All patients of the EurObesityClinic are subject to permanent postoperative control. It starts immediately after the surgery, when we monitor the health condition after awakening from the general anaesthesia. The patient, depending on his/her condition, remains under observation in the hospital up to 3 days after the surgery. Then, we determine the dates of tests to be taken. Usually they are:
- 1 week after the surgery
- 1 monthafter the surgery
- 3 monthsafter the surgery
- 6 months after the surgery
- 9 months after the surgery
- 1 yearafter the surgery
- 1½ yearafter the surgery
- 2 years after the surgery and then once a year.
If you take medications for hypertension, diabetes or asthma, it might be necessary to reduce their dosage or even discontinue one medication or more. If you have any doubts, consult your general practitioner or a proper specialist.
A lot of patients experience constipation after the surgery. It is mainly caused by the limited volume of consumed liquids. If you need to take laxatives, we recommend liquid medications. It is particularly important in the first postoperative weeks.
Before the surgery our patients gain access to HealthGain platform. It allows them to easily submit their test results to the clinic, to contact the surgeon, monitor their progress and use plenty of other functions which help them to start a new, better life.
Apart from dietary instructions, a crucial element contributing to the effectiveness of the obesity treatment is physical activity. Being active will be easieras the weight is reduced. It is crucial to go for walks or do a sport regularly, 5x30 minutes a week. The patient may choose the type and intensity of the activityaccording to the pulse limit which for adults is usually calculated based on the following formula: 180 - age (for a person at the age of 45 it will be 135/minute), unless the person suffers from heart or cardiovascular diseases. Physical activity improves our metabolism. Permanent results of the surgery are impossible to achieve without it. Each time you exercise you will be awarded by endorphins, the happiness hormones.
Alcohol is forbidden before the surgery and in the first weeks after the surgery. Most obese individuals have a damaged liver due to steatosis. Consumption of alcohol after the surgery may escalate the damage of the liver which is an organ indispensable to live.
After the surgery, especially after the gastric bypass, alcohol gets to the intestinefaster and is absorbed. As few as one or two glasses of alcohol may cause disorientation and disturbance of consciousness. It particularly applies to strong alcohol. If you have to drink alcohol in social situations, dry wine instead of strong alcohol is recommended.
For not entirely known reasons, the patients after the gastric bypass are inclined towards alcohol abuse. It should be born in mind and special caution should be exercised.
Such situations occur very rarely. However, everybody should be able to identify them adequately. If you experience the following symptoms (especially when a few of them occur simultaneously), please contact us or another doctor immediately:
- sudden deterioration of health condition;
- pain in the left shoulder;
- stomach-ache which intensifies during coughing and deep breathing;
- fast pulse> 120/min, lasting for> 4 hours;
- fever> 38°C, lasting for> 4 hours;
- breathlessness (lack of air);
- frequent vomiting;
- oliguria (passing< 500 ml of urine a day); - inability to drink at least 1000ml of liquids a day.
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