Menopausal Belly Fat

Menopausal Belly Fat: Why It Happens and How to Lose It

Many women gain weight around their midsection before, during, and after menopause. This weight gain largely stems from dropping hormone levels, which can also make it difficult to lose weight after putting it on during menopause. Sustained changes to your diet and exercise routines can help you lose weight or prevent you from gaining it … Read more

Zwivel’s Complete Guide to Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is a type of bariatric surgery used to treat severe obesity. It is also the most common bariatric procedure performed in United States, and is considered by some surgeons to be the gold standard of weight-loss surgeries. How is Roux-en-Y surgery performed? There are several variations of gastric bypass procedures, which can be … Read more

Weight Loss Surgery

Weight Loss Surgery: Which Procedure is Right for You?

Weight loss surgery is a legitimate option for many people who are obese, especially those who suffer from weight-related medical conditions and for whom dieting or lifestyle changes have proven ineffective. Various procedures can be considered, depending on the individual’s specific health concerns and finances. In this article we take a look at a few of … Read more

Duodenal Switch Surgery

Duodenal Switch Surgery: Is This the Weight Loss Surgery for You?

What is Duodenal Switch Surgery? Duodenal switch surgery, also known as biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPD-DS) or gastric reduction duodenal switch (GRDS), is a two-part bariatric surgery that helps patients reduce hunger, lose weight, and treat conditions such as sleep apnea and diabetes. The procedure is considered both restrictive (it restricts the amount of … Read more


Gastric Balloons Promise Significant Weight Loss — Is It All Hot Air?

Do gastric balloons live up to the claims of their manufacturers? Here we examine the pros and cons of this new, non-invasive weight loss technique. The concept is fairly simple: weight loss balloons are meant to reduce the amount of available space in the stomach, effectively filling you up so you feel less hungry. Over a period of several … Read more