Diabetes Medication Not as Effective Than Gastric Bypass Surgery

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Diabetes medicationGastric bypass surgery, in the last couple of years, has been found to reduce the amount of diabetes medication and healthcare methods normally used when treating type 2 diabetes. Because gastric bypass surgery normally results in weight loss that is lasting and is effective in lowering one’s mortality, this kind of surgery appears to be very effective in treating diabetes. Not only has this method lowered the amount of medication needed for treating diabetes but has, in some cases, has eliminated the need for diabetes medication.

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Gastric Bypass Surgery and Alcoholism?

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gastric bypass alcoholismGastric bypass surgeries are currently the cutting edge way for those who have fought the battle of the bulge to shed the weight when there’s circumstances that prevent the patient from losing the weight in a normal fashion. Going into any surgical procedure, patients know that there are risks involved. While the dangers, certainly for most, do not outweigh the benefits, there is still a hesitation when undergoing this large of a procedure.

It is estimated that nearly 72 million people in America are obese and the numbers are continuing to climb. With fast food restaurants on every corner and people’s lives becoming more hectic, it leaves little time for healthy meal planning. Poor eating habits lead to obesity.

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Do Gastric Bypass Patients Keep the Weight Off?

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4 years post surgery and Kathy looks great.

For many who have struggled with morbid obesity, gastric bypass surgery seems like it may be the perfect solution to finally getting their weight, and the health problems that come with being severely overweight, under control. But the question many people have is, “Does gastric bypass surgery offer long term results, or are patients simply finding a temporary solution to a much bigger problem?” And “Will this surgery help with the lifelong weight management problem?”

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Gastric Bypass Diet – What to Eat and Not to Eat

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gastric bypass dietThe purpose of the gastric bypass diet is to assist recuperating patients to heal faster and to improve their eating choices.

Guidance for meal planning of the gastric bypass diet should be provided by a qualified dietitian or your personal doctor after your surgery.

The gastric bypass diet outlines the quantity and kinds of foods in each meal you consume. Strict adherence to the gastric bypass diet facilitates healthy weight loss. I know the people I worked with after my surgery were vital in determining what foods to eat and when afterward so my stomach could heal. Then after a few weeks you get a good feeling of what works for you.

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What is Dumping Syndrome and How to Avoid it

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What is the Dumping Syndrome?Dumping syndrome is a collection of symptoms that often develops after surgery to remove all or part of your stomach.

Often, after surgery, the opening between the stomach and the first section of the small intestine has been removed or damaged.

Also referred to as rapid gastric emptying, dumping syndrome occurs when food is emptied from the stomach to the small intestine too quickly.

The accelerated process causes the small intestine to fill with undigested food that is not prepared for efficient absorption of nutrients. And in my experience it causes me discomfort and a sick to my stomach feeling that takes 20-45 minutes to go away.

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Prepare for a Risk-Free Weight Loss Surgery

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Weight loss surgeryMany men and women are considering bariatric surgery as obesity has become a major issue around the globe.

With the substantial increase in the number of obese people in the world today, the use of bariatric surgery has increased dramatically.

According to statistics, the annual number of bariatric surgeries in the US alone increased by more than 800%. The American Society for metabolic and Bariatric Surgery estimates that bariatric surgery was performed on approximately 205,000 people with morbid obesity in one single year. And I am one of them.

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Gastric Bypass Surgery for my Type 2 Diabetes

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What Led Me to Gastric Bypass Surgery

9 Years ago I got married and it was a great day. A great week in my life. One of the things I had to do before the wedding was get a blood test to obtain a marriage license. The Dr that I did this at came back with the results and said “ok you all set to get your marriage license but you got diabetes. you need to eat more vegetables. you too fat.”

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Complications From Gastric Bypass Weight Loss Surgery

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Gastric bypass complications are a very real part of weight loss surgery for many people after gastric bypass surgery. So is it the best way to lose weight? In today’s society, so many of us suffer from poor health associated with obesity or morbid obesity. It is even scarier for parents who find out their child is dangerously overweight.

Morbid obesity is dangerous because it can lead to numerous health problems, as well as a diminished quality of life. Many of us know we should lose weight and some of us absolutely must if we want to live. The big question is whether you opt to “do it on your own”, or if you use the advances we have access to in the medical field to reach your desired end.

Both options have the same intended goal, to lose weight. Those who opt for a weight loss program to help them lose weight usually have a longer time before they see drastic changes. They will also have to use more self control, willpower, and exercise in order to succeed.

If you qualify, there are two popular weight loss surgeries being performed today. The two options most practiced are gastric bypass surgery and the lap band. Both procedures have the same intended goal, weight loss. You may have chosen this route on your own, or it may have been suggested to you by someone else.

We will explain and discuss these options in detail as we go further, as well as the gastric bypass complications. The primary goal of weight loss surgery is to medically assist morbidly obese people get themselves down to their ideal weight. These bariatric procedures are designed in order for you to achieve greater weight loss and longer lasting results than dieting and exercise alone.

Weight loss programs have also had success in assisting heavy people in reducing pounds, improving their health and body image. What is important to keep in mind is that whether you choose diet and exercise alone, or acquire the assistance of a surgeon, these are just tools to help you lose weight.

Our goal is to try to put everything out on the table so you are able to see the entire picture for yourself. You do not want gastric bypass complications making your life worse instead of better. Once you know all of the facts then you can make an informed decision as to what is the best way to lose weight, whether it be weight loss surgery or a weight loss program.

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My Mother’s Gastric Bypass Surgery is Causing Neuropathy and She’s Unable to Walk

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And what are doctors saying they can do about it? Nothing

If you live in the United States you know that the latest “cure” for obesity is Gastric Bypass Surgery. What most Americans don’t know is that researchers are now finding that Gastric Bypass Surgery is causing Neuropathy, otherwise known as nerve damage, in a large number of patients.

What first got me interested in this subject is that my mother in law, Bonnie, was recently hospitalized for severe pain in her hands and feet. This pain had been going on for about 4 months before complications from a spinal tap landed her in the hospital.

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