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Gastric Bypass Surgery and Creatine/HMB?

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Asked by: Kate Arguello

What medications can you not take after gastric bypass?

After surgery, you should avoid nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as aspirin, ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) and naproxen (Aleve). NSAIDs increase the risk of stomach ulcers. Patients who had gastric bypass surgery should avoid these medications indefinitely.

Which vitamin is often poorly absorbed after gastric bypass surgery?

Gastric bypass patients don’t fully digest or absorb vitamin B12 from protein foods, which puts them at high risk of deficiency. The amount of stomach acid produced in the new stomach pouch is significantly low. Stomach acid is needed to release vitamin B12 from protein foods.

Can you take amino acids after gastric bypass?

Ingesting essential amino acids, which cannot be synthesized de novo and have the primary role in the regulation of muscle protein synthesis, can potentially ameliorate loss of muscle protein after gastric bypass.

What vitamin deficiency is most common among most patients after bariatric surgery?

Post-bariatric anemia is in most cases due to iron deficiency, along with vitamin B12 deficiency as a secondary cause. Iron deficiency, expressed by low serum ferritin, occurs in more than 30% of patients after 5 years from surgery, with a similar rate after RYGB and SG, as recently reported by Alexandrou et al[20].

Does gastric bypass shorten life span?

The adjusted median life expectancy in the surgery group was 3.0 years (95% CI, 1.8 to 4.2) longer than in the control group but 5.5 years shorter than in the general population. The 90-day postoperative mortality was 0.2%, and 2.9% of the patients in the surgery group underwent repeat surgery.

What are the best vitamins for gastric bypass patients?

Gastric Bypass: Doctors recommend that gastric bypass surgery patients take a complete multivitamin, calcium with Vitamin D, iron and Vitamin C, Vitamin D, and Vitamin B12. Others may be recommended.

What happens if you don’t get enough protein after gastric bypass?

If your diet doesn’t include enough protein, you might notice thinning hair about 6 months to a year after weight loss surgery. That’s because the human body can’t make protein without food – and also has no way to store protein – making it important to consume enough daily.

What happens if you don’t take your vitamins after bariatric surgery?

Weight loss surgery patients can also develop deficiencies in B9, known as Folate deficiency, when levels of Folic Acid dip below the acceptable range. Thiamin (Vitamin B1) can also become depleted. Initially, B12 deficiency may present as tiredness, weakness, paleness and lightheadedness.

How do you prevent malabsorption after gastric bypass?

The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery recommends that you start taking vitamin A, D, and K supplements about 2 to 4 weeks after BPD-DS surgery. This will help prevent nutritional deficiencies. You may also need calcium, iron, B-complex, and multivitamins.

Can you take pills after gastric bypass?

Can I swallow pills after surgery? You will need to crush large pills or take medications in a liquid form for two weeks. Smaller pills do not need to be crushed. After two weeks, you can swallow your pills as usual.

Can you take antidepressants after gastric bypass?

After bariatric surgery, special caution is required in patients using antidepressant medication because of the expected changes in drug absorption, nutritional status, and electrolyte balance.

Does gastric bypass affect medication absorption?

In addition to restricting caloric absorption, bariatric surgeries also have the unintended potential to restrict absorption of other enteral products, including vitamins, minerals, and medications.

What antiinflammatory Can I take after gastric bypass?

After one month, if you need to take a daily aspirin, you will also need to take a daily antacid to protect your stomach. Do not take non-steroidal anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen (Advil®, Motrin®, etc.) and naproxen (Naprosyn®, Aleve®, etc.).

What percent of gastric bypass patients gain the weight back?

Dietitian Amanda Clark said weight regain following bariatric surgery can be very disheartening for patients. Typical early weight loss following bariatric surgery ranges from 47–80% of excess weight. However, typical weight regain is 15–25% of that lost weight.

What happens if you take NSAIDs after gastric bypass?

So, when you take NSAIDs, you take away your body’s natural protection mechanism for the stomach lining from the stomach acid. This leads to irritation of the stomach lining and can lead to ulcers (sores or erosions of the mucosa) even in people who have not had a Gastric Bypass.