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Obesity and Bariatric Surgery

Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is a condition that includes the presence of a cluster of risk factors specific for cardiovascular disease. Metabolic syndrome greatly raises the risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, stroke, or all three.

Metabolic Syndrome Worksheet

To help manage your condition, fill in the dates on which you had or will have the tests or checkups described here.

Type 2 Diabetes

When your body can’t make enough insulin or can’t use insulin, it is called type 2 diabetes. Insulin helps the cells in the body absorb glucose, or sugar, for energy. Without insulin, glucose builds up in the blood resulting in high blood sugar.

Take Action to Beat Heart Disease

Even if you already have atherosclerosis or have had a heart attack, there’s a lot you can do to prevent future heart problems.

Risks of Physical Inactivity

Lack of physical activity has clearly been shown to be a risk factor for cardiovascular disease.

Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a serious, potentially life-threatening condition. It is far more common than generally understood. Sleep apnea happens in all age groups and both genders.

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)/Heartburn

GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is a digestive disorder. It is caused when gastric acid from your stomach flows back up into your food pipe or esophagus.