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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
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Same. Actually: Morbid and massive obesity are the same (bmi over 40). Severe obesity is when the bmi is over 50.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Welle
16 years experience Bariatrics
Any: Any increase in your physical activity is good for you. If your knees, back, etc hurt because of your weight consider low impact exercise like water ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
27 years experience Holistic Medicine
Motivate them: Its very hard to change someone's behaviour unless they want to. However i think having a positive influence, showing them how healthy food can be yu ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Haynes
37 years experience Endocrinology
BMI 40 or higher: Body mass index is the ratio of weight to height squared. Overweight is regarded as a bmi of 25 or higher. Obesity is a bmi of 30 or higher. Morbid ob ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
30 years experience Holistic Medicine
Willpower dedication: If there's a will theres a way. Watch "biggest loser" for some motivation! if it were easy, everyone would be thin.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Nishi
22 years experience Bariatrics
Super obese: It depends on so many things. How heavy they were, how much weight they lose, what medical problems they had, how severe they were, etc. However, no m ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Yes: Hi. Your BMI is 46.5, morbidly obese. At your young age, that places you at very high risk for obesity-related diseases in the future. Naturally you w ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Tighe De Soto
15 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
Not best results: Liposuction is ideal for small areas of fat deposits. You can use it for debulking of larger areas, but in morbid obesity there is often loose skin t ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Elliott
36 years experience Emergency Medicine
Steady progress: Losing weight quickly is usually not the answer, the solution is find a program you can stick to and lose weight gradually but keep it off. My success ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Haynes
37 years experience Endocrinology
About 3-fold higher: According to this paper a woman in her 30's who has morbid obesity (bmi more than 40) is 3.3 fold more likely to die than a woman of the same age who ... Read More

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