Episode 20

Published on:

10th Feb 2023

Transfer of Addiction After Bariatric Surgery

Why are we doing an episode about addiction?

Because for many patients, food is their drug. The transfer of compulsive eating behavior to other forms of addiction is more common than you'd think. It can occur in up to 30% of post-op bariatric surgery patients.

The DoctorXDietitian team tackles the risk factors for developing addictive behaviors after weight loss surgery.

Just like obesity, addiction does not discriminate. It can happen to anyone, so identifying the signs and symptoms and, most importantly, knowing how and where to reach out for help is critical.

To improve ourselves, we must first know ourselves. Admitting you are struggling is a courageous first step. The bariatric community can be a safe haven with a multitude of resources to help you cope and get through life's most challenging times.

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About the Podcast

Doctor X Dietitian
A doctor and a dietitian talk all things health, bariatric surgery, weight loss, and more
She's a doctor- Dr. Betsy Dovec! And she's a dietitian- Hannah Schuyler, RD! Go deep with these dynamos as they share their personal struggles and inspirational successes, while motivating you to be your truest, most fabulous self. These blondes are blazing the trail across the globe as respected experts, chatting about all things health, weight loss, relationships, and bariatric surgery. Relatable and empowering, you will fall in love with your new favorite doctor and dietitian!