Gastric bypass surgery is a complicated surgery that involves risks. There are specific complications and side effects that can result from the surgery. Because the surgery is a major one, there is also the risks of death and other very serious illnesses. But assuming that the surgery is successful with minimal complications there are side effects that you should be aware of.
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After Gastric Bypass Surgery
After surgery you will not be allowed to eat for two days. By letting your stomach heal after the procedure you help to minimise risks and side effects. One of the most common side effect is nutritional deficiencies. Because you will be reducing intake and because intestines are rerouted, nutrition consumption can become inadequate. Bariatric physicians will prescribe a vitamin regimen to help combat the lost in nutrition. By taking the vitamins regularly you can help prevent these side effects.
Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, or RNY Gastric Bypass, has minor complications that can result because of a successful surgery. One of the most warned side effects is dumping syndrome. After gastric bypass eating food will change, your physician will give you recommendations as to how much to eat and when. It’s important to remember that your stomach is the size of a walnut; daily food consumption will be spread out over six or more meals per day. When you eat more food than was prescribed by your physician, you may experience dumping syndrome or intense pain under your breastbone.
Gastric dumping syndrome, or rapid gastric emptying, is a complication that results when you eat too fast or too much. The foods enter the small intestine undigested, because the upper portion of the small intestine expands too quickly. Side effects of dumping syndrome include vomiting, bloating, cramping, nausea, diarrhea, dizziness and fatigue. Dumping syndrome is mostly avoidable by consuming smaller portions of foods and avoiding the certain foods that are likely to cause it.
Other common side effects including flatulence and bowel problems. Constipation is a common occurrence and can be help with stool softeners. Excessive fat consumption may lead to diarrhea. Flatulence may also persists quite regularly.
Other side effects that can occur upon successful surgery include changes that your body does when reacting to weight loss. People can experience: body aches, feeling fatigued or lethargic, feeling cold, dry skin, hair loss and thinning, and mood changes.
After surgery there may be other situations that are less than ideal including complications like infections, kidney stones, ulcers, blood clots, etc. But these are the more serious forms of side effects that could result. You should be ready, and almost expect at least some side effects as some are very common. You should talk to your physician in detail about the side effects that can result from gastric bypass surgery. Find out the price of gastric bypass now.