At one time or another, we are subject to fat shaming and weight discrimination. Even in the sacred space of healthcare, practitioners often treat us indifferently rather than properly. The New York Times newspaper reports our healthcare system — in its attitudes, equipment and common practices — is ill prepared. And its practitioners are often […]
Can you drink alcohol after bariatric surgery? Cheryl (aka My Bariatric Life) and I know about addiction. Cheryl is open about her many years of struggle with food addiction before her gastric bypass surgery. As for me, I am a retired Addictions Counselor having worked primarily with alcoholism. I am sure that many of you […]
Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is a popular weight loss surgery in the United States — and with some patient traveling to Mexico for the gastric sleeve, the procedure has become very attainable. The sleeve gastrectomy, also known as the gastric sleeve surgery, is relatively new compared to other weight loss surgery procedures. Once performed as the […]
It is a dream for most people to have full, thick hair especially when they notice that thinning hair is visible. For all the good reasons, there are natural remedies for thinning hair which include: reducing stress, having balanced hormones, eating a great diet and so much more. Understanding hair loss There are approximately 150,000 hairs […]
Obesity can cause blood clots and is a well-known risk factor for clots in deep veins and lungs. A sedentary lifestyle is a contributing factor. And obese patients are at greater risk for deadly clots after surgery while they are immobile. Read: 10 obesity related illnesses What Are Blood Clots? Blood clots are normally useful. Blood clots […]
Your Risk for Celiac Disease after Weight Loss Surgery Research shows that gluten intolerance and gluten sensitivity are on the rise after weight loss surgery. Acquired Celiac Disease, also known as Non-Celiac Gluten Intolerance, is the inability to digest gluten and can manifest as a consequence of weight loss surgery. According to the Mayo Clinic, while the exact cause is […]
You may wonder what an acne facial has to do with bariatric surgery. There is a link between acne, constipation, and hormone imbalance. And constipation and hormone imbalance are linked to obesity and bariatric surgery. So, you may one day find your adult face inexplicably covered in acne, as I did. Constipation, Hormones and Adult […]
Feeling weak and tired, or fatigue after bariatric surgery is not normal and may be a sign of a vitamin or mineral (micronutrients) deficiency. Micronutrient deficiencies after bariatric surgery can and will develop unless a tight treatment protocol is followed that involves nutritional supplements and regular monitoring of levels. The need for essential vitamins and […]
As is the case with any surgery, the risks of the operation need to be weighed against the benefits before making a decision. Duodenal switch bariatric surgery is an effective procedure for permanent weight loss, but there are many duodenal switch risks, as well. How Duodenal Switch Works Malabsorptive weight-loss surgeries are procedures that generate […]
Many people who have been unable to lose weight using the more traditional method of diet and exercise alone, will opt for bariatric surgery. Gastric sleeve is one type of bariatric surgery. The gastric sleeve is less complicated than the gastric bypass or duodenal switch bariatric surgery, and more complex than the gastric band. Gastric sleeve […]
Any surgery can have complications, and weight loss surgery is not an exception. Although uncommon, there are certainly gastric bypass risks. Short-term Gastric Bypass Risks Short-term gastric bypass risks include risk for pneumonia, blood clots in the legs, incision infections, or a leak at one of the staple lines. About 5% of gastric bypass patients experience […]
Gastric Band Surgery Facts The Adjustable Gastric Band is an obesity surgery also known as LAP-BAND and Realize Band. The gastric band is a relatively safe weight-loss surgery that takes about one hour to perform. There are gastric band risks, however. Gastric band complications can be frequent, and as many as 26% of patients experience some […]
About 30% of patients who have gastric bypass surgery experience hair loss. Given the esteem issues that may have existed prior to the surgery, hair loss after weight loss surgery can be difficult. While hair is aesthetically important, it is not critical to our bodies. We constantly lose and grow hair at the same time […]
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My Bariatric Life is feeling sneaky.
2 months ago
I'll let you in on my dirty little secret. I hide the chocolates in the vegetable drawer of the fridge where no one in my family ever goes! bwahahaha #truestory #MyBariatricLife #weightlossjourney #bariatrics ...