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Check Up 13 Bariatric Health


>>Jennie: HERE IN INDIANA OBESITY RATES CONTINUE TO INCREASE. NEARLY 39% OF ADULTS IN MARION COUNTY ARE OBESE, ANOTHER 30% ARE OVERWEIGHT WAND AS OUR ANNE MARIE TIERNON REPORTS SOMETIMES SERIOUS INTERVENTION IS WHAT DOCTORS RECOMMEND.>>Reporter: WE’RE TALKING ABOUT YOUR BARIATRIC HEALTH AND THAT IS WHEN YOU PUT ON MORE WEIGHT THAN YOU WANT TO. IT CAN HAPPEN SLOWLY OVER TIME. YOU PUT ON 15 POUNDS AND THEN 20 POUNDS AND THE NEXT THING YOU KNOW YOU’RE FAR FROM WHERE YOU WANT TO BE AND THAT CERTAINLY IS THE CASE AND WHAT HAPPENED TO NATE. NATE FROM LOOGOOTEE TOOK THIS SHOP FROM A TRIP TO ALASKA LAST YEAR. HE SAYS IT HELPED PROVIDE CLARITY.>>WHEN YOU PUT WEIGHT ON SLOWLY OVER SEVERAL YEARS YOU DON’T REALIZE HOW BIG YOU ARE. I NEVER THOUGHT ABOUT HOW BIG I WAS UNTIL MY KNEES STARTED HURTING AND THEN I DIDN’T HAVE ENERGY NO MORE AND IT FINALLY HIT ME, YOU KNOW, SOMETHING NEEDED TO BE DONE OR IT’S GOING TO BE, YOU KNOW, YOU’RE NOT GOING TO LIVE THAT LONG.>>NATE CAME TO SEE ME AT THE AGE OF 45 AND HIS BMI HAD JUST HIT 50 BECAUSE HE WAS 350 POUNDS AND THIS WAS STARTING TO CONCERN HIM.>>Reporter: NATE OPTED FOR LAPAROSCOPIC GAS TRICK BYPASS IN NOVEMBER. HE WAS 267 POUNDS, DOWN 83.>>MY HEART DOCTOR TOLD ME I PROBABLY GAINED 15 YEARS OF MY LIFE BACK. WHEN YOU’RE 46 YEARS OLD, THAT’S A BIG DEAL.>>Reporter: DR. CHRISTOPHER CRAWFORD SAYS WOMEN OVERWHELMINGLY SEEK THIS SURGERY MORE OFTEN THAN MEN. AND HE BELIEVES FOR BOTH SEXES IT’S ABOUTEST TO INCHES CONVENIENT BEFORE THEY DEVELOP ADVANCED DIABETES, HEART DAMAGE AND OTHER COMPLICATIONS.>>CERTAINLY SOME PEOPLE TRY DO THIS ON THEY’RE OWN AND IF THEY’RE ABLE TO LOSE THE WEIGHT ON THEIR OWN THAT’S GREAT. KUDOS TO THEM. BUT THE BODY IS MEANT TO TRY TO KEEP THE WEIGHT ON AND SO WHAT WE KNOW IS THAT 95% OF PEOPLE WHO TRY TO LOSE A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF WEIGHT AND KEEP IT OFF ARE UNABLE TO DO SO AND IT’S BECAUSE YOUR METABOLISM IS GOING TO TRY TO KEEP YOU AT THAT WEIGHT.>>Reporter: NATE CAN NOW BE MORE ACTIVE WITH HIS TWO TEENAGE SONS.>>WE’RE EXCITED ABOUT THIS SUMMER AND DIFFERENT THINGS WE HAVE PLANNED. THE BOYS ARE EXCITED.>>Reporter: NATE’S TRANSFORMATION IS IMPRESSIVE AND IT’S ONE OF THOUSAND’S OF STORIES THEY HAVE HERE AT ST. VINCENT. THEY POST THE BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES HERE IN THE LOBBY TO CELEBRATE THE SUCCESS. THIS IS NOT SOMETHING THAT IS A GOOD FIT FOR EVERYONE. NOT EVERYONE IS A CANDIDATE. BUT IF YOU WANT TO SEE MAYBE WHAT YOUR OPTIONS ARE AND IF IT IS A GOOD FIT, YOU’RE WELCOME TO ATTEND COURTESY CHECK YUP 13, A FREE BARIATRIC SEMINAR WHERE YOU CAN TALK WITH A DOCTOR AND SEE WHAT’S INVOLVED. IF YOU’D LIKE TO ATTEND, ALL YOU

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