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Gastric Sleeve Questions and Answers

Have questions about gastric sleeve surgery? Here are some common Post Op and Pre Op questions and answers for anyone who is considering this type of Bariatric Surgery. Note: Weight loss surgery varies for each patient and is a process that should be consulted about with your medical provider to make sure that it is …

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Surviving The Halloween Season After Bariatric Surgery

Survive Halloween After Bariatric Surgery! Life after bariatric surgery will often lead to a more active lifestyle, especially during the Holidays. Starting in Fall the days that you used to stay inside and hide or feel sick are soon replaced with more face to face interactions like work parties, coffee meetups and public settings like …

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Constipation Post Gastric Sleeve & Bypass

Constipation following a gastric sleeve or gastric bypass procedure is one of the most common problems post-surgery. While constipation may be an expected side effect, it does not make it any less uncomfortable to deal with. If you have Constipation After Bariatric Surgery Is A Common Problem Constipation occurs when the body has difficulty empting …

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Metabolic Surgery As Type 2 Diabetes Treatment

Metabolic surgery refers to surgical procedures that are normally used for weight management to manage blood sugar levels and treat metabolic diseases. Managing blood sugar levels is critical to controlling the symptoms associated with Type 2 diabetes. In May of 2016, new guidelines were presented recommending the use of metabolic surgeries as a treatment for …

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Bariatric Surgery Can Cause Lactose Intolerance

Lactose is a naturally occurring sugar found in milk and dairy products that is broken down in the small intestine by the digestive enzyme lactase. Roughly 10% of adults in the US are lactose intolerant. Lactose intolerance is caused when the body cannot produce enough lactase to effectively process or digest lactose. Unfortunately, lactose intolerance …

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