miVIP Blog - Weight Loss

After Gastric Sleeve, Fashion Designer Loves Her Body

Twenty-six-year-old fashion designer, Tatty Hovannesya, lost 110 pounds after gastric sleeve surgery, which has helped her love her body and embrace a healthier lifestyle. She once weighed 250 pounds and felt too embarrassed to go out with her friends. In fact, going out gave her anxiety, and she particularly hated eating in public.Currently weighing a…

Weight-Loss Surgery: Is It Right for You?

People who have tried losing weight through diet and exercise, but are still more than 50 pounds overweight, may consider weight-loss surgery as a solution. Weight-loss surgery such as gastric sleeve, gastric band, or gastric bypass, can be beneficial to people whose weight is causing related problems like diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, joint…

Weight-Loss Surgery vs. Diet & Exercise: Which Way Is Best?

Is weight-loss surgery better than dieting for fast, dramatic, and lasting results? If past attempts to lose weight have failed and obesity is impacting your health, you may be considering bariatric surgery. Should you do it?Like many people, you may have achieved moderate weight loss in the past through diet, but the pounds crept back on….

Bariatric Surgery Plus Liver Transplant Delivers Best Results

Researchers at Mayo Clinic found that obese patients who received bariatric surgery at the same time as a liver transplant, were more successful at keeping weight off and had fewer metabolic complications than those who lost weight on their own before undergoing liver transplant surgery. These findings were revealed in an article in the October…

Women and Obesity: Weight-loss Surgery Can Reduce Cancer Risk

Research suggests that women who are overweight or obese have a higher cancer risk, including breast cancer and gynecologic cancers such as cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, endometrial (uterine) cancer, and vaginal or vulvar cancer. Obese women also are at higher risk for colorectal, esophageal, kidney and pancreatic cancers.Why is obesity linked to increased cancer risk?…

Weight Loss Surgery Helps Book Author Lose 200 Pounds

Weight loss surgery helped Jonathan Dichter, author of the best-selling book, Sleeve Life: Losing Half of Myself and Finding the Rest, lose nearly 200 pounds and turn his life around, reports Evan Thompson in a feature article for The Herald, a news outlet in Everett, Washington.Three years ago, Dichter weighed more than 400 pounds. He…

Eight Ways To Stop Snoring

Stop Snoring, boost your sleep quality and feel rested with these eight simple tips. Snoring is one of the most common sleep disorders. Does your partner complain about your loud snoring? Do you wake up feeling tired? For millions of people, the period between bedtime and breakfast is anything but tranquil. Common sleep disorders like sleep apnea…

Do I Qualify For Weight Loss Surgery?

If your weight is negatively impacting your health, five key factors can help you decide if weight loss surgery is right for you. According to the CDC, 36.5% of Americans are obese. If you’re struggling with obesity and concerned it is impacting your health, you’re not alone. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control…