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What happens if I don’t take my vitamin and mineral supplements?

Surgery changes the way the body absorbs vitamins and minerals. This makes it important to take vitamin and mineral supplements for the rest of your life to stay healthy. Not getting enough vitamins and minerals can lead to:

  • Anemia
  • Bad breath
  • Bone loss
  • Brain damage
  • Depression
  • Dry skin
  • Fatigue
  • Hair loss
  • Headaches
  • Hearing loss
  • Heart disease
  • Insomnia
  • Lack of energy
  • Lack of sex drive
  • Muscle weakness
  • Skin changes
  • Tooth decay
  • Weight gain

Learn more about possible nutrition-related complications on the Complications and Side Effects page.

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