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Bariatric Surgery

Posted by @kaz75 in Digestive Health, Jan 12, 2012

I need to lose the 120 pounds I have gained as a result of meds (steroids) and being in a wheelchair. I am desperate. I do not eat much & have been following a diet plan. I also do pool exercise. My numbers won't budge. No matter what I do, I can't seem to lose weight. Is surgery the only answer? And I have food allergies to wheat, dairy, and soy. How would that affect it? This weight is killing me. It is making my other health probs worse. Help!

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Posted by @meeha, Jan 15, 2012

Did you already have the surgery? Have you tried Weight Watchers? I had surgery.


Posted by @kaz75, Jan 15, 2012

No, I haven't had surgery. I have tried weight watchers, dieticians. It's hard because I have food allergies. No one seems to really know what to do. I have gone to physical therapy for over a year trying to exercise. I don't know what to do.


Posted by @anon01345522, Jan 22, 2012

Without knowing details about associated medical conditions, I would say that bariatric surgery may indeed be your best option (120 lb overweight is very significant and most UNLIKELY to respond to simple diet alone). In any event you should be in contact with a bariatric surgery Center for further advice.


Posted by @anon33437135, Jan 27, 2012

There is many ways that you can do to loose weight. Eating apples drink water a lot eat fruit and veggies. Eat small meals every 3 hours.


Posted by @bettyann, May 1, 2012

I would really recommend gastric bypass surgery. I have been quite involved with this since my gr daughter is to be scheduled for this surgery...She has gone through MONTHS of classes and evaluations.

Listening to 'past patients' I learned that it makes no difference WHAT you eat or how little...the weight will not necessarily come off... Please consider talking to your doctor or someone who specializes in this field about the possibility of the surgery. We had a panel of 4 at the last discussion meeting ...and one lady is past 60 and getting the surgery. As long as you are fairly healthy otherwise, you should not have a problem Good luck!!

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