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Whats gastric lavage?

Whats gastric lavage?

Cleansing/rinsing: Lavage is a therapeutic irrigation or rinsing of an area. It can be related to lavaging or cleaning a wound with direct pressure, cleansing an ear canal, or a body cavity, such as the stomach, bronchi, sinuses, peritoneal region, etc. Another example would be placing a tube into the stomach, through the mouth, after someone has overdosed on pills to remove/lavage them to prevent further harm. ...Read more

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Gastric lavage in corrosive poisoning?

Gastric lavage in corrosive poisoning?

Corrosive poisons: Gastric lavage is the treatment of choice when ingestion of any poison is suspected. ...Read more

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Is gastric lavage painful?

Is gastric lavage painful?

Its NOT a: "comfortable" step but its only taken when absolutely necessary! WHY are you asking and WHY here in the Health Tap "Chat Room"????? Just asking the question makes me think something is quite wrong! More info please! ...Read more

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How is gastric lavage done?

How is gastric lavage done?

Gastric lavage: A flexible tube is inserted through the nose, down the throat & into the stomach, the contents o the stomach are suctioned out through the tube, and the stomach is then rinsed with saline solution or sterile water. ...Read more

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How do gastric band, gastric bypass and a gastric balloon differ?

Different principles: Bariatric procedures can be divided into 3 principle effects, causing malabsorption of nutrients, by restricting stomach size or a combination of both. Gastric band and balloon are restrictive, while gastric bypass is considered to be a combination of restrictive (small stomach pouch) and malabsorptive (bypassing portions of the digestive tract that absorb calories and nutrients). ...Read more

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How are gastric band operation and gastric bypass different?

How are gastric band operation and gastric bypass different?

Weight loss: The band is placed around the upper part of the stomach to restrict the amount of food you can consume. It is adjustable depending on the amount of food you can eat and weight loss. The bypass permanently changes the anatomy by re-routing the intestines. The sleeve gastrectomy permanently changes the size of the stomach. All work well for the right people. ...Read more

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Whats nasal lavage?

Whats nasal lavage?

Nasal Rinse: Nasal lavage - is any saline based solution that you use to lavage (rinse) your nasal passage. These can be quite effective. But you should only use distilled water or cooled down boiled water to make the rinse. I recommend to all of my sinus patients. My patients like the neilmed sinus rinse but you can use any of the ones out there. ...Read more

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Salads after gastric bypass?

Salads after gastric bypass?

Yes. : Salads are fine once you are past the early post op time period designated by your surgeon's team. Just be careful of dressings, as many of them are rather high in dietary sugars. Higher amounts of dietary sugars can cause dumping syndrome. ...Read more

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Gastric bypass, lapband, stomach stapling, what's the difference?

Gastric bypass, lapband, stomach stapling, what's the difference?

Bariatric surgery: It's gastric bypass, lap band, and sleeve gastrectomy. Stomach stapling can mean a lot of different things. Not enough room to answer your question here. Look on the web, like http://www.Realize.Com to read about the various operations. ...Read more

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How do gastric band surgery and gastric sleeve surgery differ?

How do gastric band surgery and gastric sleeve surgery differ?

Different type: Gastric band is reversible , where the adjustable ( removable ) device at upper stomach with very small pouch constricts like dumbbell . In gastric sleeve , a tube of stomach is left , rest of stomach is removed ...Read more

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Chronic gastritis; chronic duodenitis, hyperemic gastric mucosa; positive helicob. Pylori stool test. Do i need treatment for helicobacter pylori?

Helicobacter pylori: Yes, you definitely need treatment. This organism can promote the development of gastric cancer as well as producing the inflammatory changes in your GI tract that you have noted and which must be producing severe symptoms. ...Read more

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Treatment for GERD after gastric sleeve surgery?

Diet and: Medication management first. Sleeves can be converted to gastric bypasses with little or no natural stomach left and therefor is ofter curative for the gerd. Also a new procedure, the torax is approved. http://www.toraxmedical.com/linx/. ...Read more

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Which is the most effective: lap band, gastric bypass or gastric sleeve?

Which is the most effective: lap band, gastric bypass or gastric sleeve?

Operations: In terms of ultimate weight loss, the bypass would be #1 followed closely by sleeve. The band would be a distant third. For fixing problems like diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, the ranking is the same. Sleeves are a good option for someone without diabetes or heartburn. If you have those problems or have a bmi over 50, the bypass is a better option. ...Read more

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Witch slows gastric emptying more Carafate (sucralfate) or proton pump inhabitants?

Witch slows gastric emptying more Carafate (sucralfate) or proton pump inhabitants?

Neither: Carafate (sucralfate) tends to bind to sites oozing blood. Proton pump inhibitors partially block hcl acid secreting cells in upper 2/3 of stomach from making & secreting acid; look up the prescribing information. No evidence either have much affect on stomach emptying. Many meds prescribed by docs because available, even though low odds of being helpful - promotes illusions (to the foolish) of being helpful. ...Read more

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Minimize gastric distention?

Eat less: Gastric distention is a sign of satiety. Your nerves are distending your gastric system because it feels overloaded. Best to eat frequent small meals instead of huge meals. ...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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Does excess gastrin reduce stomach motility which delays gastric emptying?

It can: gastrin actually a stimulant to the acid patient with high gastrin level has many ulcers and they could have some thing we called ZOLLINGER-ELLISON SYNDROME. whic hard to treat and could be associated with a tumor in the pancreas, and could be associated with MEN stand for multiple endocrine neoplasm. to answer your question. yes it can effect the gastric motility, and might delay gastric emptying ...Read more

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Which is better gastric sleeve or lap band?

Sleeve: In most recent studies the sleeve has shown better weight loss and resolution of other illnesses such as diabetes. Keep in mind however that the sleeve is not reversible. The choice of the right operation is made by you in discussion with your surgeon. Great question. ...Read more

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Difference between gastric ulcer and gastric erosion?

Difference between gastric ulcer and gastric erosion?

The definition: Ulcer is defined as erosion greater than half a centimeter. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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