Nutritional deficiencies with bariatric surgery

What nutritional deficiencies are seen with bariatric surgery?

• Fat malabsorption

• B 12 deficiency: 37% develop B 12 deficiency

• Folate deficiency

• Fat-soluble vitamin deficiency

• Iron deficiency and anemia seen in 33% and 30%, respectively

Recommended Supplements

  • • Iron 325 mg twice daily
  • • B 12 as part of a multivitamin
  • • Folate as part of a multivitamin
  • • 1200 to 1500 mg calcium in divided doses over the day. Calcium citrate is better absorbed in low acid environment.
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