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Anemia as a Complication of Gastric Bypass Surgery

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Have you had gastric bypass surgery and now are exhausted, dizzy and just lacking the energy to do things you normally do? You may be anemic.

Anemia can be a complication of bypass surgery. Studies show that 2/3 of gastric bypass patients experience anemia.

Anemia is a condition in which a person's blood has a lower than normal number of red blood cells, or the red blood cells don't have enough hemoglobin. Hemoglobin carries oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body.

In people with anemia, the blood does not carry enough oxygen to the rest of the body. As a result, people with anemia feel tired, along with other symptoms. Men with a red blood cell count of 13.5 grams and lower and women with red blood cell counts of 12 grams and lower are said to be anemic.

Iron deficiency and other vitamin deficiencies can be a problem following gastric bypass, because iron is partially absorbed in the duodenum. In the surgery, the duodenum is bypassed along with the stomach. Iron deficiency can be a particular problem for women who lose blood (and thus iron) during menses.

Prohemia is a nutritional supplement that is made for anyone with anemia or red blood cell deficiency wanting to improve their energy levels. What makes it different from other supplements is that is supports all the factors that affect red blood cell and hemoglobin production.

The active ingredients in Prohemia help promote red blood cell and hemoglobin production in four ways:

  • EPO stimulation: Prohemia increases natural erythropoietin (EPO) production. EPO is the hormone that controls the release of new red blood cells and hemoglobin into the bloodstream.
  • Red blood cell nutrients: Prohemia provides all the raw materials needed to produce healthy red blood cells.
  • Iron availability complex: Red blood cells use iron to carry oxygen in the bloodstream. Prohemia contains several sources of iron and iron transport factors that increase iron absorption from the diet.
  • Potent antioxidants: Inflammation can block red blood cell production. Prohemia contains several potent antioxidants to reduce inflammation and promote healthy red cell formation.
Learn more about how Prohemia works.