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Doctor insights on: Side Effects Of The Gastric Bypass And Taking Diet Pills

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Can diet pills or gastric bypass surgery help me lose most weight?

Can diet pills or gastric bypass surgery help me lose most weight?

Gastric bypass: All forms of weight loss surgery: lap band - gastric bypass do better for weight loss than any medicine. ...Read more

Diet Pills (Definition)

Anorectic agents generally known as diet pills are medications which decrease or inhibit appetite and aid in the reduction of food intake, therefore aiding weightmloss. Most currently FDA-approved appetite medications are dispensed by prescription due to potential side effects and contraindications. Diet pills alone are seldom successful in deriving long-term weight reduction. They should only be taken under the direct supervision of a physician specifically trained in their use as a part of a multi-modal treatment program including diet, exercise, ...Read more


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Whst is the long term side effects of gastric bypass surgery?

Whst is the long term side effects of gastric bypass surgery?

Absorption: Gastric bypass surgery, besides changing how much you can eat, also changes absorption in your gut (because you are bypassing a portion of your GI tract). This is particularly seen with vitamins and micronutrients, including b12, calcium, and iron. Consider taking a supplement after discussion with your doctor. ...Read more

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What different diet stages should someone follow after he has gastric bypass?

What different diet stages should someone follow after he has gastric bypass?

Post bypass diet: Every surgeon has their own preferences. I generally progress patients from a liquid to a solid diet over a 5 week period of time. Liquids for the first 2 weeks, pureed liquids in week three, soft food in week 4, and solid food in week 5. ...Read more

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What diet should be followed by gastric bypass surgery patients?

What diet should be followed by gastric bypass surgery patients?

Diet: High protein, small meals, with vitamins like b12 and other multivitamins. ...Read more

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..five bite diet. I can't afford the gastric bypass surgery thought I'd try this and guess what I've lost over 75lbs! I feel great! But is this safe?

..five bite diet. I can't afford the gastric bypass surgery thought I'd try this and guess what I've lost over 75lbs! I feel great! But is this safe?

Weight loss: You may have lost weight on this diet and it may have worked for you! I don't think it is healthy, because you are missing out on nutrients, because you are eating such low volume of food. Unless you are taking some high powered organic, food supplements, I believe, long term side effects would be hair loss, brittle nails, saggy skin. Rethink this concept. See a dietician and a doctor ...Read more

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Is it ok to eat pickles while on a gastric bypass 2week pre op diet since it has no cals, carbs fats or surgar?

Ask your surgeon: It is probably ok to eat pickles 2 weeks prior to your bypass. However, every surgeon has their own protocol and sometimes can be very particular about it. It is better to ask your surgeon and be safe rather than risk having your surgery postponed because you were craving a pickle. ...Read more

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I am on antipsychotics gained weight I have diet exercise no luck while on it doc won't take me off thinking of lapband or gastric bypass?

I am on antipsychotics gained weight I have diet exercise no luck while on it doc won't take me off thinking of lapband or gastric bypass?

Stay on meds!: I know u asked about surg, but meds first. Anger issues: I can see why your doc would want you to stay on your meds. However, none of the meds listed are antipsychotics, so I am confused. Phentermine, while for wt loss, can make anger worse. See if doc will try metformin instead. And instead of the clonazepam, what was your antipsychotic? Is there a less fatty one? Or it with metformin?
Be well. ...Read more

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The 5 bite diet is supposed to get results like from a gastric bypass without the actual surgery. Any opinions to that extent?

Yes eat less: What gastric by pass do? It will not allow you to eat, as the stomach is tiny, same thing with dr alain lewis 5 bite diet, consuming only five bites of food, no break fast, low carbohydrates, no sugary drinks no transfats, surly will loose weight if you follow. ...Read more

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Is the mini gastric bypass (no surgery) from roca labs usa any good? I have dieted, exercised, and starved myself I need to lose weight and this seems like it would help.

Unfortunately: Unfortunately I am unable to provide you with an answer. This question is best handled by a general surgeon who specializes in bariatric surgery, rather than by a vascular surgeon. The word "bypass" is usually associated with vascular, and so that is why your question was directed towards me. ...Read more

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I had gastric bypass but didn't follow diet and am now almost back to my before weight. Help.

I had gastric bypass but didn't follow diet and am now almost back to my before weight. Help.

