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Obesity surgery
Good morning or day!

I have been in obesity surgery in this week. On tuesday. Seems that it has been successful. Some people loses weight so much that they do not need anymore a cpap machine. For example it took 4 months to finnish man to heal from apnea. He returned the machine back. Interesting, if I do same some day.  Too-funny
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RE: Obesity surgery
I guess it depends on the surgery whether it is successful or not. I myself had a bariatric sleeve in 2016 where 75% of my stomach was removed surgically. I lost about 100 pounds, so I was 300 the year I started the path to the surgery. I had gotten to 200 about a year later. Here lately I have put on a few pounds due to less activity due to disabilities. Even with about 100 pound weight loss, I still needed the ASV to combat mixed apnea therapy, and now I'm headed down the path to get a NIV/ventilator. Not to discourage you, but I think it's few that get the apnea diagnosis that weight loss will eliminate the need of PAP. Regardless, good luck on the surgery.
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RE: Obesity surgery
(10-09-2020, 05:56 AM)unidee Wrote: I have been in obesity surgery in this week. On tuesday. Seems that it has been successful. Some people loses weight so much that they do not need anymore a cpap machine. For example it took 4 months to finnish man to heal from apnea. He returned the machine back. Interesting, if I do same some day. 

Whether weight loss will help sleep apnea or not depends on what kind of apnea you have, how severe it is, and where the fat is. My sleep apnea is ordinary obstructive apnea - my tongue falls back against my pharynx while I'm asleep, so I can't breathe. Yet my tongue stays forward during the day, so it's caused by a nerve or brain issue. If I had a lot of fat around my neck then weight loss would help a bit, but probably not eliminate the problem. Similarly, if you have mostly central apneas, weight loss won't do much, and there are lots of other types of sleep apnea. 

On the other hand, weight loss generally brings better overall health, so it's worth doing even if it does nothing for your sleep apnea.
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