We all know getting enough water is necessary to avoid dehydration, especially in the heat of Las Vegas summers, but getting enough fluids is also a concern after weight-loss surgery. You will need to drink up to 8 glasses of water or other liquids that do not have calories every day. New weight-loss surgery patients sometimes find it challenging to get in all the fluids needed because of limited stomach capacity; however, the amount you can drink at one time will increase the further out from surgery you go.
So why is it so important to drink (or sip, in the case of the bariatric surgery patient) so much fluid? Drinking water helps you lose weight and have healthier skin. Your liver plays a huge role in detoxification and burning fat. Your kidneys flush out the fat and toxins from your body, but when you don’t drink enough fluids, the liver has to work harder to detoxify your system, so your liver can’t burn as much fat as it could.
Drinking water also helps your skin stay healthy. After large amounts of weight loss, healthy and supple skin is important. When you drink enough fluids you are helping your body help you lose weight, get healthy, and look great.
If you are considering weight-loss surgery, contact Dr. Shawn Tsuda for a consultation. He and his expert team can help you decide if bariatric surgery is right for you.
Read more on this topic online at: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/patientinstructions/000350.htm