Bariatric surgery is a life changing event. It’s important that new healthy cycles start after surgery. Bariatric surgery requires strong nutritional support after the procedure. By physically restricting the amount of food that can be ingested the nutrient depletion rates in bariatric surgery patients has sky rocketed. Having a proper bariatric vitamin and supplement routine is one the critical components for optimal health after surgery.
Severe obesity is a national and global epidemic. It is the second-leading cause of preventable death in the United States. The National Institute of Health (NIH) states that More than 35% of U.S. adults are obese, and more than 34% are overweight. Furthermore the NIH states that obesity affects 17% of all children and adolescents in the United States.
How do you know that you qualify for bariatric surgery?
Bariatric surgery is specifically for those who have a high weight that threatens their life. Anyone who has a BMI of 35 or higher are viable candidates. Calculate your BMI here. Typically between the ages of 18-65 can be accepted. Patients older or younger will need to be evaluated on a case by case basis. It is important to note that the bariatric surgeon will ultimately be the final decider on whether or not bariatric surgery is a good option. The bariatric surgeon will be able to calculate the risk and advantages and determine if someone is a fit or not.
Patients who are not candidates include patients that have severe mental illness, chronic intestinal diseases, cancer or other serious medical conditions that make surgery too risky.
Severe obesity has been linked to many life-threatening diseases including:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Type 2 diabetes
- High cholesterol
- Respiratory problems
If diet, exercise and other natural alternatives have been exhausted and you still remain obese, bariatric surgery may be able to help you achieve a healthier weight.
Pre-surgical counseling is great prior to scheduling surgery to understand the significant life changes that will occur. Remember 90% of bariatric patients see a significant improvement after surgery!
To your health!
The Bari Life Team
Bari Life provides high quality bariatric vitamins and supplements to help support your best life after bariatric surgery.
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