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Is it possible to get pregnant after weight loss surgery?

Is it possible to get pregnant after weight loss surgery?

Yes: Yes. Usually it may actually be easier to become pregnant after you lose the weight and your cycles become more regular. So be sure to plan for birth control if you have had problems with irregular cycles before your surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Kuhn
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Weight Loss Surgery (Definition)

Surgical procedures for obesity may be appropriate for some dangerously obese people, and they may reduce heart problems and many of the risks associated with obesity. These risks include high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and diabetes. In fact, surgery provides much greater control of weight and diabetes than nonsurgical weight-loss methods. Studies are reporting significant reductions in diabetes, and the need for diabetic medications, after surgery. Other medical conditions that often improve after surgery include heartburn, arthritis, and other joint and circulation problems. The care of patients undergoing bariatric surgery, before and after surgery, requires specialized expertise and facilities. Studies have shown that the likelihood of complications is significantly associated with the experience of the surgeon and staff. Bariatric surgeries produce weight loss through one of two approaches: * Restrictive Banding Procedures. These procedures restrict the amount of food by closing off parts of the stomach with bands. * Malabsorptive Bypass Procedures. This approach restricts the amount of food and also reduces absorption by using a bypass of parts of the intestine. The malabsorptive procedures are more successful in achieving weight loss than the banding approach, but they carry a greater ...Read more


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Could a 16 year old get weight loss surgery?

Could a 16 year old get weight loss surgery?

N a 16 year old get : Can a 16 year old get weight loss surgery? 16-year-old boy can get weight-loss surgery provided certain criteria are met. He will have had to try a formalized weight-loss program including diet and exercise that can be monitored by a physician. Most importantly there must be a cause or reason for the surgery. A weight loss of hundred pounds or more must be needed. The patient must suffer from hyp. ...Read more

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Can having weight loss surgery make my migraines get any worse ?

Can having weight loss surgery  make my migraines get any worse ?

Weight loss surgery: Migraines can be the result of a variety of environmental, hormonal, and dietary factors. Some medications may be helpful in controlling the symptoms. Some patients have improvement in their headaches with weight loss. But, some patients may experience worsening of their headaches related to low blood sugar or dehydration. This could be compounded if there is any medication malabsorption. ...Read more

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When can you get a weight loss surgery?

When can you get a weight loss surgery?

Surgery: The simple answer is "When you can afford it". What is your weight and height and also your Body Mass Index? (BMI can be found on the web.) I would strongly recommend that before you have surgery you see a dietitian and also a trainer. You won't lose weight as quickly as you would with surgery but I would encourage you to see those two folks and get their opinion about surgery or not. ...Read more

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What's the best weight loss surgery to get?

What's the best weight loss surgery to get?

Depends: All have positives and downsides. Study them and find the surgeon that prefers each and attend their seminars. ...Read more

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How young is too young to get weight loss surgery?

It's Best: To finish growing first as malabsorption is part of the surgical result. It would also ideally be best to have your child bearing years behind you if you are female. Sit down and discuss with a bariatric surgeon. Ultimately you should strive for medically managed weightless first and consider surgery only after all noninvasive methods have failed. Except for the band, it's a permanent surgery. ...Read more

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What is the number one weight loss surgery to get?

Best operation: There is no "best" operation. Different people do better with different operations. The gastric bypass is the gold standard and is the best operation in general. However, it may not be the perfect one for you. It is an individual decision, and the best operation for someone else may not be the best for you. There are many factors that go into choosing the right operation. ...Read more

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I can't afford weight loss surgery and am thinking of starting the 5 bite diet to get me started and to a healthier weight. Is this a good option?

I can't afford weight loss surgery and am thinking of starting the 5 bite diet to get me started and to a healthier weight. Is this a good option?

Reduce weight: My philosophy is that the best way to lose weight is not by dieting, but by changing your lifestyle to a healthier one. You don't need a drastic diet. Make small changes. Eat the right portions, eat 3-5 small meals a day, cut back on carbs and sugars, increase lean protein/veggie/fruit/water intake, and start doing some cardiovascular exercise. Get health insurance. They pay for weight loss surger. ...Read more

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What is a weight loss surgery you can get after having a gastric bypass?

What is a weight loss surgery you can get after having a gastric bypass?

Gastric bypass: Revisional surgery after bypass is complex and should only be performed by an expert. If there is something abnormal with the bypass anatomy it should be fixed. But if the bypass is well done and a normal bypass anatomy is maintained the best is to go back to your support group nutritionist...Etc to get back on track and continue loosing weight. ...Read more

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I'd like to get weight loss surgery. I've ate better recently (no sugary/candy stuff), and whatnot. Doc says bad idea. Tired of being huge. Thoughts?

I'd like to get weight loss surgery. I've ate better recently (no sugary/candy stuff), and whatnot.  Doc says bad idea. Tired of being huge. Thoughts?

Surgery for obesity: There are a lot of negatives to having weight loss surgery. It is really better suited to the morbidly obese. It is a far better option to try to lose weight on a healthy weight loss program, such as weight watchers or gnc program. Speak with your pcp and even some of the surgeons who specialize. See what your options are. :) ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
1,924 doctors shared insights

Losing Weight (Definition)

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


Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Lose Weight (Definition)

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