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Doctor insights on: Can You Drink Alcoholic Drinks After Gastric Bypass

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I need some answers about current symptoms I am having. I am a recovering alcoholic. I have only been sober for 11 days. I also had a gastric bypass in 2004. I was drinking a 5 liter box of wine a day and prior i was drinking vodka. Within the last 4

I need some answers about current symptoms I am having. I am a recovering alcoholic.  I have only been sober for 11 days.  I also had a gastric bypass in 2004.  I was drinking a 5 liter box of wine a day and prior i was drinking vodka.  Within the last 4

There is no ?: Unfortunately, both in the posting of questions and in our answers, we are limited to the space of a tweet. You need to find a shorter way to express yourself in asking a question. Am glad to hear you are working a program and have had 11 24 hours of sobriety. ...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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Can I still drink after i've had gastric bypass?

Can I still drink after i've had gastric bypass?

Very little: You may drink some non-carbonated alcohol. The absorption is rapid and effect is quick. There is some data that a small percentage might fall into alcohol abuse, since they get rapidly intoxicated, then quickly sober, then drink again, chasing the quick "high". Best to keep verylimited, like one half glass of wine. ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink beer after a gastric bypass surgery?

Is it ok to drink beer after a gastric bypass surgery?

May seem ok but not!: Following bariatric surgery, the risks of drinking alcohol include interference with the healing from the surgery as well as developing alcohol dependence. Check the following article: http://www.Ehow.Com/about_5389845_drinking-after-having-gastric-bypass.Html for more information. ...Read more

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Can i safely drink beer after a gastric bypass surgery?

Can i safely drink beer after a gastric bypass surgery?

Beer!: No, should not be drinking carbonated breverages because 1 you will feel uncomfortable from the gas and 2 they are empty calories that will make you regain weight. ...Read more

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Can people with gastric bypass surgery still drink caffeinated drinks?

Can people with gastric bypass surgery still drink caffeinated drinks?

Gastric bypass: Yes, though i strongly encourage my patients to give up caffeinated beverages. ...Read more

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Gastric bypass and alcohol. Lifetime of obesity. Qualify but dr says I have to be 6 months sober. Why? Is this a standard or should seek 2nd opinion.

Bypass & Alcohol: There is significant evidence that those who drink after bypass are much more likely to die, to be alcoholic or to have more significant consequences. Your doctor is trying to save your life. I would take their suggestion and be grateful for it. ...Read more

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Why no alcohol after gastric bypass surgery?

Why no alcohol after gastric bypass surgery?

Alcohol ; bypass: You can have alcohol after a bypass but in moderation. Keep in mind that sweet drinks can cause dumping syndrome. Also, your tolerance will be much less than before so be careful. Lastly, alcoholic drinks (like beer and wine) can contain a lot of calories and you can gain weight from drinking too much. ...Read more

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Gastric bypass 4 yrs ago w/ no weight loss. Type 2 diabetic, insulin dependent, heavy alcohol use. Could these issues totally negate the surgery?

No weight loss: Your weight loss failure can be due to poor diet, excessive alcohol intact, . You need your anatomy evaluated to see if it is intact, recommend follow up with your gastric bypass surgeon, nutritionist. ...Read more

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Diagnosed me with bile induced gastritis. Wants to do a gastric bypass. In my 40's,(5'4", 203), but isn't there a less invasive answer?

Diagnosed me with bile induced gastritis. Wants to do a gastric bypass. In my 40's,(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. Its 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

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