Surgery for obesity

Causes And Prevention Of Obesity in Children

By, Dr. Lata Bhat, Pediatrics Obesity is a condition characterised by accumulation of excess body fat that leads to various health complications. A person is considered to be obese when their body mass index (BMI) is equal to or greater than 30. Causes of Obesity- Obesity in children has the potential…

Medical Therapy for Hypercortisolism (Cushing Syndrome)

By, Dr. Jagruti Parikh, Endocrinology Cushing syndrome occurs when your body is exposed to high levels of the hormone cortisol for a long time. Cushing syndrome sometimes called hypercortisolism, may be caused by the use of oral corticosteroid medication in conditions like asthma, inflammatory bowel disease, eczema etc. The condition may…

How Effective Is Bariatric Surgery For Obesity?

  By Dr. Premkumar Balachandran , Bariatrics Bariatric surgery refers to a variety of surgical procedures that help people in dealing with obesity and weight loss. Some of the most common and popular bariatric surgery types are gastric bypass surgery, use of adjustable gastric bands for reducing the stomach size, sleeve gastrectomy, etc.…