|Gastric bypass patients face a great task in the following months and years after surgery, most of which includes monumental lifestyle changes in comparison to their old habits and methods. The most important of all, given that gastric bypass patients have a new, tiny stomach to fill is diet. Similar to how those on a diet of any kind, the body will be taking in less food then usual and so itís crucial to ensure that the food and nutrients youíre feeding your body are packed with goodness.
This can be a difficult task for the gastric bypass patient, but help is always at hand from the dedicated nutritionists and physicians after surgery. The Internet is also jam-packed with information for healthy diets specifically for patients.
Most of all, as the general gastric bypass diet lacks minerals and vitamins, patients must take extra vitamins to supplement their diet and ensure their body gets all thatís required. Among the vitamins recommended are multi-vitamins (chewy if possible!), then calcium, iron and patients may be advised you also take vitamin B-12.
Its important gastric bypass patients donít slip up on taking their vitamins Ė certain conditions can develop soon after surgery if the body isnít getting the required vitamins and minerals. Patients should always keep in touch with their doctor and follow the guidelines set out post-surgery.
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