The recovery time and process varies with every individual depending on the surgical procedure and a variety of other factors.
Generally speaking, by following an exercise regimen and dietary guidelines closely - and taking the prescribed medication - you’ll be back to normal activities before you know it. Resuming a normal diet will take some time and patience, as you adjust to a new way of eating. But you’ll learn to “listen” to your body and proceed with what feels comfortable to you. Remember, we’re always here to help.
Medical Care – Regular check-ups are necessary to ensure that the patient is evolving in the best way possible. Laboratory exams, chest X-Rays and, in some cases, EKG readings will help the physician and patient be aware of their current health state.
Nutrition - The importance of eating the right foods in the proper way is essential not only to your recovery but to your long-term success. Take your time, understand your body, notice what foods work for you and try to make the best decisions to assure you’re nourishing your body.
Psychology - Physical changes will occur and you need to be ready for what’s coming to you. The need of instant results can be something that we’re eagerly waiting for. In some cases, this process can be a little overwhelming; we might feel a little self-conscious about showing our emotions to close peers but we can assure you that expert advise does come in hand when trying to make changes in our life and overall well-being.
Fitness - It is proven that patients who exercise regularly will recover faster from surgery and will manage to lose weight in a much healthier manner.
Some benefits to exercising after a bariatric surgery or procedure may result in:
- Improvement in metabolic processes
- The boost of energy levels
- Better heart and lungs function
- Loss of intra-abdominal fat
- Decrease of anxiety and stress
- Enhanced sense of well-being and overall quality of life