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what does malabsorb mean?

on 10/18/10 2:43 pm - United Kingdom
hi what does malabsorb mean?thankyou
on 10/18/10 4:11 pm - 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 4:12 pm, edited 10/18/10 4:12 pm
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

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on 10/18/10 4:33 pm - United Kingdom
hi,im having a lapband what does this mean for me?thankyou
Jean M.
on 10/18/10 4:54 pm
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 5:21 pm - 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 10/19/10 1:20 am - UK

I answered you on the UK forum board.   Kate

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

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

Back in comfort zone but aim to get down to bottom of my range. 

Used to be an OH Friend but prefer not to be lumped in with some of those sporting the designation.