Am I at risk of nutrition deficiencies?

Yes. All bariatric procedures pose a risk for developing micronutrient deficiencies. Some factors that increase this risk include:

  • The type of procedure performed
  • Reduced availability of gastric acids and digestive enzymes in order to absorb certain nutrients
  • Poor adherence to dietary recommendations
  • Reduced portion sizes
  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, poor appetite

We recommend testing your blood regularly post-surgery to strongly monitor and prevent any deficiencies that may occur as well as taking a multivitamin long term.

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