Liver DiseaseAccording to a report by Yale University scientists in the February 1, 2012 advance online publication of Nature, obesity and chronic liver disease might be infectious, triggered by a family of proteins that alter populations of microbes in the stomach. Lose the weight and get your body back on track. Call HealthTravel Guides at 866-978-2573, x 120, and ask for Courtney.
Gallbladder DiseaseA large clinical study showed that being even moderately overweight increases the risk for developing gallstones. The most likely reason is that the amount of bile salts in bile is reduced, resulting in more cholesterol. Increased cholesterol reduces gallbladder emptying. Losing weight with weight loss surgery positively affects your health as much as losing weight alone. Visit http://www.healthtravelguides.com/Weight-Loss.
Sleep ApneaIt is believed that the airway of the obese individual becomes obstructed by large tonsils, enlarged tongue and increased fat in the neck, all pressing on the airway when the pharyngeal (throat) muscles are relaxed with sleep. A person's neck circumference is a good predictor of sleep apnea. Obese men with a neck circumference of 17 inches or greater, and women with a neck circumference of 16 inches or greater are more likely to have sleep apnea
- 9Obesity puts extra force on bones and joints, increasing the risk of developing osteoarthritis and the need for joint replacement. Additionally, it increases the complication rate in osteoarthritis patients who have already had a joint replacement surgery.
Gynelogical IssuesObese women suffer more menstrual disorders than women of normal weight. In fact, menstrual disturbance is three times greater for obese women. Obesity in premenopausal women is associated with irregular menstrual cycles and infertility. Contact a Health Travel Guide today to find out about weight loss surgery abroad, toll free 866-978-2573.
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