Bariatric surgery patients face challenges in getting enough vitamins and minerals. And not getting enough can lead to short-term and long-lasting consequences. PatchAid has Multivitamin and other patches with essential vitamins and minerals that are necessary for post-op patients. And they are easy to use! Here is what you should know about meeting your vitamin and mineral requirements with PatchAid Patches and Patch Packs for Bariatric Patients.
Challenges for Bariatric Surgery Patients
Bariatric surgery patients can have exceptionally high vitamin and mineral needs. The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) suggests that they take supplements for life, but many patients can have trouble getting enough essential nutrients for many reasons.
For instance, dietary intake can be limited after weight loss surgery. You may not be getting a wide enough range of foods to get all of the nutrients each day, or you may not be eating enough food to get a high amount of nutrients. Plus, absorption may be limited after surgery. And it can be hard to swallow capsules or other oral supplements after surgery.
But not getting enough can lead to deficiencies and symptoms such as anemia and increased infections. Later on, patients can have osteoporosis or neuropathy due to deficiencies.
PatchAid Multivitamin Plus Patch
The PatchAid Multivitamin Plus Patch is formulated to meet or beat ASMBS standards for post-op bariatric surgery patients. It has 27 essential vitamins and minerals and is particularly high in nutrients of concern. They include, for example, B vitamins, vitamin D, calcium, and iron. Vitamin C, zinc, vitamin E, and selenium are also in the patch.
Bariatric Vitamin Patch Packs
PatchAid offers Patch Packs that include the Multivitamin Plus Patch and more. There are basic Patch Packs for Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Bypass, and Gastric Band patients. There are also patch packs for these surgeries, but with extra benefits. For example, there are the Active Lifestyle and Premium Health versions of Patch Packs for different bariatric surgery types.
Easy to Use
PatchAid Patches are easy to use. Just peel off the backing, apply the adhesive to a clean, dry area of skin without hair, and stick it on. You can take a shower or exercise while your patch is on. Leave it on for up to 8 hours, then remove it. Multiple PatchAid Patches can be used at one time.
With a patch, you do not need to worry about swallowing, which can be a challenge after surgery. There is also no need to worry about taking vitamins on a full or empty stomach. And at a time when your stomach may be a little off after surgery, there is absolutely no concern about stomach upset while digesting your vitamins.
It can be a challenge to meet your bariatric vitamin requirements after weight loss surgery, but vitamin patches can make it easier. PatchAid bariatric vitamin patches are formulated specially for bariatric patients to meet their high demands without worrying about swallowing pills or having stomach issues. Ask your healthcare provider with PatchAid bariatric vitamin Patch or Patch Pack may be right for you to use!