Vitamins & Minerals

ISSN: 2376-1318

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Ara Keshishian

Huntington Memorial Hospital, Pasadena, California, USA

  • Research Article   
    Injectable Vitamin D for Bariatric Patients Unresponsive to Oral Supplementation
    Author(s): Ara Keshishian*, Terhas Asfiha Weldeslase and Miguel Rosado

    Introduction: With an increasing incidence of obesity and weight loss surgery, there is an increased awareness of vitamin D deficiency and its metabolic sequala. The conventional treatment for vitamin D deficiency is not adequate for a subset of bariatric patients, both pre-and postoperatively. Compounded injectable vitamin D is an alternative for most people who do not respond adequately to oral Vitamin D supplements after bariatric surgery. Method: Those patients diagnosed with vitamin D deficiency were all prescribed oral supplementations and levels rechecked in three and six months and yearly after that. Our recommendations included Vitamin D injections to those patients who had either not responded or further worsened their vitamin D levels. Repeat levels of vitamin D of both those on injection and oral supplements were re.. Read More»

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