Guest Author - Sharon Lasitter
For those whom have chosen Gastric Bypass Surgery for weight loss, expectations for a new body must also embrace the accompanying lifestyle changes. Your post op stomach and small intestines are set up to be intolerant of overeating and to ingesting foods that contain high amounts of fat and sugar. For many, this means giving up the comfort foods they have always relied upon in stressful situations. Choosing this surgery is essentially signing up for a program of strict diet and exercise, which may have been previously unachievable. You will also need to take a regimen of vitamin supplements, as you will not be absorbing several essential vitamins and minerals.
Your post surgery stomach will be reduced to the size of a small egg and parts of your small intestines will be removed. Clearly the amount of food your stomach can hold is strictly limited, and phases of liquids, pureed food, soft foods and then solid foods must be implemented. Eating carelessly after your surgery can lead to not only vomitting, but also dumping syndrome, which feels like delirium, severe panic and heavy sweating possibly with diarrhea. This is due to an electrolyte imbalance. See below for a dumping syndrome supplemental kit that I was able to find.
If gallbladder removal was included in your Gastric Bypass, there may be added risk of chronic diarrhea. You will further need to stay away from fried or fatty foods and foods that may seem to randomly affect you. You may also need fat balancing supplements and enzymes. See below for a gallbladder removal supplemental kit.
Making choices that deviate from crucial life-style changes after your Gastric Bypass Surgery will most likely lead to high levels of pain and discomfort. For some, this pain and discomfort can act as a guideline or a reminder to get back on track. For others it may be a confusing aftereffect leading to a lack of appetite and a consistent state of pain and diarrhea. Ending the cycle that more than likely led you to a state of obesity is now the only option left if you are determined to achieve health. Consistently veering away from your new diet plan may be an indicator that a booster of therapy is needed to address underlying emotional issues.
Also see my article on the After Effects of Gastric Bypass Surgery
After Gallbladder Removal Kit
Dumping Syndrome Kit
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*Please know that I am not a medical doctor or a health practitioner. I cannot diagnose your stomach problems nor can I guarantee a cure. I am here to share my knowledge, which applications have worked for me and to offer suggestions of where you may go physically, emotionally and spiritually for healing and self-empowerment. If you choose to explore alternative medicine, do not independently stop taking your prescribed medications. Always consult with your current doctor as well as your new practitioner when changing your medical program