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Birth Control Choices And The Gastric Bypass Patient
Soda: Carbonated soda is bad for everyone. Regular soda has way too much sugar. Diet soda has sugar substitutes that are bad for you. So soda isn't good for anyone. For bypass patients, the co2 gas can build up in the gastric remnant and you can't burp that out. This can cause discomfort, but will eventually get absorbed. I tell my patients not to drink soda anymore. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more
Yes: Regaining weight frequently happens. It used to be thought that it had to do with enlargement of the gastric pouch, but more recent studies suggest that it is related to a gradual widening of the gastrojejunal anastomosis (the joining between the stomach pouch and small intestine that is created). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
No it doesn't work: No..You need to lern to eat correctly..For some pointer see www.Weighstation.Net hope this helps. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gastric bypass patients are more likely to develop gallstones later on after surgery. How can this be prevented?
What is the best way to treat anemia for a pregnant patient with gastric bypass surgery 7 years ago?
B12 and Fe : Gastric bypass is associated with vit B12 deficiency which is secondary to loss of intrinsic factor secreted by the stomach along with fe (iron) deficiency which is absorbed by the duodenum. Moreover during pregnancy the blood volume increase to support the fetal circulation thus lead to dilutional anemia. The best approach is to receive vit B12 and fe replacements. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there new recommendations on how many grams fats, carbs, protein and calories should be consumed daily, for post gastric bypass patients? I'm 9 years out and want to start tracking my intake again. I've gained nearly 30 pounds back. I'm female, 53 yea
What's the vitamin(s) requirement for pregnant gastric bypass patients? Adding a pre-natal on top of the vitamins i already take seems too much. Surgery was over five years ago. All blood work ok.
I know gastric bypass surgery is a great weight loss tool, but can patients take diet pill to help speed things up?
Yes and no: most reliable at losing 10% and changing diabetes, metabolic disorders. AND...has high risk of complications from malabsorption, even pancreatitis, and the usual surgical complications of bleeding, infection, pain, scarring. consider a psychological approach. with finding triggers of overeating and dealing with them https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1775472781/1708440999?token=378a5145 ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
I am 25 years. I weigh 224 an I am thinking about doing a gastric bypass to lose weight. Do u think that's a good choice for me?
Gastric bypass: That depends on your height. If you are 5'3" and have no medical problems, you would qualify. If you are 5'7" and have medical problems like diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, asthma, gerd, etc., you would also still qualify. It is all dependent on your body mass index (bmi). You need a bmi greater than 40 if healthy, or greater than 35 if you have medical problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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