Life After Surgery

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 …

What Bariatric Vitamins Should I be Taking After Surgery

What Bariatric Vitamins Should I Be Taking After Surgery? So, you’ve taken a major step in bettering yourself for a long, healthy life. But, after bariatric surgery, what are the next steps in ensuring that you are successful on your journey? Besides the key elements of diet and exercise, one of the most important steps …

7 Easy Ways You Can Reduce Inflammation

7 Easy Ways You Can Reduce Inflammation Your body is an incredible machine that protects itself from harm and illness. If you were to catch a cold or sprain your ankle while exercising, your body will automatically begin taking charge to fight the infection or make the necessary repairs so you can get back on …

Top 5 Apps for Bariatric Surgery Patients

Top 5 Apps for Bariatric Surgery Patients Today, technology is more intuitive and helpful for pre- and post-op patients of bariatric surgery than ever before. This includes many convenient resources that are accessible at the tips of your fingers through your smartphone, tablet, or computer! You may have found yourself browsing for apps that focus …

Setting Realistic Weight-Loss Goals After Surgery

Setting Realistic Weight-Loss Goals After Surgery Losing weight isn’t an easy task – by having bariatric surgery, you’re taking a step towards living a healthier lifestyle. This is only the first step as the changes will be made to your digestive system, limiting the amount of food you can eat and the nutrients your body …

Holding Yourself Accountable for Your Weight Loss

Holding Yourself Accountable for Your Weight Loss Weight loss surgery can be a life-changing experience. After surgery, when you are trying to lose weight, you may find that willpower alone isn’t enough to stay on track. Personal responsibility will help you be accountable for weight loss and will play a central role in the overall …

Relationship Challenges After Weight Loss Surgery

Relationship Challenges After Weight Loss Surgery Weight loss surgery will have profound effects on your life. After surgery, you will be following a new diet, participating in regular exercise, and following a postoperative plan. You may notice a new upbeat mood and improved self-esteem. All these changes can seem overwhelming as you transition to your …

Taking Care of Your Mental Health After Weight Loss Surgery

Taking Care of Your Mental Health After Weight Loss Surgery With bariatric or weight loss surgery, the most significant changes happen during the first year. To have a successful outcome, you will need to make several permanent lifestyle changes to your behaviors, eating habits, and activity patterns. Besides the impact that the surgery has on …

Addiction Awareness: Understanding the Risks After Bariatric Surgery

Addiction Awareness: Understanding the Risks After Bariatric Surgery After bariatric surgery, you are likely to lose a significant amount of weight, which can cause major adjustments to many aspects of your life. If you are like most, you will find some changes to be positive (new routines, a new outlook on life), while you may …

Pregnancy After Weight Loss Surgery

Pregnancy After Weight Loss Surgery Are you ready to have a baby? If you’re a post-bariatric surgery patient, it can be nerve-racking to think about pregnancy after weight loss surgery. Fortunately, ProCare Health is here to tell you that post-bariatric pregnancy is possible! Pregnancy After Weight Loss Surgery: Is It Safe? Is pregnancy after weight …

Intermittent Fasting After Weight Loss Surgery

Intermittent Fasting After Weight Loss Surgery As a popular trend in the health and dieting industry, intermittent fasting is everywhere. From social media to television, everyone is talking about it - but does that mean it’s right for you? If you have a history of weight loss surgery, the answer may surprise you. What is …

Medication and Health Changes After Weight Loss Surgery

Medication and Health Changes After Weight Loss Surgery Weight loss surgery is not a cure for obesity but rather a tool to help you lose weight, achieve a healthy body mass index (BMI), and live a healthier, longer, and more fulfilling life. Bariatric surgery is a significant event in your weight loss journey, and this …

Wardrobe Changes After Weight Loss Surgery: How to Dress Your New Body

Wardrobe Changes After Weight Loss Surgery: How to Dress Your New Body Within the first year after bariatric surgery, your body will undergo several changes. Apart from following a new diet and exercising every day, there is another lifestyle change you’ll have to make. Dressing for the new you. Although buying new clothes is an …

Dealing with Extra Skin and Body Shaping After Weight Loss Surgery

Dealing with Extra Skin and Body Shaping After Weight Loss Surgery After bariatric surgery, most patients lose so much weight that they develop loose, sagging skin. While you may lose weight, you are carrying extra skin that is uncomfortable and difficult to deal with. Remember that loose skin is a sign of your accomplishments. Try …

A New Normal for Eating: How to Navigate Your Nutrition After Bariatric Surgery

A New Normal for Eating: How to Navigate Your Nutrition After Bariatric Surgery Your nutrition after bariatric surgery is vital for long-term weight loss success. After weight loss surgery, you will eventually transition to a normal diet with solid foods. While it may be tempting to take up your old eating habits, you need to …

Taking Care of Your Mental Health After Weight Loss Surgery & Utilizing Support Systems

Taking Care of Your Mental Health After Weight Loss Surgery & Utilizing Support Systems No matter who you are, bariatric surgery can be a stressful and overwhelming experience. It can also lead to issues that negatively impact your mental health, body image, and weight loss after surgery. If you struggle with anxiety or depression, you …

