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Weight Loss Surgery - The Benefits and Financial Cost
Generally, weight loss surgery such as the gastric bypass will cost between $20,000 to $30,000 - the clinics do make substantial profits, which is why some you see advertised offer free chauffeurs and even airplane flights to the city and clinic. As in all lines of 'business', some surgeries will do all it takes to coax you there, within the law of course.
If you've opted for weight loss surgery, the cost of such a procedure can be quite daunting. Many people simply can't afford the surgery without taking out huge loans which could end up crippling them financially. Is the surgery really worth the cost?
As with all major decisions in a person's life, the benefits must be matched and compared with the cost, whether that's emotionally, physically or financially. With weight loss surgery costing so much, it's critical that the reasons you're opting for the surgery are thought through extremely thorough, and in most cases discussed with your doctor.
If for example you're suffering from a number of ailments and conditions because of morbid obesity, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, respiratory problems etc, and with the immediate health concerns morbid obesity brings - possible early death, up to 7 times the risk of death from a heart attack and all the added problems that come with it just trying to operate in society alone, you may feel the cost simply isn't an issue, but you must work it into your current and future finances.
Article by Beverley Brooke, visit the section on the gastric bypass on her website for more information on weight loss surgery and the gastric bypasshttp://www.healthandfinesse.com/gastric-bypass.html
Children of Gastric Bypass Patients at Risk for Eating Disorders
As parents who've had gastric bypass we face many challenges raising a family. Perhaps an unexpected challenge is when a child develops an eating disorder that may be exacerbated by the parents dieting habits.
Free Tips on Losing Weight
Here are a few free tips on losing weight that really work. Starting with your behavior, you need to start thinking thin and realizing that weight loss begins in your mind.
Can Caffeine Tights Beat Cellulite?
At around Ł350 pounds a treatment, Lipo-Dissolve the so called "flab-jab" injection that dissolves fatty tissue in the knees is costly, painful and requires ugly plasters on both knees, as recent pictures of Gerri Halliwell and Nicole Kidman show.There is an alternative however, that involves no effort, discomfort or sticking plasters, wearing Coffee Tights!Coffee Tights or Caffeine Tights as they are also known as are normal-looking sheer tights that are impregnated with caffeine.
Diet and Exercise Evolution: Adaptation (part II) -- Examples and Practical Advice
Understanding the theory of adaptation (see previous article, Adaptation I) will give you the tools to evaluate your diet and daily routine. If you have any question about whether something is good for you, always examine both the immediate effects and the adaptation effects equally.
What is Back to Normal After Gastric Bypass Surgery?
It is common for new WLS patients to ask, "How soon after surgery will I get back to normal?" This is understandable. We've spent a lifetime dieting for the short-term - the 30-day diet, the six-week program, the lose-ten-pounds-over-the-weekend diet.
Burn More Fat With Insulin Control: The Secret Weight Loss Switch
If you're serious about losing weight and getting fit, you might be interested in what I'm about to tell you. If you're like most people who don't have time to do cardio exercise and weight training for a few hours a day, then you need to read on.
Weight Loss: Its Not Always What You Eat, But What You Dont Eat
On a little island half way in between Guam and thePhilippines there is a rampant epidemic affecting the inhabitants. This tiny island of approximately 8,200 people is not afflicted with famine or a deadlydisease as you might think when talking about anepidemic.
Weight Loss: How to Get Rid of Excess You
Q: "I'm wondering if you can help me. I'm not fat by any means, but I do need to lose some weight.
Managing Cravings with EFT
There are several ways to manage cravings. You can: Attempt to stop eating the food you crave entirely (out of sight out of mind).
The Dangers of Liposuction
One Reality TV show, The Swan, thrives on makeovers. Often viewed as tantamount to having a new life, a lot of people get giddy with the thought of undergoing a makeover.
The Folly of Diet Recipes
Have you ever wondered why diet books always seem to have a section of recipes?Apart from the desire to make the book look larger and therefore more worthwhile, why should we be so interested in studying foods and ways to serve it when we are trying to avoid it as much as possible?It is inconceivable that we have reached adulthood without the basic skills to boil, bake, steam, or roast our food.We all know that these are the only low fat methods we should be using on any diet.
The No Diet Way to Lose Weight and Keep it off!
Yes, you read it right?no diets!The first step in this weight management program is to gather all of your old fad diets, quick weight loss remedies, and "magic cures". Once you have them all together in a nice, neat pile- throw them into the trash! One thing we have learned in the last 20-30 years is diets don't work and actually can make things worse.
Best Diet Plan Available
Diet Fads-Forget about 'EmAnother fad "best diet" bites the dust. Adkins Company filed for bankruptcy recently after making a huge impact on the American diet scene.
Fat Does Not Make You Fat
Fat does Not Make You Fat. One of the other huge myths is that fat makes you fat.
Obesity in Old Age May Disable, Not Kill
Many physical problems are related to obese condition, like difficulties in breathing, personal hygiene, pain in the knees and back and skin problems.Obesity is a risk factor for arthritis of the knee and hip, potentially disabling conditions.
Putting it Off Until Im Thinner
I can't do that Until I Lose This Weight! If you don't enjoy the life you've got because you think you don't look good in shorts or you can't bring yourself to wear a bathing suit, you're doing nothing more than wasting your life for nothing. Maybe you don't look like a bathing beauty but who does? I've heard so many people tell me that they would give anything to be at a weight they once were, but when questioned they almost always say, "Now that I think about it, I thought I was fat back then too," but guess what? They weren't.
Weight Loss Tips for a Swimsuit Body
Spring is here and swimsuit weather is just around the corner. If you're like many of us, you start panicking about all the weight you need to lose to fit into your favorite swimwear.
Running from the Fat Monster after Gastric Bypass
Many patients of gastric bypass report feeling fearful of succeeding at weight loss after a lifetime of failed diet attempts. In most cases, the fear of success subsides as a patient reaches goal weight and becomes comfortable in their new body.
How to Lose Belly Fat: Latest Secrets from the Research Labs, Part 2
Abdominal fat is now seen as a growing health hazard, an indicator and contributor to "Syndrome X," or metabolic syndrome. The risks of metabolic syndrome go far beyond a bulge at your waistline, and include heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes.
Fitness Wars: Revenge of the Girth
As of the writing of this article, May 16, 2005, we are all almost 5 months into our New Year's Resolutions.Are you skinny yet?Did you find your six-pack?Does your butt look like you wanted it to in those jeans?For a lot of you, the answers to these questions are going to be "No, No, and, I took the jeans back to the store".
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