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...
Diabetes Relapse After Gastric Bypass Surgery Diabetes is a health issue of staggering proportion in the United States. I recently spent a few months out of state and, while I was away, I stayed in a residence that is located across from a dialysis clinic. Day after day, ambulances and emergency vehicles would fill the lot, and day after day patients would be drawn from the vehicles, flat on stretchers or seated quietly in wheelchairs. I could see the empty places where legs and feet once were. I am aware that diabetes is the number one cause of kidney failure in the United States, and I am equally aware that obesity and diabetes are foul partners. Day after day I watched the patients rolled through the entry way, and day after day I could feel their regret even from a distance. Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes Over two-thirds of American adults are overweight or obese. These conditions increase the risk for health issues such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes. About 21 million peo...
Off-pump coronary artery bypass; OPCAB; Beating heart surgery; Bypass surgery - heart; CABG; Coronary artery bypass graft; Coronary artery bypass surgery; Coronary bypass surgery
Risks for any surgery include:
Blood clots in the legs that may travel to the lungs
Infection, including in the lungs, urinary tract, and chest
Possible risks from having coronary bypass surgery include:
Heart attack or stroke
Chest wound infection, which is more likely to happen if you are obese, have diabetes, or have already had this surgery
Low-grade fever and chest pain, together called post-pericardiotomy syndrome, which can last up to 6 months
Memory loss, loss of mental clarity, or "fuzzy thinking"
Heart rhythm problems
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