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Help with weight losses effect on AHI
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trish6hundred Offline

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Post: #11
RE: Help with weight losses effect on AHI
Hi jumpinminnow,
CONGRATULATIONS! on your weight loss.
Keep up the good work.

trish6hundred
07-26-2015 04:09 PM
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Mosquitobait Offline

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CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Location: Minneapolis

Post: #12
RE: Help with weight losses effect on AHI
(07-26-2015 12:09 PM)foss Wrote:  Let us (me) know the secret to your weight loss!

Jeff

No secret. If you weigh a lot, if you cut back food a lot you lose a lot of weight fast. Smile I lost 30 pounds in 2 months last year because I could barely eat 800 calories a day (poor recovery from surgery).

In answer to the OP, I ended up on cpap because of my weight loss. I likely didn't qualify for a cpap before, but the fast weight loss probably made everything flabby. I really went downhill after a 2nd surgery in January. I initially thought it was anemia, which is what I had last year, but I didn't feel weak, just tired. By the time I finally got to my appointment, I was taking naps twice a day. I start another weight loss bout for August & September - 1000-1200 calories. Easier to do in the Summer with all the fresh vegetables.
(This post was last modified: 07-27-2015 01:49 PM by Mosquitobait.)
07-27-2015 01:44 PM
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Post: #13
RE: Help with weight losses effect on AHI
I lost about 100 pounds several years ago from 280 down to 180. There was no change in my recommended BiPAP pressure. I have since gained about 40 pounds of the weight back--still no change in the pressure.
07-27-2015 02:48 PM
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