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Doctor insights on: Discovery Channel Morbidly Obese

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

A condition in which a person has too much body fat, with a BMI greater than 30. This indicates the person is not in in good health. It is not the same as being overweight because weight can come from other things like muscle, bone, ...Read more


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Is 5 stone overweight considered obese?

Is 5 stone overweight considered obese?

It could be.: To calculate the bmi, you need to divide the weight in kg by your height in meters squared. A bmi over 30 is considered to be obese. Unfortunately you have not provided your height. ...Read more

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Or also pressure hydrocephalus, diabetic, obese age 65 life expectancy. Normal pressure?

Or also pressure hydrocephalus, diabetic, obese age 65 life expectancy.  Normal pressure?

What kind: I am unfamiliar with also pressure hydrocephalus- did you spell the type correctly? For most causes of hydrocephalus, the type determines the treatment and forecast. The diabetes-how long, level of control, other vascular issues, and meds also figure in to the forecast you are seeking. Too complicated for this format. ...Read more

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What is massively vs. Morbidly obese?

What is massively vs. Morbidly obese?

Same. Actually: Morbid and massive obesity are the same (bmi over 40). Severe obesity is when the bmi is over 50. ...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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My BMI is 25.5. I's this considered overweight? I'm 5'3 and weight 144 pounds.

Yes: It is slightly over weight. It is not good for a young person to start out adult life as being over-weight. See this site for more info. http://nhlbisupport.com/bmi/bminojs.htm. ...Read more

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100% healthy, no hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, or diabetes, ideal weight, very active, 59 y.o. woman, 2 days later, heart attack, related?

100% healthy, no hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, or diabetes, ideal weight, very active, 59 y.o. woman, 2 days later, heart attack, related?

There are known: risk factors for coronary artery disease and you have named them but there is also genetics. In addition you haven't mentioned smoking or emotional distress. Takasubu can cause heart attack in a distressed woman and perhaps that is the root of the event. Smoking can undo all the good for the things you mentioned. ...Read more

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Will liposuction help someone who is morbidly obese?

Will liposuction help someone who is morbidly obese?

Liposuction: Liposuction is not an alternative to weight loss. Liposuction is a good option for those stubborn areas of fat around certain areas such as the buttock, hips, arms, legs, waist, abdomen, or even the neck/chin. A tummy tuck or even a body lift may be a suitable option for medium to larger-sized individuals. The surgeon will discuss all of the options during consultation. ...Read more

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How many pounds overweight is considered obese?

How many pounds overweight is considered obese?

By percentage: It is not the absolute pounds, but takes into consideration you height (in the bmi calculation). More useful, at least in the disease process, is the waist/hip ratio, which shows how much abdominal fat one has. Abdominal fat is particularly metabolically active, and thus more dangerous than leg fat (for example). >102 centimetres (40 in) in men and >88 centimetres (35 in) in women are obese. ...Read more

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How can someone overweight weighing in at 380 lbs 5"8 be considered for bariatric surgery . ?

How can someone overweight weighing in at 380 lbs 5"8 be considered for bariatric surgery . ?

BMI 57.7: Hi. The patient has a BMI that meets criteria for considering bariatric surgery. If the patient has diseases resulting from obesity (type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, etc), surgery can be very beneficial. Pre-operative evaluation will make sure the heart and lungs are up for the surgery, so various tests may be done to assess them. Obesity kills and bariatric surgery can help restore quality of life. ...Read more

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Online says, "obesity is a factor in conceiving twins" can being 60 pounds overweight create triplets or quads?

Online says, "obesity is a factor in conceiving twins"  can being 60 pounds overweight create triplets or quads?

Obesity impairs: Obesity can impair fertility, making it hard to conceive. Losing weight can be a potent benefit for having a baby. The risk of twins is not necessarily increased with obesity. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the differences between overweight, obese and morbidly obese?

What are the differences between overweight, obese and morbidly obese?

BMI is key: Overweight is a bmi over 25. (about 20-25 pounds overweight). Obesity is a bmi from 30-35. This is roughly 30-60 pounds overweight. Morbid obesity is a bmi over 35 (roughly 70 or more pounds overweight). ...Read more

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Can a 15 year-old teen who has diabetes and is 50 pounds overweight get the lap band or gastric bypass?

Can a 15 year-old teen who has diabetes and is 50 pounds overweight get the lap band or gastric bypass?

See below: This will probably not be offered at the age of 15. What should be encouraged is a serious attempt at weight loss, if needed this can be done in an inpatient setting. The diabetes will probably minimize once the weight is brought under control. Parents can help by removing unhealthy food options from the home. ...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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24 y/o female. 130 pds. Bp always 100/60. No heart disease. Total CHL 226. HDL 65 LDL 150. Told to change diet, exercise more. Is that concerning?

24 y/o female. 130 pds. Bp always 100/60. No heart disease. Total CHL 226. HDL 65 LDL 150. Told to change diet, exercise more. Is that concerning?

No: its not "concerning" at all...and the advice to change diet is to reduce your cholesterol/fat intake ( The "trend" is for lower and lower LDL and TOTAL Cholesterol levels! Ask your Health Care Provider for a GOAL..just to say "change diet" is NOT enough info The trend is also for patients to achieve higher and higher HDL levels (using EXERCISE to obtain this is a good idea for HEART CONDITIONING! ...Read more

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Is BMI of 25 overweight or fat for normally thin person?

Is BMI of 25 overweight or fat for normally thin person?

Marginally: A bmi between 18 and 25 is considered normal, 25-30 overweight, over 30 obese. Having said that, some people, due to bone mass and the proportion of fat vs lean mass, can have a normal bmi but have too much body fat, or conversely can have a high bmi but have a normal amount of fat. ...Read more

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16 year old male, 178 CM tall and weigh 91 kg is this obese or overweight ?

A little overweight: Your Body Mass Index (BMI) is 28.7. This is in the overweight range. BMI 18.5 - 25 is considered a healthy weight BMI 25-30 is considered overweight BMI > 30 is considered obese. Best wishes! ...Read more

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