Most of the weight that is lost after gastric bypass surgery will occur within the first year. The average person then regains about thirty-five percent of what he or she has lost. It can be frustrating and demoralizing.
The explanations for these unfortunate weight-gain phenomena are both psycho- social and environmental. Regardless of cause, the fact remains that regaining the weight that has been lost from bariatric surgery poses not only health risks but dramatically compromises the quality of life as well.
Among the procedures to manage weight loss after failed gastric bypass is sclerotherapy.
What is Sclerotherapy? Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure first used to eliminate varicose veins and spider veins. A solution is injected directly into the vein, which irritates the lining of the blood vessel. The vessel then swells and clots. Over time, the vessel turns to scar tissue and fades until it is no longer visible. It has been discovered that injecting the same...
Gastric Bypass Surgery Can Save Your Life, too There are benefits to gastric bypass surgery that can be easily detected. Physical change and physical appearance can be readily seen, and I admit that it is nice to be complimented regarding those particular changes. I feel better about myself, and my self-esteem has grown. That is not why I had gastric bypass surgery. Improved appearance and elevated self-esteem are collateral benefits but hardly the primary reasons for my decision. Not at all. The primary reason for my having gastric bypass surgery is that I was afraid. I seldom felt well, and my mortality had never been so apparent. Gastric Bypass Can Reduce Risk for Death Weight-loss surgery has been proven to be effective in either diminishing or relieving altogether obesity related medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and sleep apnea. Results from a recent Utah study that compared patients who had had gastric bypass surgery with those of an obese c...
Iron deficiency is a problem for fifty percent of those who have had gastric bypass surgery and is connected to anemia in one third of the cases. A 1998 study found that women were more than two times more likely than men to have an iron deficiency after weight loss surgery.
Women who are pregnant or having heavy menstruation are most susceptible.
Iron is a critical part of the hemoglobin that carries oxygen in red blood cells. Lack of iron will lessen the production of hemoglobin and cause anemia.
Causes of Iron Deficiency After Gastric Bypass Surgery
Iron deficiency can occur after gastric bypass surgery because the duodenum is bypassed in the procedure. Iron is partially absorbed in the duodenum. Stomach acids draw iron from food and make it more easy to absorb. The small stomach pouch that has been created reduces the amount of acid that is produced which in turn decreases iron ab sorption.
Iron deficiency begins with the exhau...
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