Obesity Treatment Essay

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Obesity Treatment When it comes to digesting food normally the food passes through the stomach and enters the small intestine. Most of our nutrients and calories are absorbed in the small intestine and then it passes into the large intestine, where remaining waste is excreted from the body. In Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass surgery the doctors only use a small part of the stomach to create a new stomach pouch, which is roughly the size of an egg. Once the stomach is to the proper size they connect it directly to the middle portion of the small intestine, which is the jejunum and bypassing the rest of the stomach and the duodenum, which is the upper portion of the small intestine. The doctors do this procedure by making several small incisions …show more content…

One that I noticed is difficult to get after the Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass surgery is protein and this is because of how low the intake is, intercurrent illness, extreme weight loss due to low food intake. Some of the symptoms due to this is weakness, decreased muscle mass, brittle hair, generalized oedema. The recommended intake is 1.0 to 1.5 g/kg like fish, eggs, meat, or oral protein supplements. “Patients should generally have their weight and blood pressure measured weekly until the rapid weight loss phase diminishes, usually within 4-6 mo, then again at 8, 10 and 12 mo, and annually thereafter” (Abd Elrazek Mohammad Ali Abd Elrazek). Stated by Abd Elrazek Mohammad Ali Abd Elrazek, “patients with diabetes are encouraged to check their blood glucose daily”, which this usually improves after surgery. According to Abd Elrazek Mohammad Ali Abd Elrazek, “patients maintained on antihypertensive or diabetic medications at discharge should be monitored closely for hypotension and hypoglycemia, respectively, and medications should be adjusted accordingly”. “We recommend that the following laboratory tests be performed at three, six, nine months and annually thereafter: Complete Blood Count; Electrolytes; Glucose and Glucose Tolerance test; Complete iron studies; Vitamin B12; Aminotransferases, alkaline phosphatase, bilirubin, GGT; Total

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