GH (Ghana) Gastric Bypass

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Gastric Bypass In GH Ghana, GH Bariatric Surgery, GH Body Procedures, GH Cosmetic Surgery, GH Gastric, GH Gastric Banding, GH Lap Band, GH Plastic Surgery, GH Stomachal, GH Stomachic, GH Weight Loss Surgery

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Gastric Bypass Procedure

This surgery also called Bariatric Surgery , "baros" meaning weight from Greek. The idea behind this procedure is to create a smaller stomach so most of the food will bypass the stomach and only a small proportion will eventually end up entering your body. Smaller stomach volume will cause you to eat less because you`ll feel full earlier and fewer calories will be absorbed. The surgery also creates a bypass to some part of the small intestine, which also contributes to less absorption. This results in weight loss. This surgery usually performed on people who have body mass index above 40 or those who have serious comorbidities resulting from their weight. Sometimes the doctors also recommend this surgery for people who haven`t succeeded in losing weight with alternative methods. Some other conditions, which are considered, are: not having alcohol abuse or psychiatric disorder such as depression and you should also be between the ages of 18-65. In general most of the clinics require candidates with long term commitment to change life habits like training and diet.

This operation can be performed using several techniques, the most common one called Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. In a normal digestion process the food passes from the stomach to the small intestine and then to the large intestine. In the small intestine most of the nutrients are absorbed. To create a bypass the surgeon will create a small pocket in the upper portion of the stomach using a special plastic ring or staples. Then he`ll connect the "new" stomach to the middle portion of the small intestine called jejunum, that way the food will bypass the rest of the stomach and upper portion of the small intestine called duodenum.

The surgery can be performed by making a large cut on the abdomen (laparotomy) or by making few small cuts with minimally invasive technique (laparoscopy).

Common risks for this procedure include infection, peritonitis, pulmonary embolism, gallstones and nutrients deficiency such as B12, iron and calcium.

After the surgery you`ll have to stay in hospital for 4-6 days after laparotomy and 2-3 days after laparoscopy. Most of the people are able to return to their daily activities after 3-5 weeks.

You`ll need to drastically change your eating habits, you should eat small amount of food more often. This will help to minimize "dumping syndrome" which is due to food moves too quickly from the stomach to the intestine and may cause sweating, weakness and dizziness.

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Ghana Regions

Roughly from South(west) to North(east):

Western Ghana
Central Ghana
Greater Accra
Eastern Ghana
Northern Ghana
Upper West Ghana
Upper East Ghana
GH gastric bypass - Tip of the day:
What Happens if you Resume Pigging Out?
Pigging out after a Gastric Bypass done in GH(Ghana) may cause what is called the Dumping Syndrome. This is the effect of food moving quickly to the small intestine. This may cause you to feel dizzy, weak and usually causes sweating. Don’t let this happen to you so eat in moderation.
GH gastric bypass - News update:
BMJ news reports on the results of a Welsh survey presented at the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency conference in Birmingham. The survey found that nearly two-thirds of GPs don’t report adverse reactions to drugs under the yellow card scheme. The survey collected data from 22 local health boards (1700 GPs) from 2004 to 2007- 63% of the GPs did not submit a yellow card. A sample of 224 GPs was looked at in more detail, half of the GPs had submitted four or more yellow cards and half had made no reports. It was found that good reporters tended to be GPs who know about the scheme, undertook postgraduate medical education, were involved in training, and made time to report. A pharmacist from the West Midlands Centre for Adverse Drug Reactions also presented results of a qualitative study from 2006 (involving 27 GPs) investigating what motivates a GP to report. Ten regular reporters, 10 lapsed reporters, and seven non-reporters were interviewed over a 12 month period. The regular reporters were more conscious of the burden of adverse drug reactions and provided anecdotes from their own experience, the non-reporters were less aware. It was found that the non-reporters were worried about submitting incomplete cards and receiving requests for more information. They also raised the issue of time and all complained that increased pressure of work meant that there was less time to fill in yellow cards. According to BMJ news, a UK-wide campaign to raise public awareness will begin on 18th February. The campaign will involve community pharmacists and run for six weeks. Simpler and clearer forms are also being introduced together with inclusion of messages on reporting in patient information leaflets. More...

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