It’s been a momentous and exciting week here – first the birth of a new grandchild and now the arrival of my new bariatric book ‘The Bariatric Bible’. It’s seems like I have been waiting forever for this new ‘baby’ but here it is (a little earlier than expected). And I am thrilled with
minerals and other supplements
GUEST POST: Alcohol after WLS. Can you drink? Is there a safe limit? At this time of year, with parties and Christmas festivities in full swing, we thought it was the perfect time to address this touchy subject. We hate to be party poopers, but the short answer: alcohol is pretty dangerous after weight-loss
Are you a bit of a slacker when it comes to taking your vitamins after surgery? My mailbag and conversations with you suggest that may be the case. It certainly appears that you’re not a fan because either you don’t fully understand why they are needed; you’re confused about formulations; you hate the taste
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
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.