What is insulin resistance?

What is insulin resistance?

Insulin resistance is a common term used quite frequently in the obesity medicine world. Many patients ask what these terms mean? First, let’s start with what is insulin? Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas. Insulin helps glucose in your blood enter cells in...
What You Need to Know About Sleep Apnea

What You Need to Know About Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a serious medical condition that occurs when the airway is temporarily obstructed during sleep. This causes disruptions in breathing that can last a few seconds at a time or more than a minute. They may occur between 5-30 times over the course of an...
The Future of Weight Loss Drugs

The Future of Weight Loss Drugs

Craig Primack MD, FACP, FAAP, FOMA There are already some great weight loss drugs on the market, but there are more to come. If you start to incorporate these drugs into your weight loss program, you are sure to see results. Incretin Hormones The most powerful weight...
What to Know about Diabetes & Obesity

What to Know about Diabetes & Obesity

Diabetes is a medical condition that prevents the body from processing and using blood sugar. It’s associated with excess weight and afflicts many people with obesity. The good news is, weight loss is often the solution to improve. A moderate amount of weight loss can...