Save your sight by saying NO to weight loss surgery
Like a movie fading to black, depriving your body of vitamin A could plunge your vision into permanent darkness.
Lights out — eyesight gone — all because of a simple vitamin deficiency.
And it’s a deficiency that the more that 220,000 Americans who have had bariatric weight-loss surgery are facing right now, according to a recent (and terrifying) review.
Researchers report that weight-loss surgery patients are experiencing an alarming number of eye problems ranging from mild annoyances — such as dry eyes and night blindness — to severe issues including corneal ulcers and even total blindness. And it’s mostly due to a lack of vitamin A, complicated by lower levels of copper and vitamins E and B1.
You see, all gastric bypass patients eat less. After all, that’s the whole point of the surgery. But throw in the food intolerances and frequent vomiting that come with the surgery, and you’re REALLY depriving your body of nutrients. In extreme cases malnutrition develops.
Blindness is just one potential side effect of this surgery. Acute kidney failure, heart attack, stroke, depression, psychosis, low blood sugar and low blood pressure have all been linked to this health-robbing procedure. And that doesn’t even include the risk of complications like infection, bowel obstruction, and hemorrhaging that can lead to the ultimate side effect: death.
If some doctor is trying to strong arm you into this risky surgery, save your sight — and maybe even your LIFE — by making a beeline for the door. Instead seek out a holistic doctor skilled in nutrition-based medicine who can design a HEALTHY eating plan that will have you shedding pounds, and feeling fantastic, in no time.
Warning to bariatric surgery patients: Take your supplements, for eye’s sake