Going Through Surgery is Hard Enough Already!
Add Caffeine Withdrawal to the List of Problems. Many patients that have
done well from the surgery suffer severe headaches that may well be caused
by caffeine withdrawal.
Withdrawal Headache has been to shown to occur in many patients who drink
coffee, tea or sodas. This can happen after surgery and can be a very
painful experience. Avoid this problem and stop all caffeine intake well
before the surgery.
caffeine consumption well before you have the operation.
you are a regular coffee, tea, or soda drinker you should be aware that
no caffeine is permitted for the first three months after surgery.
much water or fluids should I drink?
You should drink 64 oz. of sugar-free, non-carbonated, caffeine-free fluids
per day; drink it slowly, in small sips.
do I have to drink so much?
As you lose weight, waste products accumulate. Some of these materials
form crystals, which in turn can cause kidney stones. Drinking a lot of
fluids helps you get rid of these substances and promotes healthier weight
loss. It also helps fill you up, and thus reduces the urge to eat between
much protein do I need?
About 50 to 65 grams daily, but since how much you need depends on your
specific body, we want you to continue your appointments with the program's
registered dietitians for the first year after surgery. Our program must
follow how you're doing to ensure the healthiest outcome for you.
I have milk products?
It is probably best to avoid them. Milk has lactose – milk sugar
– that passes undigested until it reaches the lower bowel. Bacteria
then acts upon it, causing cramps, gas and diarrhea. Every person is different,
and you'll have to see how your new system reacts. Bypass surgery can
possibly result in post-surgical complications, one of them being lactose