Monthly Archive: December 2016

Dec 30

Are you making a New Year’s Resolution to lose that weight?

“Lose that weight” may be the most common New Year’s resolution ever made, but how often do people succeed? If you have tried in the past without success, 2017 may be the year to consider weight-loss surgery. Find out about some of the options by clicking HERE.

Dec 28

How has the laparoscope changed weight-loss surgery?

Bariatric surgical procedures once involved large surgical incisions, scarring and long recovery times. This is no longer true. Find out about the new techniques that make weight-loss surgery much better. Click now on The Advantages of Laparoscopic Surgery.

Dec 26

What are the best exercises for losing weight?

Exercise is an important part of losing excess weight and maintaining good health. This is true throughout the year, but it may be especially important during the holidays. How can you avoid becoming bored and losing interest in your exercise program? Find out by clicking HERE.

Dec 23

Sunday will be Christmas Day

Dr. Birkedal and his staff wish all of you the very best of the holiday. Enjoy the day with family and friends, but stay healthy and safe! When you have a quiet moment after the celebrations, think about viewing our website at Dr. Christian Birkedal.

Dec 21

How can you avoid gaining weight during the holidays?

The holidays are a time of family, celebration and good times, but also of temptation to overeat. Find out how to handle the holidays without gaining weight HERE.

Dec 19

What are bariatric vitamins and how do they help after weight-loss surgery?

Bariatric vitamins are recommended for people who have undergone bariatric surgery. What are Bariatric Vitamins and why are they needed?

Dec 16

Can positive thinking help you control your weight?

Weight loss surgery is one answer to the problem of obesity. Even after bariatric surgery, your attitude has a great deal to do with weight control. Discover the relationship between your thinking and eating habits by reading “The Relationship Between Positive Thinking and Weight Loss”.

Dec 14

What is the difference between “over eating” and “binge eating”?

It is the holiday season and many of us have had a little too much turkey, dressing or dessert. But is this “binge eating” or just a normal, temporary indulgence? Find out the difference between the normal over eating we all allow at times and the medical condition called Binge Eating Disorder.

Dec 12

What is a “gastric sleeve” and am I a candidate for this procedure?

The gastric sleeve is one type of bariatric (weight-loss) surgery performed on patients who have not responded to measures such as diet, exercise or medications. Every patient is different and must be evaluated by qualified physicians and surgeons. In appropriate patients, gastric sleeve surgery can be highly effective, even life-saving. Find out about this procedure …

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Dec 10

What does your gallbladder do?

Most people give little thought to their gallbladder, and that is a good thing! Although it is not essential, when the gallbladder functions correctly, it aids in the digestion process by squeezing bile into the small intestine. Most people become aware of this organ only when it becomes inflamed (cholecystitis), produces a gallstone, or is …

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