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Does Gastric Bypass Affect Thyroid
Gastric bypass: Well, yes and no. I have never seen anyone complain of problems of their mouth after gastric bypass (over 5000 patients). However, I have had many patients say that food tasted differently after having surgery, and that some foods they used to love eating tasted terrible to them after having surgery. So, your taste buds may be affected after surgery. ...Read more
Snesthesia specific: Patient's who qualify for bariatric surgery are already at risk for sleep apnea and collapsed lungs. Why make things worse by triggering constriction of airways? I know of many bariatric surgeons who refuse surgery on smokers. Remember, post-surgical instructions are very strict so you have to demonstrate the ability to change unhealthy behaviors prior to surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had gastric bypass in 2005 and the past 4 months every time i wash my hair i see hair lose it is more than just a few hairs my hair is getting thin?
May be nutrition : Gastric bypass changes how much food you eat and how you up short. Over time, it is possible to get too little of certain essential nutrients. This can result in hair changes and loss of hair. See your doctor for a full checkup to see if you need some type of supplement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gastric bypass 4 yrs ago.1 yr ago throidectomy TSH &t4 normal T3 low always feel sick low vitamin d no energy or strength what's the problem?
Potential risks: Gastric bypass is a major surgery - never to be approached casually. As with any major surgery, there exist complications - even the possibility of dying! on the other hand, when a person has multiple "co-morbidities" of obesity (diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, etc.), the benefits may outweigh the risks. Talk to your doctor, your family, and yourself as you make this important choice. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No one must.: It may be advised for difficult obesity situations, and of course, beneficial for some patients; but they should have appropriate treatment with conservative methods, ie eating management and exercise; also drug management; before they proceed with surgical intervention. I have had a few patients lose and maintain a weight a weight loss of of over 100 lbs without surgical intervention. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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