Energy and weight loss after LVAD surgeryFri, 11/10/2017 - 12:20PM
Hello All, My father just had the LVAD surgery on October 12, 2017. I was wondering if anyone experienced weight loss or loss of energy after the surgery. If so, how long did it take for your weight loss to level out.
weight loss after surgeryFri, 10/26/2018 - 2:18PM
Hello, it's been 3 mos. since my Lvad surgery, and I have a huge appetite, but can't seem to put on weight that I lost. I believe this is due partly to muscle mass loss. They will tell you that protein intake/supplementation is also very important. I believe physical therapy/exercise with light weights and straps is a way to slowly build back muscle mass lost. I have slowly gotten back energy along with this. Good luck !
In reply to weight loss after surgery by KEVIN O.Larry B.
It will come back with a vengeance !Mon, 10/29/2018 - 12:22PM
I lost 30 pounds after surgery. It’s been two years and have gained 20 of it back and have to watch everything I put in my mouth now! Energy will return in most cases but I found the more I challenged myself the faster it came.
dad losing 3-4 lbs per day 10 mths post lvad 79 years oldThu, 12/26/2019 - 10:38AM
My husband had weight loss…Mon, 06/14/2021 - 8:06PM
My husband had weight loss and muscle loss he is waiting to go for lvad surgery