How To Find Support Post-Bariatric Surgery

How To Find Support Post-Bariatric Surgery For many people, bariatric surgery will be one of the hardest things they’ll ever do. While it’s a significant step towards a long and healthy life, many challenges can arise. These challenges include trouble sticking to a healthy diet, keeping the weight off, seeing yourself in a new body, …

Constipation After Bariatric Surgery

Constipation After Bariatric Surgery One of the most common complaints people have after bariatric surgery is constipation. Bowel movement changes following weight loss surgery are indeed common side effects. Whether it be diarrhea or constipation, know that these side effects are very common and often not something to worry about, especially if you take the …

Why Are Vitamins So Important After Bariatric Surgery?

Why Are Vitamins So Important After Bariatric Surgery? There is an obesity epidemic continuing to expand in the western world. This increase in obesity has also increased the number of individuals opting to undergo bariatric surgery. Studies have shown dietary deficiencies in obese patients before and after bariatric surgery. Thus, it is paramount that we …

Dental Problems After Weight Loss Surgery

Dental Problems After Weight Loss Surgery Over the years, as weight loss surgery becomes more prevalent, more and more individuals are claiming that they are experiencing dental problems following the procedure. Medical literature suggests that these dental problems boil down to gastrointestinal issues post weight loss surgery. These issues range from malabsorption to gastroesophageal reflex. …

How Much Protein Do I Need Every Day?

How Much Protein Do I Need Every Day? Following bariatric surgery, protein intake should be one of your top priorities. Protein plays a role in every cell in your body. Thus, proteins are constantly breaking down and need replenishing. When you don’t consume enough protein, your body breaks down lean muscle to use as energy. …

How To Dress After Weight Loss Surgery

How To Dress After Weight Loss Surgery If you’re reading this, odds are you’ve had weight loss surgery, or you’re going to have weight loss surgery. This is an exciting time in your health journey, but it can be challenging. Your body will be changing rapidly after surgery, and that can be a shock to …

How Can Smoking Affect Bariatric Surgery?

How Can Smoking Affect Bariatric Surgery? Did you know that tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, followed by obesity? You may be even more shocked to learn that current research suggests that between 12.9 to 38% of bariatric candidates are regular tobacco users. Unfortunately, bariatric surgery risks double …

How Long Should Bariatric Patients Take Vitamins?

How Long Should Bariatric Patients Take Vitamins? Following bariatric surgery, we recommend that a patient take daily vitamins for the rest of their life. You may have been wondering why is this a lifelong commitment? Especially after you have lost all the weight and are in a maintenance period. After surgery, your body has trouble …

Top 10 Misconceptions About Bariatric Surgery

Top 10 Misconceptions About Bariatric Surgery You may know someone who has had bariatric surgery, or you may be considering the surgery yourself. Most patients have positive life-changing results, and yet, there is still confusion over these procedures. We listed the top 10 misconceptions about bariatric surgery to help set the record straight. #1. Bariatric …

The Go-To Shopping List for Bariatric Patients

The Go-To Shopping List for Bariatric Patients Your nutrition after bariatric surgery is vital for helping your body recover and adapt to new healthy eating habits. There are four phases to reintroducing foods, and your facility or surgeon will advance you through each one. Adopting a new diet may seem simple, but it takes dedication …