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What is the best unflavored protein powder after having gastric sleeve? One example GNC whey protein.

What is the best unflavored protein powder after having gastric sleeve? One example GNC whey protein.

One of the best...: Hard to say one is the very best, but I advise whey from grass fed-cows not given hormones or antibiotics processed at low temperature so the immunoglobulins ; other proteins are not denatured. My favorite is whey cool by designs for health: http://www. Rockwellnutrition. Com/p-designs-for-health-whey-cool-vanilla-organic-whey-protein
also consider hemp protein powder, . ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
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Gastric Sleeve (Definition)

Basically we take your stomach from the size of a football and cut in down to the size of a banana. And throw the excess stomach away. The sleeve has an expected weight loss of about 60-70% of your excess weight ...Read more


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After gastric sleeve I lost 26lbs in 4 weeks now im stalling. Only eating 500 cal a day or less. Is it because im barely getting enough protein&water?

After gastric sleeve I lost 26lbs in 4 weeks now im stalling. Only eating 500 cal a day or less. Is it because im barely getting enough protein&water?

Give it time.: You may stall along the way, as ultimately weight loss surgery is a long term weight management solution. But you should be in close contact with your registered dietitian throughout your weight loss journey. ...Read more

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I had gastric sleeve surgery and am experiencing low blood sugars in the 50's & 60's. I feel I am eating properly high protein/complex carbs?

I had gastric sleeve surgery and am experiencing low blood sugars in the 50's & 60's. I feel I am eating properly high protein/complex carbs?

Recovery support: It is possible you will auto regulate and these episodes will become less dramatic and less frequent. The surgery you had is a sudden change, ie decrease in the size of your stomach. The endocrine response to food may change more slowly. In the meantime, discuss with your doctors, monitor your blood sugars and eat a small amount of food more frequently. Be well. ...Read more

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Recently had gastric sleeve surgery. Can only drink mere ounces. Is there alternative prep?

Recently had gastric sleeve surgery. Can only drink mere ounces. Is there alternative prep?

No...: That is what the surgery is meant to do......it is doing it. Seems you should have been told about it. ...Read more

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Why is it important to avoid drinking from a straw after gastric sleeve surgery?

Why is it important to avoid drinking from a straw after gastric sleeve surgery?

Gas: Certain eating behaviors early after bariatric surgery can result in more bloating and discomfort. Typically we instruct patients to avoid chewing gum, sipping through straws, gulping food and liquids, and absolutely avoiding any carbonated drinks. The GI tract tends to be a little slower after surgery. This along with tissue swelling can result in gas accumulation and discomfort. ...Read more

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I am experiencing back pain (severity: moderate)right side, upper). When I drink water it hurts. Had gastric sleeve dec 2016. Just started tonight?

I am experiencing back pain (severity: moderate)right side, upper). When I drink water it hurts. Had gastric sleeve dec 2016. Just started tonight?

Pain in the: Stomach and lower esophagus may radiate to your back! Get this symptom checked out with a hands on "face to face" consultation! Hope this helps!
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How long after gastric sleeve surgery can you drink alcohol?

How long after gastric sleeve surgery can you drink alcohol?

Sleeve: You should stay away from alcohol at least 6 months after weight loss surgery for several reasons. Alcohol irritates the stomach whih may be detrimental in a recent gastric surgery. It promotes reflux which is more common after a sleeve. It has significant ammount of calories which will interfere with your weight loss. You can not predict how tou will react to alcohol after surgery. Recs may vary. ...Read more

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Gastric sleeve leak. Ct scan, endoscopy, and GI swallow test now shows no leak. When I drink blue dye it shows in jp drain...why.

Gastric sleeve leak. Ct scan, endoscopy, and GI swallow test now shows no leak. When I drink blue dye it shows in jp drain...why.

Leak: Despite the tests, you must still be leaking internally. Not all x-rays see everything & endoscopy will not see a small leak. Contact & see your surgeon ASAP. ...Read more

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Gastric sleeve leak...had CT scan, GI swallow test, and endoscopy and all show no leak. When drink blue dye it shows up on jp drain???? Why

Gastric sleeve leak...had CT scan, GI swallow test, and endoscopy and all show no leak. When drink blue dye it shows up on jp drain???? Why

Limits of studies: All above studies done to detect leak have their limitations and sometime clinical suspicion is the best test!!! Hopefully the leak is small because it did not show on all these tests. Typically situation like this can be managed without need for further operation unless patient is very sick (septic) however surgeon on the case can give the best opinion after evaluating the whole picture. ...Read more

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Why is it important to avoid carbonated drinks after gastric sleeve surgery?

Why is it important to avoid carbonated drinks after gastric sleeve surgery?

To avoid bloating: Carbonated drinks have 3 cans of air in one can of liquid. With a sleeve, that air expands and makes you bloated. More of the air gets in the small bowel and you get bloated. No evidence that it stretches out the sleeve. ...Read more

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After a gastric sleeve or gastric band surgery what is the best way to prevent or minimize loose and excess skin?

After a gastric sleeve or gastric band surgery what is the best way to prevent or minimize loose and excess skin?

Options are few: In younger individuals, excessive skin to some extent moulds itself, by toning the body with exercises along with application elastic bandages, most common way is by cosmetic surgery. Consult a plastic surgeon in your area. ...Read more

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Can you have excess skin after losing 100 lbs after gastric sleeve? How to best treat this?

