Everyone needs to remain hydrated during the day and drinking enough water should be your top priority in one day. This is particularly true of patients with bariatric surgery for whom dehydration becomes a cause for hospital stays after the surgery.
Some useful tips to stay hydrated
- Carry a water bottle with you at every place.
- Set an alarm that prompts you to drink.
- Use an app to keep track of your fluid intake.
- Intake of your favorite juice and shakes to stay hydrated.
After the treatment, the impact that alcohol has on the body shifts. Studies have also shown that there is an increased absorption of alcohol, and the removal of alcohol following surgery in both men and women takes longer. Those foods that are needed to heal should not be replaced. It is important to stop consuming alcohol for at least six months after the surgery. After the surgery, the stomach size is diminished, it becomes thinner, and it does not bear the same amount of alcohol as it used to hold before.
Know the Signs of Dehydration
- Feeling thirsty
- Dizziness or nausea
- Rapid heart rate
- Dark, concentrated urine
Drink fluids, but not all
Drinking fluids is advisable, but for the first three months after surgery, some liquids such as coffee and carbonated drinks should be avoided. Such kinds of drinks, particularly when your stomach is still recovering, can cause acidity and disrupt the stomach. Some beverages are super high in calories and added sugars, such as beer and sodas, so it might be hard for them to fit into your daily calorie intake. A lifetime dedication and the secret to ensuring a patient’s all-new stomach recovers properly is to remain hydrated after bariatric surgery!