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Headache After Gastric Bypass
Good Morning! I'm concerned about taking Prednisone (headaches) after having a gastric bypass. I also take meds for epilepsy&pseudotumor cerebri.
Likely low risk: If your physician knows that you have had a gastric bypass and what changes are associated with it AND still feels that you need the prednisone then the risks are likely less than the potential benefits. There are some side effects, but the most common is reflux from taking prednisone. Talk with your physician about the side effects to see if its a good fit for you
The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more
Iv had gastric bypass and am 28 weeks pregnant. I had been having mild headaches but now its migraines and dizziness. What is going on?
Headaches: Your headaches could be coming from tension, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, teeth grinding, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems among other things. See a doctor to get checked out so you can get som ehelp for your headaches.See 1 more doctor answer
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Typically surgery is: Recommended for patients with morbid obesity (BMI>40), patients who are obese (BMI > 35) with other medical conditions like diabetes or heart disease, and now many people are also recommending surgery for those with BMI > 30 (overweight) with other high risk med problems. There are many options for weight loss surgery (bypass, sleeve, band); see a good bariatric surgeon to discuss. Good luck!
Absolutely: Bariatric surgery represents the single most effective therapy of losing weight and potentially resolving medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, high cholesterol etc… surgery should not be taken lightly. It is work, but worth the effort. Find a reputable surgeon with a good dietitian and after-care program willing to follow you and help you be successful for life.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 3 more doctor answers
Not bad. 2 weeks: Most of our patients are up walking and sipping liquids right after surgery. With tiny catheters that drip numbing medicine into the skin, most patients use only oral pain meds on the first day after surgery. Most go home the day after surgery. Most go to work in two weeks.See 2 more doctor answers
Bypass: Completely different procedures band is simpler and less effective. Restriction only bypass is more involved however has much better results in between you find the sleeve an option worth looking into. Kind of the best of both for committed patients.
Very common: Less then 30% of the american population actually has a normal bmi. Obesity is a major epidemic in this country and is rapidly expanding, especially in the adolescent and preadolescent age groups. Surgery is performed in 1% or less of those individuals who are consider candidates for these procedures. Surgery for obesity, especially over the last ten years has become increasingly more popular.See 1 more doctor answer
Use blood levels: Lithium blood levels are monitored at a regular frequency and this way you can tell if you are absorbing the medication and if you are at therapeutic doses. For my patients having had gastric bypass is not an issue; rarely if they develop side effects by diving the dose into 2 times a day this resolves the problem.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 3 more doctor answers
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Bypass and band: Gastric bypass is the gold standard, been around for 50yrs, results in the greatest weight loss, highest cure rates for diabetes, hypertension, etc, but has a slightly higher risk. It is an excellent operation and accounts for the majority of weight loss operations done in the us. It is safe if done by a surgeon who has done thousands of cases.
Yes: Regaining weight frequently happens. It used to be thought that it had to do with enlargement of the gastric pouch, but more recent studies suggest that it is related to a gradual widening of the gastrojejunal anastomosis (the joining between the stomach pouch and small intestine that is created).See 2 more doctor answers
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