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A Growing Problem: Teen Obesity

by PlacidWay
Teen obesity has reached nearly epidemic proportions in recent years. The American Heart Association and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention state that between 15% and 33% of adolescents in the United States alone are overweight. The increase in overweight and obese teenagers has also increased the number of teens being diagnosed with diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, and other physical problems.

Obesity is defined as a body weight roughly 10% higher than recommended according to body type and height. Unfortunately, obesity causes an alarming 300,000 deaths annually in the United States alone, at a cost of nearly 1 billion dollars a year.

According to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, medical conditions and disorders are responsible for approximately 1% of all teens diagnosed as being overweight or obese, while overeating and lack of exercise make up the majority.

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Medical Tourism in Mexico: Cross-Border Options

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Medical tourism is being taken seriously these days, as is evidenced by the massive numbers of individuals traveling across borders to seek quality, safe and effective medical care and treatment. In the past, medical tourism was considered a risky business, but in the early years of the 21st century, has grown into a world-class, certified and accredited option for many medical consumers.

Rising health care costs in Canada and the United States have prompted individuals to travel across the southern border of the U.S. intp Mexico to enjoy and reap the benefits of experienced, educated and world-class surgeons, procedures and technologies.

What Can You Get in Mexico?
Medical tourism in Mexico offers individuals treatments in nearly every medical field, from cosmetic and plastic surgical procedures to the latest in dental technologies, obesity and weight loss treatments and procedures, to stem cell research to cancer therapies.

Mexico has become one of the most popular medical tourist destinations for many Americans and Canadians, long boasting a reputation for providing a wealth of services at half the cost in other countries such as dental care, cosmetic and plastic surgical procedures, hip replacement and more, and medical travelers can anticipate saving up to 50% on medical procedure costs in Mexico without the lengthy wait times for appointments or surgery elsewhere.

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Gastric Bypass Surgery Package in Mexico for $10,000

Gastric Bypass Surgery Overview
Gastric bypass surgery is considered a form of bariatric surgery, a field that deals with weight loss and obesity. Today, gastric bypass is generally performed using a technique called Roux-en-Y. This procedure reduces the size of the stomach to create a pouch that accepts no more than an ounce or so of food at a time. A small opening between the stomach and intestine allows food to travel directly to the large intestine. Gastric bypass surgery literally bypasses the bulk of the stomach and encourages massive weight loss in obese individuals.

Advantages of Gastric Bypass Surgery
Gastric bypass surgery enables individuals who have not responded to typical diet and exercise treatments to lose massive amounts of weight. In most cases, patients who have undergone gastric bypass surgery are able to lose up to 80% of their excess body weight in one year. Because nearly 95% of weight related health problems, called co morbidities, include high blood pressure, diabetes, incontinence, and GeRD, many patients find that such conditions have also been alleviated or eradicated as a result of the surgery.

Our Gastric Bypass Surgery procedure for US$10,000 includes:
• Free transportation (from the San Diego, CA airport to the hotel and hospital and back to the airport)
• Hospital Fees
• Pre-Operatory Tests (Labs, X-Rays, Assessment)
• Nutritional Evaluation
• Psychological Evaluation
• Gastric Bypass Surgery Procedure
• Surgeons’ Fees
• Anesthesiologist Fees
• Hotel Stay for 1 or 2 companions

*Please note: Surgery prices quoted are for planning purposes only to assist you in budgeting. These prices are for standard, non-complicated cases. Actual prices cannot be accurately provided until you have been thoroughly examined by the surgeon.

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Specialized Weight-Loss Surgery in Mexico

by PlacidWay | Almater Hospital Mexico

Obesity is one of the leading causes of medical complications and illnesses today, running a close second to heart disease. As a matter of fact, obesity is one of the leading causes of heart disease conditions. Unfortunately, treating obesity is also extremely expensive, and many health insurance companies in the United States consider weight-loss surgeries, bariatric surgeries, gastric banding, and lap banding procedures to be elective. Cost of bariatric and obesity weight loss surgeries can amount to tens of thousands of dollars, which is often enough to prevent or hinder any individual’s effort to benefit from such procedures.

Americans searching for obesity surgery options, as well as affordable obesity and bariatric surgical procedures, are journeying to Latin American destinations such as Mexico, Argentina, and Brazil for their weight-loss or obesity surgical options. One such facility, Almater Hospital in Mexico, is becoming a leader in obesity surgical procedures. Almater Hospital is a private hospital that offers state-of-the-art equipment and facilities including four surgical suites, hemodynamic surgical rooms, state-of-the-art and high-tech equipment and technology, CAT scans, digital radiography, and tomography axial computerization (TAC) facilities.

Dr. Alberto Aceves is a leader in obesity weight loss surgery, specializing in laparoscopic banding. Graduating from the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara in 1981, Dr. Aceves completed his residency training at the Mexicali General Hospital and completed basic laparoscopic training in Arizona, as well as advanced laparoscopic training at the Mexican Endoscopic Surgery Association. Dr. Aceves has completed more than 1000 laparoscopic procedures and is a leader in experience and expertise in laparoscopic gastric surgery and gastric banding laparoscopy procedures.

