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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more


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Please describe the mortality rate for morbidly obese women?

Please describe the mortality rate for morbidly obese women?

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 has a bmi of under 25. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10227319. ...Read more

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Ultimate weight loss plans out there for morbidly obese women?

Ultimate weight loss plans out there for morbidly obese women?

Consider surgery: Once obesity has become this extreme, successful weight loss by diet alone is unlikely. She would do well to ask her physician about bariatric surgery. ...Read more

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Any concerns for morbidly obese woman with no health issues to follow 1000 cal diet 5 days a week and fast 2 non consecutive days?

Any concerns for morbidly obese woman with no health issues to follow 1000 cal diet 5 days a week and fast 2 non consecutive days?

No: Make sure 1000 cal diet is well balanced with high protein,low carb & good fats with vitamins & minerals. Drink enough water- half your weight in oz/day. Stay under care of your physician. ...Read more

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I am morbidly obese. My penis is buried. How can I get rid of suprapubic fat without surgery?

I am morbidly obese.  My penis is buried.  How can I get rid of suprapubic fat without surgery?

Nutrition & exercise: Good nutrition & regular exercise are best & safest non-surgical ways to get healthy. Notice i didn't say quick & easy. Recent studies have demonstrated benefit from exercise even as we age, especially in those who've never exercised previously. Chat w/your doc & see if you need testosterone. Hypogonadism has been linked to diabetes & obesity. If t is low, boosting it might help w/exercise&wt loss. ...Read more

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I'm a morbidly obese woman (290 lbs). When I have intercourse in the missionary position and my partner is thrusting away, I can't breathe.

I'm a morbidly obese woman (290 lbs). When I have intercourse in the missionary position and my partner is thrusting away, I can't breathe.

That may not be: your problem , most likely you are out of shape , see your doctor for good check up, pulmonary studies , cardiac work up etc Get in shape by walking , work outs ear right balanced diet You will be fine . ...Read more

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Can a morbidly obese person have a Panniculectomy to get rid of a large, long stomach apron without losing the weight ?

Can a morbidly obese person have a Panniculectomy  to get rid of a large, long stomach apron without losing the weight ?

Why to take risk: Any procedure is high risk in morbid obese person , first should consult appropriate team , reduce weigh progressively to optimum , then undergo the procedure ...Read more

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How will i be able to maintain a healthy weight when i get pregnant? I'm already plus and i don't want to be obese, what should I do?

How will i be able to maintain a healthy weight when i get pregnant? I'm already plus and i don't want to be obese, what should I do?

Be reasonable: If you eat a reasonable & nutritious diet for both you and baby w/o too much junk food or excess calories w/excuse "eating for 2" + get or remain physically active--walk, do house chores, etc., or more as you feel able, should not gain too much. Tell your OB about this concern and they can help monitor weight changes w/you. ...Read more

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I've stopped taking pills 5yrs ago to have another baby but I became obese and can't get pregnant?

I've stopped taking pills 5yrs ago to have another baby but I became obese and can't get pregnant?

See REI specialist: 5 years is too long trying, either for a 1st child or in your case one more. This is a good time to see a reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialist (rei) to find out why you're not pregnant. Ovulation issues like pcos can get worse if you gain weight but it could be unrelated - like an egg supply or a sperm issue. (answer continues as a comment, click on comment below to see). ...Read more

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Im obese and I have dm type 11. I have also b4 hypothyrodism. Iwant to get pregnant.

Im obese and I have dm type 11. I have also b4 hypothyrodism. Iwant to get pregnant.

Maximize health : It is important to maximize your health prepregnancy. Get your hemoglobin a1c less than 6, make sure your TSH is normal (and ideally less than 3), and get your weight down. These will all improvd outcome! ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more