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Calcium after bariatric surgery

Calcium after bariatric surgery

Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the human body, although almost all of it is stored in the bones and teeth.  Calcium is also used by the body for nerve conduction, blood clotting and other...

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Bariatric Multivitamin Availability

Bariatric Multivitamin Availability

Recently Medsafe has become aware that some of the bariatric multivitamins available in New Zealand do not comply with the historical regulations from 1981 and 1985.  This means that some of the...

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COVID-19 Vaccination and Surgery

COVID-19 Vaccination and Surgery

With Covid-19 infections gradually spreading south and the Covid protection framework coming in to place people may be wondering what the requirements for vaccination are around elective surgery....

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Vitamin D

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is a hormone made by your skin by exposure to sunlight. At higher latitudes, such as here in the southern part of New Zealand, the sunlight is not very strong for much of the year so...

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Vitamin B12 after bariatric surgery

Vitamin B12 after bariatric surgery

Vitamin B12 is a water soluble vitamin involved in the metabolism of every cell in the body, but particularly in the development and normal function of the brain and central nervous system, and in...

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