Obesity

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about obesity.

How is the hormone change experienced after weight loss surgery different than with other types of weight loss?

The hormone changes you experience after weight loss surgery are opposite of those you would have with dietary weight loss, according to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric SurgeryOff Site Icon (ASMBS).

With weight loss surgery, your body does a kind of physiological reset because of the hormone changes, Premier Physician Network (PPN) physicians say.

That isn’t the case with other types of weight loss. With dietary weight loss, for example, you don’t go through a full reset, so it’s easier to get discouraged and give up on a long-term weight loss goal.

For more information about how hormones changes after weight loss surgery are different that with other types of weight loss, talk with your doctor.

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Source: Mujeeb Siddiqui, DO, Premier Metabolic and Bariatric Associates; Registered Dietitian Laura Vikmanis, Premier Metabolic and Bariatric Associates; C. Joe Northup, MD, Premier Weight Loss Solutions; Chandan Gupta, MD, Monroe Medical Center