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Medical ID Bracelet for Gastric Bypass

Medical ID Bracelet for Gastric Bypass

Q: ┬áDo Gastric Bypass Patients Need to Wear a Medical Alert Bracelet or Tag? A: It is not necessary to wear a medical alert bracelet, but there are certain things all medical providers must know before giving any treatment to someone who has had gastric bypass surgery. Some gastric bypass patients wear bracelets or ID…

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Bariatric Q&A – Avoid Food Funerals Before Surgery

Bariatric Q&A – Avoid Food Funerals Before Surgery

Question: I’m approaching my surgery date and I feel an incredible urge to eat all of the things I will never eat again. How can I possibly get through any kind of liquid diet with those urges constantly pulling at me?   Yes, food funerals are common temptations. Most of us feel the need to…

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Enjoy Dining Out After Bariatric Surgery

Enjoy Dining Out After Bariatric Surgery

Dining out with friends after bariatric surgery is not the stresser most of us assumed (and feared) when we started this process. Most restaurants have healthy options these days and staff is accustomed to requests for all kinds of dietary needs. In fact, restaurants are offering options to attract people on popular high protein/low carb…

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Thinning Hair and Hair Loss After Bariatric Surgery

Thinning Hair and Hair Loss After Bariatric Surgery

Question: Does Bariatric Surgery Cause Hair Loss and Thinning Hair? Yes, hair loss is relatively common in WLS patients. It doesn’t happen to everyone. For some people it is a frustrating and visible change. For other people it can be stressful to see a big pile of hair in the drain, even if it never…

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Eating Slowly After Bariatric Surgery

Eating Slowly After Bariatric Surgery

Question: I still eat too fast. What can I do to eat more slowly? Several months after surgery, I had lunch with a friend. I ordered well and remembered not to drink while eating. As the conversation went on I realized that I was shoveling in bites of my salad like I always did when…

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Average Rate of Weight Loss After Bariatric Surgery

Average Rate of Weight Loss After Bariatric Surgery

These numbers are averages, so your results may vary widely. There are a number of factors that contribute to the amount of success and how fast an individual’s loss will be after weight loss surgery, including type of surgery, preop program participation, diet, exercise, overall health and persistence. Calculate your average projected weight loss here…

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How Much Total Weight Will I Lose After Bariatric Surgery?

How Much Total Weight Will I Lose After Bariatric Surgery?

Simple answer: it depends, but here are some guidelines and averages. Many factors determine how much weight an individual will lose after weight loss surgery, including: How well you stick to your nutrition plan The type of surgery you’ve had How much excess weight you have to lose The type of pre-op diet your nutritionist…

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