Evaluating your likely current (and near future) state of health means taking into account the risk factors — such as weight loss surgery — that affect you. Our medical diagnosis tool, The Analyst™, identifies major risk factors by asking the right questions.
Have you undergone any form of weight loss surgery (Bariatric Surgery)?
Possible responses:→ No / don't know
→ Adjustable gastric banding
→ Gastric bypass surgery
→ Biliopancreatic diversion with/out duodenal switch
→ Sleeve gastrectomy
Short Bowel Syndrome also suggests the following possibilities:
Short bowel syndrome is a malabsorption disorder in which water and nutrients are not properly absorbed because a significant portion of the small intestine is missing. Water remains in the stool, causing diarrhea and dehydration.
Underconsumption also suggests the following possibilities:
Although vegans tend not to consume tough/rubbery meats or high-fat foods, they do (like everyone else after bariatric surgery) also need to avoid fried foods, sugary foods, junk food, and sticky foods. Vegans need to be especially careful to consume sufficient protein and avoid crunchy foods such as raw fruits & vegetables, and nuts.
As with any diet following gastric surgery, vegetarians need to plan carefully to make sure they get all necessary nutrients in their small meals. During the first 2-3 weeks, the diet must consist of easily-digestible liquid or puréed foods, high in protein and low in sugar, without any solid pieces. Soft foods are gradually added in, and then eventually, after 3-4 months, regular foods. Six small meals a day, all food being chewed thoroughly and not swallowed until entirely smooth. Although vegetarians need not worry so much about consuming tough/rubbery meats or high-fat foods, they do (like everyone else) need to avoid fried foods, sugary foods, junk food, and sticky foods. Vegetarians need to be especially careful to avoid crunchy foods such as raw fruits & vegetables, and nuts.
In most cases (86% in one study), gastric bypass surgery cures GERD. After surgery, the small remaining portion of the upper stomach (the "pouch") has very few acid-producing cells, so GERD symptoms usually disappear right away.