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Why are vitamins needed?

Discussion in 'General Surgical Weight Loss Discussion' started by Theukpk, Jul 13, 2019 at 7:42 PM.

  1. Theukpk

    Theukpk New Member

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    I was told to take a-z multi vitamins after my operation but slowly stopped taking them. I recently started again but does anyone here know the exact reason why we need them? Do we become deficient in certain vitamins after WLS?
     
  2. Parsnip

    Parsnip Well-Known Member

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    https://www.weightlosssurgerypodcast.com/011-jacqueline-jacques-nd-interview/

    I listen to these podcasts when I get the chance and although it's American, it's the same general information and they have been doing the surgery longer so a lot of what she talks about is really useful. Anyway, this episode covers why we should take vitamins but if you don't want to listen to it there is plenty of information on that page anyway.
     
  3. Bling Babe

    Bling Babe Well-Known Member

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    I believe basically it’s because we don’t absorb the vitamins and nutrients from our food any longer and I’d imagine because our intake is so much less than it should be. You’ve done the right thing by going back on them
     
  4. Theukpk

    Theukpk New Member

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    Makes sense, thank you.

    I will take a look at the link, thanks.
     
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  5. Sarnie

    Sarnie Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure why for the gastric band, but for gastric bypass it is because of malabsorption. I'm surprised they didn't explain to you why you need to take them, as for bypass patients it's very important.
     
  6. Theukpk

    Theukpk New Member

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    Yeah I wasn't told I needed to take them, but after speaking about it on a gastric band facebook group page I was told I NEED to take them.
     
  7. Sarnie

    Sarnie Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure if Gastric band people NEED to take them as you don't have malabsorption, but it won't hurt to take an A to Z multivitamin with minerals. Have you had your bloods done? Do you eat a good variety of foods?
     
  8. Theukpk

    Theukpk New Member

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    I got this response from a gastric band facebook group.
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    So I guess it is important. Taking them each day just in case.
     
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2019 at 11:27 AM
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  9. Parsnip

    Parsnip Well-Known Member

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    You might want to edit the image to remove names.
     
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