Obesity

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about obesity.

Is there anything you should do to prepare for hormone changes after weight loss surgery?

When you’re preparing for weight loss surgery, it’s important to understand how hormone changes after the surgery can affect your overall health.

Weight loss surgery has been shown to help with many comorbid conditions – like diabetes and high blood pressure, Premier Physician Network (PPN) physicians say.

You can prepare before surgery by keeping track of these conditions and any medications you take to control them.

After surgery, it’s important to continue closely monitoring, for example, your blood sugar and blood pressure. Positive changes can happen quickly, and you might need major adjustments to your medications once your body starts getting used to your new after-surgery life.

Talk to your doctor for more information about what you should do to prepare for hormone changes after weight loss surgery.

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