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  We are happy to report that, with the increasing demand for weight loss services in the Kansas City Metro Area, The Bariatric Center of Kansas City has expanded its services to more fully support the needs of bariatric patients. An additional office in Building A of the Shawnee Mission Health Prairie Star complex is now open for business at 23351 Prairie Star Pkwy, Suite A-305. (Our new office is…

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Weight loss and medications after bariatric surgery article written for ObesityHealth.com by Dr. Guillermo Alvarez June 16, 2017 Should you continue your medications after weight loss surgery? Will reducing the medications effect how you feel? What medications do you advise against? What can you expect long term? These are just a few of the many questions I answer on an almost daily basis. I understand you have concerns, you’re worried…

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Bariatric Heatlh KC Bariatric Farmers Market

June is National Fruit and Vegetable Month, which fits nicely with our discussions about bariatric health. What better way to celebrate than to shop at your local farmer’s markets for fresh produce? Other than the benefit to your bariatric health, there are many benefits to buying fresh produce from our local farmers. Here are our top reasons for shopping local: Buying local produce contributes to your community and its economy.…

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KC Bariatric CURE FOR TYPE 2 DIABETES Phyllis Cronbaugh blog

Is There a Cure for Type 2 Diabetes? I was amazed when I heard the word cure used in the same sentence with Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) by a friend of mine. She’d been in the hospital three times in the last few months with out-of-control blood sugar issues. Always a model patient, insulin and the explicitly followed strict diabetes protocol was no longer working for her. The same surgery I’d had…

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Enough Is Enough - Hunger

It is well known that hunger is a common complaint after weight loss surgery. Bariatric surgery induces changes in various metabolic hormones such as Gherlin, Leptin, Gastrin, and Insulin. These hormonal changes have a long-term effect on energy expenditure and the sense of hunger and satiety. Still, as human beings, life and survival depend on the ability to find food for immediate metabolic needs and to store excess energy in…

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What To Do When Those Closest To You Are More Comfortable With “Worse" We all know that change doesn’t happen in a vacuum; it’s dynamic. As you change, your relationships with those closest to you change too. Yet, most of us are caught by surprise when our dynamics with those closest to us begin to change in the aftermath of our weight loss surgery (WLS). Understanding why these changes occur,…

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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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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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