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Will I Have to Take Vitamins and Minerals After Weight Loss Surgery?

There are many life changes to be expected after weight loss surgery, including the need to maintain a proper regimen of supplementary vitamins and minerals. Taking these dietary supplements is required after a gastric bypass, duodenal switch, and other bariatric procedures because these treatments cause patients to eat and absorb less. Not as many nutrients and vitamins are being ingested by the body, creating a risk of nutrient deficiencies that may lead to painful symptoms and health problems if left […]

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Dr. Hossein Bagshahi Offers Gastric Sleeve Plus Duodenal Switch at Fort Worth Practice

Fort Worth Bariatric Surgeon Explains Potential Weight Loss Benefits of Gastric Sleeve with Duodenal Switch Procedure

For obese patients who suffer from metabolic conditions — such as high cholesterol and diabetes — the duodenal switch procedure can be a dynamic treatment option that offers the best defense against their disease, as well as the greatest long-term weight loss compared to other bariatric procedures. Fort Worth, TX — As a board-certified bariatric surgeon fellowship-trained in minimally invasive techniques, Dr. Hossein Bagshahi is able to offer patients from Fort Worth and out-of-town a myriad of weight loss options. […]

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How To Find The Best Weight Loss Surgeon For You

Selecting an experienced bariatric surgeon to help you begin living a healthier lifestyle can be both an exciting and daunting part of your weight loss journey. Your surgeon will help you determine the most effective treatment plan to achieve your health goals and play an integral role in your ability to achieve successful long-term weight loss. While choosing the right surgeon may seem like a lot of pressure, there are many tips that can help you narrow down the vast […]

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Bagshahi Bariatric to Sponsor Obesity Awareness 5K Run/Walk Event

Maintaining a healthy weight and staying active are easier when participating in fun events! Fun runs and other races are a great way to enjoy a healthy and fit lifestyle, which is why Bagshahi Bariatric is now sponsoring an annual run/walk 5K and 1 mile designed to raise awareness for obesity while providing patients and their friends and family members yet another opportunity to achieve their health and wellness goals. The Bagshahi Bariatric Obesity Awareness Run/Walk 5K and 1 Mile […]

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Obesity vs Bariatric Surgery: Which Is More Dangerous?

Although the average person may think of surgery as inherently dangerous, the truth is that having potentially invasive procedures is less dangerous than living with obesity. In fact, morbidly obese patients who have bariatric surgery are 89% less likely to die than from obesity-related health problems than morbidly obese individuals who elect to not have surgery. There are many reasons that obesity is one of the most dangerous conditions the body can be in. Here are just a few reasons […]

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The Link Between Obesity and Low Testosterone (Low T)

The link between obesity and low testosterone levels has been well established over the years. In addition, researchers have also documented links between lower testosterone levels and the obesity related diseases of diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol associated with metabolic syndrome.   How Does Obesity Affect Testosterone Levels? Obesity causes hypogonadism or testosterone deficiency in men in two ways. First, fat cells lower testosterone levels by transforming the hormone into estrogen. The second way obesity lowers testosterone is […]

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Lifetime Follow-up Care After Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric Surgery is one of the most effective tools against the chronic disease of obesity. However, it requires a lifelong commitment to making significant lifestyle changes. One of the most important changes is a commitment to consistent follow-up check-ups with your bariatric specialist. Along with regular annual checkups with your primary care physician. Compliance with follow-up appointments with a bariatric specialist is crucial to successful permanent weight loss. During the first two years after surgery, while they are experiencing rapid […]

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Exercise after Bariatric Surgery

Living your best life after a bariatric surgery doesn’t come easy. Patients will need to commit to a consistent bariatric exercise program, a healthy diet and lifelong vitamins and mineral supplement use to maximize the weight loss and feel great. Exercising after a weight loss surgery is recommended for achieving and maintaining weight loss as well as promote healing after surgery. It is important to develop and maintain a consistent exercise regime after your bariatric surgery to develop your muscles, […]

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Bariatric Support Groups

Introduction Bariatric surgery is a medical intervention on the stomach and portions of the alimentary canal to help individuals struggling with extreme obesity to lose weight and attain a healthy lifestyle. Gastric bypass surgery, a type of bariatric surgery which involves reducing the size of the stomach so that the individual cannot consume as much as before and rerouting the intestine to bypass a large portion of the digestive tract, so the rate of food absorption is diminished has proven […]

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Diabetes warning signs

Type 2 diabetes develops when your blood sugar levels become so elevated that either your pancreas has a difficult time producing enough insulin – the hormone that helps convert glucose into energy – or your body has trouble using the insulin it produces. This results in insulin resistance and, ultimately, an insulin deficiency. You don’t have to be overweight to develop diabetes. Even if you are overweight, it’s not a foregone conclusion that you’ll become diabetic. Yet, over 90% of those […]

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