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Water Weight Gain After Surgery
Not a good idea: Flushing out the water weight , ie urinating, with a diuretic is not a good idea. The water will be quickly replaced in short time, if your body is functioning properly. In addition, essential electrolytes will be compromised which can protentially create problems. "water" in the body is both intracellular and extracellular and equilibrium will be maintained. It's a trick used by charlatans. ...Read more
My gallbladder surgery caused almost immediate weight gain, and I know it's related because I didn't have a weight problem before. Why?
Not really: You shouldn't gain weight after surgery. If you lie around in bed or on the couch and don't do any activity you must limit your daily caloric intake to your BMR (basal metabolic rate) to maintain your current weight. If the calories you eat are equal to or less than your BMR you will not gain weight. You will only gain if you eat more than your bmr. http://www.bmi-calculator.net/bmr-calculator/. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Very possible: Gallbladder symptoms include pain, nausea and loose bowels after fatty foods. Many folks naturally eat less and stick to low fat foods to avoid the pain. Since most symptoms resolve after surgery, while discomfort and activity restrictions are still in effect, some weight gain early on is possible. If worried, go back to the low fat diet you used before surgery to see if that helps. ...Read more
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