IV Vitamin B After Surgery

IV Vitamin B (B1, B2, B3, B6, B7, B12) Used After Surgery

Vitamins are essential body nutrients that can be obtained from the diet and as supplement manufactured by approved labs. We required an adequate amount of vitamin for our daily day to day activities as they are necessary for different body functions. Similarly, in case of any surgery or wound healing recovery stage, the need for vitamins becomes crucial and important. So the vitamin should be given through such a route that they can easily, readily and fully reach the systemic circulation for proper action. The intravenous administration of vitamins is required in the postoperative period after surgery or anesthesia, to supply and maintain an adequate nutritional state to get faster recovery, preventing malnutrition and able to get back to a healthy lifestyle.

 

Vitamin B1: Vit B1 is also known as thiamine, a water-soluble vitamin. The Vit B1 act as co-enzyme in different metabolic process in the human body. Naturally, it occurs abundantly in yeast, cereal grains, beans, nuts, and meat. 

Benefits after surgery:

  • Vit B1 is used after surgery because of its ability to prepare the body against stressful conditions.

  • Vit B1 also improves the body immunity to shorten the recovery time.

  • Vit B1 helps in digestion and brain function, thus improve the overall body’s health.

 

Vitamin B2: Vit B2 is a water-soluble vitamin and also known as riboflavin. Vit B2 acts as an integral part of the co-enzyme Flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD) and Flavin mononucleotide (FMN). Vit B2 can be found naturally in meat, fish, eggs, vegetables, dairy food products, and grain products.

Benefits after surgery:

  • Vit B2 is used to improve the absorption of the iron, so it can easily available for the making of new hemoglobin cells.

  • Vit B2 also helps in the production of energy in the body from the food molecules.

  • Vit B2 is used to manage the biotransformation of drugs and foreign agents administered during and before the surgery.

 

Vitamin B3: Vit B3 is also known as nicotinamide, and is a water-soluble vitamin in nature. Vit B3 is mostly found naturally in yeast, meat, milk and green vegetables. 

Benefits after surgery:

  • Vit B3 is required for lots of enzymes in the body to perform their vital functions. 

  • Vit B3 is used in the body to produce energy during different reactions.

  • Vit B3 also helps to maintain a proper blood cholesterol level.

 

Vitamin B6: Vit B6 is also known as pyridoxine. It is a water-soluble vitamin in nature. Vit B6 is found mostly in fish, beef liver, potatoes, citrus fruits, and starchy vegetables.

Benefits after surgery:

  • Vit B6 helps to improve edema in the body and during post-surgical phases, it reduces fluid retention in the body parts such as face, hands, feet, and legs.

  • Vit B6 also aid in the reduction of inflammation for quick recovery.

  • It also enhances the metabolic reaction in the body and improves the body's immune system.

 

Vitamin B7: Biotin or vitamin B7 is a water-soluble vitamin. Naturally, it can be found in nuts and legumes mostly and is also available in dietary supplements.

Benefits after surgery:

  • Biotin enhances cell growth to speed up the recovery process and also provide immune cell protection against different kind of infections.

  • Biotin also helps in the generation of cellular energy and also to maintain a proper blood sugar level.

 

Vitamin B12: Vit B12 is also known as cyanocobalamin. It is a water-soluble vitamin and found mostly in beef, liver, fishes and dietary supplements. 

Benefits after surgery:

  • Vit B12 helps the body to produce energy.

  • Vit B12 increases the blood hemoglobin component, and also enhances the blood flow to the injured tissues to speed up the healing process.

 

Recommended postoperative supplementation of vitamins and minerals:

Link:

 

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK481901/table/bariatric-surg.micronutri_1/

  2. https://thedoctorweighsin.com/vitamin-b12-importance/

References:

  1. https://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/news/20040708/supplement-speeds-wound-healing#1

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  12. https://www.medicinenet.com/pantothenic_acid/supplements-vitamins.htm

  13. https://eorthopod.com/nutrition-and-surgery/

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