Low blood sugar after gastric bypass

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Avatar n tn Is it possible to have a gastric bypass if you are typer II diabetic? I would like to have one but I am not quite sure about the risks.
Avatar f tn I had gastric bypass surgery about 15 months ago. Two weeks after surgery I had my gall bladder removed and spent a week in the hospital with dehydration and pancreatitis. I have had that same stomach pain a couple other times since pancreatitis. Last week as I live by myself I had to call an ambulance as the pain in stomach was so severe. They did blood work and said my pancreais enzymes were elevated a little. Gave me pain pills and sent me home.
Avatar n tn And if anyone insults you or in any way tries to bring you down, beat up/ignore/sue or otherwise deal with them, don't hate yourself. We know your BMI, but we don't know your fasting blood sugar, blood pressure, or if you have any signs of metabolic syndrome other than weight/size. Do you?
Avatar f tn I believe that this surgery should focus more on people having health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure. My blood pressure is fine. My sugar is not. I use to have to worry about it being too high. Now, I worry about it going to low. One is just as bad as the other. I only lost 70 pounds and gained back about 6. I keep a close watch on my weight. I have started walking and trying very hard to get off some more of this weight, but it is just too hard.
Avatar n tn Can someone please help me. I've had the gastric bypass back in 2003 and i lost a total of 125lbs. Now 5 years later, i'm doing every thing I know how to keep the weight off. I've gained 34lbs and I don't know how many inches back. I see a trainer every other week and I eat as I'm supposed to (most of the time). I'm at my wits end. I went from a size 30W to a 12-14. I'm not feeling comfortable in a 20. Please tell me something I can do.
Avatar f tn Hi! I am sorry to hear about your medical problems. If craving for sweets is something which started recently, then please consult a gynecologist to rule out hormonal imbalance due to polycystic ovary or pre menopause. Diabetes, insulin related problems and adrenal fatigue (problems related to adrenal gland) should also be ruled out. It can also be part of an eating disorder. Please get this investigated. The cause of iron deficiency anemia will need to be found.
Avatar m tn I think medication becomes less and less gradually in case of persons improving steadily after bypass surgery. Ultimately no medication may be necessary after a particular point of time. Am I right?
Avatar f tn , currently about 105 pounds (I should be about 130), about 6 years post gastric bypass-I was at 275 pounds- (they removed the Chron's damaged section of intestine during the surgery). I have a good source for high quality protien powder (www.vitalady.com) and one of the good Drs supplied a pancreas gallbladder friendly diet and guidelines.
Avatar f tn This isn't a concern, you are looking for tight blockages. If his BP is 110/70 after stenting, I would celebrate. This is not low, it's absolutely perfect. The fact that he isn't on any BP meds now, would suggest that his heart is working in tandem with his arteries perfectly. Non-stemi means it will not show up on ECG. I had a non stemi in 2007 and a standard echo won't reveal anything unless the muscle is being seriously compramised.
Avatar f tn I just found out that my gall bladder is putting out at 23%, I'm in a lot of pain when I don't take pain meds and I throw up every time I try and eat meat of any type. I had Gastric Bypass 7 months ago, so my diet consist of high protein. I do however eat low-fat meats, but can't tolerate that either. I'm currently living on yogurt, fortunately the greek yogurt is high in protein and fat free, but, I'd like to be able to eat more than yogurt.
Avatar n tn I am looking for more info on pregnancy after an endometrial ablation. I had an ablation in May 2002. January 2003 I was not feeling well and went to the family doctor. She thought it may be an ectopic pregnancy since I was told I was sterile. I had an ultrasound to discover it was an interuterine pregnancy and I was about 9 weeks. I am now 17 weeks and for the past month trying to decide to terminate or continue.
Avatar m tn Not eating or eating too much can cause nausea. Low blood sugar levels can cause dizziness, as can the flu, virus, ear infection, or low blood pressure. A temperature can cause shivers as can an infection that has entered the blood stream. I recommend he see his doctor to have some labs/testing done to determine exactly what is causing his symptoms, so he can get started on the road to recovery. I Hope This Helps Good Luck and Get Well Soon.
Avatar m tn Disorders affecting the GI tract, such as celiac disease, Crohn’s disease or gastritis, can reduce the absorption of dietary iron. Gastric bypass surgery can also lead to iron deficiency, as it causes food to bypass the upper part of the small intestine where most of the iron absorption takes place. The acidic environment in the stomach greatly facilitates iron absorption.
Avatar f tn They did a glucose tolerence test, which I failed miserably with a drop in blood sugar to 34. Again this should have been known to be normal for Gastric Bypass patients. Fasting and non-fasting sugar levels are all normal. They decided this was not an issue. The rest of my history: 1997 - weighed 397 lbs. Had RNY gastric bypass and gall bladder removed. Current weight 245 1998 - Alcohol addiction started.
