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Gastric Bypass May Cause Hypoglycemia

Posted Dec 18 2008 8:14pm 2 Comments

Boston scientists are warning physicians that gastric bypass surgery patients may develop hypoglycemic complications, United Press International reports.

Collaborating researchers at Boston's Joslin Diabetes Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Brigham and Women's Hospital recommend that doctors monitoring such patients should be alert for a new, potentially dangerous hypoglycemia complication that, while rare, may require quick treatment.

News like this leads me to wonder if it's worth it for a morbidly obese person to have gastic bypass surgery. Having hypoglycemia, as I can testify, can be quite challenging. (I get very lightheaded and brain foggy if I wait too long between meals.)

But, let me confess: I do NOT know what an obese person is going through that leads him or her to want such surgery.

However, I do know of obese people having lost tremendous amounts of weight without such surgery. Just check out Jimmy Moore's story---he lost 180 pounds just by cutting out the processed carbs and sugars and exercising.

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IT HAS BEEN 10 YRS SINCE MY GASTRIC BYPASS AND I HAVE SEVERE LOW BLOOD SUGAR NOW AND IT IS AFFECTING EVERYTHING I DO.  IT HAS GOTTEN SO BAD IT IS AFFECTING MY JOB WHICH IS VERY SCAREY.  I'M WORKING WITH AN ENDO DR BUT AM ABOUT TO CRAZY-LOW CARB-NO CARB-NOTHING IS WORKING TO EVEN ME OUT.  I HAVE KEPT 50 LBS OFF WITH THIS SURGERY BUT WOULD NOT RECOMMEND IT- IF THIS KEEPS UP I WILL BE ON DISABILITY- THAT IS HOW MUCH THIS IS AFFECTING ME.

 

CLIA

I really can't afford the price of Gastric Bypass, I consider surgery before but due to price and many complications that I have heard, I did not continue finding means and options just to undergo surgery. I still look for a different option that might help me lose weight without undergoing surgery and I found this site -  gastric-bypass-no-surgery.com/answers/ask-the-doctor/comparison/gastric-bypass-surgery-costs/ Is there anyone of you heard anything about it? I will appreciate your inputs.
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