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Weight loss and medications after bariatric surgery article written for ObesityHealth.com by Dr. Guillermo Alvarez June 16, 2017 Should you continue your medications after weight loss surgery? Will reducing the medications effect how you feel? What medications do you advise against? What can you expect long term? These are just a few of the many questions I answer on an almost daily basis. I understand you have concerns, you’re worried…

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The body’s organs “talk” to each other through a signaling system. The organs, like the stomach, liver, intestines, pancreas, etc. send signals by secreting hormones that then send signals to the brain.  These signals either tell a person they are hungry or they are full, which is called satiety.  These two signaling pathways – the hunger pathway and the satiety pathway – counter balance each other, and they cannot both…

June 6, 2017 – The Appetite Regulation System – Simplified's Story »

 

The fishbone diagram below shows different things that affect our weight after surgery and addresses what we need to do with each area in order to maximize weight loss in the first 6 – 9 months following surgery.  The first 3 things to address when someone stops losing weight are to: Stop protein shakes – need to be eating protein using whole foods Make sure you are getting enough Calcium…

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What To Do When Those Closest To You Are More Comfortable With “Worse" We all know that change doesn’t happen in a vacuum; it’s dynamic. As you change, your relationships with those closest to you change too. Yet, most of us are caught by surprise when our dynamics with those closest to us begin to change in the aftermath of our weight loss surgery (WLS). Understanding why these changes occur,…

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Hydration After Bariatric Surgery

Leading up to surgery, your surgeon and dietitian have both stressed to you the importance of hydration. It is recommended that at least 64 oz of fluids are consumed each day to prevent dehydration, constipation, and kidney stones (1). However, following surgery, you may find it more difficult to reach this goal. Your taste may change, and water may no longer taste right. You also will have smaller stomach pouch,…

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Type 2 Diabetes and Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric Surgery Promising for Obese Patients with Type 2 Diabetes A breakthrough in support of bariatric surgery for obese patients with diabetes was achieved recently when 48 multidisciplinary organizations came together to update existing diabetes treatment protocols to now include metabolic/bariatric surgery to control blood sugar and reduce cardiovascular risk! *   Additionally, the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) has developed important and helpful information on this…

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Now that the New Year is right around the corner, it may be a good time for those among us battling extreme weight issues and obesity to consider “getting off the fence” and making a resolution to do something constructive about it. Consider the possibility that 2017 can be the year for many to start a new life geared toward better health and nutrition! Rivka Galchen recently wrote an excellent…

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A new study from the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS) this year has confirmed that obese patients who undergo weight loss surgery in Kansas City (or elsewhere) before having knee replacement surgery fare better than those who do not. Why is Bariatric Surgery Beneficial Before Knee or Hip Replacement Surgery? The American Society of Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery’s (ASMBS) February newsletter, "Connect”, referenced the JBJS study in an article titled,…

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Bariatric Surgery And Fear Factors

Did you know that it’s common for people to fear bariatric surgery more than obesity? How can that be? We all know the toll obesity takes on a person’s physical and emotional health, so why would a surgical remedy as part of a comprehensive bariatric health program be considered by some to be less desirable than living with the many negative impacts of obesity in everyday life? In the February…

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Why does my hair fall out after Bariatric Surgery? A common fear and complaint of Kansas City Bariatric Surgery patients is hair loss after the operation. While our hair is an important part of our body image, it is not very important to our bodies. For this reason, nutrition can have a great impact on hair health because when forced to make a choice, the body will shift nutritional stores…

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