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When it comes to improving your health and overall quality of life, undergoing bariatric surgeries like the Gastric Sleeve procedure at Weight Zen in New York is a great option to consider. Dr. Rosen has helped countless patients reach their weight loss goals and improve their health with state-of-the-art bariatric surgeries. Undergoing such procedures can improve your life in several different ways. With that in mind, let’s explore how the Gastric Sleeve surgery can address your Irritable Bowel Syndrome issues.

What Is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)?

Irritable Bowel Syndrome, also known as a spastic colon, is an unfortunate condition that affects the large intestine, causing pain in the abdomen and intestinal discomfort as well as several other serious issues. Sometimes, Irritable Bowel Syndrome is associated with other inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. While the exact cause of Irritable Bowel Syndrome can vary from patient to patient, research has found several common links between food allergies, family history, mental stress, and hormonal changes/imbalances.

What Are The Signs And Symptoms Of Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

  • Cramping
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Excessive gas
  • Bloating
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Mucus in stool

Does Irritable Bowel Syndrome Get Worse Or Better After Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

Most patients who suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome find that after they undergo Gastric Sleeve surgery and other types of bariatric surgery, their IBS improves. In fact, numerous bariatric surgery patients notices that their IBS is no longer a fact for them and their symptoms are greatly reduced. We find that patients who have had issues with IBS in the past often note that they are having regular bowel movements again rather than diarrhea, loose stools, and dry stools after surgery.

Why Does Irritable Bowel Syndrome Improve After Bariatric Surgery?

There are a number of reasons patients may find that their Irritable Bowel Syndrome symptoms improve. For instance, when patients undergo weight loss surgeries, they end up making quite a few changes to their lifestyles, which impact their overall health and wellness. This can include changes to their diets, overall weights, and modifications to their previously unhealthy lifestyles. All of these improvements and changes can result in a reduction of Irritable Bowel Syndromes and an overall improvement in diet and gastrointestinal health.

The Numerous Health Benefits Related To Gastric Sleeve Surgery

In addition to being an excellent treatment for those suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastric Sleeve surgery and other bariatric procedures are a great way to improve your overall weight, treat diabetes, prevent stroke, heart disease, and a number of other serious health concerns later in life.

It’s clear that weight loss surgery has a myriad of benefits other than simply weight loss, and the safety of the procedures performed at Weight Zen means that the risks are usually outweighed by the benefits.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

If you’re ready to take the next step in getting your life back and losing the weight you need to lose, call Weight Zen today at (212) 203-2146, or fill out the form below for more information. We’re excited to help you improve your health.

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