Bariatric surgery success results in dramatic size altering, and life altering changes in health and diet to which Physical Sciences is no stranger. Basing much of their “Clinical Series” formula on the experience of patients and recommendations of a broad sampling of bariatric centers, the nutritional supplement line has stepped up their game by incorporating the recovering patient into their scope of target demographics and applies their mission to help walks of all life through the sharing of educational information specific to this surgery that has gained much attention, and patients over the last few years.
Following Bariatric surgery, patients experience a substantial amount of weight loss, and with adherence to strict dietary guidelines to avoid muscle loss it is primarily comprised of adipose tissue, or fat. The process by which fat is oxidized, or burned as fuel, is an important basis upon which to develop an understanding of possible side effects of this desired outcome.
During high rates of fatty acid oxidation following bariatric surgery, a large amount of acetone is generated as a byproduct of this metabolic process. These acidic bodies are called ketones, and naturally occur on a milder level every time a person eats, especially with carbohydrate deficient meals. The ketone bodies generated are used as an energy source, and during prolonged fasting or carbohydrate deficiency, ketone bodies provide the heart and skeletal muscles energy to preserve the limited glucose for use by the brain. The abnormally high level of the acidic compounds in the blood is referred to as ketosis; the acetone component can be detected as a fruity odor to the breath and urine.Symptoms of ketosis
• fruity breath
• increased thirst
Ketosis is expected following bariatric surgery and is not to be confused with diabetic ketoacidosis which is clinically severe increase of acetone in the body as a result of pancreatic impairment. Ketosis is best mitigated through increased protein and water intake to flush out the excess acetone that can result in ketotic symptoms.Physical Sciences Supplements