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Why would someone lose weight after heart bypass?

Why would someone lose weight after heart bypass?

Avoid heart attack: After cardiac bypass surgery, it is vital that you make a plan that will ensure you never need another surgery, never have a heart attack or stroke, and maintain a high quality of life for years to come. Reduce fats and foods that increase cholesterol to help keep your arteries clear. Lose weight to reduce the stress on your cardiovascular system. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregg Nishi
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Gastric Bypass Surgery (Definition)

Gastric bypass surgery is a restrictive and malabsorptive procedure to help lose weight. Restrictive is in the fact that the stomach is down sized to a 2 oz pouch and malabsorptive is in bypassing part of the stomach and 100 to 150 cm of the small ...Read more


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Can a 15 year-old teen who has diabetes and is 50 pounds overweight get the lap band or gastric bypass?

Can a 15 year-old teen who has diabetes and is 50 pounds overweight get the lap band or gastric bypass?

See below: This will probably not be offered at the age of 15. What should be encouraged is a serious attempt at weight loss, if needed this can be done in an inpatient setting. The diabetes will probably minimize once the weight is brought under control. Parents can help by removing unhealthy food options from the home. ...Read more

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5'3 105 pound 14 yo female 32A cup...will she get her breasts larger after anorexia? She's in recovery. Her body fat percentage is high.

5'3 105 pound 14 yo female 32A cup...will she get her breasts larger after anorexia? She's in recovery. Her body fat percentage is high.

Breast size: For the most part, breast size is determined by genetics. However, as breasts predominantly consist of fatty tissue, overall weight gain can increase breast size. Similarly, weight loss can casue a reduction in breast mass. ...Read more

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100% blockage in (lad) & (100% in oy but it has collaterals).Do you recommend regular open heart CABG or robotic assisted bypass, cones&pros please. ?

100% blockage in (lad) & (100% in oy but it has collaterals).Do you recommend  regular open heart CABG or robotic assisted bypass, cones&pros please. ?

Hard to say: It is hard to say without seeing the catheterization films. Robo CABG can bypass lad, diagonals, and high obtuse marginals or ramus. In order to know which is best one has to evaluate the films, targets, all around anatomy, etc... ...Read more

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If i'm 180 pounds and 5'4 is 1000 calories a good intake to loose weight?

If i'm 180 pounds and 5'4 is 1000 calories a good intake to loose weight?

Yes that is good goa: Yes, that is good goal, if you can sustain it. Or you will do ok even with cutting down to 1200 calories intake per day but it will take longer time to lose the extra weight that you have accumulated1. ...Read more

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65 year old male.Pulse rate always 55 to 58 even at rest.otherwise healthy person.walks 3 to 4 miles a day.is it normal?possible reasons?

65 year old male.Pulse rate always 55 to 58 even at rest.otherwise healthy person.walks 3 to 4 miles a day.is it normal?possible reasons?

Normal: Man is under Vagal tone. When your active you withdraw Vagal tone allowing the heart rate to increase. Generally speaking ,increased Vagal tone is more protective of the heart ...Read more

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Is the 5 day pouch test ok for gastric bypass patients ?

Is the 5 day pouch test ok for  gastric bypass patients ?

Yes, but ? need: Many bariatric programs routinely do a pouch leak test in the early post-operative period, some the day after, some waiting 5-7 days after surgery. The overall leak rate is low and does not always pick up all leaks, especially if done too early. In one study from UCLA, routine pouch leak studies after laparoscopic gastric bypass did not contribute signi?cantly to postoperative patient care ...Read more

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If someone weighed 180 pounds and their goal is to lose 100 pounds in 3 months could they?

If someone weighed 180 pounds and their goal is to lose 100 pounds in 3 months could they?

That would be a: Very unhealthy goal ; unattainable for most.12 to 24 pound weight loss in 3 months is more reasonable ; healthy. ...Read more

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Roux-en-y gastric bypass weight loss surgery, how effective is this?

Roux-en-y gastric bypass weight loss surgery, how effective is this?

