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Tips for Relieving Constipation After Bariatric Surgery

Constipation can occur in the weeks following weight loss surgery due to several factors including decreased hydration, insufficient fiber intake and less food consumption overall. If you are experiencing discomfort, remember that your body is going through significant changes and an adjustment period is both normal and expected. However, there are some ways that you […]

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Understanding Hair Loss After Weight Loss Surgery

Hair loss following weight loss surgery can be a cause for concern, however, understanding its causes can help to alleviate distress. Triggered by trauma or stress, this type of hair loss is called telogen effluvium, and it is a reversible condition that is very common. Connected to the hair growth cycle, episodes of telogen effluvium […]

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Weight Loss Surgery Myths Debunked at ASA

At Alabama Surgical Associates, our team is committed to making sure people have the resources they need to make educated decisions about their health. Right now, there is an obesity pandemic in the United States. While weight loss surgery has long been proven to be an effective tool in the fight against obesity and related […]

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Maintaining Weight Loss After Surgery

Immediately after undergoing weight loss surgery, many people lose a significant amount of weight. However, they can become disheartened when their weight loss begins to plateau. This is absolutely normal. In fact, it’s a sign that your body is adjusting to the changes made during weight loss surgery. Don’t let a weight loss slow-down cause […]

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Nobody likes to get on the scale only to see the numbers drastically higher than expected. If you have noticed that your weight has gotten out of your hands and has increased that number you see on the scale, it’s time to get your life back and lose that weight once and for all. And, […]

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The end of the year holiday season is a magical time, but the stress of scheduling and planning, and the temptation of holiday goodies can lead to unwanted weight gain. It is important to stay on track in order to achieve your weight loss goals and maintain optimal health. Here are some tips to enjoy […]

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Each year, approximately 45 million Americans go on a diet with the intention of losing weight, but some experts estimate that 95% of diets fail. Bariatric surgery has a much better success rate than dieting, yet only about 250,000 people opt for weight loss surgery each year — fewer than 1% of the people who […]

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At Alabama Surgical Associates in Huntsville, we have helped many men and women achieve long-lasting weight loss success. Bariatric surgery, including Gastric Sleeve or Gastric Bypass, or non-surgical weight loss procedures, such as Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG) or Gastric Balloon, can be a valuable tool for patients who have struggled to lose weight with diet […]

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A tip from our dietitian: Choose whole, real, natural foods. Focusing on those foods that you find in the perimeter of the grocery store helps with weight loss and makes you a healthier person. Your plate should contain mainly lean protein, a smaller serving of non-starchy vegetables, and a tiny serving of a healthy carbohydrate. […]

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This Valentine’s Day set a goal to love your body with these three easy tips. 1. Workout to Feel Good When you are losing weight, it can be addicting to look at the scale and see the numbers drop. However, there comes the point in everyone’s weight loss journey where their weight plateaus. Rather than […]

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