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Obesity

  • Are Your Sleep Habits Affecting Your Weight?

    Are Your Sleep Habits Affecting Your Weight?


    In today’s society we seem to have so many things that occupy our time: social media, web surfing, reading, 24 hour news, friends and family, movies, catching up on your favorite show before the season finale. One thing that can suffer as a result is sleep. Perhaps we now have a reason to make sleep […]

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  • Sleep Deprivation and Obesity

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    At Dr. Shillingford’s bariatric surgery practice, behavior modification is an important part of patient care. All through the state of Florida, from Fort Lauderdale Naples, to Tallahassee, to Miami, and Palm Beach, hundreds of patients are experiencing tremendous results following surgical weight loss procedures including the Sleeve Gastrectomy (Gastric Sleeve), Lap-Band, and Gastric Bypass. Much […]

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  • Demographics of Obesity In Florida

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    In Florida, almost 3.7 million adults are physically inactive, and approximately 4.0 million adults are obese – according to recent statistics. We are overall ranked as 11th in the nation as a state in 2013 per obesity; Colorado was the leanest state in nation coming in with a ranking of one. The following counties ranked […]

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  • Weight or Waist ?

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    Dr. Shillingford’s weight loss surgery practice in South Florida oversees the care of clinically obese patients for surgical treatment of their conditions. Much in the same way that the place in Florida they call home varies between Miami, Daytona Beach, Naples, and Jacksonville so does their level of obesity. Patients range from obese to morbidly […]

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  • Weight Loss Apps

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    Overweight people rack up hundreds of dollars more a year in health care expenses than those of normal weight. More than ever, it is has become important for those who struggle with obesity to finally get the help they need. Fortunately advances in medicine make it possible for surgical treatment of obesity such as the […]

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  • Sleep Apnea and how it affects You.

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    Sleep apnea affects the way you breathe when you’re sleeping. In untreated sleep apnea, breathing is briefly interrupted or becomes very shallow during sleep. These breathing pauses typically last between 10 to 20 seconds and can occur up to hundreds of times a night, jolting you out of your natural sleep rhythm. As a consequence, […]

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  • Diabetes Mellitus

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    Diabetes Mellitus is a chronic condition closely related with high levels of sugar in the blood (hyperglycemia). Normally these levels are controlled by a hormone secreted by the pancreases called insulin. Insulin lowers blood glucose levels. When blood glucose is elevated for any reason, after a meal for example, insulin is released to normalize the glucose […]

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  • Water sports and Weight Loss Surgery

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    Today many Americans are using the methods of water sports to an alternative to the gym. Many people suffering from obesity prefer to be in the water as it is less stress on the joints. Water sports include: swimming, synchronized diving, stand up paddleboard, water aerobics, water polo, rowing, kayaking, and canoeing. Water sports can […]

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  • Motivation for Weight Loss

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    Motivation for weight loss is a commonly discussed topic. Whether it be at the dinner table, office enviornment or people searching for help online motivation has become a key topic. The motivation not to eat dessert, to put five minutes extra into a workout and to help your family with wellness is something we all […]

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  • International Obesity: Perspective in India

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    Although it is widely discussed obesity is a growing epidemic in western nations, particularly the United States, we are finding developing nations are catching up in this epidemic as well. Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in India in the 21st century, with morbid obesity affecting 5% of the country’s population. India is following a trend […]

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