Americans have a problem. Sixty-six percent of all adults in the United States are overweight or obese. The rate of obesity has doubled for adults and tripled for children over the last twenty years. Heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes are all outcomes of being overweight. Seven out of every 10 deaths in the United States are the result of chronic diseases. By 2005, 78% of people over 55 years old had at least one chronic disease. In addition to the above mentioned chronic diseases, obesity can also contribute to depression, stroke, arthritis, and cancer. Given the grim reality of the proportion of obesity in the United States, many Americans are giving serious consideration to weight-loss surgery. Questions To Ask Yourself Before Seeking Weight-Loss Surgery Prior to seeking out a surgeon, there are some questions you may wish to consider to subjectively assess yourself as a candidate for weight-loss surgery. What is your goal? How much weight do you wish to lose? Y...
The first six months after gastric bypass surgery is something of a grace period. The weight comes off easily and rapidly. Weight loss in the first six months is accelerated, and the appetite is minimal. There is very little hunger during those first months. If you have had gastric bypass surgery, you can expect to lose thirty to forty percent of your excess body weight . If you have had gastric banding surgery, you will lose one to two pounds per week or about thirty to fifty pounds in the first six months. Factors That Influence Weight Loss after Bariatric Surgery All of us are similar, but none of us are the same. Given that, weight loss and the rate at which it is lost will vary from person to person. Independent factors also will influence weight loss and how quickly the pounds are shed. Starting weight prior to surgery, metabolism, activity levels, health conditions, medications, and adherence to dietary guidelines are all factors that should be considered when assessing how much we...
Off-pump coronary artery bypass; OPCAB; Beating heart surgery; Bypass surgery - heart; CABG; Coronary artery bypass graft; Coronary artery bypass surgery; Coronary bypass surgery
Risks for any surgery include:
Blood clots in the legs that may travel to the lungs
Infection, including in the lungs, urinary tract, and chest
Possible risks from having coronary bypass surgery include:
Heart attack or stroke
Chest wound infection, which is more likely to happen if you are obese, have diabetes, or have already had this surgery
Low-grade fever and chest pain, together called post-pericardiotomy syndrome, which can last up to 6 months
Memory loss, loss of mental clarity, or "fuzzy thinking"
Heart rhythm problems
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