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A 48-year-old female asked:

I'm extremely obese with pain in walking. i don't have diabetes nor high blood pressure. still doctors don't approve any type of weight loss surgery. why?

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Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 27 years experience
Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done(weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs/week. Decreasing 500cal/day will give you a 1lb wt loss in 1wk; drink water (1/2 your body weight), eat small meals about 150-200cal 2-4x/(depending on your metabolism rate) and 500cal/meal at night: lean protein/veggies; avoid carbs, .
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 14 years experience
Recommendations: For weight loss surgery you need to meet strict recommendations. If you do not have those diseases above, then it's recommended that you have the surgery if you're over 80lb overweight for your height and age. This is only after you've shown you cannot lose weight through traditional weight loss methods of diet and exercise. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/weightlosssurgery.html.

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Last updated Dec 9, 2013

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