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What are some tried and true ways to get adjusted to eating solid foods after having gastric bypass surgery?

What are some tried and true ways to get adjusted to eating solid foods after having gastric bypass surgery?

Go slow: Gradually transition your diet. Start with soft food such as baked fish, eggs and canned vegetables. Transition to ground meats and eventually solid meat that you cut.Use small bites the size of peas.Pace yourself. Start at one ounce eaten over 10 min. A 3 ounce solid meal can take 30 min.You should be able to transition to a solid diet by 6 weeks, if not, you may need to have your pouch evaluated. ...Read more

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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


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What can I do about an ulcer i develped after having gastric bypass ?

What can I do about an ulcer i develped after having gastric bypass  ?

Medication first : Start by eliminating any irritants such as tobacco, nsaids or alcohol. Typically ulcers at the anastomosis can be treated with medication such as a proton pump inhibitor(ie Prilosec or protonix) and carafate (sucralfate). 6-8 weeks of treatment should allow the ulcer to resolve. If not, may need to revise the anastomosis to improve blood flow or reduce tension or provide healthier tissue. ...Read more

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When will i be a good candidate for a lower body lift? After having gastric bypass surgery four months ago, i lost 100 pounds.

When will i be a good candidate for a lower body lift? After having gastric bypass surgery four months ago, i lost 100 pounds.

Maybe: Should have a stable weight for at least 6 months. 100 pounds is great! congrats! doc should make sure you are not malnourshed - check Albumin levels. ...Read more

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When will i be a good candidate for a lower body lift? After having gastric bypass surgery four months ago, i lost 100 pounds. I now have loose skin in my midsection that i would like to have removed through a lower body lift procedure. Am i a good candid

When will i be a good candidate for a lower body lift? After having gastric bypass surgery four months ago, i lost 100 pounds. I now have loose skin in my midsection that i would like to have removed through a lower body lift procedure. Am i a good candid

Yes : Yes you are a good candidate assuming your overall medical condition is good.But as long as you are still losing weight i would wait till your weight has stabilized.That's when i would consider doing the surgery.Congratulations on your taking charge of your life. ...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?

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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I lost hair after my gastric bypass 10 years ago. Any chance it was biotin lack, and if i start taking biotin now could it grow back?

I lost hair after my gastric bypass 10 years ago. Any chance it was biotin lack, and if i start taking biotin now could it grow back?

hair loss: It is difficult to know why you lost your hair unless your vitamin levels were checked routinely back then and you can check your records. It is possible to grow it back by making sure all your vitamin levels are normal, you take biotin, and use hair restoration products. ...Read more

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What to do if I had a gastric bypass 5 yrs. ago and now want to go vegetarian, what supplements should I be taking?

Yes possible: by Herculian effort , due to small pouch need extra measures specially made food containing high protein diet vitamins minerals etc You must see nutritional specialist . Speak to your doctor there will be in the team to help you . ...Read more

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Since i made my gastric bypass surgery I have problems with low blood sugar what i must do with this .Should stop taking sweets please help me .Thanks?

Dumping syndrome : Gastric bypass results in very rapid absorption of sugars and then sudden drops call dumping syndrome eating smaller portions, less items with concentrated sugars like soda, avoiding liquids and eating complex carbs helps seek the assistance of nutritionist used to dealing with bypass patiens. ...Read more

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Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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