Don’t Forget Your Vitamins after Bariatric Surgery
Apart from diet and mild exercise, good supplementation would catalyse long-term weight and health success after Bariatric Surgery.
Patients after surgery may at times develop certain vitamin and mineral deficiencies in the long-run.
But, this risk can be very easily mitigated by following the supplementation plan as laid out by your surgeon.
One of the most common deficiencies is Vitamin B12 which is vital for the nervous system to function at an optimum.
The other key nutrients are Vitamin D and Calcium which are essential for good bone health and to prevent fractures and in the long haul osteoporosis.
Iron is another mineral which may be added to the list of requisite supplements.
Other vitamin supplements may or may not be added by doctors after an evaluation.
Patients often get complacent with taking the prescribed supplements on a daily basis with passage of time and due to early success of Bariatric surgery which is a magical experience for most patients.
A lifelong commitment to comply with your surgeon’s advice on supplementation will help you preserve and extend the success of surgery for life-time.