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Let us clearly understand how obesity is defined—being overweight or obese means that a person's weight is more than the "healthy weight" for a "given height." BMI(Body Mass Index) is a conventional metric to define overweight and obesity. One can easily calculate their BMI by dividing their weight in kilograms by the square of height in meters. In adults, BMI of 18.5 to 25 is the normal range, 25 to

Weight loss surgery or Bariatric Surgery not only serves cosmetic purposes, but it helps patients overcome health problems like Diabetes, Heart diseases, joint pains, and back pain, to name a few. The word Bariatric like many other medical terms is derived from the Greek words "baros," which means "weight" and "iatrikos," meaning "medicine." Bariatric surgery is a surgical procedure opted by patients whose Body Mass Index (BMI) is greater than

Awareness regarding health has increased a lot in the last decade. Health problems associated with obesity or overweight are well documented and promoted in the media. Nearly one-third of Indians are either overweight or obese. Today in this blog, you will learn about one often seen problem due to excess weight - back pain, especially lower back pain. One kilogram of weight adds four times the pressure on the spine.

If one is committed to lead a healthy lifestyle, there are numerous avenues to help with that—all it takes is a determined thought from you. Being overweight and obese has become a silent pandemic all over the world. At the same time, there is so much advancement in weight loss, especially Bariatric Surgery. For individuals with BMI's (Body Mass Index) higher than 30, weight loss surgery is a sweet song. For

At present, the COVID-19 pandemic is the most urgent global health crisis and the most serious threat to public health that we have ever seen. In light of the current clinical research evidence, the elderly and those with certain underlying diseases, especially diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and obesity, are at greater risk of developing severe complications from COVID-19.  In addition to following the precautions issued by health authorities, it is recommended to

Over the past few months, researchers worldwide discovered that obesity is THE Single most potential risk factor that can lead to a severe form of COVID-19, which may require hospitalization, intensive care, and ventilator support. They also stated that obese people who had lost weight with the help of bariatric surgery and were subsequently exposed to Coronavirus infection were less likely to be hospitalized for COVID. The disease has less severe

Bariatric surgery aims to cause significant weight loss in a relatively short period. People who are not satisfied with bariatric surgery initially often wonder if they can have  re -do bariatric surgeries if they regain weight? Patients who identify with this problem can meet Dr Venu Gopal Pareek to coordinate revised weight-loss operations, achieve the desired results, and ensure affordable and safe care. What is Bariatric Surgery? Bariatric surgery is an operation that

An increasing number of studies suggest that the answer to the question "Can Bariatric Surgery Control Diabetes Mellitus?" maybe is a yes. In many cases, bariatric surgery is an effective tool for people with type 2 diabetes. To be clear, diabetes is not well understood, and medical science cannot claim a permanent "cure." The goal is to put diabetes into remission. Remission means a return to normal blood sugar levels

Some people need the most aggressive options for bariatric surgery to achieve their weight loss goals. In these cases, the most common option is the Single anastomosis duodeno Ileal  bypass (SADI) surgery. It offers very high weight loss with fewer side effects than the older duodenal switch surgery. Patients with excessive body mass index (BMI) have other surgical alternatives at Sunshine Hospital. Dr Venu Gopal Pareek and his bariatric staff are