Friday, January 11, 2008

Weight loss

I consider myself pretty fortunate to not have a problem with my body weight. It is however an issue that many people around the world face. Being overweight, fat, or obese could be due to various reasons and reasons as simple as not taking care of your diet or simply having it in your genes.

Remedies for weight loss are abundant from herbal ones to exercise, pills etc. Some could be dangerous. I've read of cases of liver failure, fatalities and other problems when people are not careful with the steps they take in order to lose weight.

I would think that it's best, if you have a weight problem, to get a proper medical examination and consultation from a qualified medical practitioner.

Medical science has advanced so greatly that now, there are even surgical methods for la weight loss. One of them is the Lap-Band System by JourneyLite. It is an outpatient laparoscopic procedure where you can be discharged from hospital a few hours later. It is a gastric banding procedure that is adjustable and reversible. What it does is it restricts food intake without interfering with your body's normal digestive processes. According to JourneyLite, this procedure is less invasive compared to a gastric bypass as there is no cutting or rerouting of the small intestines, so risks of complications are greatly reduced.

JourneyLite specialises in bariatric medicine, the surgical treatment for the disease of obesity, and offers its services currently in California, Texas and Florida in the United States.

According to its website, some of the benefits of the Lap-Band System include long-term control, low risk of complications, reversability, adjustability, shorter recovery period and weight loss of one to two pounds per week.

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