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I had a total colectomy 16 years ago and have had significant weight gain and high blood pressure since. any ideas on how to lose or stop gaining?

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Dr. Sanath Kumar
Colon and Rectal Surgery 51 years experience
See a Doctor.: May not have had really a total colectomy, check. Need to see an endocrinologist to assess for medical causes for weight gain. To see an exercise physiologist and trainer to go on a proper wt loss. Portion and calorie control.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Eat healthier: And excercise. The colon does very little to contribute to weight gain or loss other than fluids. Lack of a colon will not cause weight gain or high blood pressure in of itself.

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