Posted by: Emmy | 2011/09/13

Small bowel reduction

Dear Cyberdoc

I am 34 about 35 kilograms overweight, but otherwise very healthy.

I have honestly tried every diet and cannot keep the weight off (apart from the fact that I struggle to lose weight). I went onto my first diet when I was ten years old, so I now have a very slow metabolism and my body has been trained to gain weight (due to excessive yo yo dieting).

I am considering a small bowel reduction, but am concerned about complications after the operation. Are you aware of any complications - especially renal failure?

I know that there will be side effects, I can deal with your fast metabolism and taking vitamins, etc for the rest of your life, but I don''t think I can deal with kidney failure!

Kind regards

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I think that you should consider strenous cardiovascular exercise and a calorie restricted diet before considering gastric bypass surgery.

Please refer to the following article for detailed information about gastric bypass surgery:


Dr Anrich

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