WLS patients tell me that some of the pills they are prescribed to take post-surgery are huge! I have never been prescribed some of the ones they mention (like Forceval) but can well understand their anxiety about taking something like looks so big. Many teams will look to offer soluble variations of medications but
Vitamins, minerals and other supplements
Fad or full of sense? Is the rationale behind veganism as nutty as the food? Find out more about how veganism can help or hinder your weight-loss and health efforts….
Lifelong vitamin and mineral supplementation is essential in weight-loss surgery patients to prevent side-effects such as osteoporosis and fractures. However, patient compliance with supplements is known to be poor. New methods of achieving long-term compliance are offering better routes to improving the health of bariatric surgery patients.
Vitamin D oral spray is more effective than tablets for beating winter colds and flu (and is ideal for bariatric patients for quick and efficient absorption) More than three million people across the UK could fend off acute respiratory infections such as colds or flu every year if everyone took Vitamin D supplements,
I haven’t come across too many pre- or post-op patients bouncing with energy at this the tail end of January – could it be lack of sunlight, low vitamin D levels or more? Check out the guest post below for some possible answers and solutions …