Let’s dive into some very important information. If you have had bariatric surgery, there is a chance that you could have a vitamin D deficiency following the surgery. Even before surgery, a lot of us experience the effects of a vitamin D deficiency. There are over 3 million cases each year in the US alone.
Once someone has had their intestinal tract shortened or changed, the chances of developing a vitamin deficiency becomes even higher than for just an average person. Vitamin D builds strong bones and this is why it is so important. With a lack of vitamin D, the body had difficulties to use calcium in an efficient manner. Most of the time, no symptoms are demonstrated and this makes the risk even more serious. Down the road problems can develop such as chronic joint pain, continuous fatigue, fractures, bone loss and even depression.
If you have had any sort of bariatric surgery, please get your doctor to take measurements of your vitamin D levels and stores. You need to know if you need a supplement or not. I always suggest to try to prevent any types of deficiencies before they develop instead of trying to fix it after you’ve started having uncomfortable symptoms. It can take months. Make an investment in your heath before troubles begin and take a regular specialized Vitamin D3 supplement from the Experts – the Bariatric Experts.
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About the Author: Sheri Burke is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Bariatric Surgery Coordinator at International Patient Facilitators in Tijuana and Cancun, Mexico. She has worked with bariatric surgery clients for over 10 years and especially enjoys providing nutritional guidance to pre and post bariatric clients. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two teens and cooking up a nutritional storm in the kitchen.
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