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I love to hear from fellow medical professionals like Christine, who have shifted their way of thinking based on their personal experience with a changed diet/lifestyle. – Dr. Perlmutter I have battled my weight all my life. In my early 20′s, an allergist warned me that I was sensitive to many grains and that I should eat them sparingly. I ignored it. At 49 I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. I continued eating my usual diet and my blood sugars continued to rise, as did my insulin doses. When I was told I needed four injections a day as well as oral medications, I had just about had it. I was overweight significantly, felt terrible and awoke every morning with nausea and aching bones and joints. On the advice of a friend, I decided to give up carbohydrates. I weighed 236 at the time, which was three weeks ago. I cut out all grain and sugar products and concentrated on protein, fat and vegetables. I noticed the difference within about 5 days. I no longer felt terrible in the morning. The nausea, generalized discomfort and aching bones resolved. As I proceeded with my dietary changes I felt the cravings for carbohydrates disappear. I no longer wanted potatoes, pasta and sugar. I had more energy and my restless leg syndrome disappeared. I talked with my endocrinologist who had told me that sugar was toxic to the nervous system and told him that I was undertaking a very low carb diet and he was supportive. In less than a week, I eliminated mealtime in...
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CONCLUSION: MS is beneficial where the main aim is to attain a significant and long-lasting weight loss results. The RCTs have depicted the superiority which surgical mechanisms hold over medically based therapy, for enhancing glycaemic control, and achieving remission of diabetes. This type of surgery improves life quality, reduces incidences of other obesity and diabetes relating diseases like microvascular illness, sleep apnea, fatal disorder, and fatty liver disease. PMID: 32077829 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Current Cardiology Reviews - Category: Cardiology Tags: Curr Cardiol Rev Source Type: research
Conclusion The mediating effects of sleep improvement on cardiometabolic risk/disease control were inconclusive. More research to examine the effect of sleep-related risk-factor modification on cardiovascular health is warranted.
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Systematic Reviews Source Type: research
AbstractIntroductionSingle-anastomosis duodenal switch has been suggested to be an effective bariatric procedure that offers excellent weight loss and by lengthening the common channel the potential to reduce micronutrient deficiencies.PurposeTo evaluate the weight loss, comorbidity resolution and the 1-year nutritional outcomes of the single-anastomosis duodenal switch (SADS) procedure.SettingMultiple US Hospitals.MethodsFrom October 2014 to January 2017, 120 patients were enrolled at six sites across the USA and underwent the SADS procedure. Weight loss, comorbidities, quality of life, and adverse events were followed po...
Source: Obesity Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The mediating effects of sleep improvement on cardiometabolic risk/disease control were inconclusive. More research to examine the effect of sleep-related risk-factor modification on cardiovascular health is warranted. PMID: 31985700 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: Despite the abundance of data documenting the consequences of poor sleep quality on blood pressure (BP), no previous study to our knowledge has addressed the impact of sleep improvement on resistant hypertension among patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). METHODS: The aim of this pilot study was to determine whether improved sleep quality and duration will improve BP control in patients with resistant hypertension and CKD. It was a prospective single-center cohort study that involved 30 hypertensive subjects with CKD presenting with primary resistant hypertension and poor sleep quality or duration
Source: American Journal of Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Am J Nephrol Source Type: research
Comorbidity is the presence of one or more additional conditions co-occurring with a primary condition. In this episode, host schizophrenic Rachel Star Withers with her cohost Gabe Howard will be discussing comorbidity with schizophrenia. Comorbidity is associated with worse health outcomes, more complex clinical management and increased health care costs. Occupational therapist and host of the podcast Occupied, Brock Cook, will be joining us to discuss ways that he works with people with schizophrenia to manage multiple health issues.  Highlights from “Comorbidity with Schizophrenia” Episode [01:28] What ...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Antipsychotic Inside Schizophrenia Mental Health and Wellness Psychiatry Psychology Psychotherapy Bipolar disorder and schizophrenia comorbid comorbid psychiatric conditions Comorbidities Comorbidity Diagnosis Of Schizophrenia Livi Source Type: blogs
AbstractPurpose of ReviewObstructive sleep apnea (OSA), obesity, and disturbed glucose homeostasis are usually considered distinct clinical condition, although they are tightly related to each other. The aim of our manuscript is to provide an overview of the current evidence on OSA, obesity, and disturbed glucose homeostasis providing epidemiologic evidence, biological insights, and therapeutic strategies.Recent FindingsThe mechanisms hypothesized to be involved in this complex interplay are the following: (1) “direct weight-dependent” mechanisms, according to which fat excess compromises respiratory mechanics,...
Source: Current Obesity Reports - Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Source Type: research
ConclusionsSADI-S appears to be a safe bariatric surgical procedure with favorable outcomes at 2  years in the Australian population.
Source: Obesity Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Our study has expanded the methodological utility of PRS in patient stratification and risk prediction, especially in a multifactorial condition like PCOS, across different genetic origins. By utilizing the individual genome-phenome data available from the EHR, our approach also demonstrates that polygenic prediction by PRS can provide valuable opportunities to discover the pleiotropic phenomic network associated with PCOS pathogenesis. PMID: 31917831 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: J Clin Endocrinol Metab Source Type: research
ConclusionBoth operations produced excellent weight loss and maintenance in the short to intermediate term. There was better resolution of T2D and HTN after OAGB/MGB at the expense of a higher incidence of nutrient deficiency and some protein caloric malnutrition. There is need for prospective and larger series studies to confirm these findings.
Source: Obesity Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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