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Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and gallbladder disease (GBD) are two different digestive disorders that are common but cause severe health problems and impact the quality of life. Experts say that, despite a few shared symptoms and risk factors, there is no clear evidence that both conditions are linked. However, understanding both conditions can help determine whether they are connected. Moreover, knowing the conditions can help diagnose and manage their symptoms

Varicose veins are swollen, twisted veins commonly visible on the legs under the skin surface, which can cause discomfort and feelings of insecurity. Several factors contribute to the development of varicose veins; obesity or being overweight is one of the causes often overlooked. However, there is a strong connection between weight loss and the improvement of these varicose veins. In this blog, let's discuss the interplay between them and the

Bariatric surgery is a top procedure to treat obesity by shedding weight. Bariatric surgery is a major surgical procedure that helps with quick weight loss, but people may experience certain challenges, like excess skin. This is a common side effect that may last a few months.  If you are thinking of having a weight loss procedure and are concerned about how to manage loose skin post-surgery, don’t worry; there are many

Obesity and arterial hypertension are connected, and it becomes more evident in patients with severe obesity. Bariatric surgery over the past years has become the most effective treatment option for severe obesity; however, the benefits of surgery extend beyond weight loss. Bariatric surgery can improve various obesity-related complications; one such condition is hypertension. Here is an overview of how bariatric surgery can improve arterial hypertension in short- and long-term follow-ups. Hypertension is

Everybody gains weight at some point in life, but you have to monitor and control your weight before you become obese. However, losing weight and maintaining it for a long time are ongoing challenges for obese people. With the constant development of new treatment methods like specific diets, medicines, and surgical procedures, it’s becoming complex and challenging to navigate the numerous options available.  In this article, Dr. Venugopal Pareek addresses various

Bariatric surgery for weight loss is a life-changing procedure. There are different types of bariatric procedures, some of which have been in practice for decades. It is a major surgical procedure with numerous benefits and some manageable complications. This surgery not only impacts the physical health of a person, but it also has an impact on their mental health and emotional well-being.  Understanding the psychological aspects before and after a weight

Bariatric surgery is a great surgical procedure that has helped millions of people struggling with severe obesity all over the world. Along with weight loss, it is known for improving various obesity-related health conditions. Usually, bariatric procedures are carried out through minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques. These are popular for many benefits over traditional open surgery.  However, in recent years, experts have developed robotic-assisted surgery, like the da Vinci Surgical System—a new

Obesity has been identified as a global epidemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) because, over the past few years, obesity and related health problems have been increasing rapidly in most parts of the world, including India. While heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, type 2 diabetes, etc. have been linked to being overweight, in some recent studies, experts discovered obesity can affect liver health, which may result in liver

Bariatric surgery is a form of surgery that helps people lose their excess weight. It is also known for treating various obesity-related conditions. This procedure works by altering the anatomy of the digestive system to regulate food consumption. GERD is a gastrointestinal disorder that can cause frequent backflow of gastric contents into the esophagus. Heartburn, or acid reflux, is the most common symptom of this condition, which occurs when stomach acid

Many people dream of a healthy lifestyle, free from obesity-related conditions and other complications after weight-loss surgery. They are prepared to start a journey without the burden of excess weight. However, most people are concerned about gaining weight post-surgery. This is because some people regain weight a few years after weight-loss surgery, mostly due to an unhealthy lifestyle.  Therefore, to maintain an ideal weight after surgery, one has to follow the