Weight loss surgery is performed on individuals whose obesity does not improve with medications or exercises. The most commonly performed weight loss surgery is gastric bypass surgery. In this surgery, the capacity of the stomach is reduced by bypassing it. Hence the patient feels complete with little food consumption, which helps lose weight.
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Please suggest surgical option to reduce and maintain weight.
Query: Hello doctor, I have a serious eating disorder issue for six years. I never vomit or work out a lot after I eat a lot of high calories food, like cakes, donuts, chocolate, ice cream, chips and so forth. In these six years, my weight was up and down repeatedly between 100 lbs and 190 lbs. I have bee... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Surgery for obesity is considered as a treatment option for patients with a BMI (body mass index) of 40 kg/m2 or greater who have tried but failed an adequate exercise and diet program and those with obesity-related comorbid conditions, such as hypertension, diabetes me... Read Full »
Can my 19-year-old son eat sugary and high-calorie food after a sleeve gastrectomy operation?
Query: Hello doctor, My 19-year-old son had a sleeve gastrectomy operation as he was overweight (he was over 110 kilograms) a few months before. His current weight is 85 kilograms, and according to his doctor, he must lose around eight more kilograms to be in the normal range. My son follows a strict diet... Read Full »
Answer: Hello. Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. Your son may need to restrict the intake of such high sugary and high-calorie foods throughout his life. This does not mean that he will not eat these types of food anymore, but he will have to take them in small ... Read Full »
I am 30 years old and trying to lose weight. Does bariatric surgery help in reducing weight?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30-year-old female. I have been suffering from obesity since 13 years of age. I have several health issues like polycystic ovarian disease (PCOD), high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and depression. I have been trying various methods to lose weight for the past six years like... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If your health is fine and you do not have diabetes, hypertension, etc., bariatric surgery is safe in expert hands. If you have any of these, they should be well controlled under the supervision of a surgeon. The pros are it helps reduce blood pressure, cholesterol, ... Read Full »
After a weight loss surgery and drinking alcohol, I have numbness in my stomach and legs. Why?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a female with a height of 5’6 feet and a weight of 205 lbs. I underwent weight loss surgery two years ago. I started binge drinking almost a year later. It started as numbness in my stomach for exactly four months, which eventually led to my legs and then my breast area, which led ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The feeling in your legs which is relieved by waking around, is very typical for RLS. These symptoms can also involve other body parts, as in your case. Maintain abstinence from alcohol. Alcohol use can exacerbate RLS, and so does Iron deficiency. Alcoholic neuropat... Read Full »