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Can You Eat Salad After Gastric Bypass
Probably: Do not see any reason why not, but please check with your surgeon, who knows you well. ...Read more
Bread is hard: To eat after any weight loss surgery unless it is toasted and crunchy. The doughy breads get stuck and do not go away quickly. Toasted breads with "melt" with saliva and, if it gets stuck, will eventually go away. Avoid raw bread, toast it. Really should limit bread intake though. Focus on hard, solid protein like fish and chicken. ...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
I used to eat roux and had gastric bypass 8 years ago. I lost 120 lbs in a year. In the succeeding years, I have gained back 45 lbs. What should I do?
Regain weight bypass: There are many reasons why you may have regained weight. It can be your habits like eating too much, poor food choices, not enough exercise, etc., or it can be an anatomical problem with a stretched pouch, a dilated anastomosis, a gastro-gastric fistula, or some combination of all of these. You need to see a bariatric surgeon that specializes in revisions and get an UGI and egd. ...Read more
Is it ok to eat pickles while on a gastric bypass 2week pre op diet since it has no cals, carbs fats or surgar?
Ask your surgeon: It is probably ok to eat pickles 2 weeks prior to your bypass. However, every surgeon has their own protocol and sometimes can be very particular about it. It is better to ask your surgeon and be safe rather than risk having your surgery postponed because you were craving a pickle. ...Read more
First week post surgery eating? What can you eat within the first week of having gastric bypass surgery?
Liquids/softer foods: The first week post-op typically is liquids and "full liquids". Full liquids are the consistency of pudding. This usually lasts for about 4 weeks post-op & depends on your bariatric program. ...Read more
I'm 4 months out of gastric bypass surgery, is there way your ouch can stretch so you eat more and won't lose weight?
Bariatric surgery: Yes. Of course. Many fail by eating too much and too often. ...Read more
When I eat too close to bedtime I wake up with acid going into my lungs. I had a gastric bypass 14 yrs ago. What is going on?
Acid reflux: Acid reflux and or regurgitation is the transit of gastric contents (acid, digestive enzymes, bile) back up the esophagus. Common risk factors include lying down or bending over after eating or drinking, hiatal hernia, and impaired esophageal motility. Eating or drinking too much to close to lying down is also a risk of reflux. Stop eating or drinking at least 2 hours before bedtime. ...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. Hardest thing = finding ; sustaining motivation 2recover. Http//www. Anad. Org. ...Read more
Had gastric bypass-gained half of weight list back, but I still can't eat normally, & I seldom get hungry. Can't eat meat or much fruit. Any thoughts?
Eat solids, no sips: Weight regain after bypass is usually due to eating foods that go down comfortably. There is a tendency to fall into a pattern o slider foods (soups), sipping with food, and snacks. In essence you are defeating the surgery to lose weight, you need to eat foods that pack the pouch (bread, chicken, etc) and fill you up. Don't drink with or after meals or you will wash food down. ...Read more
8-9 calories per lb: We have been doing indirect calorimetey on postop bariatric patients. We are finding a total metabolism of about 8-9 calories per pound. So, if you are now 200 lb, them you would ear about 1700 cal per day to maintain your weight. If you wanted to lose wt, then you can eat 1200-1400 cal per day. Eating 400 fewer cal per day would allow you to lose 1 pound in 9 days (3500 cal for 1 lb). ...Read more
Get an endoscopy: A few things can cause upper chest or abdominal pain several years after a bypass. A marginal ulcer can occur at the anastomosis. The symptoms would occur more frequently after meals. Pain is usually the main symptom. A stricture could also occur, which would typically result from an ulcer. Have your symptoms evaluated with an upper scope. In the meantime use an OTC med like Prilosec or Nexium (esomeprazole). ...Read more
No matter what I eat or how much I eat I get nauseated. I had gastric bypass surgery 18 months ago. What could be causing my nausea?
Gallstones or ulcer: Nausea after gastric bypass is not normal. Most common is small stones or sludge in gallbladder. Also consider ulcer (must avoid aspirins and tobacco). Less common might include bowel obstruction, medication-related, and constipation. Of course, you will need to see your doctor about this. Good luck. ...Read more
I had gastric bypass about 8 years ago. In the past year I have pain throughout my body unable to eat any animal product and major weight loss help!
Bariatric surgery fo: It would help if you coud discuss this with the bariatric surgeon that did the procedure, and also consult a dietitian. ...Read more
Had gastric bypass 2 yrs ago. Health problems more now than before surgery. How come veins show dark all over my body? Can't gain weight and I eat.
Not enough info: You may have several problems going on and should consult with your doctor. YOU may need an ultrasound to look at your veins, but better to get seen first ...Read more
No, but not uncommon:
Follow up with surgeon. Tested for h. Pylori? Can cause ulcers. Marginal ulcers usually on the intestinal side of the anastomosis (seam) not rare. Needs follow up, especially if interfering with oral intake, or if vomiting (a big deal).
See your doc. ...Read more
Ok, wondering if I need revision. Had gastric bypass, lost 100, gained 50 back. Can't eat meat, except for ground beef. Still throw up of eat too much?
No: Likely need to modify your eating habits to accomodate your new stomach size. ...Read more
I had the gastric bypass on 11/03 never had a problem had a baby in 12/13. I have been having stomach pains right after I eat. What can I do?
I had gastric bypass 6/2012 and today I am having minor surgery. My blood sugar is 46 they said not to eat after midnight but I don't have a stomach. Can I eat something or no? I'm worried
Hypoglycemia: Okay to treat your hypoglycemia with small glucose tablet, turn off your Insulin pump, lower long acting Insulin in preparation for surgery. The requirement to not eat, to have an empty stomach for surgery is for safety with control of your airway and anesthesia. Avoiding aspiration is essential to safe surgery. Be well. ...Read more
Hello, I have been on Narcotic medication for about 10yr for Chronic Intractable pain. What vitamins/amino acids are being depleted? I had Gastric Bypass in 2010 to reduce weight on my spine. Issue=absorbtion. What do I eat to make sure I absorb meds?
Bypass: B12 and Folate are often sacrificed in Gastric Bypass and I would consider supplementing that. As to medications, I would talk to your doctor. I do not see your meds listed. Medications with or without Gastric Bypass have different absorption. Some with foods or not and some interact with different medications. ...Read more
Depends: If you mean immediately, it will more than likely uncomfortable. If you mean in the long run, then you may have issues with stamina, and there could be some minor discomfort. You should discuss this with your bariatric surgeon. Your nutrition will be in question for certain amounts of exercise. Perhaps you need to consult additionally, a nutritionist, sports trainer or sports doctor. Be caref. ...Read more
Bypass problems: Hard to answer without knowing your problems. Constipation would be from not drinking enough. Abdominal cramps, smelly stools/gas may be from bacterial overgrowth. Upper abdominal pain may be from an ulcer in your pouch. Left upper abd pain may be from an internal hernia. You should see your surgeon. ...Read more
Mini gastric bypass: The mini gastric bypass is not endorsed by any asmbs or any of the top academic bariatric surgery programs in the country. It is safe, but it is basically a billroth 2 operation which can cause bile reflux. The fix for that problem is a roux-en-y gastric bypass meaning that for 50 years we have known that a roux-en-y is better than a billroth 2. The b2 is just easier for the surgeon to do. ...Read more
It is effective: If you do the research it is one of the most prescribed diet pills. It has a few side effects, but is one of the most prescribed diet pills out there. I would suggest that people who are looking to start it look up its mechanism of action and risks. If it falls within the range of safety for the individual definitely it can be taken ...Read more
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