Category: Weight Loss

The ABCs of Orbera Intragastric Balloon: Indications and Contraindications

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Endoscopically placed intragastric balloons are the least invasive type of weight loss procedure currently available. Orbera is a silicone balloon that is placed into the stomach through the mouth and filled with 400 to 700 mL of fluid, which expands it into a spherical shape. The balloon makes the stomach feel full and able to hold less food….

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15 Surprising and Unexpected Benefits of Weight Loss

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We all know about the health benefits of weight loss: Less stress on your joints Increased vigor and vitality Improved mood Less tissue inflammation Diminished risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and certain cancers Lower LDL or “bad” cholesterol Higher HDL or “good” cholesterol Lower levels of triglycerides Lower blood pressure And, of course,…

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