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what does malabsorb mean?

on 10/18/10 7:43 am - United Kingdom
hi what does malabsorb mean?thankyou
on 10/18/10 9:11 am - Woodstock, CT
VSG on 10/11/10 with
It means you dont absorb certain vitamins or foods in your diet.

Example a DS'er malabsorbs 80% of the fat they take in. They absorb 20%.

Your past does not equal, nor does it dictate, your future. 




Thats 268 sticks of butter GONE!          
Lynn B
on 10/18/10 9:12 am, edited 10/18/10 9:12 am
The lap band and VSG do not have mal-absorption - only the RNY and DS.  When they cut out/re-route part of the intestines (that is where your foods nutrients including fat, carbs, protein, vits/minerals are absorbed or taken in by your body) you cause mal-absorption. Depending on what part and how much are removed or bypassed will determine how much fat, protein etc.  that your body doesn't take in (absorb).
Lynn B
Banded 9/12/2005 ~ Revision to VSG on 9/7/2010

Looking for a support group - near Bridgewater MA - we've got a great one! We meet the last Monday of the month @ 6:30.

on 10/18/10 9:33 am - United Kingdom
hi,im having a lapband what does this mean for me?thankyou
Jean M.
on 10/18/10 9:54 am
Revision on 08/16/12 with
If you're having adjustable gastric band surgery, you will not experience malabsorption of nutrients.

Jean McMillan c.2009-2013 - Always a bandster at heart
author of Bandwagon (TM), Strategies for Success  with the Adjustable Gastric Band & Bandwagon Cookery. Bandwagon for Kindle now available on Amazon.  Read my blog at: 





on 10/18/10 10:21 am - Mexico
Revision on 12/06/06 with
On October 18, 2010 at 4:33 PM Pacific Time, west wrote:
hi,im having a lapband what does this mean for me?thankyou
Just as Lynn explained to you, bands and sleeve do not malabsorb so it means nothing for you.  You will absorb 100% of the calories and nutrition you consume.

May I suggest that you research all surgery types and make very sure you make an informed decision?  WLS is a really big deal.

Previously Midwesterngirl

The band got me to goal, the sleeve will keep me there.

See  my blog for newbies:
Kate -True Brit
on 10/18/10 6:20 pm - UK

I answered you on the UK forum board.   Kate

Highest 290, Banded - 248   Lowest 139 (too thin!). Comfort zone 155-165.

Happily banded since May 2006.  Regain of 28lbs 2013-14.  ALL GONE!

But some has returned! Up to 175, argh! Off we go again,