Nutritional Supplements Blacksburg VA

This page provides relevant content and local businesses that can help with your search for information on Nutritional Supplements. You will find informative articles about Nutritional Supplements, including "Nutrition and Surgery". Below you will also find local businesses that may provide the products or services you are looking for. Please scroll down to find the local resources in Blacksburg, VA that can help answer your questions about Nutritional Supplements.

Eats Natural Foods
(540) 552-2279
1411 S Main St
Blacksburg, VA
 
Gnc New River Valley Mall
(540) 382-0628
Christiansburg, VA
 
Natures Specialist
(540) 674-0914
4620 Lee Hwy
Dublin, VA
 
Natures Outlet
(540) 389-9583
35 E Main St
Salem, VA
 
Loudoun Holistic Health Partners
(703) 779-2801
209 Old Waterford Road, Northwest
Leesburg, VA
Services
Women's Health, Supplements, Sports Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Pediatrics, Nutrition, Metabolic Medicine, Men's Health, Herbal Medicine, Functional Medicine, Fitness/Exercise, Family Practice, Endocrinology
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

Data Provided By:
Annie Kay's Whole Foods
(540) 552-6870
1531 S Main St
Blacksburg, VA
 
Annie Kay's Main Street Market
(540) 731-9498
1124 1/2 E Main St
Radford, VA
 
Health Foods
(540) 389-9583
35 E Main St
Salem, VA
 
General Nutrition Center
(540) 986-0165
143 Electric Rd
Salem, VA
 
VitaZen
(540) 721-9365
84 Westlake Rd. Suite 108
Hardy, VA

Data Provided By:
Data Provided By:

Nutrition and Surgery

A Patient's Guide to Nutrition and Surgery

Introduction

Surgery always means a certain amount of risk to your well being. Surgery is a deliberate, skillful injury to your body. It may take you several weeks to months to heal. Infections and blood loss are two possible complications that your surgeon will want to help you avoid.

You can do your part to make sure you heal well without problems. You can do this by choosing the most nutritious diet. Using supportive supplements for some weeks before having an operation is also helpful. Surgery is a big event. It makes sense to give yourself extra nutrition so you can replace any blood loss. Better nutrition can also help your incisions heal. Your diet and nutritional supplements will provide the raw materials your immune system needs to protect you against infection. These same nutritional elements are what you will use to repair your skin, nerves, blood vessels, muscle and bone. Getting good nutrition will help you make the best of your surgery.

This guide will help you understand

  • basic vitamin and mineral information
  • what specific vitamins and minerals do for you
  • what relation vitamins have to surgery

Information

Some vitamins are water-soluble. This means they dissolve in liquid or fluids. Since your body is mostly made up of fluid, you can quickly and easily absorb water-soluble vitamins. They also leave the body quickly through fluid loss such as urination. They must be taken two or three times every day. This way you'll keep enough in your system to meet the demands of the day. Each vitamin in the water-soluble B-vitamin group must be taken together in order for each one to work properly.

Other vitamins are fat-soluble. They are absorbed by fat cells. These can be taken just once a day or even just a few times a week. Fat-soluble vitamins are used up fast when you are under high-stress. This is true when you are in pain, when you are fighting infection, or when you are healing an injury.

Our appetites change when we are stressed. We can't always eat as well as we would like. Taking nutritional supplements when you are extra stressed makes good sense.

Vitamins and Minerals

What do vitamins and minerals do for you?

Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 is the largest and most complex of all the vitamins. You need vitamin B12 so your body can create energy from your dietary fats and proteins. B12 is needed for you to make hemoglobin. Hemoglobin carries oxygen in the red blood cells. Vitamin B12 is needed for your nerves to function properly and for your moods to stay even. It even helps your memory and brain function.

Vitamin B12 deficiency affects about 15 percent of the people over the age of 60. There are several reasons people are low in B12. Most of these are related to changes in the stomach lining. These changes occur with age, from drinking alcohol, or from infection with bacteria that live in stomach ulcers. Certain drugs such as acid blockers ...

Click here to read the rest of this article from eOrthopod.com