3-it can be tough to face things like obesity and hypertension, especially at such a young age. It is good that she has you and your family for support. It is also good that she is identifying that she has issues that need to be addressed and taking the steps to make better choices. Weight watchers can help to teach individuals about healthy nutrition and portion control. Walking her dog everyday is also a good step towards getting more steps in and living a healthier lifestyle. It can be hard I’m sure to sit behind a desk all day and then come home and find the energy to exercise. Keep on encouraging her!
4-Yes the follow through of diet is so important. When my sister had the surgery several years ago she had to lose about 50# prior to the actual surgery. Part of that process was to shrink the stomach and get used to smaller meals. One of the complications after the surgery can be”dumping syndrome”. This is when a rapid emptying of the stomach occurs and moves into the small intestine. Many people experience this and can have symptoms of bloat, diarrhea, dizziness, nausea and sweating (Rovito, 2019). Ways to prevent this is to have no refined sugar or unnecessary fat, eat 5-6 smaller meals and no liquids between meals (Rovito, 2019). I read that doctors actually don’t mind when thsi occurs in patients because it helps them to try and to eat better. I know for my sister she had to really learn how to eat..she intiially lost an incredible amount of weight and looked quite unhealthy but then it stabilized. She started to gain her weight back but the physician put her on some medication to reduce her appetite and that helped and she lost more weight. She goes to a physician every 6 months and this has helped to keep her on track. She eats very little because she gets so full but she doesn’t mind..her brain has learned to be okay with smaller amounts.
Rovito, P. (2019, February 4). Complications of gastric bypass surgery 22 potential problems. Retrieved from https://www.bariatricsurgerysource.com