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Is shortened bowel responsible for the difficulty in losing weight?

Dec 2012
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Can a shortened bowel cause problems with weight?,i.e. make weight loss more difficult?
Posted Sat, 9 Feb 2013 in Weight Loss
Answered by Dr. Nsah Bernard 2 hours later

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I dont think the shortened bowel is responsible for the difficulty in losing weight. Normally you should have been facing problem with food digestion since part of your intestines were resected. Since you are able to gain weight, it means everything is fine with your gut.
If you have been consistent with your diet and exercise regimen, other causes of difficulty in losing weight like hypothyroidism or polycystic ovarian disease should be looked for. This is only if you have been consistent with your efforts to regulate your lifestyle. Generally, even with a 500 calorie restriction per day, you would end up only losing 1 pound per week. Faster weight loss is generally not recommended as well.
Hope this helps and write back if you got any more questions

Dr Nsah
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