Wt gain after bypass: You need to get re-engaged with your weight loss program where you had surgery (assuming they offer a support program). Patients who attend support groups are more successful than those who do not attend. There may also be an anatomical reason why you have gained weight like an enlarged gastric pouch, an enlarged anastomosis, or both, which can be corrected with revisional surgery. ...Read more

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Is there a diet that I can go on to shrink my gastric bypass pouch back down to the size that it was. Have lost over 200+ want to go another 50 lbs.?

Probably not: Diet alone will not shrink the pouch. However, limiting your portion sizes should help. Be sure you are limiting high fat foods and carbohydrates. Most people eat too much of these. If you limit them you should lose weight. Also, are you exercising? If you walk daily it should help with weight loss. Be sure to talk with your doctor about a good goal weight. Good luck! ...Read more

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I had a gastric bypass 2 weeks ago and now I am on the puree diet and since then I have a pain in my shoulder and upper chest and my kidneys plz help?

See your surgeon: You need to see your surgeon to make sure that there is no leak that will irritate the diaphragm and cause all this symptoms. ...Read more

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If it's true that patient stops losing weight after one year of gastric bypass surgery, can she still lose weight with diet and simple sports?

If it's true that patient stops losing weight after one year of gastric bypass surgery, can she still lose weight with diet and simple sports?

Yes: Diet and exercise are the mainstay for weight loss. As long as the balance of calories in vs calories out is negative, then there will be weight loss. A gastric bypass surgery is only a tool to jumpstart a weight loss program. Any tool can be beaten. Continue for a lifetime with prudent, low-carb diet and daily exercise for ongoing weight loss and weight maintenance. ...Read more

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I had gastric bypass in '11, I started to gain weight '16 & found out had endometrial cancer, had a total hysterectomy, sent my body into menopause. I can't seem to stop gaining weight even restarting the post op diet of liquids. What can I do?

I had gastric bypass in '11, I started to gain weight '16 & found out had endometrial cancer, had a total hysterectomy, sent my body into menopause. I can't seem to stop gaining weight even restarting the post op diet of liquids. What can I do?

Tricky: First wt (lb) x 10 = calories used
4000 calories net in or out is a pound gained/lost.
Eat less, exercise more.
Learn from mistakes on why that didn't work out.
https://www. Amazon. Com/Way-Devil-Diet-Matt-Wachsman/dp/0692496157/ref=sr_1_1? s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1506143635&sr=8-1&keywords=way+of+the+devil+diet

I suspect because you are under 160 pound, burn under 1600 cal a day before exercise a ...Read more

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I had gastric bypass 2 years ago. I'm having horrible gas problems. I started taking active charcoal pills, am I harming myself?

I had gastric bypass 2 years ago. I'm having horrible gas problems. I started taking active charcoal pills, am I harming myself?

No: Charcoal will not harm you. What gas comes out after gastric bypass is completely dependant on your diet. Try to reduce carbohydrates. See your bariatric program and see if they can help you. ...Read more

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After gastric bypass, does the body absorb tablets and pills differently?

Capsule & pills: Well, bypass patients should open capsules and crush pills so in theory, if that is done, the absorption should be about the same. ...Read more

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If your appendix's is going out is it possible for the pain come from the left side and not the right side? Background info she had gastric bypass a year ago this past may, and a hystricrickme in december

Maybe: Pain from appendicitis can be midline, rlq, llq or back, or pelvic depending on he location intra abdominal, or retroperitoneal.
With history of two other major abdominal operations, I would be concerned about adhesions or obstruction depending on the exact symptoms and exam. ...Read more

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I have severe pain on lower left side of abdoman, have had gastric bypass and gallblader removed 7yrs. Ago, can my pain be appendicitis?

I have severe pain on lower left side of abdoman, have had gastric bypass and gallblader removed 7yrs. Ago, can my pain be appendicitis?

Unlikely.: It is difficult to assess abdominal pain with the few details that we have in your short question. However, as a generalization, appendicitis usually occurs in the right lower quadrant or mid abdomen, not usually on the left. Having said that, there are other causes of abdominal pain which need medical attention that do occur on the left side. If it persists, see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

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


Dr. Gregg Nishi
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Gastric Bypass Surgery (Definition)

Gastric bypass surgery is a restrictive and malabsorptive procedure to help lose weight. Restrictive is in the fact that the stomach is down sized to a 2 oz pouch and malabsorptive is in bypassing part of the stomach and 100 to 150 cm of the small ...Read more