What is expecting you after a gastric sleeve surgery?


What is expecting you after a gastric sleeve surgery?

 A healthy life with Medlife Group!

  Obesity is a serious disease which brings multiple negative outcomes with it. Beside the physical damages, hypertension, lubrication of the liver, breathing difficulty and more, it brings some of the psychological disorders such as Binge eating and Anorexia. According to the World Health Organization data in 2016, more than 1.9 billion adults aged 18 years and older were overweight. Of these over 650 million adults were obese. Gastric sleeve surgery, which is also referred as Sleeve gastrectomy, is one of the primary methods that is preferred among the weight loss operations and treatments. Gastric sleeve surgery can be briefly explained as removing a big part of the stomach in order to feel full after eating less than usual amount of the repast. 

(Prevalence of obesity in 2016 according to WHO)

  The period after the stomach sleeve operation is important for you to have a better health condition and reduce the risk of the other problems that are caused by obesity. After the gastric plication, you should follow the instructions such as the dietary guideline and body movement requirements that are given by the doctor

  Even if you do not feel hungry, you should have 3 meals in a day. Between the meals, you can have healthy snacks. In your meals and snacks, you should not consume carbonated beverages because they can flex your stomach, because it reduces the effect of your bariatric surgery. You should drink water and other liquids at least 2 litres in a day. Consuming water prevents constipation, which is expected after the gastric sleeve, and helps to reduce the feeling of hunger. 

  When it comes to the body movements of healing period after your bariatric surgery, you should not lift weight at least 6 weeks. After 6 weeks, you can start with small walks and light exercises. You should sleep 6-8 hours in a day. Having a healthy and correct sleep not only protects the health of heart and digestive systems during your healing period, but also improves the quality in life and supports immune system health.

  The aim of Gastric sleeve operation is to provide you better life conditions both physically and mentally. If you like to learn about our former patients’ experiences and opinions, you can visit our YouTube channel.
We gladly provide support to you throughout your recovery process after your Gastric sleeve surgery. Today is the best day to start the change with Medlife Group.

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May 24, 2022

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