Does anyone have know someone who has had a gastric bypass surgery and was diagnosed with Parkinson's later?

I had the gastric bypass surgery in November of 2011. March 13th, 2012 a name was given to my tremor, shuffling gait, increasingly expressionless face and even more symptoms. If you are not familiar with the diet following a gastric bypass, it is one that protein is should make up the majority of the calories eaten. The surgery also impacts the absorption of medication. Any suggestions for a diet to follow? Thanks in advance!

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  • Oh dear I think you need advice from a dietitian. You may like to try this link:

    Best wishes

  • Thanks for the link. I meet with my PD doc tomorrow and my dietician next week. I think using the link you posted will be a starting polnt.

  • several years ago ,before PD I lost a lot of weight(about 80#) on weight watchers. I think you should check it out.

  • Horsplay I would look into the Mediterranean diet. It's pretty easy to follow and it's a good ovrall diet well balanced and easy to incorporate in daily living.

  • Hi i had gastric banding bout 13 years ago.

    No special diets Just any food was served

    or chewed to babyfood consistancy. Then

    problems arose and j had the band removed

    and a "kind of gastric bypass" was given to

    me and again no special diet condiitions were

    Used just smaller quantities and chewed well.

    PD was diagnosed bout five years ago but i

    had symptoms for bout 8 years. Sometimes

    thought a connection between ops and PD

    but dont think there was.

    Big pills are difficult to get down but taken

    crushed with yougurt successful administration

    Can be achived

  • I do know a woman in my PD dance class who had this. I'll ask her.

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