Patient discussion about gastric
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Q. What types of gastric bypass surgeries are there?
I heard all sorts of options for gastric bypass are available. What is the most in use?
|A1||Bariatric surgeries or – gastric bypass surgeries for weight loss fall into three categories: Restrictive procedures make the stomach smaller to limit the amount of food intake, malabsorptive techniques reduce the amount of intestine that comes in contact with food so that the body absorbs fewer calories, and combination operations employ both restriction and malabsorption. The exact one to be done should be decided with the physician according to each patients abilities and pre-operative function level.|
|A2||There are a few different options for gastric bypass. Using a proximal Roux-en-Y anastomosis method, which is the most common method used today, and is by far the most commonly performed bariatric procedure in the United States. It is the operation which is least likely to result in nutritional difficulties. Other methods include the distal Roux en-Y, and the Mini-Gastric Bypass, which uses the loop reconstruction, and has been suggested as an alternative to the Roux en-Y procedure, due to the simplicity of its construction, which reduced the challenge of laparoscopic surgery.|
|A3||take the info- but try avoiding the procedure, really unhealthy one:|
Q. how about gastric bypass surgery
how does it work on a person and what they half to eat how much weight does the person lose
|A1||surgery should always be the last answer because it is the biggest change you will do to your body and to your life. theres always a chance that something might go wrong. you have to be on a tight diet meaning one bite of what you eat and that means no sugars, fats, or oils. even if you thought there was no sugar, oil or fat in what ever you eat you will have so much pain in your stomach and you wont stop vomiting which will make it even more painful. the bright side to it is you will lose about 50 pounds in one month which is great but if you dont work out like crazy trying to tone up your muscles you will sag all over and then theres more money thrown out of your pocket doing tummy tucks and tucks for everything else. itall depends on the person. good luck in what ever you do. do your research first|
|A2||In gastric bypass the surgeon creates a small pouch at the top of your stomach and adds a bypass around a segment of your stomach and small intestine. The resulting pouch is about the size of a walnut and can hold only about an ounce of food.Here is a link to a movie:|
You won't be allowed to eat for one to three days after the surgery. Then, you'll follow a specific progression of your diet for about 12 weeks. The progression begins with liquids only, proceeds to pureed and soft foods, and finally to regular foods.
You'll need to eat very small meals during the day. In the first six months after surgery, eating too much or too fast may cause vomiting or an intense pain under your breastbone. The amount you can eat gradually increases, but you won't be able to return to your old eating habits. Within the first two years of surgery you can expect to loose 50 percent to 60 percent of your excess weight.
Q. Can gastric problems cause your heart to be enlarged?
I am eighteen and my left side of my heart and lung is enlarged. I have done multiple tests to understand why they are enlarged my tests revealed no information, I do not even have asthma. My doctor suggested that I just need to hydrate alot. I have gastric problems everytime I eat even if it is little. Does my gastric problems such a "bubbly feeling" in my stomach and heart burn is affecting my heart size?
|A1||HI--i am not a DR put because i worked in a hosp as a therapist--the digestive system an the circulatory system are not connected. I suggest to you to change your diet(the things you eat-like pizza an other spicie foods-thy to eat 4hrs before you lay down-eat smaller portions-some times common sence about what you eat will do the trick---good luck-mrfoot56.|
|A2||Not that I know about. Enlarged heart at this age strongly suggests some problem that occurred during the development of the heart or the lung. Stomach problems may cause heart problems, but not these kinds of problems you describe.|
Heartburn is quite common, so these two may coincide without any causal relationship. However, all I said is just a general advice, and may not pertain to your case, since I don't know many details.
Q. What are the risks in a gastric bypass surgery for weight loss?
I am obese and I am interested in doing this surgery, but I’m scared. What are the risks of this surgery?
|A1||I had Gastric Bypass Surgery 5 years ago.. The surgery affects people differently.. I do believe the surgery has been perfected over the years and there isn't as great a risk of complications as there used to be. When I had my surgery the risk of death was 1 in 200. That was 5 years ago. I can say this much. It's changed my life!!. I'm MUCH healthier. The only side affect I have is I have to watch the amount of sweets I eat. My blood sugar drops and I faint. But, that's a good thing.. makes me not want to eat any sweets! A friend of mine can't eat protein. So she has to look for other sources. Like I said.. it affects everyone different.|
|A2||There are a diferent option for obese persons, it is a kind of surgery knows like sleeve gastrectomy, it is a better option and without a complications related with bypass. This procedure it is done in Europe and Mexico. You may find information at firstname.lastname@example.org|
|A3||This surgery is a big abdominal surgery, and therefore has all the complications that accompany such major procedure, including severe hemorrhage, severe infection of the abdomen and blood, developing blood clots, leakage of bowel material into the abdomen, bowel obstruction and more. Despite these complications the reduction in obesity complication is so enormous it is advised to take this surgical procedure into account.|
Q. Do japanese in the US still have high risk of stomach cancer?
I was born in the US to parents that emigrated from Japan when they were in their late twenties. I know that people in Japan have a very high risk of stomach cancer. Does that mean that as an individual of Japanese origin I also have high risk, although I never were in Japan?
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|A2||Children of immigrants from Japan have lower chance than that of Japanese people living in Japan, and the risk decrease the more time and generations they live outside Japan, but it's still a bit higher than the risk of non-Japanese people living in US.|
|A3||People in Japan does have higher chance to develop stomach cancer, but as far as I know if they leave Japan, or people of Japanese ethnicity not living in Japan doesn't have that high chance.|
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