Post-Surgery Aftercare

Post-Surgery Aftercare Weight loss surgery can bring unexpected as well as expected changes to your lifestyle and overall health. Post bariatric surgery, your weight loss can cause temporary hair thinning, you have a new diet to adjust to, and you may have to contend with loose skin after shedding excess weight. Plus, there are other …

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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 …

What Bariatric Vitamins Should I be Taking After Surgery

What Bariatric Vitamins Should I Be Taking After Surgery? So, you’ve taken a major step in bettering yourself for a long, healthy life. But, after bariatric surgery, what are the next steps in ensuring that you are successful on your journey? Besides the key elements of diet and exercise, one of the most important steps …

7 Easy Ways You Can Reduce Inflammation

7 Easy Ways You Can Reduce Inflammation Your body is an incredible machine that protects itself from harm and illness. If you were to catch a cold or sprain your ankle while exercising, your body will automatically begin taking charge to fight the infection or make the necessary repairs so you can get back on …

Top 5 Apps for Bariatric Surgery Patients

Top 5 Apps for Bariatric Surgery Patients Today, technology is more intuitive and helpful for pre- and post-op patients of bariatric surgery than ever before. This includes many convenient resources that are accessible at the tips of your fingers through your smartphone, tablet, or computer! You may have found yourself browsing for apps that focus …

Setting Realistic Weight-Loss Goals After Surgery

Setting Realistic Weight-Loss Goals After Surgery Losing weight isn’t an easy task – by having bariatric surgery, you’re taking a step towards living a healthier lifestyle. This is only the first step as the changes will be made to your digestive system, limiting the amount of food you can eat and the nutrients your body …

How to Love Yourself Pre- and Post-Bariatric Surgery

How to Love Yourself Pre- and Post-Bariatric Surgery Weight loss surgery involves more than just undergoing the procedure, losing weight, and ensuring you get the right supplements. It’s a mental game, too. Your emotions and self-esteem can take a big hit before and after your surgery. It’s important to take care of your mental health …

8 Ways You Can Measure Success (Besides the Scale)

8 Ways You Can Measure Success (Besides the Scale) Have you ever felt like you’re on top of the world but then stepped on the scale and felt utterly defeated? Bariatric patients often lose an impressive amount of weight quickly after their surgery, especially in the beginning of their weight loss journey. It can become …

How to Achieve the “Perfect” Weight After Bariatric Surgery

How to Achieve the "Perfect" Weight After Bariatric Surgery After weight loss surgery, it can be exciting to achieve your goal weight. However, it can also be challenging - especially if you're unsure of what your "perfect" weight should be or your loved ones are making comments about your weight loss. At ProCare Health, we …

Being Comfortable in Your Skin: Life After Bariatric Surgery

Being Comfortable in Your Skin: Life After Bariatric Surgery Weight loss surgery can be an exciting milestone in your life - but when it’s over, you may be unsure of what to do next. While your quality of life will improve, it will be very different from your life before surgery. It can also be …

How to Avoid Weight Re-Gain After Bariatric Surgery

How to Avoid Weight Re-Gain After Bariatric Surgery After bariatric surgery, most people can achieve their goal weight with proper dieting and exercise. However, after you get used to your life after weight loss surgery, it can be easy to regain the weight you initially lost. At ProCare Health, we have all the tips you …

Managing Food Cravings and Your Relationship with Food After Weight Loss Surgery

Managing Food Cravings and Your Relationship with Food After Weight Loss Surgery After weight loss surgery, your relationship with food, and the way you eat will be different than it was before your operation. Because you will be eating a healthier diet, you may also experience food cravings for fare that is longer a part …

Expectations After Weight Loss Surgery

Expectations After Weight Loss Surgery If you’re scheduled to have weight loss surgery, you are probably already anticipating the results and your new lifestyle changes. But during the first few days of your weight loss surgery recovery, what can you realistically expect? What should you prepare for? Your recovery will vary depending upon the type …

Navigating the Pandemic, Social Detachment, & Keeping a Strong Immune System

Bariatric Patients: Navigating the Pandemic, Social Detachment, & Keeping a Strong Immune System Life after bariatric surgery is often seen as a new beginning since a complete change in lifestyle is often required. These lifestyle changes themselves are sometimes difficult to implement and follow through with, but now we find ourselves faced with the added …

Duodenal Switch Surgery Side-Effects & Vitamins

Duodenal Switch Surgery Side-Effects & Vitamins Have you made the decision to fight obesity through bariatric surgery? If you’ve read up on gastric bypass surgery and gastric sleeve, then duodenal switch surgery will sound quite familiar. It is a combination of the two surgeries with the added benefit of eating a rather “normal” diet. Biliopancreatic …

Gastric Sleeve Surgery Side-Effects & Vitamins

Gastric Sleeve Surgery Side-Effects & Vitamins As you research the different types of bariatric surgery, you’ll find that gastric sleeve surgery, also known as laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, has many advantages without the depth of malnutrition that can be present from a full gastric bypass and duodenal surgery. Here is a quick guide of what gastric …

Gastric Bypass Surgery Side-Effects & Vitamins

Gastric Bypass Surgery Side-Effects & Vitamins Are you considering bariatric surgery? There are many more options today than ever before to help conquer obesity and dangerous weight-related health issues like diabetes, heart disease, and nutritional deficiencies. Here is a quick guide to the ins-and-outs of what gastric bypass involves, some of the side effects, and …