February 06, 2023


Weight loss surgery significantly reduces mortality and results in remarkable weight loss and reversal in several obesity-related comorbidities.  There is a lot of evidence that the resolution of inflammation that occurs after bariatric surgery mitigates some of these comorbidities. 

When you catch a cold or get a sprain, your body automatically begins to fight the infection or make necessary repairs through inflammation.  Inflammation can also occur if your body is in a state of alert and is being called into action continuously. Inflammation is also caused by obesity-related diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease and when you leave the inflammation unchecked, it can lead to even more health problems and degenerative diseases. 

Common culprits of inflammation:
* Alcohol
* Chronic stress
* Eating processed foods and foods high in sugar and unhealthy fats
* Exposure to chemical toxins
* Lack of sleep
* Smoking

Signs and Symptoms of Inflammation:
* Joint pain
* Weight gain
* Skin issues
* Anxiety and/or depression
* Headaches or migraines
* Fatigue
* Gas, bloating, constipation and diarrhea
* Brain fog or difficulty concentrating 

Ways to Reduce Inflammation: 
* Take a Probiotic.  They can help with different health conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome and skin conditions. 
* Regular Exercise. Make sure you are getting enough exercise in your day.  We suggest working out 30 minutes or more each day.  Tidbit Tuesday: Exercise | The University of Kansas St. Francis Campus 
* Get Good Sleep.  If you are having problems going to sleep, try changing it up a bit at night – make your room very dark and quiet and avoid screens for an hour before bed. 
* Clean Up your Diet.  Avoid processed food, fast food and anything with high sugar.  Eat whole foods and plenty of vegetables, fruit, nuts, legumes and fish.   

If you have any further questions, please call our office at 785-232-0444.  

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