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Multivitamin Levels After Bariatric Surgery: Calcium - Why is Calcium important after Bariatric Surgery? Your absorption of Calcium is compromised after a Gastric Bypass or Sleeve Gastrectomy. There is no exact percentage of how much one’s uptake is compromised, but there are guidelines as to the amount of extra Calcium we should take to maintain adequate stores. This number has increased over the last couple years, with the current consensus recommending 1500 mg of Calcium per day. Ideally, this Calcium should be in the form of Calcium Citrate (nor Carbonate) to improve absorption. Adequate Calcium intake is important to maintain Bone Mineral Density. If your Bone Mineral Density decreases, this puts you at risk for osteoporosis and bone fractures. It is very difficult to increase your Bone Mineral Density, so once you lose it, you can never fully recover...
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Not all obesity is the same and the treatment is based on a calculation called the “Body Mass Index (BMI)”. The BMI does not account for ethnic variability or physical conditioning, but it can provide a quick approximate guide.
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