On July 3, 2012 at 10:14 PM Pacific Time, ImDun wrote:
I thought DS was the sleeve? I thought I've had some tell me the sleeve is good because you dont get reactive hypoglycemia?
The DS/duodenal switch has a sleeved stomach, PLUS an intestinal bypass which causes dramatic, permanent metabolic changes in the way your body deals with food. The DS is the form of WLS with the very BEST long-term, maintained weight loss, AND the very best stats for resolving or preventing things like diabetes and high cholesterol/triglycerides.
Yes, both the Sleeve and the DS retain the pylorus, so the odds of your getting reactive hypoglycemia post-op are only slightly higher than if you never had surgery at all. (Any sort of surgery on your stomach slightly increases the odds of developing this condition.)
Body sounds are largely diet-related. No matter which form of WLS you choose, you'll have to discover exactly what YOUR new body is happy with. For the first few months post-op, I burped more than before---but farted a LOT less. After about a year, I was pretty much back to 'normal' as far as body sounds went.