Obesity Now Considered A Disease

Obesity Now Considered A Disease

According to the Centers for Disease and Prevention, about 36% of American adults are obese. This is particularly alarming considering insurance policies tend to exclude coverage of obesity treatment. However, a recent announcement by the American Medical Association stating that obesity has officially been recognized as a disease, may change this. Obesity experts expect the distinction […]

Bariatric Surgery May Reduce Cancer Risks

Bariatric Surgery May Reduce Cancer Risks

It is well known that obesity is related to health issues such as sleep apnea and high blood pressure, but in recent years doctors have linked even cancer to obesity. In his study, Dr. Nicolas Christou, compared the cancer risk of 1000 obese people who underwent bariatric surgery to the cancer risk of thousands who […]

Tips for Sleeping with a Hernia

Tips for Sleeping with a Hernia

A hernia may occur anywhere within the body when an organ moves from its proper place, but most commonly occurs when the intestines is allowed to move through a weakened or torn area within the abdominal wall. The hiatal hernia, however, happens when the stomach is able to push through the diaphragm, which can lead […]

Let’s Talk About Hemorrhoids

Let’s Talk About Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are swollen veins located internally or externally of the anus. They are caused by strain to the area usually related to being overweight, constipated or pregnant. Hemorrhoids are preventable by managing your weight, being sure not to spend too long on the toilet, regular exercise, eating plenty of fiber, and drinking plenty of water. […]