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Gastric Bypass Maintenance Diet
Hello new gastric bypass post-op curious about herpes medication if it is allowed for maintenance or outbreaks? Or lysine is that allowed?
Refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
The 5 bite diet is supposed to get results like from a gastric bypass without the actual surgery. Any opinions to that extent?
Wt gain after bypass: You need to get re-engaged with your weight loss program where you had surgery (assuming they offer a support program). Patients who attend support groups are more successful than those who do not attend. There may also be an anatomical reason why you have gained weight like an enlarged gastric pouch, an enlarged anastomosis, or both, which can be corrected with revisional surgery. ...Read more
Is there a diet that I can go on to shrink my gastric bypass pouch back down to the size that it was. Have lost over 200+ want to go another 50 lbs.?
Probably not: Diet alone will not shrink the pouch. However, limiting your portion sizes should help. Be sure you are limiting high fat foods and carbohydrates. Most people eat too much of these. If you limit them you should lose weight. Also, are you exercising? If you walk daily it should help with weight loss. Be sure to talk with your doctor about a good goal weight. Good luck! ...Read more
..five bite diet. I can't afford the gastric bypass surgery thought I'd try this and guess what I've lost over 75lbs! I feel great! But is this safe?
Weight loss: You may have lost weight on this diet and it may have worked for you! I don't think it is healthy, because you are missing out on nutrients, because you are eating such low volume of food. Unless you are taking some high powered organic, food supplements, I believe, long term side effects would be hair loss, brittle nails, saggy skin. Rethink this concept. See a dietician and a doctor ...Read more
Gastric bypass: All forms of weight loss surgery: lap band - gastric bypass do better for weight loss than any medicine. ...Read more
Could you tell me what are considered "clear" liquids on the pre-op diet for gastric bypass surgery?
Broth, some jello, popsicles
no milk products
no solids. ...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
I am on antipsychotics gained weight I have diet exercise no luck while on it doc won't take me off thinking of lapband or gastric bypass?
Stay on meds!:
I know u asked about surg, but meds first. Anger issues: I can see why your doc would want you to stay on your meds. However, none of the meds listed are antipsychotics, so I am confused. Phentermine, while for wt loss, can make anger worse. See if doc will try metformin instead. And instead of the clonazepam, what was your antipsychotic? Is there a less fatty one? Or it with metformin?
Be well. ...Read more
Is the mini gastric bypass (no surgery) from roca labs usa any good? I have dieted, exercised, and starved myself I need to lose weight and this seems like it would help.
Unfortunately: Unfortunately I am unable to provide you with an answer. This question is best handled by a general surgeon who specializes in bariatric surgery, rather than by a vascular surgeon. The word "bypass" is usually associated with vascular, and so that is why your question was directed towards me. ...Read more
I had a gastric bypass 2 weeks ago and now I am on the puree diet and since then I have a pain in my shoulder and upper chest and my kidneys plz help?
See your surgeon: You need to see your surgeon to make sure that there is no leak that will irritate the diaphragm and cause all this symptoms. ...Read more
If it's true that patient stops losing weight after one year of gastric bypass surgery, can she still lose weight with diet and simple sports?
Yes: Diet and exercise are the mainstay for weight loss. As long as the balance of calories in vs calories out is negative, then there will be weight loss. A gastric bypass surgery is only a tool to jumpstart a weight loss program. Any tool can be beaten. Continue for a lifetime with prudent, low-carb diet and daily exercise for ongoing weight loss and weight maintenance. ...Read more
I know gastric bypass surgery is a great weight loss tool, but can patients take diet pill to help speed things up?
Should not: One thing at a time and follow instructions! ...Read more
I had gastric bypass in '11, I started to gain weight '16 & found out had endometrial cancer, had a total hysterectomy, sent my body into menopause. I can't seem to stop gaining weight even restarting the post op diet of liquids. What can I do?
First wt (lb) x 10 = calories used
4000 calories net in or out is a pound gained/lost.
Eat less, exercise more.
Learn from mistakes on why that didn't work out.
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I suspect because you are under 160 pound, burn under 1600 cal a day before exercise a ...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
1 st do you need one: Then you have to be in program, will motivate you loose weight, assess your general status before accepting into program. Go and see one close to you, if you are a candidate they will tell you how much it costs work out a plan for the payment. ...Read more
Yes you can: The standard bypass does not remove any parts, so re-connecting the stomach pouch to the remnant stomach and removing the roux small bowel limb are possible. Reversal is rarely done since most problems causing patients to consider reversal can be treated with other means. The procedure has higher risk than the first operation since the surgeon is working with altered anatomy. ...Read more
Very safe.: Bariatric surgery has come a long way in the last 20 years. The major complication rate is in the range of 1-2 % but varies considerably between surgical groups. Find a skilled group who focuses on bariatrics and are fellowship trained in it. The bottom line is that the risk of death from living with morbid obesity is higher than the risk from surgery, by far. ...Read more
Caution: The procedures are effective at helping you lose weight, but I have many patients in my practice who have had the procedures in the past and now have terrible nutritional deficiencies. They require pretty frequent iron infusions, which now must be done in the hospital at least where I am. I would never recommend the procedures. ...Read more
Some risk: Modern gastric bypass surgery is much safer than it used to be, with a risk of death around 1% and other complications around 40%. The risk seems to be worth it though because the risk of death after successful surgery goes down 89% over five years. So if 100 people have gastric bypass, about one will die from the surgery, but 89 will survive longer than they would have without the surgery! ...Read more
Complications: The worst complication is a leak which occurs 3% of the time nationwide (but about. 5% of the time if you go a very experienced surgeon). Bleeding, infection, bowel obstruction, anesthesia complications are others, and these typically occur at 1% or less of the time. It is a safe operation, but go to someone that has done thousands of them. For example, my group has done over 5000. ...Read more
Not much: Unfortunately, as your waistline starts to shrink, your skin stays pretty much where it was. This results in significant laxity of your skin. Your skin tends not to retract back very much, leaving you with excess, hanging skin. ...Read more
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