Avatar n tn With severe intolerance to cold, abdominal bloating and constipation get your thyroid levels checked. They could be on the lower side. Low blood sugar, adrenal gland problems and liver problems should be looked into. There is a possibility that you have also developed either IBS or lactose intolerance or gluten intolerance. Abdominal bloating pain and constipation can also be due to gastric bypass surgery as a long term side effect. It is difficult to comment beyond this at this stage.
Avatar n tn The reason you feel better after eating carbs is that they are bringing up your blood sugar. That is how you treat a low blood sugar especially if you are a diabetic. Since you have had a severe low, I would suggest that you ask your doctor if you should have a prescription for glucagons. This is a shot that gets your blood sugar up. Most EMTs and ambulance crops do not carry this drug. I hope this helps, Lease check back with us again.
Avatar n tn I don't know why I continue to lose. He took blood last week. Called today to say hemoglobin/iron/red blood cells all low. Want me to come in for more labwork. Maybe they're low due to acid suppressant. I'm 5'9" and 130 looks okay, but I look bony. Will let you know what the doc says.
Avatar n tn I got copies of my medical records, of which one page says I had a gastric bypass! But I had another endoscopy with pictures taken to prove that I didn't. Now, I'm a year out, have absolutely no control over my bowels, still cannot eat solid foods, cannot tolerate sugar, still have trouble breathing, but hey, no reflux! LOL I can't burp, or throw up, but I can't eat at all. The gas and explosive bowel movements are insane. I'm even having bowel movements in my sleep now.
Avatar n tn I have had gastric bypass surgery 2009 and have had no difficulty Now i am finding that my blood pressure is low, pulse is low, and blood sugar tends to run low. Feeling weak and shaky at times. In the last week numbness has started on my tongue and lips and slowly spread down my left side and now has covered my whole body. I have decreased sensation to my whole body.
Avatar f tn They did a glucose tolerence test, which I failed miserably with a drop in blood sugar to 34. Again this should have been known to be normal for Gastric Bypass patients. Fasting and non-fasting sugar levels are all normal. They decided this was not an issue. The rest of my history: 1997 - weighed 397 lbs. Had RNY gastric bypass and gall bladder removed. Current weight 245 1998 - Alcohol addiction started.
Avatar n tn From what ive been reading it concerns your liver, due to toxins, she developed low blood sugar causing seziures, go to iron binding capacity and read what ive been reading. Might be worth your while.
Avatar f tn I guess my question is .... is it normal to be this tired and sleepy all the time? Is it my blood sugar that is causing this? Should I consider gastric sleeve surgery?
Avatar f tn You need to get examined to rule out a few things such as low blood pressure, postural hypotension (fall in blood pressure, cervical spinal nerve compression, hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), severe anemia, an underactive thyroid (called hypothyroidism), overactive thyroid (called hyperthyroidism), adrenal insufficiency (called Addison's disease), GERD or gastric reflux, and internal ear infections. Please consult your PCP for primary examination followed by proper referral. Take care!
Avatar n tn I crave it all the time-sugar, but I know that because of my gastric bypass surgery, it is not good. Especially since the methadone, I noticed that my blood glucose levels go extremely high (170) and within a half hour or so, come down to an extremely low number (50-60) which makes me pass out sometimes. That in itself is reason for concern, but in the past few years, I have noticed that my cholestrol levels are high:250.
Avatar f tn After a while I have not had more throwing up problems to pass the food, but then started the suddenly low sugar and high sugar episodes, health problems of suddenly low and high blood pressure without apparent reason. I went to the doctor many times and explained my case and blood tests only show than my average of insulin in the 3 last months is under (56).
Avatar f tn Let me start out. I was diabetic, had gastric bypass 3 years ago and was taken off metformin as my a1c was like 4.8. I should preface that I always have an issue with high morning numbers. My last a1c was 5.8, so still good but my bg on the test was 200. Now this week I has a wellness screening at work and my fasting bg was 330. The last week or so I have been feeling blah and lightheaded. I called my doctor who wanted me to go to the emergency room but I declined as I was feeling fine.
Avatar f tn one is the blood sugar, the other is the hypothyroidism. Are you diabetic? Sounds like sugar really spikes your blood glucose, then after a while, the bottom drops out and you become hyperglycemic, which is too low blood sugar. You should try to eat things that won't raise your blood sugar quickly.
Avatar f tn Because an article of the Mayo Clinic I learned that is the contrary, I must not eat sweet or white carbohydrates because after 2 hours low my sugar more. Now I’m weighing 176 pounds.
358971 tn?1330892575 I have gotten it as low as 25. I also have had gastric bypass and it made it worse. I had it before but now its harder to control. I am not sure why you are not getting a positive result on your ovulation predictor kit cause I always got a positive result. Remember that just cause you have PCO it doesn't mean you will have all the classic symptoms. You also have a harder time with predicting ovulation if you don't have regular cycles. Ovulation could be all over the place.
Avatar n tn P.S. Low glycemic foods help to keep your blood sugar levels normalized and steady. Without the spikes and falls caused by high glycemic index foods, the body isn't fooled into thinking its hungry!