Dr. Alberto Aceves is also a member of the General Surgeons College of Mexicali, the Mexican Association of General Surgery, the Mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery, the Mexican Society of Obesity Surgery as well as a Secretary of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity. He also belongs to the American Society for Bariatric Surgeons.

Providing both nonsurgical and surgical treatments and interventions for severe obesity, Dr. Alberto Aceves and the Almater Hospital are dedicated to providing safe, quality, and affordable weight loss treatment programs for individuals. The most common types of surgical procedures chosen for obesity treatment includes gastric bypass, which reduces stomach capacity, stomach stapling, also known as vertical banded gastroplasty, which limits food intake, and the lap band adjustable gastric banding system, which also limits food intake but is designed to be adjusted to individual situations.

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Laparoscopic Roux-en-y Gastric Bypass Package in Argentina

Unable to lose weight !! Exclusive Laparoscopic Roux-en-y Gastric Bypass Package from $12,500

Invest in your life… morbid obesity is a very serious illness which threatens your life and ruins your life quality… become a new you!

Gastric bypass surgery will help reduce your weight if you have been unable to lose weight with other treatments or if obesity is causing significant health concerns.

Complete Laparoscopic Roux-en-y Gastric Bypass Package from USD $12,500

Services included in package price:

  • All pre and post surgery consultations
  • Medical fees
  • Hospitalization as many nights as you will required
  • Clinic expenses
  • Cardiologist on surgery room
  • Anesthesia
  • Bilingual assistant
  • Cell phone to reach the staff without charge
  • Transfers to medical appointments
  • Round trip from the airport
  • Check up prior surgery with EKG, complete blood work, risk assessment and pre-surgical evaluation
  • Psychological evaluation prior surgery
  • Nutritional evaluation prior surgery and after surgery
  • All pre surgical exams required prior surgery according to your medical records and current health situation
  • Private clinic with your private room and nurse during your stay

Our price does not include accommodation. We can make appropriate arrangement for you based on your specific needs.

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*Please note: Surgery prices quoted are for planning purposes only to assist you in budgeting. These prices are for standard, non-complicated cases. Actual prices cannot be accurately provided until you have been thoroughly examined by the surgeon.

Obesity: A Growing Problem

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Obesity: A Growing Problem

Obesity is a growing problem in the U.S. Not only does obesity cause a multitude of health and medical problems, it’s costing billions of dollars in rising healthcare costs. According to the CDC, costs associated with healthcare caused by obesity have reached alarming rates. In the past twenty years, obesity has risen nearly 30% throughout the country.

What is Overweight?
Health care providers determine whether a person is overweight or obese by taking a look at an individual’s BMI (Body Mass Index). How is this BMI calculated? Basically, the BMI is calculated by age, gender, height and weight. Using a CDC reference chart for example:


Weight Range







124 pounds or less

Below 18.5


125 to 168

18.5 to 24.9

Healthy weight

169 to 202

25.0 to 29.9


203 pounds or more

30.0 or higher


How do you calculate the BMI?

A body mass index table will assess your height and weight to give you a rough idea of what your body mass index reading is. If you want to calculate it yourself, here’s the formula:

 BMI = (weight in pounds x 703) / height in inches squared

So, for example, a person weighs 185 pound and stands 5’9” (69 inches – 4761 inches squared). 185 x 703 = 130055. Divide by 4761 and you get 27.31674. Round off to 27.31. Look at the chart. This person falls in the ‘Overweight’ category.

Now, keep in mind that the BMI is just an average. There are different BMIs for children, teens and adults. The BMI can’t assess genetic or heredity information, environment, or metabolism. It’s used as a guide to help individuals track and maintain healthy weight averages.

How Did We Get Here?
Most obesity in the first decade of the 21st century is blamed on socioeconomic changes in our environment. With a fast food restaurant on every corner that offers, fast, convenient foods and drinks, eating a well balanced and nutritiously prepared meal at home is considered almost boring these days.
Unfortunately, such fast food is loaded with sugar and high-fat content. Coupled with decreasing amounts of exercise, it’s hardly surprising that Americans have created bulging bellies and jiggling read ends. What’s worse, the fat is killing us.

High cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes are afflicting younger people than ever before. Obesity holds the dubious recognition of being ranked among one of the highest causes of death-related illnesses and disease processes, including complications stemming from heart disease, diabetes and high cholesterol.

Help is Out There
Individuals who find themselves chronically or morbidly obese can get help. Today, numerous surgeries and procedures provide a variety of treatments that may help a person retain healthy weight and physical conditioning. Such procedures include but are not limited to:

  • Weight-Loss Medications
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Gastroplasty
  • Lap Banding
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass

Dealing with Costs
Unfortunately, such procedures in the United States cost tens of thousands of dollars, and many are not covered by traditional medical or health insurance plans. Who has time to wait? That’s why more men and women in the U.S. are opting to travel abroad for bariatric surgeries that don’t require year-long waits or that will leave you in debt for the rest of your life.

