For people who have had weight loss surgery or who have someone close to them that has (spouse/other).?

For people who have had weight loss surgery or who have someone close to them that has (spouse/other).? Topic: For people who have had weight loss surgery or who have someone close to them that has (spouse/other).?
June 16, 2019 / By Codie
Question: My fiancé's doctor recently brought up weight loss surgery to him. He is more then 100lbs overweight. The doctor told him that he has a metabolism like a multiple stomached mammal, another words it's extremely abnormally slow. He goes to the gym 3-5times a week each and every week. He's been on various special diets (doctor recommended for some). He's tried over the counter and prescribed weight loss/metabolism enhancers. And he's starting to get 'red' flags where his health is concerned. He's been under dr's supervision and the dr feels like they've tried just about all of the possibilities (only one other thing to try in his opinion) and is preparing my fiancé for the strong possibility of weight loss surgery. My fiancé has asked my opinion. And I'm trying to become as educated as possible about it. I've read about gastric bypass and I'm very weary of it. It's important to me that he lives a long healthy life, and with his current red flags that would be just about impossible. But the risks worry me greatly. And I just wanted to talk to other people who have experienced the surgery or how have had a person close to them have the surgery. My Questions: 1) Aside from Gastric Bypass and Lap Band Surgery, What could possibly be his other options? 2) How will his diet change? 3) If you've had the surgery, do you regret it? 4) If your spouse or someone else close to you, preferably someone who lives with you, has had the surgery, how did it affect you? 5) If your spouse or someone close to you had the surgery, how have you noticed it affected them (aside from the obvious weight loss)? 6) Is there anything else that can naturally enhance his metabolism? If you've got anything else to add aside from my questions please do. Thank you so very much for answering.
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Bellinda Bellinda | 7 days ago
I had lap band due to medical conditions and medications that was causing weight gain. My first surgeon pushed gastric bypass but my cardiologist said no that he would approve the lap band. I was on a supervised diet and still couldn't lose the weight. I had lap band 4-16-08 and down 45 pounds and lots of inches. There is a vertical sleeve that they do, but I don't know to much about it. With the lap band, I eat low fat diet and I can eat just about anything I used to, in moderation. My doctor told me that I could cheat (if I really want something) but he told me how to in a good way. I don't eat fried foods. I eat baked, broiled, grilled or roasted meats. I eat vegetables and I exercise 3-4 times a week. I can't eat rice or breads. My band does not like rice or white breads at all and I have tried them but it is not worth the discomfort and I stay away from them. I also have some discomfort with pasta, so I stay away from that also. The only regret about the surgery is that I wished I had done it sooner. It was a real easy surgery (I have had so many knee surgeries that this was a piece of cake for me). I never had to take any pain medication at all after surgery. Sure I had a little discomfort but it was real tolerable. Was out on the go two days after the surgery and haven't stopped. Your fourth question is really funny to me because in my home my daughter in law is in weight watchers and she has lost 55 pounds on the point system and she put my son on the point system the end of April and he has lost 45 pounds and he said it was easy for him and he didn't feel deprived (she maps out every day where he can eat and what he eats at fast foods) and his bosses are doing the same thing for themselves (their wives requests) so at night they call my daughter in law and tells them where they will let their husbands go for lunch and could she figure out what they can have, and their secretaries are keeping them on track. My grandkids ages 10 and 4 have changed what they can have, the 4 year old has had her juice regular juice to 25% less sugar and the 10 year old has changed to diet caffiene free drinks if he gets a soda. So it is working here. With all of us on diets it really hasn't been much of a change except the fact we ask ourself if this is what we really want to eat. I don't know what is out there to naturally enhance his metabolism. If the doctor has done everything, then I don't know what I could add. There is another website that might could help with this and it is called Obesityhelp.com it is a great website and it is also a good support group. There is also LapBandSolutions.com that is the website that helped me with my lap band. There is another website that has the new RealizeBand.com and this came on the market after I had my band. The one for gastric bypass is http://www.bariatricsurgerypittsburgh.co... this tells about the surgery, guidelines and the diet. Also there is one for the comparison of both of these surgeries http://health.ucsd.edu/specialties/lapba... Good Luck on your research and hope this helps
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Bellinda Originally Answered: Weight Loss Surgery on Medicaid and Medicare?
That is a very difficult thing in our state since this is considered elective surgery. From a personal perspective, the only people benefiting from this surgery are the physicians and hospitals who promote this option. Most people who undergo this procedure, regain weight after a couple years. This is not a good choice because there are superior alternatives. A little over three years ago, I weighed 300 pounds and my appetite was insatiable. Today, after converting to a low-fat, whole plant based diet (per Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr.), I weigh 200 pounds and I'm still losing weight. I supplement my vegetarian diet with B12, D3, and ground flax seed. I eat lots of fresh leafy green vegetables (collards, kale, and spinach), colorful vegetables, legumes, whole grains, and some fruits. I avoid dairy and animal based foods and any processed foods. I avoid salt, sugars, oils, fats, colorings, flavorings, artificial sweeteners, herbicides, pesticides, preservatives, heavy metals, and many other unhealthy additives and contaminants. It's a complete and permanent lifestyle change. After you've been eating healthy for six months, you should read Dr. Joel Fuhrman's book on fasting for health. When I participated in a medically supervised water fast, I lost one pound a day, kept it off, and lost my food cravings permanently. Good luck on your program. Don't waste your time with the medical establishment. They don't have a clue about how to lose and maintain a healthy diet. Most experts are out to take your money and leave you confused.

Adriana Adriana
I realize anybody who's five'eight and 330lbs. and she or he appears well, you can not even inform that's what she weighs until she tells you. Weight loss surgical procedure is certainly not well, it comes with dire penalties. For one there's a 50/50 threat of waking up from it, and when you live to tell the tale, you'll be able to have disorders from it for the relaxation of your existence. Just maintain doing what you're doing, finally it'll repay, except it isn't healthful to lose greater than two kilos per week, and it takes time, in your frame to get adjusted. One factor that I have found out is to certainly not make your self shed extra pounds, simply allow in occur evidently.
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Terrence Terrence
Im considering it for myself as well...this was my mother about 3 years before she died. She had number of different problems but one of them was a slow metabolism and the other hypothyroidism/water retention. She got to big to be able to do the surgery and in the end it killed her. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v139/B... http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v139/B...
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Piper Piper
he could try the fullbar. it was developed by a surgeon who does those surgeries, and it is supposed to have the same effects, but is non-invasive. go to fullbar.com, and get info.
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Mahlah Mahlah
switch from pouring your cereal straight from the box to using a measuring cup to cut your cereal calorie count in half
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Mahlah Originally Answered: Is lap-band surgery a good option for weight loss?
Weight loss surgery-like lap band surgery have become very common and very safe now. There is one company that is very famous in India that arranges Obesity surgery for foreigners in India. They are called the Fly2india4health Consultants. I read a lot about them in the Newspapers and about their patient stories. I have also read that they arrange financing for international patients, as all surgery is not covered by insurance or by the stinking NHS. They also have photos pasted of their International patients. You can checkout their website. The cost savings are incredible. As a doctor I personally believe that your surgery can be easily handled in India, as the quality of Healthcare available here is simply best in the world. The surgeons are USA/UK trained and facilities are 5 star. My cousin got her Obesity surgery done there and she is more than very happy with the results. She is all praise for Fly2india4health Consultants. She paid just 20% of the cost what she was quoted in USA and it was like a wonderful vacation for her. Hope this helps Source(s): http://www.fly2india4health.com

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