Tag: obesity

Constipation After Weight Loss Surgery / Matthew Brengman, MD, FACS

– Constipation is incredibly common after weight loss surgery. The decreased amount of food, sometimes decreased hydration, and hormonal changes around weight loss surgery lead to a slowing of the bowels. It’s completely safe to take common constipation medicines. When we’re asked about constipation, we recommend intermittent doses of milk

What is obesity? – Mia Nacamulli

What is obesity? – Mia Nacamulli

The most basic function of bodily fat is self-storage of food reserves. In prehistoric times, natural selection favored genotypes that could endure harsh conditions by stocking the most fat. With chronic malnutrition being the norm for most of human history, genetics evolved to favor fat storage. So when did body

Keeping Kidneys Safe – Know How Medicines Affect the Kidneys

Keeping Kidneys Safe – Know How Medicines Affect the Kidneys

If you have diabetes or kidney disease, it’s important to be careful about the medicines you take. Some medicines may harm your kidneys, especially if you take them when you are sick with the flu or diarrhea. To understand why, it helps to know how the kidneys work. You have

Physical Activity: Making Sense of Current Research, Persistent Myths, and Common Barriers

Physical Activity: Making Sense of Current Research, Persistent Myths, and Common Barriers

MS.CURTIS: Good afternoon, everyone, and thank you for joining today’s webinar, “Physical Activity: Making Sense of Current Research, Persistent Myths, and Common Barriers.” I’m Leslie Curtis, Director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases’ Weight-control Information Network. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney

A Faith Community’s Kidney Health Resource

DR. RODGERS: As African Americans, we’re at a greater risk for kidney failure than other communities. So how can we work together to improve kidney health? Hi, I’m Dr. Griffin Rodgers, director of the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Diseases at NIH. Working with your faith leaders, you

Sisters Together – Helping Women in Our Community

Sisters Together – Helping Women in Our Community

Did you know that 57.2 % of black women 20 and older are obese? It’s a troubling problem for our community. But you can help. Hi, I’m Dr. Griffin Rodgers, director of the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases at NIH. Extra pounds put strain on the body