Posts Tagged by WLS Tips

WLS Pouch Rules

Anyone who has had any type of weight loss surgery is usually given some type of information about eating after the surgery.  They are usually referred to as WLS pouch rules. Some doctors add in addtional “rules” but most use the following ones, or some version of them, to help with weight loss as well as create long term changes in behavior to help maintain the weight loss. These pouch rules are generally used once you […] read more

Bariatric surgery and the increased risk of using Tylenol / Acetaminophen

When you have bariatric or weight loss surgery you are told to avoid taking aspirin and ibuprophen due to the damage it can cause your pouch. Now we also may have an increased risk when using Tylenol or Acetaminophen as well. While this story in the San Fransico Chronicle is a month old I actually discovered this issue last year. At the beginning of the year I had a tooth that had started to hurt […] read more

Iron Rich Foods

In yesterday’s post about feeling cold all the time one possible cause is anemia which is also referred to as iron poor blood. For many of use WLS folks decreases in iron can result from the surgery. Most likely you were instructed to take a multivitamin with iron or possibly an iron supplement to help. Since we are now eating less food this means that we are getting less iron through diet alone. The great […] read more

Feeling Cold After Weight Loss Surgery

While this is not a picture of me it certainly represents how I dress these days. No longer do I go outside in the dead of winter still wearing my fall jacket. My closet is now filled with more than just short sleave shirts and, for the first time ever, I actually own sweaters. Barefoot year round? Forget it! Bedtime wear quickly morphed from shorts and a tank top to sweatpants, tee shirt and socks. Yes, I […] read more

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