WLS Glossary of terms

This glossary will help you to navigate the chat forums and interpret the terminology used in weight loss surgery

Glossary of terms
Item Notes
BG Blood Glucose
BMI Body Mass Index
BMR Basal (base) Metabolic Rate
BP Bipolar Disorder
BP Blood Pressure
BPD Borderline Personality Disorder
BPD Bilo Pancreatic Diversion
CCG Clinical Commissioning Group
CPAP Continuous Positive Airway Pressure
CV Cardiovascular, The Heart
CVD Cardiovascular Disease
CW Current Weight
DBEYR Dont believe everything you read
DS Duodenal Switch
GERD Gastroesuphageal Reflux Disorder
GG Gastric Guru
GI Gastrointestinal
GW Goal Weight
HbA1c Glycated Haemoglobin, indicated blood glucose for the previous 2 to 3 months
HW Highest / Heaviest Weight
IBS Irritable Bowel Syndrome
IGB IntrGastric Balloon
IR Insulin Resistance
KG Kilogram
LAGB Laproscopic Adjustable Gastric Band
LBM Lean Body Mass
LBS Pounds
LGB Laproscopic Gastric Bypass
LRD Liver Reduction Diet
LSD Liver Shrinking Diet
LSG Laproscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
Macros Macronutrient: your diet in percentages based on food types
MGB Mini Gastric Bypass
MH Mental Health
Micros Vitamins and Minerals
MSWL Medically Supervised Weight Loss
NHS National Health Service
NPD Narcissistic Personality Disorder
NSV Non Scale Victory
OCD Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Oneder Land Getting into the 100's e.g. 199 kg or lbs
OSA Obstructive Sleep Apnea
PCOS Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
PCT Primary Care Trust
PPI Proton Pump Inhibitors e.g Lansoprazole or omeprazole
PTSD Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
PvT WLS not on NHS
QALY Quality Adjusted Life Years
RDA Recommended Daily Allowance
RNY Roux en Y Gastric Bypass
SAD Seasonal Affective Disorder
Sats Oxygen saturation as a percentage
SW Surgery Weight
THG Private WLS Provider
TIA Thanks in advance
TMI Too much information
TOTM Time of the month
VSG Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy
WLS Weight Loss Surgery
KCal Kilocalorie CKA Calorie
RA Rheumatoid Arthritis
CKA Commonly known as
AKA Also known as
PB Productive burping
WLW Weight Loss Wednesday