Question about calcium

Bralen
on 7/26/12 2:40 am, edited 7/26/12 3:23 am
I've been looking and I can't find the answer so I thought I'd ask here. I know why we take 2 multis vitamins, B vitamins and iron but why calcium?
Start weight 263     Surgery weight 247  
poet_kelly
on 7/26/12 2:44 am - OH
The ASMBS advises us to take 1500 to 2000 mg calcium citrate daily because we don't absorb calcium well since part of our small intestine has been bypassed.

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Bralen
on 7/26/12 2:50 am
Thanks Kelly. I couldn't find what part of my missing anatomy was inhibiting my calcium absorption. I'll look into it further knowing what I'm looking for.
Start weight 263     Surgery weight 247  
poet_kelly
on 7/26/12 2:53 am - OH
check out this link to a diagram of where different nutrients are absorbed.  pamtremble.blogspot.com/2008/05/where-are-nutrients-absorbed .html

See how most of the places calcium is absorbed are bypassed in RNY patients?

View more of my photos at ObesityHelp.com          Kelly

Please note: I AM NOT A DOCTOR.  If you want medical advice, talk to your doctor.  Whatever I post, there is probably some surgeon or other health care provider somewhere that disagrees with me.  If you want to know what your surgeon thinks, then ask him or her.    Check out my blog.

 

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