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Recommendations tips from PsyD. Carmen Payán

In this blog post, I'll share some of my top recommendations for things I've found very helpful after bariatric surgery. These tips are based on my own experience as a bariatric patient, as well as countless patients who have undergone weight-loss surgery. As CEO of baja hospital, I have seen firsthand the transformative impact that can have on lives of people.


Whether you are considering weight-loss surgery or have already had a procedure, I hope these tips will help you on your journey to better health.


Hyaluronic acid + B5



Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body that helps to keep the skin hydrated and plump. When applied topically in the form of a serum, hyaluronic acid can help to improve the appearance of the skin by increasing its moisture content and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Adding vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) to a hyaluronic acid serum can enhance its benefits even further. Vitamin B5 is known for its ability to promote the production of collagen, which helps to give the skin its structure and elasticity.

It can also help to reduce inflammation and improve the skin's overall health and appearance.

Some potential benefits of using a hyaluronic acid serum with vitamin B5 include:

  • Increased hydration and plumpness of the skin

  • Reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles Improved skin elasticity and structure

  • Reduced inflammation and improved skin health

  • Enhanced skin radiance and overall appearance

It's important to note that the benefits of using a hyaluronic acid serum with vitamin B5 may vary depending on factors such as the individual's skin type and the specific product being used. It's always a good idea to consult with a dermatologist or skincare professional before starting any new skincare regimen.




Hair Growth Supplements


In addition to vitamins, there are several other supplements that may be helpful for promoting hair growth and improving the health and appearance of the hair after bariatric surgery. Some of the potential benefits of using these supplements include:

  • Increased hair strength and thickness: Supplements containing ingredients such as collagen, keratin, and biotin may help to strengthen and thicken the hair.

  • Reduced hair loss: Supplements containing ingredients such as saw palmetto, pumpkin seed oil, and green tea extract may help to reduce hair loss and promote hair growth.

  • Improved scalp health: Supplements containing ingredients such as omega-3 fatty acids and tea tree oil may help to improve the health of the scalp, potentially reducing dandruff and other scalp conditions.

  • Enhanced shine and luster: Supplements containing ingredients such as silica, collagen, and biotin may help to improve the shine and luster of the hair.

It's important to note that the effectiveness of hair growth supplements may vary depending on the specific product and the individual's unique needs and circumstances. It's always a good idea to speak with a healthcare professional before starting any new supplement regimen.


High Protein Shake Gluten-Lactose free protein

After bariatric surgery, it is important to focus on getting enough protein to support the body's healing and recovery process and to help maintain muscle mass. High protein shakes can be a convenient and tasty way to increase protein intake, especially for people who may be struggling to get enough protein through their diet alone.

Some potential benefits of using high protein shakes, particularly those that are gluten and lactose-free, after bariatric surgery include:

  • Improved protein intake: High protein shakes can provide a concentrated source of protein, making it easier to meet daily protein needs. This can be especially important after bariatric surgery, when protein needs are increased.

  • Convenience: High protein shakes are easy to prepare and can be taken on the go, making them a convenient option for busy schedules.

  • Variety: High protein shakes come in a wide range of flavors and can be easily customized with different ingredients, allowing people to mix things up and try different flavors.

  • Reduced gastrointestinal symptoms: For people with lactose intolerance or gluten sensitivity, using high protein shakes that are free of these ingredients may help to reduce gastrointestinal symptoms such as bloating and diarrhea.

It's important to note that high protein shakes should be used as a supplement to a healthy diet, rather than a replacement for whole foods. It's always a good idea to speak with a healthcare professional before starting any new supplement regimen.

Probiotics


Probiotics are live microorganisms that are similar to the beneficial bacteria found in the human gut. They can be found in some foods, such as fermented foods, and are also available in supplement form. After bariatric surgery, taking probiotics may have several potential benefits, including:


  • Improved digestion: Probiotics may help to restore the balance of good bacteria in the gut, which can improve digestion and reduce the risk of gastrointestinal issues such as diarrhea and constipation.

  • Enhanced immune function: Probiotics may help to support the immune system and reduce the risk of infections.

  • Improved nutrient absorption: Probiotics may help to improve the absorption of certain nutrients, such as calcium and iron, from the diet.

  • Reduced risk of deficiencies: Some studies have suggested that probiotics may help to reduce the risk of deficiencies of certain nutrients, such as vitamin K and B vitamins, after bariatric surgery.


It's important to note that the benefits of probiotics may vary depending on the specific strain of bacteria and the individual's unique needs and circumstances. It's always a good idea to speak with a healthcare professional before starting any new supplement regimen.


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