The most popular destinations for obesity surgeries include but are not limited to countries such as:

Mexico Some popular gastric bypass surgery providers in Mexico include Mexicali Obesity Solutions or Almater Hospital in Mexicali, and Alejandro Aguirre Wallace in Ensinada or the Sanoviv Medical Institute on the Baja coast or The Bariatric Group from Texas offering best bariatric surgeries in Mexico.

India A favorite destination of many, Artemis Hospital and Sahara Medical in Gurgaon offers several treatments and procedures. So does Tour2india4health Consultants in Mumbai.

Latin America Facilities in Latin America offer popular gastric bypass treatments and procedures in exotic locales, such as Med Logistic Services in Colombia, Angels Abroad in Guatemala and the ever-popular GoSculptura and Dr. Marco More in Argentina

Costs of bariatric surgery abroad in such facilities such as these offer medical travelers savings between 30% to 75% over costs of same surgeries and procedures in the U.S., and without the long wait-times often required in the States.

For example, a laparoscopic gastric bypass procedure in the United States will cost roughly $30,000. In India, the cost averages about $16,500. In Mexico and South American destinations, costs may average between $9,800 and $13,000.

So what are you waiting for? Make a life-changing decision and optimize your health. You, and your body, will be glad you did.

Ayurveda – the complete introduction

Ayurveda – the Complete Medical Science
Ayurveda implies the science of life. It recommends the measures that have to be adopted in routine life style as well as the treatment procedures for diseases. It is a science with its base on the Tridosha principle. Doshas are the representation/generalisation of the biological functions of human body. Both health and disease are based on the balance or imbalance of these doshas.

These variations in the doshas are brought about by various factors of food and other regimen, environment, climate etc. Its a common day experience to find the role of food, food pattern in the formation or mitigation of ailment. How this can be elicited will be detailed further. It can be thought about to a good extent that we are what we eat. There are clear cut and vivid detailing of the remedial measures to bring vitiated dosha to normality / balance by Sodhana (purifying therapy) and samana (curative therapy).

The uniqueness of Ayurveda is Rasayana (Rejuvenation therapy) which aims at increasing the longevity of a person by improving the functions of the Saptadhatus (the seven structural units of the body). This has profound importance in immunity status enhancement of a person and also in the cure of severely ill patients generally incurable diseases. Kerala Ayurveda doctors specialise in this aspect.

The theoratical and practical framework of Ayurveda is wide enough to include all that is essential to make a man healthy and happy. It includes the study of right conduct (dharma), which is necessary for the healthy growth of society in which the man lives. Further it deals with the philosophical aspect of life, the knowledge of which contributes greatly to the comfort and happiness of all human beings. Ayurveda philosophically understands the limitation of human efforts. Still it talks about the means of prolonging life and the methods of invigorating it.

The objectives of Ayurveda are mainly two, the first being the maintenance of positive health -that is preventive healthcare and the other – treatment of diseases i.e. curative healthcare. These clearly defined objectives are achieved through logically developed means in a classical way. On the basis of objectives defined, the sum and substance of Ayurveda can be classified into two parts;

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Healthy Tips On Obesity | Sahara Medical India

Energy balances
Overweight or obesity develops due to an imbalance between energy intake and energy output. If intake is higher than the output, a positive balance results leading to weight gain. Regular exercise and eating a balanced diet will help you to stay fit and burn more calories. Avoid fat diets that offer unrealistic results and encourage eating (or not eating) specific foods. Remember, if you lose weight gradually you are more likely to keep it off.

Healthy eating

  • Adopt a balanced diet including plenty of fruit and vegetables, whole grain products, low-fat and fat-free products (however take calories into account), unsaturated soft margarines and oils (such as sunflower, corn, rape-seed, olive), lean meat, fish and pulses
  • Restrict salt and sugar intake
  • Eat breakfast and make sure to have at least 3 meals per day
    Use healthier cooking methods such as steaming, boiling, grilling and baking instead of deep fat-frying and adding extra fat and develop healthy cooking skills within your family
  • Avoid buying sweets and junk food
  • Drink at least 6-8 glasses of water per day
  • Expect temptation, so plan healthy meals in advance

Regular exercise

  • For adults, even 30 minutes of brisk walking daily will help reduce your risk
  • Children should have 60 minutes of physical activity per day
  • Surround yourself and your family with supportive people who either participate with you or remind you to exercise
  • Decrease family television viewing and increase your involvement in regular family sports and activities

Are you an apple or a pear?
Your health is at risk not only by the amount of body fat you have, but also by where the fat is located. You have an apple shape if you tend to gain weight mostly in the waist (stomach) area. Pear-shaped figures tend to gain weight around the hips and buttocks. Apple shapes have an increased risk of heart disease – so they need to take extra care to maintain a healthy weight.

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