Gastric bypass: Very effective. In fact, it is the most effective weight loss operation when compared to the lap band and sleeve gastrectomy. In addition, it has nearly a 90% cure rate for type 2 diabetes. Most people lose between 65-70% of their excess body weight. So if you are 100lbs overweight, that's about 65-70lbs of weight loss at a year to 18 months. ...Read more

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Is a 500 calorie deficit bad for a 16 almost 17 yo guy? He's average weight & Fat. Runs/bikes 1hr and yogo 34 min daily. He wants to lose fat

Is a 500 calorie deficit bad for a  16 almost 17 yo guy? He's average weight & Fat. Runs/bikes 1hr and yogo 34 min daily. He wants to lose fat

Sounds ok: If a person eats 500 calories less each day, he can lose 1-2 pounds a week. That sounds ok for a normal person who is exercising, as the exercising helps maintain muscle mass, tone, and strength while he loses some fat. ...Read more

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Why can't a person lift more than 10 lbs after femoral ablation for AVNRT?

Why can't a person lift more than 10 lbs after femoral ablation for AVNRT?

Post op precautions: Hi If you just had the procedure done, it is to minimize risk for post procedural complications at the access site - where they placed the catheter. Hope this answers your question ...Read more

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My metabolism is -10. I'm a sedentary 58 yo ♀, 240 lbs & was told to lose weight my caloric intake has to be < 1000. Does that seems unrealistic?

My metabolism is -10. I'm a sedentary 58 yo ♀,  240 lbs & was told to lose weight my caloric intake has to be < 1000.  Does that seems unrealistic?

240 lbs: Losing weight is tough to get over but it can be done carefully. Please have your doctor refer you to a dietitian and over time you will look great!! PS: Your family and friends will be pleasantly surprised and will want to get their weight under good control! ...Read more

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I'm severely morbidly obese at 490 pounds. I'm a woman who is 5'7" and 24. How many calories should someone obese like me start eating to lose weight?

I'm severely morbidly obese at 490 pounds. I'm a woman who is 5'7" and 24. How many calories should someone obese like me start eating to lose weight?

Congratulations: on asking this question. Please see your doctor for guidance. W/out that your weight loss program can be dangerous. Hormone levels, cardio, etc, all need to be taken into account to create a safe and healthy weight management program for you. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I'm a 19 year old female and weigh 305 pounds. Would it be healthy to eat 1200-1500 calories a day and exercise 30-60 min to lose weight?

I'm a 19 year old female and weigh 305 pounds. Would it be healthy to eat 1200-1500 calories a day and exercise 30-60 min to lose weight?

Careful: At 305 pounds you may have several potentially significant health issues. Before drastically reducing caloric intake and increasing exercising, see an md and make sure you can do these things, and ask advice for the healthy route. Best of health and luck! ...Read more

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How does gastric bypass surgery work in losing weight?

Makes you feel full: Since the large stomach is eliminated or reduced in size one feels full after small meals. This helps to reduce intake and weight ultimately. ...Read more

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Is gastric bypass safe for an 18yr old who is more then 200lbs over-weight?

Is gastric bypass safe for an 18yr old who is more then 200lbs over-weight?

Yes: Although weight loss surgery as with any surgery has it's own risks and complications, bariatric surgery performed for this type individual by an expert in the field of bariatric surgery can result in long term health benefits. Be sure to ask about the complications that can occur, as well as the surgeons' own complication rate to make sure that you're making an informed decision. ...Read more

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Does heart bypass surgery increase longevity in a person?

Does heart bypass surgery increase longevity in a person?

Yes in some patients: In some patients with a damaged ventricle and left main or triple vessel coronary artery disease it does. ...Read more

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Which is best, bypass surgery or angioplasty for person above 75 years(7-8 blocks in RCA, DIAG), diabetic & had stroke 2 yr back(not fully recovered)?

Which is best, bypass surgery or angioplasty for person above 75 years(7-8 blocks in RCA, DIAG), diabetic & had stroke 2 yr back(not fully recovered)?

AngioPlasty or CABG: That is normally a question best answered by a cardiac surgeon. As a rule, angioplasty is less invasive but in hardened arteries it may lead to rupture during procedure and eventual surgery. Stents may also work in some situations. With your history of diabetes and stroke, the risks for any surgery are higher than normal. Please seek a second opinion if you have any doubts. Good luck. ...Read more

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