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
Every now and again I get a flurry of requests about a topic that is either in the news; gaining popularity; or causing confusion for bariatric patients. This has been the case just recently with the keto diet. Some WLS patients have been enjoying success with this low-carb regime; others are tempted to try it
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.
GUEST POST: If you haven’t yet had your bariatric surgery, it’s important to prepare yourself for the process, and Lori Rosenthal, a registered dietician specializing in weight loss and bariatric issues suggests the following. “You need to create good habits that you’ll follow after your surgery. To be realistic, you need to start small, eating