As noted in a prior post, I had once experienced a dramatic depletion of energy after my StomaphyX surgery . After a period of exploration to discover what the cause might be, I was directed by a bariatric surgeon to begin taking vitamin B12 .
At an earlier consultation with my Endocrinologist (a diabetes specialist), Vitamin D had been recommended to increase energy. This was because my blood work showed that I was Vitamin D deficient. Vitamin D deficiency is a condition that is common after gastric bypass. Reports have identified deficiency of Vitamin D in bariatric patients to be as high as eighty-four percent.
Supplements After Gastric Bypass Surgery
The need for vitamin and mineral supplements following weight-loss surgery has been well-documented. Bariatric surgeries change the body's capacity to absorb vitamins, minerals and nutrients because the amount of food that is eaten will be less. Supplements are necessary to address gastric bypass vitamin and mineral...
Are you suspicious of snake oil claims that something will treat a whole lot of health problems? I sure am. The newest entry on the snake oil scene would seem to be vitamin D. I've lost track of all that this vitamin is supposedly good for -- everything from building strong bones to protecting us from strokes and heart failure to reducing our risk of cancer and on to helping us regulate our immune system and control inflammation, our blood pressure, and even our blood glucose. Recently, some people are even recommending it for respiratory problems ranging from the common cold to the H1N1 (swine) flu virus. If even half of this is true, vitamin D must be the biggest health discovery since aspirin. But so far we have only a few generally accepted uses of vitamin D. We've known since the early 1920s that vitamin D cures rickets and other diseases that soften our bones, including osteomalacia and osteoporosis. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1994 appro...
Recent research has shown that most people who suffer from chronic musculoskeletal pain (like fibromyalgia ) are deficient in vitamin D. It further showed that when they started getting enough vitamin D, their pain improved – and in some cases vanished completely. When vitamin D is broken down by the liver and kidneys, it functions as a hormone and works throughout the body, affecting muscles, tissues, nerves, joints and even the brain. Vitamin D is also essential in order for your body to properly absorb calcium and keep your bones strong. A lack of vitamin D can cause problems leading to pain in all of these areas. Vitamin D is reported to be especially good for back pain. Other conditions it may be helpful for include:
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
How Do We Get Vitamin D? The main natural source of vitamin D is the sun. However, many factors may reduce t...
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