On July 19, 2012 at 10:08 AM Pacific Time, ckassin wrote:
I've never tracked protein grams in detail but I'd guess about 90 grams due to eating a lot of cheese, greek yogurt and meat for lunch and dinner.
Just been a few weeks since I was told I had fatty liver. Going to get blood drawn next week. I'll see if he can check protein.
Almost seems like a catch 22 situation...have fatty liver becuase of too little protein and too much fat...and eating a low fat high protein diet will make me lose more weight.
I have tried the enzymes 2 years a go but surgeon said I didn[t need them any long. The are called Zenpep. I have some...I suppose it wouldn't hurt to take them.
Thanks for the info on fat...I'll mention to doctor. He is says the high fat diet caused fatty liver.
I have seen a family doctor as am mostly seeing a hematologist.oncologist as he is monitoriing my iron levels and many other vitamins as well as liver function. He is the one who diagnosed fatty liver. I saw an endocrinologist years ago but she didn't seem to know much about bypass patients. Haven't seen my surgeon in about 1 year. I suppose I should him and/or a nutritionalist specializing in bypass surgery. Overdo for that.
Thanks for your response and advise!
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Darlin'; you've got something serious going on---and I think the doctors you're seeing don't have a clue about it.
You need to find yourself a seriously good bariatric physician. Not necessarily a bariatric SURGEON---you don't need someone to cut and sew, you need someone who understands the post-op physiology of the DS. Sadly, VERY FEW physicians do. And you DO NOT NEED someone specializing in"bypass" surgery---typically, "bypass" refers to the RNY/gastric bypass, which bears little or no resemblance to the DS. Certainly our post-op needs are VERY different.
90 grams of protein is really on the low side for any DSer. Most of us eat a minimum of 125, on up to 200 grams a day. Do you know your common channel length?
I seriously doubt you actually have fatty liver disease. I think you need better testing. Unless you're sitting eating lard with a spoon, it's rather hard for a DSer to consume, consistantly, too much fat. You MAY be eating too much of the wrong kinds of fat---but again, that's highly problemamatic.
Again---WHO is your surgeon? People here may be able to help you understanding your surgeon's post-op protocol. Just because someone's a good surgeon does NOT mean he or she knows diddley about post-DS nutrition.