Can you lose too much?

Updated on September 24, 2019 in Gastric Sleeve Surgery General Topics
4 on September 9, 2019

I had a talk with my friend today, and he mentioned how he would be too scared going through a weight-loss surgery because he didn’t want to lose too much. I find it strange because I’ve never thought of it before. Has it ever happened to the point of harming our own health?

 
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0 on September 10, 2019

That possibility never crossed my mind, either. I am sure it happens occasionally, but I think we will all be okay if we see our nutritionists regularly. They will help us lose enough weight and then help us come up with a plan to maintain a healthy weight. 

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2 on September 12, 2019

You can lose too much, but it’s rare and it’s usually due to poor nutritional intake and absorption after having gastric bypass surgery.  I’m sure it can probably occur with other weight-loss surgeries too, but I’ve never  heard of it. 

on September 12, 2019

I think it mostly happened when having gastric bypass surgery was brand new and the surgeons actually cut open the stomach instead of going in laparoscopic.  Even then it was extremely rare and hings have changed drastically since then.  When it does happen it’s usually psychological factors at play such as the development of an eating disorder.

on September 24, 2019

Thanks, all. I suppose it’s possible if your intake is very poor due to serious vomiting or other diseases. It’s mostly in the first few months after the surgery anyway, so I think it’s generally safe once we get past that point.

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