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Old 06-05-2008, 04:46 PM   #1
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digestive supplements

I had my gallbladder removed 2 months ago. My pharmacist told me that I should start taking digestive suppliments since I no longer have my GB, because I'm not absorbing nutrients like I was before. If this is true what should I be taking? I'm petite 5 ft, 98 lbs & now I'm noticing I'm gaining weight only around my midsection. I've read this could happen after removing the GB, what can I do to prevent this? I'd appreciate any advice you can give me. Thanks

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Old 06-06-2008, 08:38 AM   #2
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Re: digestive suppliments

I'd sure be interested to find out what your pharmacist means by "digestive suppliments". My surgeon never mentioned anything to me (other than to stay on a low fat diet for a while until my body adjusts to not having a gallbladder).

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Old 06-06-2008, 09:21 AM   #3
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Re: digestive suppliments

i wonder what he meant as well as i have been more tired since i had my gb removed and have also put on lots of weight around my mid section. none of this was mentioned to me by the surgeon.

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Re: digestive suppliments


Your liver puts out bile salts that is secreted by your GB when needed for digesting fats but w/o a GB it is not being secreted at the right time. Some people have problems digesting fatty food after GB surgery but many don't.

The pancreas put pancreatic enyzmes for digestion of most other foods.

My wife and I have had GB removed w/o any weight gain around the middle.

Sorry I can't be of more help.


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