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Biliopancreatic diversion

A biliopancreatic diversion changes the normal process of digestion by making the stomach smaller. It allows food to bypass part of the small intestine so that you absorb fewer calories. Because of the risks, this surgery is only done in people who are severely obese and who haven’t been able to lose weight any other way. Severe obesity means that you have a BMI (body mass index) of 50 or higher. Continue reading

Varicose Veins and Deep Vein Thrombosis. What is the Difference?

Varicose vein and deep vein thrombosis are two diseases that are often heard or read in news or magazines. Obviously, they are both diseases of the vein. But what exactly are they? What are the differences between these two venous conditions? Continue reading