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Can I drink alcohol after bariatric surgery?

Can I drink alcohol after bariatric surgery?

No alcohol for 1 yr: Unfortunately with weight loss surgery, you become very sensitive to alcohol. It is due to the fact that your body surface area is much smaller plus your liver becomes much more sensitive to alcohol. So any kind of alcohol intake can be dangerous. I usually recommend that the patient wait at least 1 year before drinking any alcohol. Also alcohol has a lot of empty calories. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Kuhn
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Weight Loss Surgery (Definition)

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


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Should i drink alcohol after tendon surgery?

Should i drink alcohol after tendon surgery?

Post op: Ask your surgeon about any postoperative restrictions. Usually there is restriction on alcohol use for several days after any surgical procedure, definitely if pain medication or sedation is involved. ...Read more

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Can i drink alcohol after 1 week of stye surgery? And do i still have to apply warm compress?

Can i drink alcohol after 1 week of stye surgery? And do i still have to apply warm compress?

Yes: There is no risk to alcohol consumption one week after stye surgery. By one week you should not need warm compresses any more. If the healing is not well along the way by this time, then have the ophthalmologist who did the surgery re-check things. ...Read more

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How soon can i drink alcohol -normally after chalazion removal surgery (eyelid)?

How soon can i drink alcohol -normally  after chalazion removal surgery (eyelid)?

The next day: Assuming that the procedure was simply to remove a chalazion with no complications, then you can imbibe the next day. However if the need to drink is so strong that you are counting the days, you might consider whether you control the alcohol or it controls you. ...Read more

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Its been 18 days since i had surgery in my appendix is it okay if i drink alcohol already?

Its been 18 days since i had surgery in my appendix is it okay if i drink alcohol already?

No problem: assuming you have no other contraindication to drinking alcohol, it should not be a problem at this point. Please drink responsibly ...Read more

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Will alcohol cause mitral valve repair to deteriorate, cause leakage again .I had mitral valve repair surgery. Can i drink alcohol once recovered?

Will alcohol cause mitral valve repair to deteriorate, cause leakage again .I had mitral valve repair surgery. Can i drink alcohol once recovered?

Cardiomyopathy: Alcohol is not likely to directly effect a repaired valve. However, heavy alcohol usage can cause alcoholic cardiomyopathy. This toxic effect injures the heart muscle, diminishes the muscle function, and dilates the heart. Dilation of the heart causes valves to leak. "echocardiogram may show enlarged heart chambers, leaking valves, and reduced pumping efficiency" http://goo.Gl/po8vcu. ...Read more

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When after back surgery can I drink alcohol?

Depends: Don't drink alcohol until your wound has healed and you are fully off of narcotics and muscle relaxants. These meds are not to be taken with alcohol. And as always....Moderation is the key. One glass of wine after a month may be okay but several drinks is usually not a good idea. Speak to your md for detailed info regarding your specific case. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol 10 hours after taking one 10-325mg Percocet? It was rx'd for recent surgery, but I only take it in the AM for PT.

Can I drink alcohol 10 hours after taking one 10-325mg Percocet? It was rx'd for recent surgery, but I only take it in the AM for PT.

No: Alcohol is a poison and it never did any body any good. Stay from it. 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. 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. ...Read more

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I had to have mitral valve repair surgery done 2 weeks ago, bc i had a leaking mitral valve. Can i drink alcohol ever again ..21 years old.

Yes.....: Clear this with you surgeon and cardiologist/ internist / doctor first. Alcohol may adversely interact with some of the medications you might be taking. Drink minimal and seldom, regardless of your recent surgery. ...Read more

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Had mitral valve repair surgery 6months ago..If i drink alcohol will it have harmful effects on heart since i had surgery to fix leaking heart valve?

Had mitral valve repair surgery 6months ago..If i drink alcohol will it have harmful effects on heart since i had surgery to fix leaking heart valve?

Heart valve surgery: It is important to follow your surgeon and other doctors advice concerning diet and alcohol consumption. If you have forgotten the advice then call your doctors office and ask for clarification of the advice. ...Read more

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My son had bariatric surgery six days ago he is only drinking liquids for the next two weeks he has a clear niwrl movement and.Very frequently is this?

My son had bariatric surgery six days ago he is only drinking liquids for the next two weeks he has a clear niwrl movement and.Very frequently is this?

See below: This is a question best addressed to his surgeon in this immediate post-operative period. If you only drink liquids you are most likely only going to produce liquid stools. ...Read more

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Is there any risk to bariatric surgery? Would I still be able to lift weights? Drink? Would GERD go away? Would it be recommended with IBS?

Is there any risk to bariatric surgery?  Would I still be able to lift weights?  Drink?  Would GERD  go away?  Would it be recommended with IBS?

Yes, yes, no, no,and: no, but only in a general sense. All surgical procedures carry risk to different degrees in every patient. Consult with a bariatric specialist for specific considerations in your individual case. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol after recovery from hepatitis?

What is the upside?: What is the upside of drinking alcohol with a damaged liver? ...Read more

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Can i drink alcohol after taking fluconozol 150 mg tablet ?

Can i drink alcohol after taking fluconozol 150 mg tablet ?

No: Both can can increase the risk of liver injury, combining them can increase the risk. ...Read more

Dr. Gregg Albers
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Alcohol Consumption (Definition)

Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more


Dr. Kenneth Foreman
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Bariatrics (Definition)

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