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Read each question carefully and then choose the best answer:

1. Some of the health risks of obesity include:

a. headaches, nausea, palpitations
b. high blood pressure, diabetes, joint pain
c. shingles, glaucoma, psoriasis

2. Which of the following are related to morbid obesity:

a. Obesity is the 2nd leading cause of preventable death
b. The morbidly obese die 10-15 years sooner than non-obese people
c. Both a and b

3. The 3 main causes of morbid obesity are genetics, behavior, and environmental.

T or
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4. The types of weight loss surgery include restrictive, malabsorptive and combination:

T or
F

5.   Gastric Bypass surgery is an example of

a. Restrictive only
b. Malabsorptive only
c. Combination of restrictive and malabsorptive 

6. Lap Band Surgery is an example of

a. Restrictive only
b. Malabsorptive only
c. Combination of restrictive and adjustable

7. Which surgeries do you need to take daily multiple vitamins?

a. Gastric Bypass
b. Lap Band
c. Both a and b

8. The Sleeve Gastrectomy is a restrictive procedure and a stapling surgery.

T or
F

9. The Lap Band system:

a.   Is adjustable
b.   restricts the amount of food you can eat
c.   uses an access port beneath the skin to make adjustments
d.   all of the above

10. One must be committed to make lifestyle changes for success:

T or
F


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PATIENT TESTIMONIAL
Hi, I'm Rudy. It will be ten years on June 21, 2014 I started on a remarkable journey; I had gastric bypass surgery.
Five months before that day, I was at my primary care physician's and he asked me if I ever thought of having bypass surgery. I never gave it a thought. I was on three blood pressure medications, cholesterol medicine, and 100 units of insulin every day. I had trouble breathing, just walking up a slight grade I had to use an inhaler.
At the end of our conversation, the doctor said I would most likely have a heart attack or a stroke within five years. That was a real eye opener. I was just 53 years old and heart problems ran in the family. My Dad was 56 when he had his first heart attack. I could not lose weight. I had no will power. I kind of blamed by Mom for my weight problem. As a child I was taught to clean my plate, which I often over ate. That carried on into my adult years.
I was running out of medical insurance and wanted the surgery. All went well the first month. I went back to work and was losing weight. The second month I couldn't eat anything. The intestine scarred where it was joined to my pouch and shrunk shut. Nothing could pass through. I went from 283 lbs. To 137 lbs. in five months. I lived on banana popsicles. I got my medical insurance back; within two days I was in the hospital getting dilated. I could get food down for days then everything would shut down. I was dilated six times with no success.
I was getting for surgery to reconnect the intestine to my pouch when I got a bowel blockage. Out patient surgery took care of that problem. No more sever cramps. A month later I went in for the reconnection.
Before the surgery, Dr. Mike (Felix) remarked how calm I was. My wife was a nervous wreck; Dr. Mike was real concerned. He asked me why I was so calm. I said my wife was upset for the both of us. I had confidence in his skills; and there was nothing I could do anyhow except go along for the ride. So why worry about something you have no control over.
Surgery went well. Recovery didn't take long and I was eating real food. I've been around 180 lbs. for 10 years now. I went from a 44 inch waist to a 34 inch waist. I feel strong and I have a lot more energy.
I don't use an inhaler anymore. I'm off all my blood pressure medications, cholesterol medicine and I went from 100 units of insulin down to 20 units of insulin a day.
At my heaviest, I weighed 283 lbs. and I have managed to keep 100 lbs. off for 10 years.
One thing I've learned is that I can leave food on my plate when I'm full.
 

- Rudy



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