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•  Avoid eating overly oily foods in the evening meal.  For example, Indian curry takeaway food
                       can be high in fats and oils (Ghee!). If too much oily food is eaten, leave an extended gap of
                       3 or more hours before going to bed.
                   •  If bloating occurs, stay upright in a chair or walk about for a while, gently massaging the
                       stomach area.  This helps food to pass, and the bloating subside. Small sips of cold water can
                       also help.
                   •  Have a small supply of Gaviscon and or Rennie anti-acid tablets to hand.  Take one or two of
                       these before bed, especially if you feel any discomfort.
                   •  If acid reflux becomes a regular problem, speak with your Consultant or GP about ‘proton
                       pump inhibitors’, such as either 20mg or 40mg daily dose of Omeprazole or Lansoprazole.
                       Depending on your circumstances, Omeprazole can be a very effective in managing acid

               Longer term, healthier diets

               Think about the long term, beyond the first year after surgery – be prepared to have a much
               healthier diet for your future wellbeing.

               But before embarking down this road, it is vital that your weight has stabilised and is a good weight
               for you. When you feel confident that you can manage your weight, a healthier diet will be kind to
               your new stomach and to you!

               If you want to read more about this follow this link (or as a PDF).
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