Weight Loss Surgeries

There are many situations that may arise After Weight Loss surgeries – even long after the initial healing. It’s important to be well informed so you recognize and handle these scenarios if or when they occur. Some can be dangerous if not recognized and immediate medical action taken.here are the things you need to avoid to preventing problems after Weight Loss surgeries.

1. Vomiting

Weight Loss Bariatric SurgeryAfter WWeight Loss surgeries Avoid bringing up your food by chewing well, waiting 30 seconds between bites, and limiting the size of the bite you put in your mouth. Call your surgeon immediately if you are unable to stop vomiting water and liquids. Vomiting may be caused by eating too fast, eating too much, not chewing food to the consistency of applesauce, drinking liquids with or too soon after your food, or a stricture which is a narrowing of the surgical opening from the pouch to the intestine.

2. Food Blockages:

Weight Loss Bariatric SurgeryAfter Weight Loss surgeries Food Blockages can occur when you haven’t chewed food well and it gets stuck in the outlet between your pouch and intestines. Usually, the food will soften and work its way through on its own. While the food is clogged, it can be very uncomfortable and you will be able to feel pressure of the blockage. It is not a good idea to drink fluids on top of the clogged food, but a few small sips of very warm water can sooth tissues and loosen the food. A food blockage can cause vomiting.

3. Dumping Syndrome

Weight Loss Bariatric Surgery

Dumping Syndrome is caused by an intolerance to foods After Weight Loss surgeries that are high in sugar or fat. When you eat a food rich in fat, sugar or even carbohydrates, it enters the intestines without first being partially digested by the gastric juices that were present in the full stomach – the body then struggles to dilute and process the offending food, creating an unpleasant autonomic response. This response usually occurs shortly, within five to fifteen minutes after eating. When this happens, you may have nausea, vomiting, a hot flash, cold sweats, sharp cramps, diarrhea and then overwhelming fatigue. This reaction is so unpleasant you will want to avoid foods that caused the episode of dumping syndrome. Dumping syndrome After Weight Loss surgeries is a negative reinforcement and helps many to avoid high sugar or high fat foods. There are some who consider themselves ‘lucky’ they don’t get sick after eating sugar, but this strong behavioral deterrent can remain strong ally for years.

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