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how much should you weigh to have weight lose surgery

A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes!: Good for you for wanting to make healthy lifestyle changes. There are many doctors who could help you. Start with your family doctor or internist. ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Diet and exercise: Diet and exercise come first, and second and third. Don't blame the medications. Surgery types that can be done include lap band surgery, gastric bypa ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milroy Samuel
23 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Frequency: Try smaller more frequent meals. That should help.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience in Pediatrics
OBESITY: Lossing weight is very challenging. Getting surgery is not always succesful.Having 4 kids to take care, you do not want to risk your life to having or ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasu Brown
33 years experience in Integrative Medicine
BMI > 40: Body mass index of >40 or BMI > 35 with co-morbidities, double your ideal bmi, or 100 pounds above ideal bmi. I have seen patients who are above 350 ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Kaufman
18 years experience in Internal Medicine
Less than you need.: You must figure out your basal energy expenditure and subtract about 300 to 500 calories from this to determine your daily caloric intake. Add to tha ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
That depends on your: Goals. It is roughly 100 calories per mile and 3, 500 calories per pound.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Exercise: Thirty minutes to an hour of aerobics with three days mixed in of light weight work. The calories 1500-1800 a day if you're active, if fairly sedentar ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
23 years experience in Anesthesiology
Activity: All depends on your daily activities. Google calories calculations.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in Endocrinology
It depends: Upon where you're starting from. The more you weight, the more you need to lose. Healthy bmi is usually considered to be from 18.5 - 24.9, but there a ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Hulse
26 years experience in Gynecology
Depends on goal: Consume about 10-12 calories per pound of desired weight and adjust as needed. It is important to make healthy choices like avoiding simple sugars an ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ravinder Nagpaul
36 years experience in Internal Medicine
Need to loose a lot: Based on Hamwi formula your ideal weight should be 156 lbs.. Healthy range i from 139 to 173 lbs. Now you can assess how much you have to loose. So g ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
36 years experience in Holistic Medicine
More than 5-10 lbs.: Losing more than 5-10 pounds without changing your diet, increasing your exercise, and/or due to increased stress could signal a problem. It can be ca ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
25 years experience in Psychiatry
Weight Gain: Its best to wear a calorie monitor and see how much you loose daily for a week or so and see how many calories you ingest. Best to consult a dietitia ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Parent
15 years experience in Bariatrics
BMI: Your Body Mass Index is calculated by dividing weight (kilograms) by height (meters) squared. A BMI of 18.5 to 24.9 is considered a healthy weight. ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rothman
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
3500 calories per lb: Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (l ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
36 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Depends: First, it depends on your size, your daily physical activity, and your weight. Second, not all calories are the same. Some calories are more highly a ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Crane
26 years experience in Podiatry
Depends : Really depends on what you are currently doing. Add 10% each week. That is increasing intensity or duration. Cardio 3 days weights 2 days stretching/y ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Bad question: An absurd question. Prolonged fasting is dangerous. You need to stay on a low carbohydrate diet.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azita Madjidi
29 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Unknown: There are other factors than your weight that play a role in your longevity. However, as far is your weight, keep your bmi (body mass index) within no ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Pinkham
52 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Listen to your body: This a wake up call to re-examine your life style. Get a good night sleep, make sure you are not deficient in iron, zinc, magnesium, or vit d3. Calciu ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kelber
25 years experience in Family Medicine
Losing weight: As a general rule of thumb, it takes about 20 calories for each kilogram of weight to maintain current weight (2.2 pounds for each kilogram) so a per ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasu Brown
33 years experience in Integrative Medicine
Age not limitingfact: Teens are considered for surgery provided they stict to strict guidelines it depends on BMI 35-40, risk of medical condition outweighing other ways of ... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Barth
8 years experience in General Practice
Burn more than eat: Overall it comes down to how much you consume. You should burn more than that. There are programs (try looking them up online) that can count your cal ... Read More
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