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what would cause intrinsic factor to dissipate or not bind to elements in digestion, assuming no hereditary factors or gastric bypass?

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Dr. Randy Stevens
General Surgery 24 years experience
Vitamin deficiency: old age and vitamin deficiency are believed to be causes of intrinsic factor loss. It remains crucial for b 12 uptake. The stomach has cells to help but the discovery of intrinsic factor dissipation or non uptake should be thoroughly discussed with your doctor .

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What is the difference between digestion of milk and artificially taken calcium supplement in body?

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After gastric bypass surgery, when should I follow up with the doctor?

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Hmmmmm?: That should have been made perfectly clear at the time of discharge from your surgery. That is a decision of the surgeon and could vary. Call the surgeon's office and speak with them or with his office personnel and find out this answer. It coud be 1 or 2 days or 1 or 2 weeks depending on your case. Call very soon and find out.
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Does gastric bypass surgery work?

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Does smoking affect gastric bypass surgery?

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Definitely!: Smoking has a number of bad effects related to gastric bypass surgery. Some of the early post-operative complications that are effected include: 1. Your risk of developing pneumonia immediately after surgery increases if you smoke. 2 .Your risk of developing blood clots in your legs and lungs is higher if you smoke. 3. The risk of developing stomach ulcers after surgery is higher in smokers.

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