If you suffered from acid reflux before gastric sleeve surgery, then you may be unpleasantly surprised that acid reflux is still something you will have to deal with.
In this article, we’ll talk about why acid reflux still occurs after surgery and what you can do to make it better. We’ve even included a 1-Day meal plan to help you get started with managing your acid reflux.
What is acid reflux?
Acid reflux. GERD. Heartburn. You may see these terms used interchangeably, but they have medically different definitions.
A condition in which stomach acid bubbles up into the esophagus. This occurs from a weak sphincter muscle at the junction of the stomach and esophagus. Called the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), its job is to keep food and acid in the stomach.
Chronic and/or severe acid reflux. It’s diagnosed when someone has acid reflux at least twice per week along with confirmation from other exploratory measures. GERD has the potential to cause inflammation
A symptom of acid reflux and GERD. It’s described as a burning or painful sensation in the chest, esophagus and throat.
Weight loss surgery can help those who are obese to lose weight by altering their digestive system. In 2011, gastric band surgery was one of the most popular forms of weight loss surgery at around 35-percent of surgeries. However, as of 2019, now less than one-percent of weight-loss surgeries were gastric bands. This drop-in gastric […]
Obesity is associated with the leading causes of death worldwide, including diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and some types of cancer. Weight-loss surgery can be a great option for those struggling with morbid obesity and experience obesity-related complications. Weight-loss surgery, including both gastric sleeve and lap band operations, achieves weight loss in patients by altering the […]
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