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Nutrition Matters Before And After Surgery.

Nutrition, both before and after your surgery, can play a vital role in how quickly and well you recover. From reducing your risk of infection to possibly lessening the appearance of scarring, the role nutrition plays in healing from any surgical procedure should not be overlooked.

The foods you eat significantly affect weight, blood pressure, mood, and your body’s overall function. Food has so much control over how the body operates, it also dictates how well it will respond to surgery and trauma.

When you have surgery, swelling and inflammation are your body’s natural reactions. They happen because the body sends extra blood to the site of the trauma and incision, which carries nutrients and platelets that help the healing process.

Why Choose to Work With YourFide Dietitian.

YourFide Dietitian Mercy Aremu, RDN is  culturally sensitive Registered Dietitian, not judgmental and here to provide compassionate, professional  and comprehensive  nutrition services. 

Work with a nutrition expert. A nutrition consultation is a structured method pointed at encouraging individual patients to modify their dietary behaviors to improve health outcome. Consultation benefits  with YourFide Dietitian  include:

  • Supplements plan recommendations- we will provide only practitioner -grade supplements to enhance and boost your immune system.
  • Individualized weekly meal planning with recipe suggestions.
  • Medical Nutrition therapy
  • Goal setting, counseling, and motivation
  • Review health history and medical labs with you.
  • Comprehensive nutrition and health education.
  • Analysis of your nutrition and food intake and how it impacts your health.
  • Quality follow-ups and access to your RDN
  • A new patient Packet to take home

Bariatric Surgery Risks, Complications and Side Effects:

Some bariatric surgery risks include:

  • Acid reflux
  • Anesthesia-related risks
  • Chronic nausea and vomiting
  • Dilation of esophagus
  • Inability to eat certain foods
  • Infection
  • Obstruction of stomach
  • Weight gain or failure to lose weight


Bariatric Surgery Long-Term Risks

Bariatric surgery carries some long-term risks for patients, including:

  • Dumping syndrome, a condition that can lead to symptoms like nausea and dizziness
  • Low blood sugar
  • Malnutrition
  • Vomiting
  • Ulcers
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Hernias

Talk To Your Doctor About The Following Risk:

Risks of Gastric Bypass:

  • Breakage
  • Dumping syndrome
  • Gallstones (risk increases with rapid or
    substantial weight loss)
  • Hernia
  • Internal bleeding or profuse bleeding of the
    surgical wound
  • Leakage
  • Perforation of stomach or intestines
  • Pouch/anastomotic obstruction or bowel obstruction
  • Perforation of stomach or intestines
  • Pouch/anastomotic obstruction or bowel obstruction
  • Protein or calorie malnutrition
  • Pulmonary and/or cardiac problems
  • Skin separation
  • Spleen or other organ injury
  • Stomach or intestine ulceration
  • Stricture
  • Vitamin or iron deficiency

Risks of Gastric Sleeve:

  • Blood clots
  • Gallstones (risk increases with rapid or
    substantial weight loss)
  • Hernia
  • Internal bleeding or profuse bleeding of the
    surgical wound
  • Leakage
  • Perforation of stomach or intestines
  • Skin separation
  • Stricture
  • Vitamin or iron deficiency

Minimize Risk

One of the best ways to minimize risks when seeking any kind of surgical procedure is to be your own best advocate.  Research the procedure you are selecting and understand the risks.  Based on recent study, BBL( Brazilian Butt Lift)  had higher mortality rates than any other cosmetic surgery.

How To Contact YourFide Dietitian for for Pre and Post Surgical Nutrition Care

Phone number: 770-881-8655


Food sensitivities   can wreak havoc on your health. Different from food allergies, food and chemical hypersensitivities are still a function of your immune system. Any disorder with an inflammatory component can be prompted by irritating food or chemicals, but the following are some examples:

Migraine and headache
Autoimmune disease
Rheumatoid arthritis
Crohn’s disease (an inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD)
Ulcerative colitis (an inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD)
GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)
Irritable bowel disease
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EE)
PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome)
I use the patented MRT (mediator release test) to evaluate 170 common food and food chemicals and determine a person’s reactive foods. Then, utilizing the LEAP diet protocol, we develop a customized eating plan to reduce inflammation. Pain relief and reduction of symptoms are usually seen within 10-14 days.

Please contact me for more information, or to set an appointment.

YourFide.com Experts in all  cultural Foods. Nutritionist for Heart disease, Kidney disease, ESRD on dialysis , Diabetes, Crohn, PCOS, Gout, Autoimmune diseases, Cancers, High Blood Pressure, children nutrition services -Autism, ADHD, Eating Disorder ( Anorexia/Bulimia), Gastrointestinal diseases, Yeast infections, Lupus, COVID,

We are a compassionate and affirming Registered Dietitian-Nutritionists, that is open to clients of all ages, races, sizes, gender identities, religions and ethnic groups. We approach each interaction with open-mindedness and a nonjudgmental attitude. We are committed to providing the highest level of nutrition care to our clients.

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