I had gastric bypass surgery about 5 years ago, how many calories should I eat a day?

8-9 calories per lb. We have been doing indirect calorimetey on postop bariatric patients. We are finding a total metabolism of about 8-9 calories per pound. So, if you are now 200 lb, them you would ear about 1700 cal per day to maintain your weight. If you wanted to lose wt, then you can eat 1200-1400 cal per day. Eating 400 fewer cal per day would allow you to lose 1 pound in 9 days (3500 cal for 1 lb).
Depends. You have gastric by pass 5 years ago, what is your current bmi , did you reach ideal weight, is your bmi is 30 or close to it.. You surgical team always work with excellent nutrition expert , they will asses you and priscribe your diet , just like medications.

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6 years ago I had gastric bypass surgery. Was 400 lbs and 5'9. But recently had perferated stomach surgery lost too muchweight can't gain back help

See a bariatric surg. This is a very complex problem and you should see your bariatric surgeon to see what he recommends. You may require a surgery for reversal of the bypass. If your surgeon does not feel comfortable doing that complex surgery then you will need to see a surgeon that performs revision bariatric surgery. Read more...
Temp feed tube . Rarely we see the need to provide extra calories to a gastric bypass patient. A temporary feeding tube can provide a full liquid diet directly to intestines. This will get you through the healin time. Read more...

Hi I've had gastric bypass surgery 3 years ago and I stopped losing weight 1 year after the surgery... I'm still not happy with my weight what to do?

Bypass surgery. To have successful variant roc surgery one must include significant life changes to include exercise, limiting calories--especially sugars and other carbohydrates. One must have a psychic change where food plays less of an emotional role. And, you must eat slowly and may i repeat, limit your calories! Read more...
Gastric bypass. Depends on what kind of bypass you had? Small pouch? 150cm jejunal bypass? But either way should see surgeon and get evaluation including. Upper GI and endoscopy to look at opening between pouch and jejunum. Also how are your eating habits have you liberalized what you eat or do you adhere to the strict diet your were on when you just got surgery? And finally you may qualify for do over surgery. Read more...
Dietitian. Meet with your dietitian, who can assess the potential reasons for your plateau and get you back on track. Are you exercising? If not, you should be. Read more...

My legs are bowing. I had gastric bypass surgery 10 years ago. Could this be the cause.

Most unlikely as I - Am sure you probably have arthritic knees which are a common cause of the bowing, in middle ages. Read more...
No. Bowing of your legs is due, most likely, to arthritis, not to the gastric surgery. Increased weight can cause increased joint wear and changes in your mechanical axis. The weight reduction likely is currently reducing your symptoms, but arthritis and mechanical axis malalignment is common in the general population in your age group. Read more...

I am 230 lbs, 5'feet 7 inches 19 years old do I qualified for gastric bypass surgery? I have hirsutism and pcos really bad.

Probably . It depends on your insurance and the weight and height at the doctors office - which are often different. Read more...
Maybe. Your bmi 36. To qualify for bariatric surgery you need to have weight related medical problems if your bmi is 35-40. Every insurance policy is different as far as what they consider to be co-morbid conditions. Make an appointment to see a bariatric surgeon in your area. Read more...

Why has the rate of gastric bypass surgery increased so drastically in recent years?

Quick fix. People are generally looking for the fastest way to do something, requiring the least amount of effort and time. Like any other weight loss surgery, over time, you can find a way to beat it. Losing weight the old fashioned way, diet, exercise, and life style modification is the long term way to success. Read more...

I wanna get gastric bypass surgery but I'm to afraid to go to my doctors office and talk to him about it. I'm 18 years old 5'5 and weigh 240 BMI 40?

Gastric bypass. Talk to your doctor! Gastric bypass type procedures are very common these days and there are specialists in these types of procedures all over the country. By not acting on your weight problem you will only put yourself at risk for more problems down the road. Get help, now! Read more...
Talk to PCP. Talk to your PCP about your concerns. Do not request anything specific, don't say " I want gastric bypass" but discuss your concerns. You probably qualify for a procedure. Typically either BMI equal or greater than 40 alone, or BMI > 35 plus other medical risk factors like BM, hypertension, elevated cholesterol qualify pt for a procedure. Plus you are 18 y/o and are an adult. Read more...

My mom got gastric bypass surgery 6 years ago and she is having severe pain below her breast bone in the middle of her chest. Relieved 10-30 mins?

See a doctor. Could be irritation or ulcer formation in the remaining gastric pouch. Could be gallstones if her gallbladder is still present. Could be scarring with partial intestinal blockage. Would need to have an examination with her doctor. Read more...
Reflux GERD. Sounds like she is having a problem with her esophagus which may be gerd (gastro esophageal reflux disease). She should try taking Prilosec (over the counter) twice a day for two weeks straight and see if there is any improvement. If there is, she should continue taking it. She may also want to see a gastroenterologist. Read more...
Get Evaluation. Considering history of hyperthyroid, you are going to want her heart to be checked out too. If it is her stomach, risk is not the same if it is her heart. Nothing lost to be sure. Read more...