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Do hypno gastric bands really work?

Lots: You need an evaluation to see why and which issue and to treat it. I am sorry. ...Read more

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Is it true that gastric bands and bypasses are no longer available on nhs?

Is it true that gastric bands and bypasses are no longer available on nhs?

Depends: If by nhs you mean usa national health service (not a native american reservation) providers, probably not true, but also not available. These are services are primarily in low income, rural, and underserved areas and consist almost exclusively of primary care doctors, not specialized bariatric surgeons. To my knowledge, it is not an insurance plan, but a way to get care to outlying areas. ...Read more

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What is more effective, better to the skin and works well .. Having a liposuction before or after a gastric sleeve ?

What is more effective, better to the skin and works well .. Having a liposuction before or after a gastric sleeve ?

After: Liposuction is just to improve the contour not to help with overall weight loss. So once you reach your ideal weight and if you still have localized fat , you may consider liposuction. ...Read more

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I need help. I tried every diet but didn't work, now i want to choose between gastric band and liposuction. Which one is better and why (pro and cons)?

I need help. I tried every diet but didn't work, now i want to choose between gastric band and liposuction. Which one is better and why (pro and cons)?

Depending on the : amount of weight you want to lose will influence your choice. Liposuction is really designed for patients close to their ideal weight, but can't get off the fatty tissue after diet and exercise. If you have lipo and gain weight the fatty tissue will enlarge in other areas. gastric bypass is for patients with obesity that don't respond to diet and exercise. Hope that helps ...Read more

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I want to lose weight , is gastric band right choice for me , I have try weight watcher it work for a while and then I couldn't afford it and I gain 3?

I want to lose weight , is gastric band right choice for me , I have try weight watcher it work for a while and then I couldn't afford it and I gain 3?

Only you can say: I used to practice Bariatric surgery and this was one if the hardest topics to educate patients on. First the question to ask is whether or not you need weight loss surgery. A BMI over 40 or over 35 with medical problems such as diabetes, HTN, or sleep apnea to name a few. The specific choice of operation cannot be done justice in this format. The Lap Band operation is the least effective option. ...Read more

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Bad gastric reflux. Wake up coughing and coughing and gagging. At work I cough and gag, what to do?

Bad gastric reflux. Wake up coughing and coughing and gagging. At work I cough and gag, what to do?

Elevate the bed: Take a proton pump inhibitor in the morning before breakfast, then an h2 blocker at night before bed. But elevate the head and the bed with bricks, books, or get a mattress wedge. Pillows do not work. ...Read more

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How well does chemoradiation for gastric cancer work?

How well does chemoradiation for gastric cancer work?

Fair: Chemo therapy with RT used shrink large tumors pre op. 3 cycles of chemotherapy are given before surgery and again post surgery.. Commonly used drug combinations are ECF and ECX. ECF contains epirubicin, cisplatin and fluorouracil. ECX contains epirubicin, cisplatin and capecitabine (Xeloda). Side effects include drop in WBC, diarrhea and hair loss. Stage Ia survival is 70%. Stage IV is 5 ...Read more

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Is eno actually worse for gastric gas. I felt more gas after drinking. Is that how it works?

Is eno actually worse for gastric gas. I felt more gas after drinking. Is that how it works?

Yes - it works by : Allowing you to belch or burp out gas. Eno is a fruit salt antacid used to decrease bloating. Eno releases trapped gas which can then be discharged by belching. Eno neutralizes excess stomach acid. ...Read more

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For what reason wouldn't gastric bypass work on some people?

For what reason wouldn't gastric bypass work on some people?

Gastric bypass fail: In order for a gastric bypass to work, the patient must do their part which is to eat healthy food, eat the right portions, and exercise. The operation helps with eating the right portions, but it doesn't dictate what you eat. You can eat junk food, not exercise, and defeat a gastric bypass. Also, overeating can stretch the pouch and make it easier to eat more food. ...Read more

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