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Are vitamin B-12 and folate deficiency clinically important after RNY gastric bypass?Great Abstract and Such..Good news!!!! <p>RE Brolin, JH Gorman, RC Gorman, AJ Petschenik, LJ Bradley, HA Kenler, RP Cody. UMDNJ-Robt W. Johnson Med Sch, New Brunswick, NJ. SSAT http://www.ssat.com/cgi-bin/frame.cgi?address=http://www.ssat.com/index.htm<p>Vitamin B-12 and folate deficiency are common after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) for morbid obesity. A CBC and serum levels of iron, TIBC, vitamin B-12 and folate were obtained preop and at regular intervals postop in 348 patients who had RYGB during a 10 yr period. The goals of this study were to learn how often patients had symptomatic deficiencies, the response rate to supplements of the deficient micronutrient and whether the risk of developing any deficiency decreases over time suggesting adaptation to malabsorption. All patients were told to take a multivitamin (MVI) supplement daily. Follow up was 42 ± 14 mo. Postop deficiencies were recognized in 268 of 348 patients (82%) including 155 (47%) with iron deficiency, 122 (37%) with vitamin B-12 deficiency, 115 (35%) with folate deficiency and 177 (54%) with anemia. Microcytic, hypochromic indicies were found in 63% of anemic patients. Only 3 patients (0.8%) had macrocytic indicies. No patient had macrocytic anemia. Hgb, Hct, and B-12 levels were significantly decreased vs. preop levels at all postop intervals. Conversely, folate was significantly increased vs. preop levels at all intervals. iron and B-12 levels remained relatively stable postop. After 5 yrs. Hgb, Hct and B-12 were increased relative to values obtained between 3 and 5 yrs. postop. iron deficiency was noted in 51% of females vs. 22% of males (p < 0.001). There was no gender difference in the incidence of either folate or B-12 deficiency. Taking MVI supplements resulted in a significantly lower incidence of folate deficiency but did not consistently prevent iron or B-12 deficiency. Oral iron and B-12 supplements corrected 43% and 81% of these deficiencies respectively. Folate deficiency was corrected with MVI supplements, alone. No patient had specific symptoms of B-12 or folate deficiency suggesting that these deficiencies are not clinically important after RYGB. Conversely, many patients had symptoms of iron deficiency anemia. On the basis of these findings prophylactic iron supplements are now provided to women who have RYGB. We no longer measure serum folate postop.<p>Open divided proximal RNY 12/8/99 beginning weight 367 NOW 260..pounds just melting off ;-)<p>Visit my profile by clicking my name for more GREAT INFORMATION & Recipes!!!!

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What are the symptoms of iron deficiency?

A: iron is an essential nutrient for humans, as well as for many other forms of life. In humans, it helps regulate cellular respiration, providing the main source of energy for many different cell types in the body to do their work. It is also a major component of red blood cells, which provide oxygen to all parts of the body and return carbon dioxide to the lungs for expiration. iron also helps store oxygen within muscle cells. When you realize how important iron is to human life, it may become clear that a deficiency in this nutrient can cause serious problems. Perhaps the most well-known...


What is iron-deficiency anemia?

A: iron-deficiency anemia is the most common form of anemia, a condition in which the red blood cells of the body are not carrying a sufficient amount of oxygen to the organs. iron-deficiency anemia is the result of too few red blood cells caused by insufficient amounts of iron in the body. iron is a mineral needed to make hemoglobin, the pigment that carries oxygen in the blood. A person can become iron deficient if they...


What Is iron deficiency anemia Treatment?

A: iron deficiency anemia treatment addresses the type of anemia characterized by a lack of iron in the body. iron is necessary to produce hemoglobin, which carries oxygen to cells. Some symptoms of iron deficiency anemia include pale skin, frequent dizziness and extreme fatigue. People often develop anemia gradually and without noticing any symptoms until they become serious. Since they are unaware...


Do I have iron deficiency anemia?

A: Hello, Your symptoms suggest that you have iron deficiency. Vegetarian foodstuffs have good amounts ofiron, so vegetarian diet is not a cause of iron deficiency. Heavy bleeding during menses leads to loss ofblood and hence, iron deficiency. Blood hemoglobin level will indicate whether you are anemic or not....


iron deficiency anemia - Does iron deficiency cause leg twitchs? Like as in restless leg syndrome?

A: 13 Jul 2011 There are a lot of studies that have found corelation between iron deficiency anemia and RLS. Many people with RLS are found to be iron deficient and that taking iron helps reduce the RLS symptoms. Whether or not yours was RLS or iron deficiency it is hard to say and maybe both. Some have found also that taking Magnesium helps. It is also good to avoid alcohol, caffeine and nicotine which can all aggravate symptoms of RLS. Some moderate intensity exercise has been shown to be helpful too. If the


iron deficiency anemia - I am 34 yr old mother for 10yr old son. my hb level is12.4 and iron is?

A: iron deficiency anemia is a common type of anemia — a condition in which blood lacks adequate healthy red blood cells. Red blood cells carry oxygen to the body''s tissues, giving your body energy and your skin a healthy color. iron deficiency anemia is due to insufficient iron. Without enough iron, your body can''t produce enough hemoglobin, a substance in red blood cells that enables them to carry oxygen. As a result, iron deficiency anemia may leave you tired,...


I was recently diagnosed with iron deficiency anemia...im not understanding why my iron is low if i?

A: 14 Nov 2011 Are you on any other medicines? Do you take other things with the iron fortified food that would interfere with iron absorption? Do you drink a lot of tea or coffee with your meals? Votes:+0CommentVote upReport likkawan622 14 Nov 2011No to all three... I was recently in the hospital with a severe kidney infection and that''s when they discovered my iron was really low and said I was so close to needing a blood transfusion. But then a week after I was released from the hospital I had more blood work done and my hemoglobin came up significantly but is still lower than it should be. Marvell 15 Nov 2011Could you possibly have a gastric ulcer? Do you have any...


I was recently diagnosed with iron deficiency anemia and hypothyroidism. I just started taking iron?

A: 9 Aug 2011 Hello, If you can not breath and your chest gets painful and tight Call 911 or have someone drive you to the Hospital, this could be more serious than you think, do not take chances, better safe than sorry.- All the best and keep us posted.- Votes:+2CommentVote upReport redsoxliz1980 15 Aug 2011I went to the doctor and my heart is fine. She thinks the pain is either stress related or gastroentestinal. (I have been diagnosed with gastritis before). She said to stop with the iron for now and go see the GI doc again. Still hurts, but we''ll see what the GI doc says. maso4169 15 Aug 2011I am happy your heart is fine and also that you went to the Dr., I hope it is nothing too serious.- Take care, annieblocker 12 Sep 2011You can also have these


iron deficiency anemia

A: Hello, Normal values for MCV 83-97 fL MCHC 32-36 g/dL iron: 60-170 mcg/dl TIBC total iron-binding capacity: 240-450 mcg/dl Transferrin saturation: 20-50% Male serum ferritin: 12-300 ng/ml anemia is defined as hemoglobin level For men less than 12 g/dL. RDW is an index of the variation in red cells size (anisocytosis) which is usually high in iron deficiency anemia. High level of TIBC, low serum ferritin, low serum iron are indicators for iron deficiency anemia. Causes

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