With the gastric bypass surgical procedure, it is the section of the small bowel where most vitamins are absorbed and digested that is bypassed. In addition, stapling the stomach to reduce its size or removing part of the stomach will also effect the digestion of vitamins. In prior posts, I have addressed vitamin deficiencies that can follow gastric bypass surgery: vitamin B12 deficieny , vitamin D deficiency , trace minerals deficieny , thiamine deficieny , protein deficiency , and iron deficiency. The focus of this post will be on Vitamin A and Vitamin K deficiencies after gastric bypass surgery.
The Importance of Vitamin A Vitamin A is a group of compounds that are important for bone growth, reproduction, and cell division. Vitamin A also is a critical component in the process where cells become part of the brain, muscles and lungs. Vitamin A is most recognized for the role it plays in the maintenance of vision. Carrots are an excellent source of vitamin A, thus...
Generic Name: MULTIVITAMINS (INCLUDES PRENATAL VITAMINS) -
ORAL Vitamin A-Vitamin C-Vit E-Min Oral Uses
This medication is a multivitamin product used to treat or
prevent vitamin deficiency due to poor diet, certain illnesses, or during
pregnancy. Vitamins are important building blocks of the body and help keep you
in good health.
How To Use Vitamin A-Vitamin C-Vit E-Min Oral
Take this medication by mouth, usually once daily or as
directed. Follow all directions on the product package, or take as directed by
your doctor. Do not take more than the recommended dosage. If you are uncertain
about any of the information, consult your doctor or
Take this medication regularly in order to get the most
benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each
Generic Name: EMOLLIENTS - TOPICAL Vitamin E-Vitamins A & D Top Uses
This medication has 2 types of ingredients (emollient,
keratolytic) that work together to treat or prevent dry, rough, scaly, itchy
skin (e.g., eczema, keratosis, xerosis). Dry skin is caused by a loss of water
in the upper layer of the skin. Emollients are substances that soften and
moisturize the skin and decrease itching and flaking. Emollients/moisturizers
work by forming an oily layer on the top of the skin that traps water in the
skin. Petrolatum, lanolin, mineral oil, and dimethicone are common
Lactic acid, salicylic acid, and urea are keratolytics.
They increase moisture in the skin by softening/dissolving the horny substance
(keratin) holding the top layer of skin cells together. This helps the dead
skin cells fall off and helps the skin keep more water in. Higher strengths of
urea are used to treat corns, callous, and some nail problems (e.g., ...
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