Vitamins recommended before Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:42 pm
We routinely check Vitamin D levels before surgery. If your levels came back low, a prescription will be sent to your pharmacy or directly to you for high dose (50,000 unit) vitamin D capsules. Depending on your level, you should take one or two capsules weekly, according to the instructions sent with the prescription.
Vitamin D is essential for your metabolism, bone mineralization. The absorption of vitamin D is compromised after gastric bypass, therefore it is of outmost importance to have a normal level at the time of surgery. If your levels were low, you may be asked to continue your vitamin D capsules in addition to the daily Calcium + D tablets, you will take after surgery. Spend at least 10-15 minutes a day at sunlight as well.
We will check your vitamin D level periodically after surgery and sometimes, even with very compliant regular vitamin intake, a deficiency is diagnosed. Yet, in compliant patients it is extremely rare to find critically low vitamin D levels.
Thu May 12, 2016 10:15 am
Thanks for taking the time to discuss this, I feel strongly about it and love learning more on this topic. If possible, as you gain expertise, It is extremely helpful for me. Reach in calcium and vitamin D-rich foods and diet is one of the top ways to prevent osteoporosis.
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