You know if it's printed in the National Enquirer it has got to be true, but, what?!
THE Rev. JESSE JACKSON is devastated over the headline-making mystery illness thatâs struck his son, U.S. Congressman Jesse Jr. â and The ENQUIRER has learned the shocking cause of the tragedy.
âAt first we thought he was simÂply exhausted,â said a source close to the family. âBut after five weeks of extensive evaluation, doctors diagnosed Jesse Jr. with bipolar disorder.â
The serious mental condition is triggered by chemical imbalances in the brain, which propels sufferers from manic highs to depressive lows.
Some insiders point the finger of blame squarely at a gastric bypass operation the 47-year-old poliÂtician underwent in 2004 because it can restrict the intake of nutrients.
âIt is very possible that severe weight loss from gastric bypass can cause a loss of nutrients that can trigger or exacerbate depression, bipolar disorders or schizophrenia,â explained Los AngeÂles-based weight-loss specialist Dr. Carson Liu.
Another online source cited that Mr. Jackson, Jr. had a duodenal switch, not a gastric bypass.
âThese usually occur in people in their 30s and 40s after bypass surgery. We often refer patients to psychiatrists for lithÂium to help stabilize their moods. I know of one man who had such severe depression after surgery he committed suicide.â
The Illinois congressman, a married faÂther of two, took a sudden medical leave of absence from Congress on June 10 and fell out of sight, triggering speculation about his condition.
âItâs very painful for his mother Jackie and father Jesse,â said the close source. âThis is going to take a long time.â
And his dad recently showed the heartache heâs feeling. With tears in his eyes, the veteran civil rights leader told a reporter: âPlease, just pray for him.â
Say, WHAT?! I am not disagreeing (even with the Enquirer) because I am a person who developed neurological disorders after undergoing roux en y gastric bypass and losing weight, these issues that have "disabled" me, likely permanently. However.
But I want to know more, Dr. Carson Liu. It's often true that those who have weight loss surgery have a co-morbid psychological issue to begin with, it's part of the reason many of us GET MORBIDLY OBESE to begin with, right?