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Progressive Diet After A Surgery
Refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
Not really: Weight loss is achieved by increasing energy expenditure and decreasing energy intake, or a negative caloric balance. The combination of diet, exercise and/or restrictive surgery procedures all achieve this negative caloric balance. If you can't achieve the negative balance, the surgeries are great. Try "my fitness pal" a free app to help you. Good luck. ...Read more
Sir, I underent wipple surgery in Nov 2013. Since then I have gained any weight. Can you suggest with diet?
Did you have the wipple procedure for pancreatic cancer at age of 22? You should be working with a nutritionist. This is a complicated matter. Please see the link below for more information.
http://www. Dana-farber. Org/Health-Library/Best-Diet-After-Whipple-Procedure. Aspx ...Read more
I need to lose 100 pounds to be healthy and happy im 20 and need to know what surgery is reccomended and does insurance help diets excersize pills yadda yadda yadda
If: If diets an exercise have failed to keep off weight then surgery is an option to consider. The usual insurance criteria are a bmi or body mass index greater than 40 or greater than 35 with an obesity related medical problem such as diabetes, hypertension or sleep apnea. There are several operations performed including adjustable gastric banding, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass or bilio-pancreatic diversion with duodenal switch. Most insurance in new york covers these operations in appropriate patients. Understanding the options and choosing the right operation should be done with a qualified surgeon. ...Read more
Depends: Immediately after surgery I find patients who eat greasy or fatty food have a lot of abdominal pain and cramping with diarrhea and urgent trips to the bathroom. It takes a while for the body to get used to not having a large input of bile with each meal to help digest the fat. While almost everyone goes back to eating a normal diet. I recommend my patients avoid high fat foods for the first 4 wk. ...Read more
My face is gaunt. I have a good diet and lifestyle, and I don't want to get surgery. What can I do?
You need volume: Fat transfer or sculptra is a great way to get volume back in the face to rejuvenate and help give back a more youthful appearance. ...Read more
What do you advise if I want to lose 40lbs. By february 10th. For a surgery. Any starvation diets?
No Starvation Diets!: If you are going to have surgery- you don't want to use up your muscle mass and your energy reserves. Eat healthfully & be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. You can mix & match different kinds of exercise. Consider working with a nutritionist. Take care. ...Read more
Will parathyroidectomy affect my appetite? Directly after surgery should I be particular about my diet?
Parathroidectomy: After a parathyroidectomy, you should feel better. Once the parathyroid gland is removed, patients have increased appetite, less bone and feel much better. You should eat calcium rich foods, especially the first few weeks after surgery, as calcium will go into bone after the operation. If you have no dietary restrictions, eat what you like. Good luck. ...Read more
I weight 250 lbs and am 5'9". I need to lose close to 100 lbs but am having a hard time losing weight. Is surgery or diet best option?
Start with lifestyke: Start with lifestyle changes. Get an exercise program to exercise 1 hour every day. Then limit your caloric intake. Put yourself on an 1800 cal diet and increase protein fruits and veg and decrease sugars fats and carbs. You will do fine. Hard to start but after 1 month not so bad. Get going ...Read more
I lost 209 lbs six months ago only whit diet (no surgery) in 1 year. I can't recognize myself in the mirrow. Like im not that person. Its normal?
U In Others' Mirrors: Weight loss/gain -esp a large & rapid loss/gain- is often very unsettling. We get used 2seeing ourselves thru others -by how they speak to us/treat us. Weight loss/gain tends 2get others speaking 2us & treating us differently. Their words & actions can feel "judgy" & can shake our very sense of self. E.G. Common 4people who lose a weight 2hear "u look great! " [so did I look terrible 2u b4? ]. ...Read more
I'm thinking On doing a surgery to help me lose weight Cuz I tried everything, diet, exercice & its not working. L eat & dnt feel full I'm 5'1 & weight 154?
Get a 2nd opinion: Before even considering any gastric bypass surgery! For one thing, they want you to lose weight first before it can be done. Secondly, if you aren't careful you may have poor nutrient absorption after the surgery that can compromise your health longterm in many ways. You are too young & can benefit more from speaking to your doctor, and getting a 2nd opinion, and work with him/her to lose weight. ...Read more
Negative balance: Weight loss is achieved by increasing energy/caloric expenditure and decreasing caloric intake. The combination of diet and exercise achieves negative caloric balance. Try "my fitness pal" a free app to help you. Isometrics burn calories. Eat half portions, avoid alcohol and sweet beverages, increase your veggies and switch to low fat foods. Good luck. ...Read more
Are there diets that can stop the progression of Crohn's disease and stop me from needing more surgery?
Probably not: Crohn's disease can have a variable course, but diet alone will not change the course, but rather may change the severity of flares when they occur. I would avoid milk products and very high fiber doiets during a flair and be sure to drink plenty of sport drinks to maintian your fluids and electrolytes. ...Read more
I have to go to surgery colostomy closure. What to expect after surgery? What should be my diet after surgery? Thank you
Follow advice: Following colostomy closure, I think it's a good practice to avoid very harsh roughage (nuts, popcorn, etc) until your bowel movements return to normal. Otherwise you should expect things to return to normal but it may take a week or two. It's best to follow your surgeon's advice, however. ...Read more
Hello! Almost a month ago I had a tailbone cyst surgery. Is there some sort of a diet or sth to help a deep and big wound heal?
My hubby will be going for a pinced nerve surgery on his neck and back does he need to go on some kind of diet when he gets out?
There is a possibility that your husband could wake up nauseous from the anesthesia and pain medications. That is why we suggest a light and bland diet to start off with.
The narcotic pain medications used for post-operative management can cause constipation, so this should be taken into account while planning meals. I hope that this helps. ...Read more
I take antipsychotics gained 100 pounds diet excersise doesn't work on the med but helps me sleep and helps mood would weight surgery be option?
Weight loss surgery.: Weight Loss surgery would be an option for you. You'd need to meet with your psychologist or psychiatrist to see if mentally you'd be an appropriate candidate for such surgery. ...Read more
Is LP reflux usually controlled with diet and/or meds or do individuals who have it usually have to have surgery? Is it rare to need surgery with LPR?
LPR: Laryngopharyngeal reflux in my experience is not treated surgically and unfortunately may not respond to PPI medications like prilosec or nexium which are effective for GERD. Nevertheless they are worth trying. Consultations with a gastroenterologist and an Otolaryngologist may be helpful for more advice. ...Read more
Avoid complications: Regular diet after surgery can lead to vomiting. Vomiting is dangerous and can lead to aspiration pneumonia. The anesthetic agents impact the intestines, slow them down. Post surgical diet promotes hydration, little fat, few calories and easy to digest. Constipation after surgery is a related problem. Stay on the diet and have a safe recovery. ...Read more
Low fat: If gall bladder removal is indicated, very few patients are not candidates for laparoscopic or even open cholecystectomy or at least cholecystostomy (tube placed into gall bladder). If that can't be done, you should certainly eat a diet as low in fat as prossible to try to minimize the stimulation of gall bladder. ...Read more