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What is Duodenal Switch?

Among surgical techniques, the duodenal switch is employed as a comprehensive weight loss method. It has been found to be extremely useful in disorders including diabetes, high blood pressure, and cholesterol, while it is regarded as the most effective treatment for people with a high-calorie diet.

The sleeve gastrectomy (tube stomach) is carried out during this procedure. The end of the stomach exit is joined to the small intestine, which is sliced while the stomach exit is shielded during the process. Some biliopancreatic diversion negative effects can be minimized by altering the common canal between 75 cm and 10 cm. The patient also doesn’t experience indigestion issues because the pyrolic valve of the stomach is still intact.

In the duodenal switch surgery, the portion of the stomach that produces ghrelin (the hunger hormone) is eliminated during the process. As a result, the patient experiences less hunger and can eat less food as a result. Therefore, the patient’s ability to reduce weight depends on how many calories they consume following the treatment. Since this application is designed to help patients who eat fatty foods absorb less fat, it has been found to be helpful in these patients. Duodenal switch patients must, however, adhere to a special diet and receive ongoing vitamin and mineral assistance.

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What Does Absorption Restriction (Malabsorption) Mean?

Malabsorption is another name for intestinal absorption disease, which develops as a result of inadequate digestion. Another sickness may be the root of this problem. When there is an issue in the small intestines, where absorption takes place, there is an absorption restriction. Malabsorption, which presents with symptoms like diarrhea, is primarily brought on by another illness. Changes in stool can indicate absorption restriction, which commonly develops after celiac illness. A limitation in absorption is indicated by changes in feces color and fat content. Gas issues and bloating also happen as a result. Treatment options exist for absorption disorders, which also contribute to the body’s vitamin and mineral deficiencies.

What Does Absorption Restriction (Malabsorption) Mean?

Who is duodenal switch surgery applied to?

Patients who need small intestinal intervention but whose stomach volume is not significantly reduced undergo this operation. For individuals with hyper obesity, defined as a body mass index of 50 or higher, it is the most effective bariatric procedure. Since the intestines are being surgically shorted rather than the stomach, there is essentially little chance that the patient will gain weight after the procedure. Therefore, following a food plan after surgery is not necessary. It is particularly advised to eat foods with a lot of fat. Surgery limits fat absorption, so eating a lot of fatty foods is crucial to boost the absorption of essential vitamins from fat.

Super obese patients who lose weight can halt their lifelong weight gain thanks to duodenal switch surgery without altering their lifestyle.

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