Bariatric Health

Bariatric Support Group Date:  March 7, 2017 Facilitator:  Dr. Ravi Sabapathy Dr. Sabapathy came to talk to the group how bariatric surgery impacts relationships, both before and after surgery.  He discussed that there were 3 domains that are impacted: Biological Psychological Social Patients talked about the ways their lives had been impacted positively in each of those domains. Biologically:  Physically more comfortable More energy Greater mobility Off medications - healthier…

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What is fat shaming and what does it mean for weight loss? Fat shaming is the process of insulting, bullying or stigmatizing a person for their weight. This is nothing new in American culture where rhetoric, the entertainment industry and media have all insisted fat people are inferior. Even well intentioned instances of fat shaming are considered socially acceptable because they are framed in a way that seems to express concern…

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Gut Bacteria

Microorganisms are everywhere. From those that live in the ocean to those found in the soil that helps feed the world. Other microorganisms live in a host environment, and our body is no exception to this rule.  According to Merriam Webster's Dictionary, a microbiome is "a community of microorganisms (such as bacteria, fungi and viruses) that inhabit a particular environment and especially the collection of microorganisms living in or on…

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Bariatric Support Group Date:  February 16, 1017 Facilitator:  Diane Doolin, RN, CYT Diane Doolin is a nurse in the GI Lab at Shawnee Mission and also works as a yoga instructor.  In addition, she spends a lot of time studying healthy nutrition and does health retreats around the area.  She came to talk about healthy vs unhealthy fats and show us a few recipes that incorporate them in order to…

February 16, 2017 – Cooking with Healthy Fats's Story »

 

Bariatric Support Group Date: February 7, 2017 Facilitator:  Dr. Hassan Saradih, Prairie View Medicine Dr. Saradih talked about how our body regulates appetite.  Your body views food as energy.  There is a monster hormone, ghrelin, that makes you feel hungry.  It is secreted by the stomach and tells you when you need to eat.  Then there are hormones secreted by your intestinal tract that make you feel satisfied.   These…

February 7, 2017 – How the Body Regulates Appetite's Story »

 

Hydration After Bariatric Surgery

Leading up to surgery, your surgeon and dietitian have both stressed to you the importance of hydration. It is recommended that at least 64 oz of fluids are consumed each day to prevent dehydration, constipation, and kidney stones (1). However, following surgery, you may find it more difficult to reach this goal. Your taste may change, and water may no longer taste right. You also will have smaller stomach pouch,…

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Last June, a national survey published online by The Journal of the American Medical Association, showed 40.4% of women in America are obese and 9.9% are extremely obese, while men's numbers are 35% and 5.5% respectively. Women's obesity rate (BMI > 30 kg/m2 ) increased from 35.3% and extreme obesity rates (BMI > 40 kg/m2 ) from 7.4% in the past decade, while men's rates did not increase significantly.  [caption id="attachment_2836" align="alignright"…

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Bariatric Support Group Date:  January 21, 2017 Facilitator:  Chris Bovos, RN, CBN, Bariatric Coordinator Chris presented a PowerPoint on keeping your bones strong.  We reviewed that your bones have a couple of functions – providing a shape for your body and being a storehouse for calcium so they can be called on when the body needs to increase the amount of calcium in the bloodstream. Since calcium is critical for…

January 21, 2017 – Bone Health Before and After Bariatric Surgery's Story »

 

Type 2 Diabetes and Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric Surgery Promising for Obese Patients with Type 2 Diabetes A breakthrough in support of bariatric surgery for obese patients with diabetes was achieved recently when 48 multidisciplinary organizations came together to update existing diabetes treatment protocols to now include metabolic/bariatric surgery to control blood sugar and reduce cardiovascular risk! *   Additionally, the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) has developed important and helpful information on this…

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Bariatric Support Group Date: January 5, 2017 Facilitator:  Greg Justice, M.ED, Owner AYC Fitness Greg talked to the group about metabolism, how to boost it, and the importance of mixing strength and resistance training into your routine.  Greg started by explaining that metabolism is the total sum of all the chemical reactions that take place in your body. The four components of metabolism are: Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) – what…

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