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Is it better to have vaginal or abdominal delivery if morbidly obese?

Is it better to have vaginal or abdominal delivery if morbidly obese?

Vaginal: Vaginal delivery is still considered to be the safest option for most mothers depending on the particulars of her pregnancy. Morbidly obese gravidas, for a number of reasons, have about a 30% chance of needing a cesarean section. The good news is that 70% will deliver successfully vaginally. ...Read more

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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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What are the risks of abdominal delivery compared with vaginal?

What are the risks of abdominal delivery compared with vaginal?

Infection & bleeding: There's more risk of both with an abdominal delivery. Of course, there are many other risks (e.g. Injury to other organs, etc...). ...Read more

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How can I help a low functioning morbidly obese adult?

How can I help a low functioning morbidly obese adult?

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 yummy, exercise can be fun or just moving around can be may motivate them to make a change. Also emphasizing their improved quality of life. Berating someone or negative talk most likely will not lead to any real change. They have heard it before. ...Read more

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I've been morbidly obese for most of my life, should I just accept it?

I've been morbidly obese for most of my life, should I just accept it?

Willpower dedication: If there's a will theres a way. Watch "biggest loser" for some motivation! if it were easy, everyone would be thin. ...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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Im morbidly obese i'm 5'3 weight 230lbs what would u recommend for losing weight?

Im morbidly obese i'm 5'3 weight 230lbs what would u recommend for losing weight?

Small steps: Significant weight loss starts with small weight loss. Set smaller, 5 lb goals and achieve many of these through daily cardiovascular exercise. This is as easy as a 30-40 minute walk daily. Be persistent and you will succeed. ...Read more

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Hey I am 5'5 and 276 pounds. I'm 17. Am I morbidly obese? Also, my blood pressure is 135/88, and was wondering if that was high too.

Hey I am 5'5 and 276 pounds. I'm 17. Am I morbidly obese? Also, my blood pressure is 135/88, and was wondering if that was high too.

Answer is in the ?: It appears that you are asking questions that you already have the answer to,which is interesting ?Have you seen your MD about the elevated numbers you are giving us since these didn't develop suddenly & presuming so, what workup,evaluation & treatment have they suggested or started.This would be the appropriate next step including Nutritionist & a complete medical evaluation w/a MD.Keep us posted ...Read more

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How helpful is recumbent bike in helping with weight loss? Any suggestions on what to aim for (duration/intensity)? Am 35, morbidly obese.

How helpful is recumbent bike in helping with weight loss? Any suggestions on what to aim for (duration/intensity)? Am 35, morbidly obese.

I think any : Excercise is a great start. I would also watch what gets put into your mouth. The good think about the bike is if you are very heavy it doesn't put that mu ch stress on your knees. I would advise you to visit your doc for a good physical prior to any new onset workout. Meaning if you werent working out before..let them know...to make sure you can handle.... ...Read more

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I have psorisis I've been using floticazone cream for months is there anything else i an do? Uv lights is not an option im morbidly obese.

I have psorisis I've been using floticazone cream for months is there anything else i  an do?  Uv lights is not an option im morbidly obese.

Discuss with doctor: A dermatologist should be able to discuss other alternatives. Embrel injections have worked well for many people but it is expensive and covered by many insurance companies. ...Read more