Gastric Bypass Surgery is a surgery used to help people struggling with obesity lose weight, and gain back their life. Gastric Bypass is a major surgical operation and has a lot risks that accompaniment with any major surgery. But there are also other side effects that patients and potential patients need to know. These side effects can range from mild patient discomfort to pain.
Dumping Syndrome can result because of gastric surgery. Gastric Dumping syndrome is when ingested foods bypass the stomach too quickly and enter the small intestine terribly undigested. Dumping syndrome can begin when you are eating food or after you've finished a meal. Dumping syndrome can cause fatigue, sweating, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, bloating, cramping, diarrhea, dizziness and fatigue.
Malnutrition can occur in after gastric bypass, but can be mitigated by taking vitamin and mineral supplements regularly. Lack of nutrition can cause other issues including hair loss.
Other types of side effects, which can be quite embarrassing, including gas and bowel problems. Flatulence is known to happen quite frequently as the nutrients are not fully absorbed in the body, it becomes difficult for the colon to digest the food, producing producing excess gas. Bowel habits can form and are usually caused because the a portion of the small intestines is being bypassed. Constipation can result, but can be treated with stool softeners and sometimes simply by drinking lots of water. Diarrhea is also known to happen frequently after gastric bypass surgery. If such thing happens, contact your health practitioner immediately.
Other potential serious side effects can include blood clots and pneumonia.
Other side effects include the general risks of the surgery. Risks of gastric bypass include risks of infection at the incision, leak of the stomach into the abdominal cavity, gallstones, staples may pull, hernia may develop, and more. Another risk is death, but research research shows that less than 10 out of 1000 die after weight-loss surgery.