Can you have excess skin after losing 100 lbs after gastric sleeve? How to best treat this?

Loose skin: If you lose a large amount of weight, chances are you will end up with at least some loose skin. There really isn't much you can do to prevent it. The younger you are, the more elastic your skin is, and the less likey you are to have baggy skin. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of the gas after gastric sleeve surgery?

Simethicone: Try liquid anti-gas preparations with simethicone to break up the gas bubbles in to smaller ones. It may relieve your symptoms. If not, call your surgeon for a more detailed evaluation and advice. ...Read more

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I am 26yrs old, BMI of 60 (from uk) have severe allergic asthma, due to have a gastric sleeve done. Is this best for me? They say a bypass is to risky

I am 26yrs old, BMI of 60 (from uk) have severe allergic asthma, due to have a gastric sleeve done. Is this best for me? They say a bypass is to risky

Maybe...: Again without examining you directly; commenting on your case is difficult. Please get with your physicians and plot out the appropriate course for your weight reduction! ...Read more

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What is the best option for headache mgmnt when you can't take nsaids and tramadol nor fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) work? I'm a gastric sleeve patient.

What is the best option for headache mgmnt when you can't take nsaids and tramadol nor fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) work? I'm a gastric sleeve patient.

See neurologist: Get specific diagnosis of what type of HA you have and medical alternatives. These may be migraines or cluster HA and need a totally different class of meds ...Read more

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How much can u eat with gastric sleeve?

1/2 a cup of food: Should eat 4oz meals at a time. This way you don't vomit or feel sick. Should eat this portion size at every sitting. If vomiting then eating to fast and taking to big of a bite. ...Read more

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I had a gastric sleeve 4 weeks aga when can I exercise?

I had a gastric sleeve 4 weeks aga when can I exercise?

At this point: Most surgeons including myself recommend waiting about 4 weeks prior to exercising after major surgery. Keep in mind every one is different so you really should just call your surgeon to confirm if it is okay to start exercising. Incidentally you are 1 month postop so you should be following up with your bariatric surgeon anyway. ...Read more

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Thinking of gastric sleeve? How do I decide if it is the right choice?

Gastric sleeve: We can not answer it for you without knowing your bmi, your other co existing conditions like high bp, diabetes and others and your family history
you should get educated about the procedure, talk to the surgeon and ask all the questions about what kind of results you will achieve and what the side effects are and do your own research about the procedure and the surgeon. ...Read more

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Please answer me. Is a gastric sleeve a good idea? What are your opinions?

Can be: This is one of several recognized bariatric procedures for weight loss. You will want to discuss with your surgeon his or her experience with this procedure vs others, such as gastric bypass, lap-band, etc. You should ask how many of these surgeries they have done and their success and complications rates. For the right patient, gastric sleeve can be a good option. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a gastric sleeve and an inverted gastric sleeve?

Read this article: Https://www. Drdkim. Net/procedures/david-kim-inverted-gastric-sleeve-dallas-tx/

Nothing different other than the suture line is oversewn to minimize leaks ...Read more

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Which is better gastric sleeve or lap band?

Sleeve: In most recent studies the sleeve has shown better weight loss and resolution of other illnesses such as diabetes. Keep in mind however that the sleeve is not reversible. The choice of the right operation is made by you in discussion with your surgeon. Great question. ...Read more

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What are the problems after gastric sleeve surgery, help!?

What are the problems after gastric sleeve surgery, help!?

Several things: Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy a surgical weight-loss procedure in which the stomach is reduced to about 25% of its original size. LSG has been reported to increase the risk of new onset gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) by altering the normal position of the sphincter at the gastroesophageal junction or in some cases, having the sleeve migrate into the chest. It is still safer than bypass ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of a lap band and a gastric sleeve?

Complicated: Fewer and fewer lap bands are being placed these days. The weight loss with them is not as consistent, they can slip, etc. A gastric sleeve has more reliable weight loss, though it is a bigger operation. I'd suggest having a conversation with a bariatric surgeon so that he/she can lay out all risks and benefits. Also, you'd get a chance to ask more questions. ...Read more

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Is it easier to have your baby before you start gastric sleeve surgery?

Is it easier to have your baby before you start gastric sleeve surgery?

Baby vs bari surgery: If you are typing this message, I gather you must be obese and trying to lose weight. With obesity, there are problems that can come with pregnancy. After your weight loss, those problems may become a lot less resulting in your pregnancy going better. ...Read more

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What are the chances of gastric sleeve surgery failing in the FIRST couple weeks/months? & how common does it happen?

Sleeve and diet: If by "failing, " you mean that your weight did not go down, it is possible. The procedure should be combined with a change in diet. Supervision by a knowledgeable nutritionist helps. The sleeve makes dieting to lose weight easier, but it doesn't make the weight go down by itself. Some people require a second procedure. Should discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is gastric sleeve good for weight loss?

Is gastric sleeve good for weight loss?

Yes: The procedure is fairly new and has risks as do all weight loss operations. In this case, the long-term data shows that some of them return to a normal sized stomach. As with all weight loss operations, they do best when the patient is willing to change their lifestyle. ...Read more

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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