Every DS post-op should know that vitamins are going to be a part of their life – for the rest of their life – from about a month post-op.
There are some baseline recommendations. Here’s a list of the DS Vitamins with Sources that we recommend for Dr. Baltasar’s patients. Suffice it to say, we all need:
Dry forms of fat stored vitamins (Vitamins A, D, E, and K)
That’s not all that awful, is it? The key to all of this, though, is choosing the correct form of what we need! There are just about as many types of vitamins out there as there are stars in the sky. Choosing the ones that work for us is imperative to keeping the basic functions not just working – but thriving!
And of course – we all should know this – RIGHT?! – this is where you START. The future is determined by lab returns. This is the point in which you put your right hand over your heart and swear that you hereby promise to do your labs faithfully as a post-op forevermore AMEN.
Labs are not optional.
Vitamins are not optional.
Vitamins are LIFE SUPPORT for a DS post-op.
I’ll have more about vitamins later – but here, at least is a rudimentary start.
And don’t forget – HOW you take your vitamins is important, too. See How to Take Your Vitamins.