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What Pain Medicines Can A Person Who Had Bariatric Surgery Take For A Tooth Ache
Surgical procedures for obesity may be appropriate for some dangerously obese people, and they may reduce heart problems and many of the risks associated with obesity. These risks include high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and diabetes. In fact, surgery provides much greater control of weight and diabetes than nonsurgical weight-loss methods. Studies are reporting significant reductions in diabetes, and the need for diabetic medications, after surgery. Other medical conditions that often improve after surgery include heartburn, arthritis, and other joint and circulation problems. The care of patients undergoing bariatric surgery, before and after surgery, requires specialized expertise and facilities. Studies have shown that the likelihood of complications is significantly associated with the experience of the surgeon and staff. Bariatric surgeries produce weight loss through one of two approaches: * Restrictive Banding Procedures. These procedures restrict the amount of food by closing off parts of the stomach with bands. * Malabsorptive Bypass Procedures. This approach restricts the amount of food and also reduces absorption by using a bypass of parts of the intestine. The malabsorptive procedures are more successful in achieving weight loss than the banding approach, but they carry a greater ...Read more
Toothaches: Toothaches may or may not be a result of an infection. Antibiotics will help manage an infection, but not treat a tooth. Immediately contact your surgeon and dentist to determine how to proceed. Your problem should be managed and/or treated before the surgery. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of the procedure. ...Read more
Such as Viagra (sildenafil)?: If your blood pressure is in good range and not taking "nitrate" medication, erectile enhancement pill should be ok to use. I assume you were given this before your gastric bypass surgery? If nothing else change beside the bypass, these med should can be used. Of course, having a regular follow-up with your doc and consult on this matter is advised. Good luck. ...Read more
I am going to have bariatric surgery and will have to take vitamins for the rest of my life. Any info on free vits, suggestions?
Bariatric surgery, I had the sleeve surgery. I saw a brand called spring valley calcium soft chews with vitamin d3, is that ok to take?
Yes: The chewable vitamin d3 tablets are safe to use. ...Read more
Yes: Yes. Can restart month after Sx.Get a more detailed answer ›
Compliance.: Weight loss surgery is an assistive device, if you will, for weight loss. It doesn't force the weight off the body. Patient compliance is a big contributor to weight loss, and not following a good diet and exercise regimen after surgery will hinder weight loss despite the operation. ...Read more
Cost of Surgery: The out of pocket cost of bariatric surgery in the us for an individual varies tremendously. The factors that affect cost include the type of operation (band, bypass, sleeve), where the operation is done (hospital vs surgery center), and who does the operation. Bottom line, $13k to $30k as a ballpark figure. Shopping for the cheapest is a bad idea. Look for the best surgeon. ...Read more
Less likely: Bariatric surgery is the single most effective treatment for losing and maintaining effective weight loss. Unfortunately, there is no cure for obesity or any immunity to gaining weight. Surgery is an effective tool. The tool must be used properly to work. Incorporating better eating and exercise behavior is essential to optimizing success. ...Read more
Have patience.: Granted, I'm sure you've seen people lose more weight than this, but 40 pounds of weight loss isn't too bad. That's 80 pounds in one year which is quite a lot. Keep your chin up and keep working at it. ...Read more
No: Go for low fat milk and consider probiotics and enzymes. If you have lactose intolerance or have developed it use lactaid products. ...Read more
More than it should.: After a while, the pouch will grow and as such the normal satiety signals will require more food to trigger. As you can imagine, this can lead to some weight gain in the long term. Habits must be maintained consciously as far as portion sizes and exercise intensity to keep the weight down. ...Read more
No: Unless it involves heavy lifting.Get a more detailed answer ›
Unknown: Studies which have shown this correlation have not been able to find a clearly defined answer as to why people who have bariatric surgery seem to be at a decreased risk for some cancers than obese people who do not. It could be associated with the surgery itself, decrease in weight, changes in hormone levels, lifestyle changes following surgery, etc. And is likely a mixture of many mediators. ...Read more
Depends: The typical hospital stay for a healthy band, bypass, or sleeve patient is usually less than 24 hours for a first time procedure. The experience of the surgeon and hospital play a role however. Some bands and sleeves are actually done outpatient. Insurance sometimes requires an overnight stay such as medicare. The patients underlying medical conditions and weight may necessitate longer stays. ...Read more
Scarring: Adhesions are the formation of scar tissue after surgery. This scar tissue can cause abdominal problems, including intestinal blockage. Adhesions can occur with any surgical procedure in the abdomen, including any form of bariatric surgery. Consult with your surgeon on the incidence of this complication. ...Read more
Bariatrics is the field of medicine dedicated to the study and management of obesity. Medical and surgical weight loss, treatment options, clinical research in obesity, and the general medical care of hospital patients who are severely overweight are all covered in this field. Almost a third of american patients suffer from obesity defined as a body mass index ...Read more
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