Vitamin B1 Deficiency*

B1 deficiency is rare after weight loss surgery, however, it can become important with generalized malnutrition or other medical problems (e.g. alcohol abuse). Deficiency leads to a number of problems with mental status changes, ending in hallucinations and problems with movement being the most commonly cited. Treatment would require IV thiamine if severe, followed by maintenance B complex vitamins for life.

* Results will vary by person and are based upon the patient, the surgery type and the compliance with the aftercare program. As with any medical procedure or surgery, there are specific risks and possible complications. The testimonials, statements, and opinions presented on our website are applicable to the individuals depicted. Results may not be representative of the experience of others. Testimonials are voluntarily provided and are not paid, nor were they provided with free products, services, or any benefits in exchange for said statements. The testimonials are representative of patient experience but the exact number of pounds lost and experience will be unique and individual to each patient.

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