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Know Which Vitamins and Supplements You Need After Your Bariatric Surgery

If you’re preparing for your bariatric surgery, it is imperative that you understand how to take care of your body nutritionally after your procedure. Your new diet won’t look like your previous diet. 

Dr. Scott Stowers and our team at The Bariatric Experts, in Frisco, Abilene, or Denton, Texas, provide guidance on supplementing your body with the right nutrients to keep your body strong and feeling well after your surgery and as you begin to lose weight.

After your procedure, your body won’t be able to absorb all the vitamins and minerals you need through your food, which can cause health complications like anemia, memory loss, and bone and kidney disease. It is extremely important that you take the recommended vitamins and supplements on a daily basis to avoid nutritional deficiencies that could harm your health.

The importance of vitamins and supplements after surgery

You will not only take vitamins and mineral supplements directly after surgery, but commit to taking them for the rest of your life. It takes a while to become vitamin deficient for most, but also takes a while to reverse that deficiency and feel good again.

It’s imperative that you give your body the proper nutrition it needs. Supplements may include:

These fill in the gap while you eat less food. We work with you to develop a personalized plan for you. Your vitamin regimen is contingent on the procedure you have, the results of your lab work, and any other special health needs you might have.

After your procedure, regular follow-up appointments are crucial in making sure you’re getting all the nutrients you need to be successful. At that time, we make the necessary adjustments to your wellness plan, as needed.

The type of vitamins and supplements you need

Did you know that vitamins and supplements are not all the same? That’s why we only recommend products that specifically cater to bariatric patients. 

We recommend that you get your nutritional products from Bariatric Advantage or Bariatric Fusion. Both companies' supplements and products are scientifically formulated to meet the specialized needs of bariatric surgery patients. We also advocate for them if you’re participating in a medically supervised weight-loss plan. Try several types of supplements to ensure you get some you like to take. Whether you undergo gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, duodenal switch, or a lap band procedure, these products are key to sustaining your health and energy.

To schedule a comprehensive consultation with our team about your nutritional follow-up care after your bariatric surgery, call us to make an appointment today. If you live over two hours away, we can set up a telehealth appointment for you for your convenience.

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