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Can you tell me about gastric bypass and alcoholism and hair loss taking minocycline?

Can you tell me about gastric bypass and alcoholism and hair loss taking minocycline?

Hard to say: The relationship between development of alcoholism and having a gastric bypass is controversial, and in my opinion, unverified. There are a couple of studies that suggest that 7-10% of people who had stomach pouches developed alcoholism, but the prevalence of alcoholism in the general population is in the same range. There are many reports of hair thinning and hair loss with tetracyclines. ...Read more

Dr. Kevin Passer
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Alcoholism (Definition)

Alcoholism, also known as alcohol use disorder, is an addiction characterized by increased cravings, consumption, and failed efforts to limit intake of alcohol. As the disease progresses, alcoholics develop increased tolerance and have withdrawal symptoms when they try to stop drinking. They continue to increase the amounts and frequency of alcohol consumption despite exposure to harmful situations, failure to perform daily obligations, and difficulty maintaining relationships. The denial, or inability of the alcoholic to see or admit that their drinking is causing havoc in their lives often makes treatment difficult without the ...Read more


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I am a gastric bypass patient. Drs have told me can't take aspirin to prevent a stroke?

I am a gastric bypass patient. Drs have told me can't take aspirin to prevent a stroke?

Depend: Depending on which type gastric bypass (sleeve gastrectomy vs roux en y vs gastric banding) also may be you have bad stomach ulcer that prevent you from taking aspirin. Please call you surgeon/doctor and ask for the explaination on your case. ...Read more

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Is the 5 day pouch test ok for gastric bypass patients ?

Is the 5 day pouch test ok for  gastric bypass patients ?

Yes, but ? need: Many bariatric programs routinely do a pouch leak test in the early post-operative period, some the day after, some waiting 5-7 days after surgery. The overall leak rate is low and does not always pick up all leaks, especially if done too early. In one study from UCLA, routine pouch leak studies after laparoscopic gastric bypass did not contribute signi?cantly to postoperative patient care ...Read more

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Is the Lipozene effective in patients that have had a gastric bypass?

Is the Lipozene effective in patients that have had a gastric bypass?

No it doesn't work: No..You need to lern to eat correctly..For some pointer see www.Weighstation.Net hope this helps. ...Read more

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Gastric bypass patients are more likely to develop gallstones later on after surgery. How can this be prevented?

Gastric bypass patients are more likely to develop gallstones later on after surgery. How can this be prevented?

Cholecystectomy: Having your gallbladder removed can possibly decrease the incidence, but you can still develop gallstones in the bile ducts. Medication and diet adjustment can also help. Discuss this with your physician prior to gastric bypass. ...Read more

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Is it true that carbonated sodas really bad for gastric bypass patients?

Soda: Carbonated soda is bad for everyone. Regular soda has way too much sugar. Diet soda has sugar substitutes that are bad for you. So soda isn't good for anyone. For bypass patients, the co2 gas can build up in the gastric remnant and you can't burp that out. This can cause discomfort, but will eventually get absorbed. I tell my patients not to drink soda anymore. ...Read more

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Can a gastric bypass patient take correctol laxitive?

Can a gastric bypass patient take correctol laxitive?

Short term : Constipation is fairly common after gastric bypass. Correctal laxative is ok for a short course. Long term constipation is best managed with fiber or miralax (polyethylene glycol). ...Read more

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Dr. Gregg Nishi
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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


Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Alcohol Dependence (Definition)

Alcohol dependence is a condition where significant alcohol overuse is accompanied by lifestyle dysfunction and by symptoms of alcohol withdrawal ...Read more