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Autoimmune Disease Caused By Gastric Bypass
In auto immune disease the enemy is from with in . As name implies "auto" is self and "immune " is immune system . One 's own immune system for unknown reason turns against self and destroys or damages tissues or cells . List of auto immune disease are many and growing . End result is destruction of of tissues such as thyroid , pancreas or cells such as white ...Read more
Mom/echo show hypertensive heart disease grade1last year, can it be reversed after gastric bypass? She had HTN with meds, now v. low pressure no meds, why
Syndrome X: Your mom's obesity was causing HTN, which in turn was stressing her heart. After gastric bypass & weight loss, the BP improved, so she's off medications — good! However, the structural changes on the heart from the stress will take longer to reverse, if at all. Time frame is 6 months to 10+ years. Some BP meds actually help this remodeling; others hinder it. tTYD or use HealthTap Prime to discuss. ...Read more
Typically not. : Typically, having gastric bypass surgery would not cause a hiatal hernia, however, obesity could. The hiatus is a natural opening in the body. Being overweight naturally stretches at this opening, causing the opening to enlarge and eventually becoming a hernia. Like taking a styrofoam cup and sticking a pencil thru it and start turning the pencil. The hole gets bigger and bigger. ...Read more
What would cause intrinsic factor to dissipate or not bind to elements in digestion, assuming no hereditary factors or gastric bypass?
Since the gastric sleeve can cause complication with a sarcoidosis patient. Is the gastric bypass better to have done with sarcoidosis?
sleeve ; sarcoidosis: Neither one (bypass or sleeve) is better than the other with respect to sarcoidosis. Studies have shown that people on immunosuppressive therapy can safely undergo either operation. I would just decide which operation is best for you. In a healthy ; moderately obese person, either operation is fine. If you have gerd, diabetes, or have a bmi over 50, bypass is preferred. ...Read more
I had gastric bypass in 2007. I have a severe eating disorder. I eat till I'm so sick I can't stand up. What kind of dr can I see for thi?
Envision Ur Recovery: Ideally, treatment would include careful medical ; mental health assessment, followed by individualized treatment involving medical ; nutritional support, plus long-term individual ; family psychotherapy. From mental health perspective, conditions like depression ; anxiety would be treated ; treatment might include meds. The Hardest thing = finding ; sustaining motivation 2recover. Http//www.anad.org. ...Read more
Major surgery: Having gastric bypas surgery is a mjor undertaking and requires the person to have stable cardiac function, stable lung function, and yes, stable mental health. Mental health willplay a large role in the eventaul succes of gatric bypass, so it is importatn to be mentally sound to get this surgery, so a person will have the best possible outcomes. ...Read more
Friend 31,had gastric bypass nov. Now fainting 2-3 times a week.5-20 mintues.had mri, cat,doc finds nothing.possible cause?
May be hypoglycemia: A possible cause is hypoglycemia. This is often relieved by an appropriate diet. A nutritionist with the bariatric surgery program is the first step. If the problem persists, it could represent pancreatic problems and will need an evaluation by the bariatric surgeon or a gastroenterologist. ...Read more
My veins are really dark and show throughout my whole body. Could this be a cause for concern? Have had bad health since gastric bypass surgery!
Weight loss: The veins may be more visible from the weight loss. The benefits of the weight loss however far outweigh the risks of the excess weight. It depends on of course how much weight you've lost, when you had the bypass, and your medical conditions. I would suggest you call your surgeon for a follow-up evaluation and see if they have any suggestions. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Cramps: It is possible that you may have developed a nutritional deficiency and that can cause you to have muscle cramps. It's best to see your surgeon and have your bloodwork checked. ...Read more
No: Bowing of your legs is due, most likely, to arthritis, not to the gastric surgery. Increased weight can cause increased joint wear and changes in your mechanical axis. The weight reduction likely is currently reducing your symptoms, but arthritis and mechanical axis malalignment is common in the general population in your age group. ...Read more
I am a 28yo woman, 2yr. Post op gastric bypass. I am often nauseas & go days vomiting keeping. Only liquids down. What could be the cause? Dr says im fine
Possible stricture: If the nausea and vomiting have been occuring since surgery it may be your gastric pouch was made to small. If the symptoms are more recent, there is the possibility of an anastomotic stricture or marginal ulceration. Evaluation of the bypass anatomy with an upper endoscopy or an UGI study would be appropriate. ...Read more
After having gastric bypass surgery in December 2016, I now have a hiatal hernia. Could this be the cause of slow weight loss?
Possible reflux: Many gastric bypass patients experience alteration in GI emptying due to their new surgical connections. When ingested food then regurgitates or refluxes, burning or chest discomfort may result. Talk to your physicians about whether an acid blocker medicine should be tried or further investigation is warranted. Typically, uncomplicated hiatal hernias do not alter efforts at weight loss however. ...Read more
Had Gastric Bypass. Always been a slow loser. On Prozac (fluoxetine). Can Prozac (fluoxetine) cause me to lose weight slower than those not on it who had weight loss surgery?
