You will have to take lifelong vitamin and mineral supplementation. A stricter supplementation regimen will have to be followed in case you opt for Duodenal Switch or Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass.
Our Bariatric Nutritionist adds:
Think of vitamins/minerals as life-long medications. Each year, get your labs checked to make sure everything is in the right range. Everyone is different and two people taking the exact same supplements can have completely different lab results. At certain points in your life you may need to take more or less of some vitamins and minerals.
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