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Gas after weight loss surgery - Long Term WLS

Post Surgery Tips: Handle gas like a pro!💪

Uncomfortable or painful gas is common after weight loss surgery… Stock up on Gas X Strips, they dissolve on your tongue and help you relieve gas pain while reducing the frequency of flatulence. You need to start walking; is the most effective way to help you out release the gas on your stomach, it also speeds your recovery progress and helps you to create a healthy habit.

Should I stop my medications after weight loss surgery?

Post-Surgery tips: Don’t stop taking any medications without your doctor’s approval.

Many obesity-related health problems can improve after weight loss surgery, but that doesn’t mean you should stop taking your medications. Talk to your main physician after stopping any medication(s). Also, don’t start medications without your surgeon’s approval, especially in the first weeks following your weight loss surgery.

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Net Carbs vs. Total Carbs

Patient support tools – Weight losssurgery in Tijuana Mexico To talk about carbs, it’s important to know that not all carbohydrates affect the body in the same way. Some carbohydrates are rapidly absorbed and cause blood sugar levels to quickly rise after eating them, for example white bread, white rice, potatoes, candies. These types of carbs have a high glycemic index (the glycemic index is a measure of how quickly food glucose is absorbed), which makes easier to your body to absorb sugar and convert it in to fat. Other carbs, move slowly through the digestive system and much of it isn't digested at all. These types of carbs are insoluble fiber; you can find it on fruits, whole grains, and vegetables.
Total Carbs
The “total carbs” label on a product refers to a combined amount of all three types of carbohydrates- sugar, complex carbohydrate and fiber per serving.
What’s a Net Carb?
Net Carbs represent the total carbohydrate content of the food minus the fiber content. This number…

Water intake - Stay Hydrated after bariatric surgery

Stay hydrated! Before and after weight loss surgery, our body needs water for proper functioning; this is an essential nutrient in our daily diet. 

After a restrictive bariatric procedure (Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Bypass, Lap Band…) you will have a smaller stomach pouch that limits your food and liquids intake. This new stomach capacity enables you to achieve a faster weight loss by making you feel satisfied in a shorter period of time. The optimal fluid intake is 64oz. per day, if you exercise you may require taking more fluids.

Not taking enough water and liquids can be dangerous to your health; dehydration is the number one reason why patients are readmitted to the hospital after WLS. 

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