Constipation

Almost everyone at one time or another has experienced constipation but there is a difference between occasional and chronic constipation. Chronic constipation means that you are continually having 3 or less bowel movement(s) per week. They are hard and dry and may even be painful to pass. There are many things you can do to [...]

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Dining Out after Bariatric Surgery

Adjusting to a new way of eating is easiest to do when you’re preparing your own meals at home. However, it is possible to enjoy eating out after gastric banding surgery and still follow your dietary guidelines. Tips for Dining out After Bariatric Surgery: First and foremost, don’t feel pressured to eat like everyone else. [...]

By |2017-01-19T00:28:11-08:00January 19th, 2017||0 Comments

Nutritional deficiencies

After bariatric surgery, you will be unable to obtain sufficient amount of vitamins and minerals from your diet alone. There is a potential for developing nutritional deficiencies after any type of weight loss surgery and a deficiency can lead to permanent neurologic and physical damage. Please take the recommended vitamin and mineral supplements each and [...]

By |2017-01-19T00:26:41-08:00January 19th, 2017||0 Comments

Reflux/heartburn

There may be many reasons as to why you are experiencing heartburn. What you are eating may be causing the heartburn. Avoid caffeinated beverages and spicy foods. Avoid overeating. Do not lie down after eating for at least 30 minutes to an hour.

By |2017-01-19T00:26:14-08:00January 19th, 2017||0 Comments

Nausea/Vomiting

Go back on a liquid diet for 48 hours then slowly advance to soft foods then to solid foods. If you are also experiencing pain or if the vomiting persists while on the liquid diet, call the clinic. Chew food thoroughly and eat slowly Do not overeat Make sure foods are moist Avoid eating and [...]

By |2017-01-19T00:25:44-08:00January 19th, 2017||0 Comments

Sugar Alcohols

Sugar alcohols, also known as polyols, are ingredients with fewer calories than sugar.  They are used in a wide variety of products such as sugar-free gum or candy, toothpaste and mouthwash, ice cream, frozen desserts, frostings, yogurt, fruit spreads, breath mints, and chewable/liquid vitamins.  Sugar alcohols are neither sugars nor alcohols.  This term is used [...]

By |2017-01-19T00:24:08-08:00January 19th, 2017||0 Comments

Diarrhea

Diarrhea may occur after surgery.  If your stool is more than loose, i.e. watery and continuing to occur beyond the first 5 days after surgery, please call the clinic.  You may experience diarrhea as a result of your body adjusting to the liquid diet and other consistencies of the diet as you advance.  Other potential [...]

By |2017-01-19T00:23:25-08:00January 19th, 2017||0 Comments

Excessive flatus/Gas

It is normal to have some air in the digestive tract (the esophagus, stomach, small intestine and large intestine) as some air is swallowed while the process of digestion produces some air.  Many people think that they have too much gas when they really have normal amounts.  Most people produce 1-4 pints of gas per [...]

By |2017-01-19T00:22:53-08:00January 19th, 2017||0 Comments

Hair loss

Hair thinning/hair loss may occur in the first few months after bariatric surgery, as is true with any surgery.  After six months post-surgery, nutritional deficiencies (or excess) may be contributing to continued hair loss.  Please make sure that you are following the long-term vitamin and mineral supplement recommendations given to you by the dietitian.  Second, [...]

By |2017-01-19T00:22:11-08:00January 19th, 2017||0 Comments

Hiccoughs

Hiccoughs are very common and almost everyone has experienced them.  Hiccups involve the involuntary contraction of the diaphragm, which is the sheet of internal muscle that extends across the bottom of the rib cage. The diaphragm separates the thoracic cavity (heart, lungs & ribs) from the abdominal cavity and performs an important function in respiration [...]

By |2017-01-19T00:21:42-08:00January 19th, 2017||0 Comments
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