Dr Andrew Kiyingi’s Top 10 Tips to reduce fatigue after weight loss surgery

by | Feb 14, 2022

We have decided to put together Dr Andrew Kiyingi’s Top 10 Tips to reduce fatigue after weight loss surgery, so you can bounce back better than ever. There are several causes for fatigue following gastric sleeve and gastric bypass surgery from dehydration to lack of protein which you can read more about here. The good news is that for most patients the fatigue will disappear after a few weeks following surgery as you follow the advice from your treating team and progress through the various dietary and exercise stages. So if you are feeling run down, exhausted and general deflated please try our tips below.

1. Pre surgery conditioning

Start good routines leading up to surgery much list prepare for a marathon with regular exercise, good sleep hygiene and adopt healthy food choices.

pre surgery conditioning

2. Ensure your vitamin levels are corrected before surgery.

check vitamin levels before weight loss surgery

3. Take your daily multivitamins and watch out for deficiencies in IRON, B12, Vitamin D and Zinc.

nutritional deficiencies check

4. Avoid Alcohol

avoid alcohol to reduce fatigue after weight loss surgery

5. Regular exercise after surgery will build up your energy levels

exercise to reduce fatigue after weight loss surgery

6. Keep well hydrated and measure your daily fluids

stay hydrated to reduce fatigue after weight loss surgery

7. Protein first

improve protein intake to reduce fatigue after weight loss surgery

8. Try and limit stress in the lead up to surgery with a relaxed schedule

limit stress to reduce fatigue after weight loss surgery

9. Try and limit stress after surgery with good preparation and organisation, engage family support and continue to link in with your bariatric surgical team.

engage with family and bariatric surgeon

10. Persisting fatigue may indicate an additional medical condition eg sleep apnoea, hypothyroidism, depression or even incorrect medication doses. It is important to link in with your bariatric team for further investigation.

Adjusting to the changes that come with gastric sleeve and gastric bypass surgery can sometimes be overwhelming at the beginning. But remember the benefits will be well worth it. Everyone has a different experience after surgery. Stay positive and the fatigue will eventually pass as you settle into your new healthier life. Remember to keep this list handy, particularly during the first 3 months of your recovery.

health issues due to persisting fatigue

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Tips to reduce fatigue after weight loss surgery

With 16+ year’s clinical experience, Dr Andrew Kiyingi is a specialist weight-loss surgeon at Perth Bariatric Surgery with advanced training in minimally invasive surgery. Graduated from the University of Otago (NZ), he was awarded with University Gold Medal in General Practice and Distinction in Surgery. He is also a Surgical Trainer for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. About Dr. Andrew About Dr. Andrew

Dr. Andrew Kiyingi

Dr. Andrew Kiyingi

With 16+ year’s clinical experience, Dr Andrew Kiyingi is a specialist weight-loss surgeon at Perth Bariatric Surgery with advanced training in minimally invasive surgery. Graduated from the University of Otago (NZ), he was awarded with University Gold Medal in General Practice and Distinction in Surgery. He is also a Surgical Trainer for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.