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Using A Straw To Drink After Gastric Bypass
Gas: Certain eating behaviors early after bariatric surgery can result in more bloating and discomfort. Typically we instruct patients to avoid chewing gum, sipping through straws, gulping food and liquids, and absolutely avoiding any carbonated drinks. The GI tract tends to be a little slower after surgery. This along with tissue swelling can result in gas accumulation and discomfort. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Beer!: No, should not be drinking carbonated breverages because 1 you will feel uncomfortable from the gas and 2 they are empty calories that will make you regain weight. ...Read more
May seem ok but not!: Following bariatric surgery, the risks of drinking alcohol include interference with the healing from the surgery as well as developing alcohol dependence. Check the following article: http://www.Ehow.Com/about_5389845_drinking-after-having-gastric-bypass.Html for more information. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bread is hard: To eat after any weight loss surgery unless it is toasted and crunchy. The doughy breads get stuck and do not go away quickly. Toasted breads with "melt" with saliva and, if it gets stuck, will eventually go away. Avoid raw bread, toast it. Really should limit bread intake though. Focus on hard, solid protein like fish and chicken. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Alcohol is a source of empty calories with very low health benefit (even the red wine angle is now questionable). Someone who has had 4 vessels bypassed in their heart needs to be as healthy as possible to lower weight, lower cholesterol and blood pressure, lower inflammation and blood clotting problems. Alcohol just doesn't add any health benefit in the overall picture. ...Read more
Depends: If you mean immediately, it will more than likely uncomfortable. If you mean in the long run, then you may have issues with stamina, and there could be some minor discomfort. You should discuss this with your bariatric surgeon. Your nutrition will be in question for certain amounts of exercise. Perhaps you need to consult additionally, a nutritionist, sports trainer or sports doctor. Be caref. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it better to drink tea/coffee right after a meal or couple of hours later? Can drinking tea/coffee immediately after food restrict iron absorption?
Gastric bypass: Yes, though i strongly encourage my patients to give up caffeinated beverages. ...Read more
Follow your doctor: Please follow the advice of your surgeon. Your surgeon should dictate above the rest. Because there is no consensus. ...Read more
Yes: No physiological reason not to.Get a more detailed answer ›
used it before ?: If you used it before you can resume your full activities by 6 wk in a uncomplicated case, speak to your doctor for guidance. May advise you to do exercises to tone up your muscles. ...Read more
Can medicine be taken immediately after drinking coffee? Or should we wait for a certain amount of time after drinking coffee? Thanks.
Coffee ; medications: There is a handful of medications that coffee can interfere with. You can speak to your pharmacist about any specific medication you are taking to inquire whether coffee interferes with its absorption, but as a general rule it is better to not drink coffee for about 2 hours after taking medication. Caffeine can affect the metabolism of tegretol and vice versa, but the interaction is minimal. ...Read more
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