Will there be constipation after sleeve gastrectomy surgery?


“Constipation is not a disease, it is a response of your gut.”

Constipation is one of the most common problems after gastric sleeve surgery. It is more common especially during liquid and puree feeding period. As the patients switch to normal nutrition and do sports, the intestines return to normal.

Constipation, also known as intestinal laziness, is the hardening of the stool. Constipation may occur as a result of slowing bowel movements, consuming less water and fiber, inactivity and some diseases.

How Is Constipation Treated?

“How does constipation go?” or “What is good for constipation?” It is one of the most frequently asked questions. What we actually need to do in the treatment of constipation is to return to a healthy lifestyle. In order for our intestines to work properly, we must drink plenty of water, consume fiber, and move regularly. To increase the beneficial bacteria in our intestines, we can use probiotics.

In order to prevent constipation, we should consume fruits, vegetables, grains and legumes that contain fiber in a balanced way. We must chew our food well. We should cut down on coffee. Remember, sometimes milk and dairy products can also cause constipation. Do not over-consume. Increase bowel movement by exercising regularly.

Consult your doctor when you have prolonged constipation. I wish you healthy days.