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Bariatric Supplements

Staying healthy both before and after bariatric surgery is extremely important but not always easy. With so many dietary changes, including the potential for challenges in vitamin absorption, consistent access to vitamins and minerals is essential.

Bariatric supplements, include many vitamins and minerals designed to maintain and enhance health and wellness for patients undergoing a bariatric journey. With customized guidance to help with product selection, Beltline Health can offer personalized support to address these health concerns and dietary needs.

Beltline Health is happy to provide Bariatric Advantage, Bariatric Fusion, and Celebrate Vitamin products to help you meet your nutritional requirements after bariatric surgery.

Nutritional Deficiencies Following Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery is a very effective treatment method for obesity, but there are nutritional risks associated with the process. Dietary changes and changes to the digestive tract lead to substantial adjustments to how the body processes and digests food. As a result, it is very possible to experience vitamin and nutrient deficiencies that can lead to an array of adverse side effects. These deficiencies can vary from one procedure to another, so taking the right bariatric supplements for your surgery will help to prevent these deficiencies and promote your health and overall wellness.

Gastric Sleeve

Gastric sleeve surgery reduces the volume of the stomach by around 60%, dramatically adjusting the ability for food consumption. While beneficial for weight loss, this leads to reduced dietary intake and a decreased capacity for digestion, which can lead to inadequate nutirent intake and absorption, and contribute to negative health consequences.

Gastric Bypass

In a gastric bypass, the size of the stomach is reduced in addition to surgical alteration of the digestive tract. This can create challenges in digestion, including dumping syndrome which is a condition that can lead to vomiting, nausea, and diarrhea. Further, the area of the digestive tract that is bypassed plays a key role in the absorption of nutrients, so even a healthy diet can lead to nutritional deficiencies without proper supplementation of vitamins and minerals. Gastric bypass patients must take a full range of supplements to prevent malnutrition.

Duodenal Switch

Similar to gastric bypass, a duodenal switch procedure shrinks the size of the stomach while adjusting the natural course of the digestive tract. While aspects of this procedure are intended to preserve areas that facilitate absorption, there are high risks of nutritional deficiencies due to the nature of the surgery and the resulting restricted appetite. It is for these reasons that those having a duodenal switch require a high level of supplementation and regular lab work to check vitamin levels.

The Importance of Bariatric Supplements

Malnutrition can be a serious issue in those who have undergone bariatric surgery. While it’s true that many Americans do not consume the vitamins and minerals they need to stay healthy, taking the steps to remedy this is more important than ever following surgery. Malnutrition is linked to numerous health consequences, including:

Bariatric Supplements at Beltline Health

Malnutrition can be very serious, but proper measures can ensure a low risk of complications, even following a bariatric procedure like gastric bypass. The right supplements, like vitamins, minerals, and meal replacements, can make a big difference in helping you stay safe and healthy after surgery.

At Beltline Health, patients have access to customized guidance and supplement planning to ensure the right fit for dietary preferences, surgical procedure, and potential problem areas, both before and after surgery. From calcium to folic acid, the right bariatric supplements can improve the outcome of weight loss surgery.

If you want to do right by your health after bariatric surgery, the right combination of vitamins and minerals will ensure that you are truly taking care of your health. With help from Beltline Health, you can find the support you need to lose weight in a safe, sustainable manner. Contact us today or watch our free weight loss surgery seminar to learn more!

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