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How Fast Do You Lose Weight After Gastric Bypass
Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more
Are hernias & weight loss related? My boss had one after gastric bypass. I am doing ww to lose weight. I have a hiatal hernia too. Had lost a lot b4.
Anatomy: I do not get the question and am trying to understand it from your point of view. Being obese or significantly over weight increases the likelihood of all kinds of hernias. But, a hiatal hernia is very different than an umbilical or abdominal wall hernia. I see no connection between any kind of hernia and the ability to lose weight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 25 years. I weigh 224 an I am thinking about doing a gastric bypass to lose weight. Do u think that's a good choice for me?
Gastric bypass: That depends on your height. If you are 5'3" and have no medical problems, you would qualify. If you are 5'7" and have medical problems like diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, asthma, gerd, etc., you would also still qualify. It is all dependent on your body mass index (bmi). You need a bmi greater than 40 if healthy, or greater than 35 if you have medical problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am HIV positive i weigh 240 pounds I am trying to lose weight what do you recommend i need something that is safe what about gastric bypass?
HIV ; gastric bypass: I would need to know your height but assuming your bmi qualifies for weight loss surgery, and operation could definitely be beneficial to you. I can't tell you which operation is best without doing a consultation with you, but I have done gastric bypasses on hiv+ patients before and they have done fine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My doctor put me on belviq to help me lose weight I'm 320 and want to get to 150 will this work? How does it work? Is it better than gastric bypass?
Belviq: Belviq works with serotonin to make you feel full. As compared to gastric bypass it would probably be safer as gastric bypass is permanent and has its own set of problems and difficulties . Try the Belviq if it doesn't work you can allways talk other options with your Dr Good Luck ...Read more
Stop weight loss: Usually, weight loss tapers off and stops around a year to a year and a half after bypass surgery. If you are under a year out from surgery, i wouldn't worry about it. If you are several years out, make sure you eat enough food everyday. Some surgeons bypass too much of your intestinal tract and that can cause excessive weight loss. That can be fixed surgically. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi i've had gastric bypass surgery 3 years ago and i stopped losing weight 1 year after the surgery... I'm still not happy with my weight what to do?
Bypass surgery: To have successful variant roc surgery one must include significant life changes to include exercise, limiting calories--especially sugars and other carbohydrates. One must have a psychic change where food plays less of an emotional role. And, you must eat slowly and may i repeat, limit your calories! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Both similar: The sleeve and bypass work in almost all patients. Our experience is to expect about an 80% excess body weight loss with the bypass and 70% with the sleeve. So if you weigh 250 and you are supposed to weigh 150, then you have an excess weight of 100 lbs. Most patients make their decision based on side effects or risks. Both are great. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Im 4 months out of gastric bypass surgery, is there way your ouch can stretch so you eat more and wont lose weight?
Bariatric surgery: Yes. Of course. Many fail by eating too much and too often. ...Read more
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