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Debunking Common Myths Of Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery, or weight loss surgery, is a long-term treatment for weight loss and its comorbidities. In this article, we’ll try to bust some common myths about bariatric surgery. Myth #1– In Weight loss surgery fat is removed from the body during the procedure Fact – Weight Loss surgery is an internal abdominal surgery that is performed by using a laparoscope. […]

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Does Lack of Sleep Cause Obesity?

Sleep deprivation could increase the chances of getting obese in a variety of ways. Obesity occurs when energy intake exceeds energy depletion. Diet and physical activity are essential factors, in this, but in addition inadequate sleep may also be an equally important factor.  Many people, however, do not get enough sleep. People who don’t get […]


Bariatric Surgery Improves Heart Health

Obesity, as well as related disorders including type 2 diabetes, hyperlipidemia, and hypertension, raise the risk of heart disease. Obesity leads to atherosclerosis (plaque buildup in blood vessel walls, resulting in vessel narrowing and decreased blood supply), sleep apnea, and thromboembolic disease (blood clotting tendency). This, in turn, contributes to the development of heart disease. […]


How bariatric surgery helps?? Bariatric surgery prevents occurance and recurrence of hernias in individuals with severe obesity Obesity increases the risk of various types of hernias like umbilical hernia, inguinal hernia, epigastric hernia, and hiatal hernia. Umbilical and inguinal hernias can lead to intestinal obstruction or strangulation necessitating emergency surgeries. Hiatal hernia can lead to […]

Lifestyle to Adapt After Bariatric Surgery

Obesity is a disease that is difficult to treat and is associated with various other medical issues. Bariatric surgery offers weight loss. Patients are expected to adapt to a new lifestyle that involves exercise, healthy eating, alcohol, nutritional supplementation and smoking, and regular follow-ups with doctor. It is important to drink more water and keep […]

What is Body Mass Index (BMI) & How it is Calculated?

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a calculated value from the mass (weight) and height using BMI Calculator.

BMI is defined as the body mass over body height square, and is universally expressed in units of kg/m2, resulting from mass in Kgs and height in mts.

The BMI is widely used to categorize a person as underweight, normal weight, overweight, or obese based on muscle, fat, height, and bone of an individual person.

Mostly Body Mass Index (BMI) ranges are underweight (under 18.5 kg/m2), normal weight (18.5 kg/m2 to 25 kg/m2), overweight (25 kg/m2 to 30 kg/m2), and obese (over 30 kg/m2).

BMI provides an easy numeric measurement of a person’s thickness or thinness.

Why it’s important?

BMI (Body Mass Index) is an important factor because it is widely regarded that your chances of having a longer and healthier life are improved if you have a healthy BMI.

If your BMI is at high level, then you may also have an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, as well as other metabolic diseases such as heart related disease, hypertension and high cholesterol.

Obesity is classified in 4 different ways which are as follows,

  • Underweight
  • Normal weight
  • Overweight
  • Heavily overweight (Obese)

BMI of less than >18.5

A BMI of less than 18.5 kg/m2 indicates that you are underweight and you definitely need to add some weight. Adopting a good diet is really important for you. You may need to consult the dietitian for an advice.

BMI of 18.5 – 24.9

A BMI of 18.5 kg/m2 – 24.9 kg/m2 indicates that you have a healthy weight for your height. By maintaining this weight, you can lower the risk of developing serious health related issues.

BMI of 25 – 29.9

A BMI of 25 kg/m2 – 29.9 kg/m2 means that you are slightly overweight. You may be advised to lose some weight for health reasons. It’s recommended to you that you need to talk to the doctor or a dietitian for an advice.

BMI of over 30

A BMI of over 30 kg/m2 tells that you are heavily overweight. You may be at risk if you don’t lose your weight. You must have a visit to the doctor for a good advice on your health.

Use this BMI calculator to find out what’s your number

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Heart related issues

  • Diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2)
  • Hypertension
  • Sleep apnea
  • Stroke
  • Infertility
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Cancers (At least 8 different type and more)

Hair Fall After Bariatric Surgery

There are lot of concern regarding hair fall after the bariatric surgery. Normal hair growth is dependent upon a healthy, balanced diet and hair fall is a sign of micronutrient deficiency. Hair fall usually begins after 2-3 months of undergoing surgery and is a temporary phenomenon which can be corrected by taking a proper diet […]