I opted for a splenal renal shunt rather than the TIPS procedure about 5 years ago. This was following a major bleed. It was successful in eliminating the varices. However, I immediately gained 8 pounds each month for 5 months.
Diets and food intake monitoring have no impact. The nutritionist told me it's not what I eat, but how my system processes the food...healthy or not. What did the procedure do to trigger this?
If anyone else has had this weight gain issue, I'd love to know what can be done, short of a transplant, to stimulate digestion or liver function to handle it.