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Highlighting safety in modern weight loss surgery

What many people who haven’t investigated weight loss surgery do not know is that weight loss surgery is not a new fad or medical procedure. In fact, historical reports note that the first bariatric surgery was carried out in 10th Century Spain. D.Sancho, King of Leon, was reportedly so obese that he was unable to walk, ride a horse or even pick up a sword.. The effects of his obesity actually ultimately led to him losing his throne.

Escorted to Cordoba by his grandmother, D. Sancho was treated by the famous Jewish doctor Hasdai Ibn Shaprut. His solution to the problem was to suture the king’s lips together, so he could only be fed a liquid diet through a straw. This resulted in him losing half his weight, returning to Leon on his horse and regaining his throne.

Thankfully, weight loss surgery methods have since improved greatly, and modern weight loss surgery procedures are nothing like they once were.

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At Life Weight Loss we believe in providing a complete care journey for our patients to lose weight (and keep it off). While our expertise in gastric sleeve and bariatric surgery is often why many patients join us, it is our holistic approach to weight loss that ensures lasting weight loss success.

The decision to lose weight is an easy one, the benefits are clear, and the desire is there. However, it is often the long-journey to a healthier weight that deters so many. Many wish there was an easier way. A fast method of losing weight quickly that didn’t cost a huge investment of time and sacrifice of lifestyle. The truth is that there is no immediate way to lose weight without starving yourself (this is not advised under any circumstance). However, there are some things that you can start doing today that will give you a head start toward your weight loss goal.

Here are our tips for faster weight loss:

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Are you a candidate for weight loss surgery?

Do you know how to tell if weight loss surgery is the right weight loss strategy for you?

There are many options available for individuals seeking effective ways to manage their weight, each offering a unique path to a healthier future. Of the options available, weight loss surgery, also commonly known as bariatric surgery, is most effective in terms of delivering proven, long-term results.

The most common types of weight loss surgery are Lap Band (Gastric Band), Gastric Bypass and Gastric Sleeve, each of which is designed to make your stomach smaller and affect how you digest food. The end result of these weight loss surgery options is that the patient can feel full after eating a much smaller than usual amount of food.

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Is the WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY industry regulated and safe?

Following the unfortunate passing of a patient who underwent weight-loss surgery, there have been calls by her family for the industry to be supervised by a professional standards body.

Every surgery, ever undertaken, has an element of risk. Whether the risk is small or not, it is always there. There are several factors which can help minimise the risk of complication in weight loss surgery and every candidate should consider these carefully. The factors include:

Is the doctor up to date with the latest and safest practices?

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Do I have to lose weight to get pregnant?

Pregnancy is an emotional time for every woman. There are so many exciting milestones to cherish, but there are inevitably some concerns along the way. For women who are overweight or obese, the number of health risks increase significantly and can cause additional complications that strike both physically and psychologically.

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A recent study published in February 2018[1] found that more first-time mums are now overweight or obese, which is causing the number of avoidable complications to increase relatively. The rate of overweight women increased from 12.7% (1990–1994) to 16.4% (2010–2014), while the incidence of obesity rose from 4.8% to 7.3% in the same time frame.

Women who are overweight or obese are significantly more likely to incur complications including:

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