I had small sliding hiatal hernia 4/12. 3/27/13 I was hit from behind in car accident with seatbelt on 4/2/13 had gastric bypass surgery; found large paraesophageal hernia. Can the accident cause this?
It is possible: It is possible, but difficult to know 100%. It would be helpful to know how large the hernia was at the time if you gastric bypass, something your surgeon would know. You should see your surgeon anyway to help guide you on what to do about the paraesophageal hernia. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Had Gastric Bypass. EGD clear. Ultrasound shows sludge in gallbladder. Can sludge still cause me pain in my right side and extreme nausea after eating?
Possibly.: Usually sludge in the gallbladder doesn't cause pain (gallstones can). However, it may be that your gallbladder isn't functioning properly. The best test to have done is a HIDA with cholecystokinin (a special nuclear medicine test that tells whether the gallbladder empties properly). Your primary care doctor can order this, or your surgeon. If positive, taking the gallbladder out can help. ...Read more
Lack of what vitamins can cause cracked lips? Since I had gastric bypass (5 yrs ago), my lips have been chronically cracked. It's really bad. I take all my vitamins. Labs ok. Do I need more vitamins?
May be food allergy: Riboflavin (b2), zinc, or iron deficiency can cause cheilosis (cracked corners of mouth), so it may help to take higher doses of these due to possible absorption problems. Check with your doc. In addition to what's been said, you could have a chronic food allergy causing your cracked lips. Common causes include gluten/gliadin (wheat), dairy, soy, and eggs. An elimination diet may help. ...Read more
Gastric bypass with hiatal hernia repair done wed-off painkillers-vomiting (no nausea) a fecal like material-more coming out then going in-cause?
See your surgeon: The cause could be something normal during the post-op healing from a bypass, but it could also represent a problem. If you are not able to keep yourself hydrated, then you need IV fluids and medical attention. I definitely recommend contacting your bariatric surgeon for further evaluation. ...Read more
I had gastric bypass in 2004. Recently found out I have a "small hiatal hernia". Could this be the cause of nausea, vomiting, stomach pain?
Diagnosed me with bile induced gastritis. Wants to do a gastric bypass. In my 40s, (5'4", 203), but isn't there a less invasive answer?
Options: Probably theist popular weight loss operation at the moment is a sleeve gastrectomy. It's not really less invasive, but has less potential for long term side effects. There are also some newer endoscopic therapies, but they are not so effective. Ask your doctor if a consultation with a Bariatric surgeon is appropriate. Hope this helps! ...Read more
.five bite diet. I can't afford the gastric bypass surgery thought I'd try this and guess what I've lost over 75lbs! I feel great! But is this safe?
Weight loss : You may have lost weight on this diet and it may have worked for you! I don't think it is healthy, because you are missing out on nutrients, because you are eating such low volume of food. Unless you are taking some high-powered organic, food supplements, I believe, long term side effects would be hair loss, brittle nails, saggy skin. Rethink this concept. See a dietician and a doctor ...Read more
No one must.: It may be advised for difficult obesity situations, and of course, beneficial for some patients; but they should have appropriate treatment with conservative methods, ie eating management and exercise; also drug management; before they proceed with surgical intervention. I have had a few patients lose and maintain a weight loss of over 100 lbs without surgical intervention. ...Read more
Talk to your Surgeon: This is something that should be discussed with your surgeon. Some surgeons like to keep their patients on liquids for 2 to 3 weeks after their gastric bypass procedure whereas others will feed them small amount of solid foods a little sooner. It's important that you follow up with your surgeon and see what he recommends. ...Read more
Tough question: It depends on the type of surgery you had (traditional roux-en-y, sleeve procedure, or banding). In general, you usually get one shot with the surgical procedures except the band. If your band was removed for some reason, it is likely it could be replaced. A gastric bypass specialist could review your specific circumstances. ...Read more
Obesity, and...: Obesity is the main health problem to qualify. Bmi (body mass index) >40, or >35 with associated health problems such as diabetes, sleep apnea, hypertension. Formerly had to be "morbidly obese" >100 pounds (45 kg) over ideal body weight. Bmi=wt (kg)/sqht (meters). Can be thrown off if very muscular. Measures weight not amount of fat. ...Read more
Be supportive: The best answer is that this is an individual choice. The best outcomes in bariatric surgery are with those patients who are highly motivated, understand the risks, and who make the choice themselves. The best thing your friend needs is your support and understanding. Provide this, and he/she will have the best advice you can give. ...Read more
Please state your question. It may be better to take it up with your primary care provider, who knows your health history.
For good health — Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
The immune system developed to tell our own, normal cells (self) from foreign and abnormal cells (non-self). This lets the immune system eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells from our body without harming normal cells. Sometimes the immune system fails to tell self from non-self and it attacks normal cells, for example in ...Read more
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