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When Gastric Bypass Leaves You Malnourished

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You were hopeful after you received your gastric bypass surgery. You started losing weight almost immediately, and it seemed that the procedure was successful. A few weeks later, however, you started to feel ill. You began dropping weight faster than usual and you expressed your concern to your doctor. He dismissed what you had to say and told you it was all normal.

When you ended up in the emergency room of St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center because of your symptoms, you knew that what you were feeling was not normal. After the doctors ran a few tests, you were told you were suffering from malnourishment because of your surgery.

The Signs of Malnourishment

When you receive gastric bypass surgery you want to lose weight, but you don’t want to become malnourished. Here, we discuss some of the signs that your surgery isn’t going the way it was supposed to.

  • Extreme fatigue and weakness
  • Bleeding gums
  • Bloated stomach
  • Tooth decay
  • Dizziness
  • Slower reaction time
  • Memory loss
  • Stomach bloat
  • Abnormally dry skin
  • Muscle weakness
  • Slow immune responses
  • Decreased organ function, including intestinal and heart problems, decreased lung capacity, and kidney failure.
  • Tooth decay
  • Inability to control body temperature
  • Fragile bones

Those who suffer from malnourishment after a gastric bypass surgery often experience such debilitating symptoms because their bodies aren’t able to absorb critical vitamins and minerals they require, such as calcium, iron, and vitamins B and D.

We Will Help You Fight for Your Rights

If your doctor didn’t inform you of the risks of malnutrition following your surgery, or was negligent or reckless when performing the surgery, you may be entitled to receive financial compensation. The attorneys of the Morton Law Offices have helped many victims in the Boise area get the justice they deserve and may be able to do the same for you. Contact us today to learn how.

Category: Medical Malpractice


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