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Is Bariatric weight loss surgery everything this BBC report says it is?

Weight loss treatment for super-obese

Nearly 40% of under-25s who have weight-loss surgery in the UK are classified as super-obese, according to new figures.

Post surgery getting back to eating normally?

After the patients weight loss surgery the video mentions he has to maintain a special diet, which means avoiding food that can cause excess flatulence since bloating can cause extreme discomfort for . Patients forget that when they have a band tied round their stomach it will  restrict the ability to eat certain foods especially, eating foods that will cause bloating.

What To Expect After Surgery

Patients are typically notified of the possible side effects and severe risks related to surgical intervention, such as fatality. The patient needs to decide if this surgery is right for them since flatulence is a big ailment connected with weight loss surgery. This link diercts you to a website selling carbon pads you can soe in to underwear to stop the smel of faltulence a side effect of the surgical intervention. flatulence

Side Effects

One of the biggest side effects of gastric surgery results from the reduction of calorie and nutrient absorption. Because gastric bypass operations cause food to bypass the stomach and parts of the small intestine, where most of the iron and calcium from food is absorbed, women run the risk of anemia, developing osteoporosis, and other nutritional deficiencies. Nutritional supplements can counteract these deficiencies, but they must be taken life-long. The more extensive the operation, the greater the risk is for complications and nutrient deficiencies.

Documented side effects of gastric bypass include:

An iron and vitamin B12 deficiency occurs more than 30% of the time. About 50% of those with an iron deficiency develop anemia.
The connection between the stomach and the intestines narrows (stomal stenosis) 5% to 15% of the time, leading to nausea and vomiting after eating.
Ulcers develop 5% to 15% of the time.
The staples may pull loose.
Hernia may develop.
The bypassed stomach may enlarge, resulting in hiccups and bloating.

Ten to 20% of people who choose this option have to have follow-up operations to correct complications (abdominal hernias being the most common), and more than one third develop gallstones from the rapid weight loss. The risk of developing gallstones can be countered though by taking supplemental bile salts for a short time after surgery. If a woman for any reason believes she might be pregnant, she should avoid such severe weight loss, or wait to become pregnant until her weight has stabilized.

This is clearly a difficult decision, and one that should only be made after receiving all available information on the potential risks and benefits. There are many online resources available on gastric bypass surgery and obesity.

Other common side effects of gastric bypass:

  1. Nausea and Vomiting
  2. Dehydration
  3. Food Intolerance
  4. Changed Bowel Habits
  5. Cold Intolerance

An unpublicised side effect of gastric bypass surgery is excessive flatulence odor.

It is understandable why these patients have highly malodorous flatus. The surgery causes them to have a malabsorptive syndrome. Their systems don't absorb the food and nutrients as well anymore and when the undigested food gets down to the colon, the enzymes and bacteria go crazy digesting the food. One of the by-products of their digestion is gas (flatulence).

Most post surgery patients are desperate for a solution to this side effect, which actually causes embarrassment and most of these individuals have been dealing with embarrassment for most of their lives. The majority of these patients will try over- the -counter medications, only to be disappointed to find out they're ineffective and very costly.

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