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What Pain Medicines Can A Person Who Had Bariatric Surgery Take For A Tooth Ache
Several: Acetaminophen. If pain is more severe a narcotic such as oxycodone, or a combination such as Percocet or vicodin, but these are prescriptions. Nsaids such as Ibuprofen can be used, but there is a higher risk of stomach upset, and should be taken with some food. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Vitamins: Free vits? Not that i know of. That is one thing that patients must be aware of prior to having surgery. You must be able to afford multivitamins, b12, calcium with vitamin d forever after surgery. I am not aware if any place you can get these for free. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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: Unless there is a complication causing poor absorption from your intestines, you can use birth control pills. Just be sure to ask your surgeon. Also consider more effective methods such as iuds, or if you've completed your family then permanent contraception like hysteroscopic sterilization (essure) or vasectomy for your partner. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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