Gastrectomy: What Is A Total Gastrectomy
    Total Gastrectomy
    June 18, 2019

    Gastrectomy: What Is A Total Gastrectomy

    Gastrectomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove some or all of the patient’s stomach. Three main kinds of gastrectomy exist. First, partial gastrectomy. If the surgeons remove only part of the stomach, it is called a…
    BRCA Gene: I Carry the BRCA1 Mutation and Wouldn’t Have it Any Other Way
    CDH1
    August 21, 2019

    BRCA Gene: I Carry the BRCA1 Mutation and Wouldn’t Have it Any Other Way

    I inherited my mother’s sense of humor. I inherited her love for healthcare, as we are both nurses. I inherited her love for running. She is an impressive 20-time marathon runner. I have just five under my…
    CDH1 Gene Mutation: My Family’s Story
    CDH1
    June 29, 2019

    CDH1 Gene Mutation: My Family’s Story

    A CDH1 gene mutation runs in my family. We discovered it because my mom was diagnosed with stomach cancer. Subsequent genetic testing confirmed she inherited from her father a CDH1 gene mutation that is associated with stomach…
    Iron Absorption Without a Stomach
    Stomachless Lifestyle
    November 30, 2019

    Iron Absorption Without a Stomach

    Did you know that without a stomach you cannot properly absorb naturally occurring iron?  Maintaining proper iron levels is very important. Therefore, iron supplements become a necessity to avoid becoming anemic. Iron is essential for blood production,…
    Prophylactic Total Gastrectomy: When Should I Have It?
    Total Gastrectomy
    June 18, 2019

    Prophylactic Total Gastrectomy: When Should I Have It?

    Prophylactic total gastrectomy. After deciding whether to have one, you will need to decide when to have it. For many medical conditions, a sense of urgency for surgery exists because of existing symptoms. In those instances, the…
    Living Without A Stomach: My Favorite Foods To Eat
    Stomachless Lifestyle
    June 23, 2019

    Living Without A Stomach: My Favorite Foods To Eat

    Living without a stomach is not always easy, but it is easier than you may think. Generally, I eat whatever I want. Though I tend to focus on foods that are easy to digest, calorie dense, and…
    No Stomach Nutrition: Keep A Healthy Microbiome After Total Gastrectomy
    Total Gastrectomy
    August 6, 2019

    No Stomach Nutrition: Keep A Healthy Microbiome After Total Gastrectomy

    If you have no stomach, nutrition is compromised, right? Gastrectomy patients often worry about diet and nutrition following removal of a portion of – or the entire stomach – due to cancer or other disease process, as…
    Total Gastrectomy: Recent Clinical Studies Examining Outcomes
    Total Gastrectomy
    June 18, 2019

    Total Gastrectomy: Recent Clinical Studies Examining Outcomes

    Total gastrectomy is a modern development in medicine. From 2005 to 2018, several centers have studies outcomes of this procedure. Below, details of the studies are listed for comparison. At the end, I’ve included a table with…
    How do you live without a stomach? My eating guidelines.
    Stomachless Lifestyle
    June 23, 2019

    How do you live without a stomach? My eating guidelines.

    How do you live without a stomach? People ask me this almost every time I tell them I don’t have a stomach. Frankly, I usually don’t know how to answer this question. That’s because I don’t know…
    Total Gastrectomy Surgery: Should I Do It?
    Total Gastrectomy
    June 18, 2019

    Total Gastrectomy Surgery: Should I Do It?

    Total gastrectomy surgery can sound like a crazy recommendation. When I first heard that I might need to have my stomach removed, my first thought was “no way.” That’s crazy. Now that I have had one, I…

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