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Metabolic Disease

Does Diabetes Have a Cure? Someone Told Me It Was Possible With Surgery…

Bariatric Surgery and Diabetes Up until recently, diabetes was only treatable with medication, but no permanent cure was known; until stomach surgery, known as bariatric surgery, which reduces the stomach size and ,as a result, dramatically lowers what a person can eat. This surgery has two effects, weight loss in…

If I Don’t Have a Kidney, Can I Still Undergo Bariatric Surgery?

Side effects Obese patients with chronic kidney disease who receive bariatric surgery succeed in losing weight; however, the risk for side effects and surgical complications is high according to a new study, Kidney Week 2013: the American Society of Nephrology in its 46th Annual Meeting. The most common side effects…

The Most Challenging Clinical Case of My Medical Career

Case Study A professional lawyer with diabetes type II and high blood pressure, was summited to metabolic bariatric surgery. After 24 hours, in post-op, he started bleeding in the high digestive tube, for this reason we had to re-operate. An endoscopy was performed that showed erosive gastritis with superficial bleeding…

Weighing risks and benefits on weight loss pills.

Excess of weight is a chronic disease that increases the risk of health problems. More than two-thirds of adults in the United States are overweight or obese. Excess of weight is a chronic disease that increases the risk of health problems, including diabetes, heart disease, and certain cancers. Prescription medications contribute…