Long Term Care After Weight Loss Surgery
It is very important to follow up regularly with your bariatric team. The most common long term issue after bariatric surgery is nutritional deficiencies. These usually happen when either patients do not take the supplements regularly or stop taking them. Compliance to medications and supplements is extremely important for avoiding any issues post surgery.
Secondly, please remember that it is not a miracle surgery. You can regain lost weight or even more than that. You must include an exercise routine in your day and maintain it. A healthy diet must be followed.
Regular tests must be done and you must follow up with the bariatric team for dose adjustment of your medications.
Please refrain from alcohol, smoking or tobacco consumption.
If you face any issues post surgery, get in touch with your bariatric team at the earliest.
Stay active, stay healthy……it is your determination, that is what brings about a change.