Hi all! I go to the Bariatric Surgery seminar in 2 days. I am concerned about the gastric bypass because I have heard you can develop anemia. I already have pernicious anemia and wonder how the surgery would affect my health in that area? I also am deficient in D3. Has anyone ever had gastric bypass with pernicious anemia pre-op and did fine with the surgery post-op after 1 - 4 years?
My other question is about the gastric sleeve. Are the health risks, in regards to anemia and malnutrition less severe with this kind of surgery?
Has anyone with Hashimoto's thyroiditis - a thyroid disease that causes the thyroid to become underactive - had either the gastric bypass or the gastric sleeve and are healthy after the surgery? By healthy, I mean their thyroid medication still works the same absorption-wise.
I plan on asking these questions at the seminar too but I thought getting some idea of what others have experienced would be of benefit as well.
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