As noted in a prior post, I had once experienced a dramatic depletion of energy after my StomaphyX surgery . After a period of exploration to discover what the cause might be, I was directed by a bariatric surgeon to begin taking vitamin B12 .
At an earlier consultation with my Endocrinologist (a diabetes specialist), Vitamin D had been recommended to increase energy. This was because my blood work showed that I was Vitamin D deficient. Vitamin D deficiency is a condition that is common after gastric bypass. Reports have identified deficiency of Vitamin D in bariatric patients to be as high as eighty-four percent.
Supplements After Gastric Bypass Surgery
The need for vitamin and mineral supplements following weight-loss surgery has been well-documented. Bariatric surgeries change the body's capacity to absorb vitamins, minerals and nutrients because the amount of food that is eaten will be less. Supplements are necessary to address gastric bypass vitamin and mineral...
Each week, Health and Beauty Expert Sue Chung will discuss skin health topics suggested by members of the HealthCentral community. To ask Sue a question, send an email to email@example.com or leave a comment below. Reader's Question: I know a lot of doctors say avoid the sun completely, but I keep hearing that studies show a lack of vitamin D from too little sun exposure can cause cancer. How do I know how much vitamin D I'm getting is enough? Sue's Response: First, let's clear up one point: We all agree that Vitamin D is a crucial nutrient. We all need it and our bodies suffer when we don't have enough. What we can't seem to agree on is just how much we need to keep each part of our bodies in proper working order. In fact, within the past month, one Harvard Medical study demonstrated that a higher intake of Vitamin D and calcium could potentially reduce women's risk of breast cancer , while another study, for those concerned about Alzheim...
Congenital protein C or S deficiency is a lack of proteins C or S in the fluid part of the blood. The proteins are natural substances that help prevent blood clots.
Protein S deficiency; Protein C deficiency
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
Congenital protein C or S deficiency is an inherited disorder, which means it is passed down through families. Congenital means it is present at birth.
The disorder causes abnormal blood clotting.
About 1 out of every 300 people has one normal gene and one faulty gene for protein C deficiency.
Protein S deficiency occurs in about 1 in 20,000 people.
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