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10 Proven Constipation Solutions after Weight Loss Surgery

Updated: May 4, 2020

Poop. Everybody does it, but what happens when your body sometimes doesn’t? Constipation is something that everyone has gone through at some time in their life.


Having a bariatric procedure, such as gastric band, gastric sleeve or gastric bypass, puts you at an increased risk of constipation, but there’s no reason to suffer.


The longer you wait, the harder (literally) it becomes to treat. So if you are reading this treat it now! If I had to do it over again I would have started taking something right away in my fluids. I am already someone who has constipation and after surgery, it got worse.

The topic comes up often in bariatric facebook groups at least 3 times a week. For me already having constipation, then adding more with anesthesia, then a drastic decrease in fluids and foods in addition to reduced fiber led to hell of an ordeal.


More often than not you will need to combine a few items for the most effective. The most common forms of over the counter go to's are listed below with the top two being my favorite.


Smooth Move Tea