BPD/DS will decrease the absorption of important minerals & vitamins which can result in long-term, serious risks & complications. People who have undergone BPD/DS will develop kidney stones, anemia or osteoporosis.
In addition to that people who have undergone BPD/DS will be at high risk for the calcium & iron deficiencies. These people will also at high risk for the deficiencies in vitamins like A, D, E & K the fat-soluble vitamins.
Even though rare, a thiamine deficiency may happen after the BPD/DS surgery. This may damage the nervous system if it was untreated.
Up to 18% of the people who undergone BPD/DS surgery will develop some of the element of protein-energy malnutrition. When severe, this condition is termed as kwashiorkor, a severe & life-threatening form of the malnutrition.
If you have BPD/DS surgery, you will need to take vitamin and mineral supplements and have routine blood testing for the remaining life. This is done to prevent severe vitamin deficiencies and related complications. Even if you take the supplements as prescribed, you still may develop nutritional problems and need treatment.