Some patients who have had gastric bypass surgery have a problem of poor absorption of vitamins, nutrients, medications, minerals and nutritional supplements, and the main cause of this is the creation of a bypass of the small intestine. The doctor should be able to assure patients that their medicines, vitamins, minerals and nutritional supplements will be absorbed properly done after surgery. If there is a problem, you must have an alternative medicine or change how they manage as well as preferred drugs in liquid or patch form. We must remember that the success of gastric bypass is due to two factors: 1. The size of the stomach is greatly reduced, which prevents large amounts of food consumed. 2. It “jumps” or bypasses the first section of the intestine, this section of the intestine is responsible for absorbing much of fats and carbohydrates we eat such that when not being absorbed by the intestines from entering the bloodstream and will be discarded.
One of the drawbacks of this method is that this section of intestine that has been “bounced” prevents some proteins are absorbed and may lead the patient to be deficient in some vitamins. The patient, after surgery, you should take a multivitamin and a calcium supplement, liquid or powder to be absorbed better. Also to be considered an early test of bone density and vitamin B12 injections every month. The lack of some of these nutrients in the diet can cause weakness in the hair or teeth, these can be overcome by proper intake of vitamins. Because of this, it is not recommended for patients who suffer from conditions such as anemia, the best option for these patients is a procedure called which involves no change in bowel and therefore maintains the natural absorption of vitamins. Talk to your doctor and inform him what his best options for losing weight, our team Multidisciplinary can guide and provide all the information you need to decide.