It is well established that weight gains can trigger a number of health conditions including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, fatty liver disease, obesity, joint problems, and sleep apnea:
Get weight and hypertension under control for life.
Excess body weight accounts for a significant number of cases of hypertension, and coronary heart disease in men in women. Hypertension (high blood pressure) refers to the pressure that blood applies to the inner walls of the arteries. The most important issue to remember is that obesity is associated with hypertension.
Physicians use the following classifications when assessing hypertension:
- Normal blood pressure: systolic (top number) equal to or less than 120 mmHg and diastolic (lower number) equal to or less than 80 mmHg
- Pre-hypertension: systolic 120-139 mmHg or diastolic 80-89 mmHg
Stage 1: systolic 140-159 mmHg or diastolic 90-99 mmHg
Stage 2: systolic greater than or equal to 160 mmHg or diastolic greater than or equal 100 mmHg
If you are carrying extra weight, your heart has to work harder to move you around. Hypertension increases your risk of other cardiovascular diseases like heart disease, strokes, vision changes, and kidney damage. If you are obese, that risk of suffering from hypertension is increased and you are at increased risk for developing these cardiovascular diseases.
Our weight control specialists will work with you to develop an individualized weight loss program designed to address your specific needs. The goal is to achieve weight loss for life.
Consider our outcome data, read the articles describing our research, listen to our patients’ stories, and then let us help you restore a healthy life.
Lowering Cholesterol With the Mandometer.
High blood cholesterol is one of the major risk factors for heart disease. Being overweight is a risk factor for heart disease. It also tends to increase your cholesterol. Losing weight can help lower your total cholesterol levels.
Weight control can help you avoid fatty liver disease.
When fat makes up more than 5-10% of the weight of the liver, a person may have alcoholic or nonalcoholic liver disease, which can lead to serious complications.
Fatty liver can result even from moderate drinking. Genetics may also impact alcoholic liver disease by increasing the likelihood of developing alcoholism, and by affecting the levels of liver enzymes involved in the metabolism of alcohol.
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is the most common cause of chronic liver disease.
Up to 20% of adults and more than 6 million children may have either fatty liver or nonalcoholic steatohepatisis. NAFLD may increase the risk of heart disease in children and middle-aged men and women who are overweight.
Weight control can help you avoid diabetes.
Diabetes is a disorder of elevated blood sugars. Simply put, the body cannot reabsorb all of the sugar that is naturally filtered through the kidneys, as the blood sugar level goes up.
Studies have shown that when people at risk for Type II diabetes lose a small amount of weight and became more active for three years they could prevent or delay Type II diabetes.
If you already have diabetes, losing 10 to 15 pounds may help you lower your blood glucose, and blood pressure, and may allow you to reduce some of the medicines you take.
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Avoid joint problems through weight control.
Being overweight strains the body – that extra weight can result in problems like joint pain and arthritis, and can lead to hip and knee replacement.
Overweight persons have a sixty percent greater risk of getting arthritis than people with a healthy body weight. Overweight people usually develop accelerated osteoarthritis in their weight-bearing joints.
Any weight loss will help alleviate joint problems: just losing 10 to 15 pounds can make a huge difference. The weight loss reduction will reduce pain, delay the progression of the condition or the need for surgery.
Weight management for restorative sleep.
Sleep apnea is a serious disorder. Individuals suffering from sleep apnea will stop breathing for short periods repeatedly — sometimes hundreds of times — during the night. Being overweight is a major risk factor for obstructive sleep apnea.
It has been established that weight loss is an effective long-term treatment for overweight patients with sleep apnea.
The Mandolean program for weight loss may prevent the complications of bariatric surgery
The Mandolean program works to prevent the serious side effects of bariatric surgery, including vomiting, gastric pain, nausea, and regaining weight.
The Mandolean treatment plan teaches patients to recognize their body’s normal hunger and satiety cues to assure a permanent weight loss after surgery, allowing the patient to be in control of its food intake for the first time. The patient will avoid the pain, discomfort and fear of loss of control after learning to have a normal eating pattern. The patient will never need to be hungry again and will eventually be able to eat most of its favorite foods.
The Mandolean program for weight loss will also help the patient to qualify for bariatric surgery, since many overweight patients must lose weight to be able to have the procedure.
The Mandolean treatment works for the following bariatric surgeries: Roux-en-Y, Gastric banding, Sleeve gastrectomy, Gastric bypass, Open surgery, Laparoscopic surgery, Biliopancreatic diversion, Jejunoileal bypass, Vertical banded gastroplasty, Adjustable gastric band, Gastric sleeve insertion with natural orifice surgery.