The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) is the largest national society for metabolic and bariatric surgery. The Society strives to improve public health by lessening the burden of obesity and related diseases around the world.
What are the ASMBS Clinical Practice Guidelines?
Your surgeon will provide you with a nutritional plan after your surgery. This will likely consist of a liquid diet before slowly reintroducing small amounts of soft food. Staying hydrated during the healing period helps patients avoid constipation and kidney stones.
Your daily supplemental regimen to follow for the rest of your life typically includes a multivitamin, Calcium, Vitamin D, Iron, and Vitamin B12. Your doctor will recommend the dosages that are right for you.
As you may know, daily vitamins and minerals are a necessary part of care and maintenance after having gastric bypass surgery. The body’s digestive processes have been altered, and your body becomes less capable of absorbing necessary nutrients from food. To maintain proper nutrition and function after you’ve had bariatric surgery, you will need to […]
This week we are continuing the vitamin series with one of the B complex vitamins, Vitamin B12! Vitamin B12 is a very important micronutrient to keep an eye on throughout your bariatric surgery journey. Vitamin B12 deficiencies are one of the most common nutrient deficiencies in patients following bariatric surgery. In this article, we are […]
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