How to qualify for a gastric band surgery with United Health Care

The lap band surgery is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that involves adjusting the top of the stomach to control the intake of food . This allows you to lose weight over time limiting the amount of food you need to be satisfied and full. This procedure in individuals who are clinically obese and who do not lose weight with exercise and diet alone is made. The cost of this surgery is between U $ S 20,000 to U $ S 50,000 depending on medical facilities and location. One way to fund this surgery is through a medical health insurance company. United Health Care is one of those companies that fund. But, this company has its own medical judgment that you owe atener to qualify.
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Weigh yourself and computes your BMI. You must weigh 100 pounds (45 kg) or more over your ideal body weight or a BMI of 40 or more to qualify for United Health Care will cover the lap band procedure. Look in Resources below to find the link to compute your BMI. Continue reading “How to qualify for a gastric band surgery with United Health Care”

Back tight and painful

A large part of the French population suffered, suffers or will suffer evil of dos and then more in younger! A bad position at work, an ill-timed effort as a peak of stress are causes of back pain. Even benign, they are sufficiently haunting and painful to harm us. Learn now to get rid of them.

Back to the daily health goes hand in hand with a few life hygiene rules to impose on our spine. Know the mechanics of the back to know how the household, monitor his weight, regularly practicing physical exercises and combat stress through relaxation will help tame it. Tour of the back with Dr. Jenny Sutcliffe, medical doctor and physiotherapist. 33 vertebrae stacked, 244 muscles, a sacred structure.

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The spine is the central part of the skeleton. It supports the head, acts as an anchor to the muscles and alongside, allows the station stand, absorbs shock and protects the spinal cord which provides nerve transmission between the brain and the rest of the body. Continue reading “Back tight and painful”

The non-insulin-dependent diabetes or type 2 diabetes

What is it?
Also called diabetes fatty or mature, non-insulin-dependent diabetes (NIDDM) is a metabolic disorder characterized by chronic excess of sugar in the blood (hyperglycemia).
The regulation of sugar (glucose) in the body involves:
Intakes of sugar (essentially a food);
The manufacture ‘internal’ sugar (mainly by the liver);
The peripheral use of sugar at the level of cells: insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas, then allows the cells to capture and use glucose.

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There are a misregulation of this system, with most often a State of insulin resistance in T2DM,: to maintain a constant sugar level, the body needs more insulin, because it becomes less effective. Eventually, even large amounts of insulin are no longer sufficient to use the circulating glucose accumulates in the blood: this is hyperglycemia. Finally, the pancreas gets tired of this permanent stimulation and can no longer produce enough insulin: it is the insulin-necessitance. These mechanisms of insulin resistance and necessitance are particularly those overweight.

Causes and risk factors
T2DM is a very common disease that affects more than a million and a half people in France, and continues to grow. It represents approximately 85% of all diabetes, and concerns both men and women.
The diagnosis of NIDDM is usually around 40-50 years, but the age of onset is earlier.
There is not a single causal factor of the disease but several risk factors:
Genetics and heredity: hereditary factor is very often found (“several members of the family have diabetes”). In addition, certain populations are particularly affected by T2DM confirming its genetic origin;
Overweight and obesity: between 60 and 90% of patients with a NIDDM have important overweight;
Physical inactivity;

Certain medications.
It is worth noting that specific causes of diabetes can sometimes be found: living with inflammatory pancreatic (alcohol, overload or malnutrition… diseases), pancreatic, liver disease, endocrine… In these cases, one speaks of secondary diabetes, and not of NIDDM.

All these risk factors must motivate a regular enhanced surveillance: diabetes in the family history, obesity, diabetes in pregnancy, birth of babies being more than 4 kilos, taken certain medications…

Spend to treat my pressure

The practice of physical activity is beneficial to combat hypertension… provided they comply with certain precautions. Discover them with the French Committee against high blood pressure (CFLHTA).

Is the sport harmful for hypertensive patients? Can I start a sport despite my age? A bit of sport one twice a week, is it enough?… From a Sofres survey and a multidisciplinary work between experts, the French Committee against high blood pressure (CFLHTA) wanted to answer the many questions posed to patients on the practice of physical activity.

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More sports than the other hypertensive
Carried out in 2002, investigated by the Sofres to 2,500 people allowed to analyze the reports that hypertensive patients have with sports. Continue reading “Spend to treat my pressure”

Childhood obesity: eat, move … family!

one child in five is overweight: 3.5% were obese and 14.5% are overweight. From prevention to care, nutritionists, pediatricians and associations call for the mobilization of families against this scourge.

United States, in some states , obesity affects one in three: 33.5% in West Virginia, 33% in Mississippi, 32% in Missouri … A disease that affects more young. In France, the overweight child becomes a real concern. Among younger, screening and management of overweight and obesity are indeed subject to various constraints. Gathered at a conference devoted to this problem, pediatricians, psychiatrists and elected officials have stressed the importance of lifestyle of the child, it is sometimes necessary to completely revise.

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Should we screen for childhood obesity?
To fight against obesity and overweight in children, various actions nationwide ( Obesity publication plan , the recommendations of the High Authority of Health , etc..) or local (EPODE) are conducted. The key word is always prevention. And, especially if the problem is located at puberty, the risk of being overweight or obese is high: between 20 and 50% before puberty and 50 to 70% after puberty! Continue reading “Childhood obesity: eat, move … family!”