Don’t know much biology…
But Jeez, this “Stomach bypass” thing? Can’t be good for ya?
Was watching that Inside Out prog about bike theft and followed that was this fat biffer (no sympathy – KFC buckets etc.) having her stomach operated on to get (in her hubby’s words) “that figure” (arf).Posted 9 years ago
Apparently, they greatly reduce the size of the stomach and drastically shorten the intestine, so food goes straight out the sh1tter.
I always thought the intenstine was long so the body could absorb nutrients etc from the food on its way to being digested.. seems not. I’ll be tuning in next week (mainly to see if her massive double chin will turn into a pelican-like flap dangling off her face)
On the iPlayer if anyone cares!
one of my work colleagues has had this done as once you get past 40 you are in big trouble (not surprising really) health wise.Posted 9 years ago
It has worked but she only ate soup for mths.
They loose weight so fast and have been so erm *big boned* that they have excess skin .. like those dogs …nice.
I used to meet a surgeon down the pub, and he reckoned that we had 32 feet (or similar) of intestine and we could all make do with less than half of that. He used to operate on cancer patients, and he had no qualms about chopping away big chunks of intestine. Reckoned that there was no real harm in doing that. He’s dead now!Posted 9 years agojulianwilsonMember
I knew someone who used to take a drug for obesity which sends any fatty food ‘straight through’ before you get a chance to digest it. (Lipidor IIRC?)
He had a Mcdonalds, went shopping and then messed himself in the middle of Asda.
Obviously as a nurse it would have been totally wrong of me to find that hugely funny in any way. *wipes away tear and coughs a bit*Posted 9 years agoDrPMember
You’re right – the gut is nice an’ long to absorb fluid and nutrients, but in reality (as has been said) we can usually make do (after a bit of adjustment) with a lot less gut.
Some people even have to have the whole large intestine removed, and generally do OK…
The gastric band effectively ‘shrinks’ the stomach by banding off a large portion – this helps people lose weight by making ‘stuffing their faces’ (medical term – look it up) uncomfortable.
What is interesting is that a lot of these people who “cannot lose weight no matter what they do, and this is the last resort” actually lose 3-5 stone prior to the op so they can even undergo surgery. Odd eh!
Name this phrase…
DrPPosted 9 years agomosschopsMember
this gives me a rare opportunity to point out the terror of “anal leakage” induced by a soon to be avaialble OTC dwug for weight loss
Could have a huge affect on the cleaning bills of public transport
beware the orange oil my friends beware…Posted 9 years ago
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