– Constipation is incredibly common after weight loss surgery. The decreased amount of food, sometimes decreased hydration, and hormonal changes around weight loss surgery lead to a slowing of the bowels. It’s completely safe to take common constipation medicines. When we’re asked about constipation, we recommend intermittent doses of milk
Vertical sleeve gastrectomy In this procedure a cut is made vertically and the larger part of the stomach – up to 85% of its volume – is removed from the body. The remainder is closed with staples to create a new stomach that is now in the shape of a
Dumping syndrome is a very common complication following gastric and esophageal surgeries. Also known as rapid gastric emptying, dumping syndrome is a condition in which undigested food moves too quickly from the stomach to the small intestine. In other words, food gets “dumped” into the intestine before being properly digested.
Bariatric surgery, or weight loss surgery, refers to a variety of surgical procedures for treatment of morbid obesity. Obesity is determined by Body Mass Index or BMI, which is calculated as the ratio of body weight over square of body height. The higher the BMI the higher the extent of
(upbeat music) (clock ticking) – [Narrator] How does the stomach flu differ from influenza? – So, influenza is a respiratory illness, which is caused by Influenza A and B viruses. Symptoms typically include fevers, headaches, body aches, sore throat, and cough. It’s transmitted through respiratory secretions and droplets, and patients