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Bariatric Surgery vs. Weight Loss Medications: Comparing Costs and Long-Term Results

As obesity rates continue to rise, more and more people are seeking effective solutions for weight loss. Two popular options are bariatric surgery and weight loss medications. While both approaches aim to help individuals shed excess weight, there are significant differences in terms of cost and long-term sustainability. Read on to explore the efficacy, financial implications, and sustainability of bariatric surgery compared to weight loss medications, and to learn more about the potential benefits and drawbacks of each approach. The Financial Burden of Weight Loss Medications Weight loss medications have gained popularity as a non-invasive alternative to bariatric surgery. Studies
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The Connection is Real – Coronavirus and Obesity

This month's discussion is about the association between coronavirus and obesity. It is possible, of course, for anyone to get infected with the coronavirus. What is becoming increasingly clear, however, is that there is a clear connection between obesity and the risk of getting infected with the coronavirus. Even more concerning is that if you get infected with the corona virus and you are obese you are statistically more likely to end up in the hospital. That is to say, obese patients are more likely to get the severe form of the disease. The reasons why obesity represents a risk
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Feeling Tired? Maybe You’re Not Sleeping.

Obesity causes a host of health problems and puts a strain on all of your body’s systems. It increases your risk of issues like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure. What you might not realize, though, is that the extra weight you’re carrying could be interfering with your sleep. What does weight have to do with sleep? People who are obese are more likely to have sleep apnea. When a person has sleep apnea, their breathing is interrupted repeatedly throughout their sleep, perhaps even hundreds of times, which leads to the brain being deprived of oxygen. One
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The Impact of Obesity on Your Body and Health

Are you carrying some extra weight? If your BMI is 30 or above, your extra weight is classified as obesity. While you may not be experiencing any health problems yet, obesity can have a major impact on your body and seriously reduce the quality of your health. In fact, severe obesity can lead to disability and even, in some cases, early death. Why is obesity so dangerous? The primary reason is that it increases your risk of a number of diseases that can be life-threatening. Obesity is a major risk factor for type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes nearly doubles
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