Tag Archives: Obesity
Posted on 01. May, 2009 by Valerie.
A gastric balloon is a very unique tool for helping treat obesity. Much like the name implies, a balloon is inserted into the stomach. While there are a few different balloons, the most popular one is a newer, air-filled balloon with fewer side effects that patients eventually stop noticing is even there. The balloon takes [...]
Posted on 17. Apr, 2009 by Valerie.
These days, as obesity rates continue to increase people are looking for better ways to lose weight. Bariatric surgery or obesity surgery is becoming quite commonplace. While not right for everyone and certainly something that should only be considered when diet and exercise alone are not enough, obesity surgery certainly has a great number of [...]
Posted on 27. Feb, 2009 by Valerie.
Gynecomastia is a nasty-sounding word that simply means an overgrowth of breast tissue in a boy or man. By itself, gynecomastia is not a serious medical condition, although it can be a symptom of underlying illness. Sometimes the tissue can be tender or painful, but the social pain caused by gynecomastia can be psychologically devastating.