Tips for Successful Results After Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery
Bariatric or weight loss surgery can be a great start to a healthier life. The following tips will help you understand how to get the best results and stay on track.
Heal Faster with Light Exercise
The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery encourages patients to start light exercise as soon as possible after surgery. Your body will actually heal faster with movement. You will likely be encouraged to take slow walks through the hospital hallways post-op. Don’t be discouraged if the walks are uncomfortable at first. Keep going. You’ve started a wonderful journey toward better health. Don’t let a little discomfort push you off the path. It will get easier. Ask your family and friends to help you stay on your path. Having someone hold you accountable is a proven method of success.
Your Bariatric Vitamin is Essential
Bariatric surgery patients need a daily multivitamin and will be prescribed to take one, usually for life. The multivitamin will need to be designed specifically for post-op bariatric patients. They are vital to prevent vitamin deficiencies and promote healing and health as your body undergoes its transformation.
Types of Weight Loss Surgery
Weight loss surgery is classified into two categories: Restrictive and Malabsorptive. It is important to know which type you have undergone as it affects the way your body absorbs vitamins and minerals.