Recovery from hospitalisation, surgery
Recovery and resulting periods without activity can result in:
- Loss of lean body mass and muscle wasting 12
- Reduction in the building of muscle protein 13
- Longer recovery periods 14
Patients who come out of hospital are often surprised by how weak they feel and need assistance with basic life activities.
Patients may lose their appetite and struggle to eat or be unable to eat after treatment or surgery.
Recovery from injury
Injuries often require periods of inactivity or bed rest which can result in:
- Loss of lean body mass
- Reduction in the building of muscle protein
- Longer recovery periods
You can continue using LIFEGAIN® after you have recovered to continue providing your body with the nutrients it needs to help you to GAIN MORE out of life every day. Many current LIFEGAIN® users like Dalene find immense benefit from doing so!
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