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Are There Any Restrictions Of Salt Intake After Bariatric Surgery
Surgical procedures for obesity may be appropriate for some dangerously obese people, and they may reduce heart problems and many of the risks associated with obesity. These risks include high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and diabetes. In fact, surgery provides much greater control of weight and diabetes than nonsurgical weight-loss methods. Studies are reporting significant reductions in diabetes, and the need for diabetic medications, after surgery. Other medical conditions that often improve after surgery include heartburn, arthritis, and other joint and circulation problems. The care of patients undergoing bariatric surgery, before and after surgery, requires specialized expertise and facilities. Studies have shown that the likelihood of complications is significantly associated with the experience of the surgeon and staff. Bariatric surgeries produce weight loss through one of two approaches: * Restrictive Banding Procedures. These procedures restrict the amount of food by closing off parts of the stomach with bands. * Malabsorptive Bypass Procedures. This approach restricts the amount of food and also reduces absorption by using a bypass of parts of the intestine. The malabsorptive procedures are more successful in achieving weight loss than the banding approach, but they carry a greater ...Read more
I'm considering gastric bypass surgery. But my concerns are the amount of pain after surgery and hair loss. Is there a lot of both?
Not enough: To negate the benefits of that type of surgery. ...Read more
Plenty: A no carb diet is the extreme of a low carb diet. Carbs provide energy for daily activities including exercise. Fruits and vegetables are carbs and have an abundance of antioxidants. The bottom line is that most things taken o the extreme are not good. The body, at least for the long term, is about balance. ...Read more
None related to ASD: None of the routine vaccinations have restrictions related to an atrial septal defect (asd), regardless of whether it is repaired or not. That means all of the routine vaccinations should be given, unless there is another medical reason not to. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hernias may form: Yes, it is possible to develop a hernia around the stoma if you do anything that uses your abdominal muscles since the ileostomy goes through the rectus muscle. A hernia may develop around the stoma site. I would definitely limit the amount of weight you lift at a time and try to limit the use of your rectus muscles if possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there any post treatments recommended after a hip replacement surgery to lower the risks of dislocation?
They depend on the-: -approach used, either posterior or anterior. But 4 post, no internal rotation of the hip or crossing legs. These R basic. Ant. avoid external rotation of the hip. Each of these mimic the way the hip is dislocated @ surgery. Be sure to ask your surgeon about this, he/ she is the person to ask. ...Read more
Are there any food, drinks or vitamins that are proven to help reduce swelling and numbness (from surgery (facial))?
Sorry: None that I know of, I am sorry. Hope you heal well, take time, and listen closely to your doctors instructions. ...Read more
Salt restriction: Salt restriction is more important than fluid restriction in most patients. Fluid restriction might be appropriate in a patient with low sodium. Salt restriction is important in all patients with congestive heart failure. A typical recommendation would be 2000 milligrams of sodium daily. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have gallbladder remove is their any restriction with food? And what are the symtoms of unsuccesful surgery?
Because of excessive visceral fat accumulation due to medical issues, are there any procedures like laparascopic (supracolic) omentectomy that will work (safe) ? Or any other medical treatments ? What kind of specialist could I consult ?
Not obese ..
More info needed: How was this diagnosed and are you having any symptoms? The momentum can be easily removed with an open operation, and it might be possible via laparoscope, depending on the size of the momentum. The question is what symptoms are you having, there may be another problem as well. A general surgeon would be the one to consult. ...Read more
Is there a need to follow a strict diet plan after the removal of gallbladder..I.E..Eating low cholesterol diets, no meat..
No: Ignore whoever told you this unless it's your surgeon or an evidence-based clinician. Life's difficult enough without limiting yourself based on stuff you read on the internet. Best wishes. ...Read more
Bariatrics is the field of medicine dedicated to the study and management of obesity. Medical and surgical weight loss, treatment options, clinical research in obesity, and the general medical care of hospital patients who are severely overweight are all covered in this field. Almost a third of american patients suffer from obesity defined as a body mass index ...Read more
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