Effects of Roux-en-Y surgery

Roux-en-Y surgery

Do you want to lose weight? Are you the one vexed up trying all the types of weight loss programs? Then here is an amazing solution to make you shed your weight. Pause for a while!!! You are a good candidate for this if you are overweight, if you have tried all the dietary and life style changes, and if your body mass index is beyond 40.

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is an amazing weight loss procedure that has become popular these days. The procedure reduces the size of your tummy to a small pouch. It is performed by stapling a portion of the stomach.

How does it help me?

When your tummy size is reduced you may not eat much and will feel stomach full after taking limited quantities of food. Ultimately your fat intake and the calories you absorb from the diet are minimized. It helps you avoid an unwanted pile of calories.

What are the effects of RYGB?

You can expect about 60 to 70 percent of your body to lose weight within a span of 6 to 12 months.

RYGB is ideal for the people who are with larger BMI because the procedure often shows predictable results.

If you are a diabetic you will have a positive effect on diabetes. Due to the hormonal changes, post surgery may need a reduced dose of diabetic medication or sometimes you can also discontinue the medication, this needs a medical consultation.

RYGB shows a good effect in dealing with your high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels.

There may be nutritional deficiencies, so to beat up with it, you must go for regular follow-ups and check with the physician if the weight loss is appropriate.

RYGB shows positive effects on the individuals who have dumping syndrome, in which there will be an urge to consume high sugars and fats.

What are the unwanted effects of RYGB?

You can expect many unwanted effects after or during RYGB.

Post surgically you may experience bleeding which requires a blood transfusion.

There are chances of infection after the surgery for which you may have to use antibiotics or must undergo a reoperation.

You may require reoperation if any leakage is observed from the newly joint stomach and intestines. This may occur during the first few days after the operation.

  • You may develop ulcers in the newly formed pouch
  • Your organs may be damaged
  • You may have blood clots
  • You may suffer a chest infection

Is the weight loss ongoing?

Your weight loss can halt after a year; you must be prepared to accept this. After the procedure, you would experience body aches, dry skin, changes in the mood and hair fall as well.

Undergoing RYGB is useful for you. But after the procedure you must be on par with regular follow ups, you will have to see the dietician or nutritionist to beat up the nutritional deficiencies after the surgery. Therefore, it is recommended for you to undergo blood tests for every 6 months in order to keep an eye on your body’s vitamin and mineral stores.


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