Can It Be Related?

Obesity is a disease that either creates or is related to many comorbidities, such as hypertension, diabetes, but one that is also common, but not mentioned as much is urinary incontinence. What is urinary incontinence? Urinary incontinence is a condition in which the patient has an involuntary release of urine,…

Obesity and its Comorbidities, Can These Improve With Weight Loss Surgery?

Obesity #1 disease of our time Obesity is one of the leading diseases of our time, the US reports to have nearly 35% of its adult population is obese, and also carries along many other conditions that are related almost directly to obesity. Comorbidities are defined as diseases that are…

What Happens After Weight Loss Surgery?

Expectations Patients, after weight loss surgery, expect a lot of great things to come in the future, but are there things that they shouldn’t do during the post-op period? Things to avoid There are a small number of things that patients should avoid after surgery during the first 3 weeks. First of…

Is the Tummy Tuck Surgery Really Painful?

Why is every one afraid of cosmetic surgery? Many patients after massive weight loss after bariatric surgery wish to eliminate excess skin and improve their body contour. However, the majority is “afraid” of this surgery because of the pain they think they might feel. Experience In my experience, as Director of The…