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What are easy ways to keep up with protein after gastric bypass?

What are easy ways to keep up with protein after gastric bypass?

Nutrition: If you have had a gastric bypass in the last 3-6 months I would go with protein shakes or pureed lean chicken,fish,meat. If > 6months than well masticated of the above. Dr. A ...Read more

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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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Is it ok to take a small does of ibuprophen (one 200 mg) ) as a post gastric bypass patient?

Post Bariatric Surg: Yes. That is the simple answer. But, if with that dose you feel any burning or acid or increase of pain then in your case it may not be so safe. ...Read more

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Which vitamins can someone with gastric bypass take?

Which vitamins can someone with gastric bypass take?

Vitamins: Vitamin supplementation is extremely important after gastric bypass and there is a handful of comercially available vitamins specially formulated for bariatric patients. ...Read more

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Can someone who has had a gastric bypass take fenphedra?

It is effective: If you do the research it is one of the most prescribed diet pills. It has a few side effects, but is one of the most prescribed diet pills out there. I would suggest that people who are looking to start it look up its mechanism of action and risks. If it falls within the range of safety for the individual definitely it can be taken ...Read more

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How long would recovery for laparoscopic gastric bypass take?

Recovery: Most of my patients are back to work in 2-3 weeks. No heavy lifting or strenuous activity for six weeks. ...Read more

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Is it ok to open the cymbolta capsule and take the medication inside? I have had a gastric bypass and can not take capsules.

Is it ok to open the cymbolta capsule and take the medication inside? I have had a gastric bypass and can not take capsules.

Not recommended: I usually write for liquid formulations with gastric bypass patients. Capsules are ot recommended because of the surgery. Ask you prescriber for a liquid or of a similar drug. ...Read more

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Can a gastric bypass patient take correctol laxitive?

Can a gastric bypass patient take correctol laxitive?

Short term : Constipation is fairly common after gastric bypass. Correctal laxative is ok for a short course. Long term constipation is best managed with fiber or miralax (polyethylene glycol). ...Read more

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What is best calcium to take following gastric bypass surgery?

What is best calcium to take following gastric bypass surgery?

Chew calcium citrate: Calcium citrate is the form best absorbed after a gastric bypass. Make sure it's a chewable form, and that you chew it thoroughly. Since iron, magnesium, and calcium all "fight" to be absorbed in the small intestine, please space these minerals at least 1 hour apart. Not taking calcium (2000 mg a day = two 500-600 mg tablets twice a day) will rob your bones of calcium and give you osteoporosis. ...Read more

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I've had gastric bypass so I can't have NSAIDs. What can I take for a migraine that has lasted 10 days?

I've had gastric bypass so I can't have NSAIDs. What can I take for a migraine that has lasted 10 days?

Migraine and NSAIDS: You must ask your Dr. this question. Need more information on the details of your migraine before I could give better answer. Just developed them or had for long time. What other things have worked for you that are not NSAIDS. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take to recover from gastric bypass?

A few months: Gastric bypass is a life altering operation and a patient may have an 80% recovery in 3 months but it may take over 6 months to reach a 90% recovery. However you must be aware that you may never be like you were before sugery, but that is the purpose ! you not only have to recover from the operation itself but must adjust to the anatomical and physiological changes that have occurred. ...Read more

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After gastric bypass, does the body absorb tablets and pills differently?

Capsule & pills: Well, bypass patients should open capsules and crush pills so in theory, if that is done, the absorption should be about the same. ...Read more

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Protein (Definition)

Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...Read more


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