Medications and Medical Conditions. There are a multitude of medical conditions which could affect your weight loss. You’ll want to work with your primary care physician to manage medical conditions. Medical conditions that can impact your weight loss include:
- Sleep apnea. Continue with your C-Pap machine after surgery until you are cleared by a follow up sleep study.
- Thyroid problems.
- Medications can slow weight loss. Discuss the medications you take with your primary care doctor. For those that promote weight gain, see if there are options for weight neutral medications.
- Joint pain can slow you down. Work with your doctor to find safe medications that relieve pain without being harsh on your new pouch or sleeve.
You’ve taken a big step by making the decision to have weight loss surgery. Be sure to follow it up with all of the behaviors that will help you to reach and maintain a healthy weight.