Thamine after gastric sleeve and gastric bypass
THIAMINE, or vitamin B1, is used in carbohydrate metabolism and is also involved in nerve and muscle function. You can find it in a variety of foods including beef, pork, legumes and peas, nuts and seeds, citrus fruit, and whole and enriched grains. Thiamin deficiency is one of the more common concerns related to vitamins in the first few weeks to 3 months after bariatric surgery. Risk factors include rapid weight loss, prolonged nausea and vomiting, and not taking vitamins after surgery.
According to the Nordic guidelines, men should take 0.9mg/day and women should take 1.2mg/day after surgery. Baricol Complete contains 2 mg.
It is important to get your blood tests done at least once a year after bariatric to make sure your values are in a normal range. If you are uncertain about how your aftercare works, contact your clinic for more information.