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Lap Band Candidates How Much Overweight To Be Considered
Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more
I watch what i eat, but I am 107 pounds overweight. I heard about the lap band. Can you tell me more about it?
I am not a fan : The lap band requires a very dedicated diet adherence along with a stricter exercise program compared to some of the other procedures. The gastric sleeve is an excellent, middle of the road option, but no matter what procedure you select, diet and exercise are mandatory to lose weight. Get counseling before you go ahead with any surgical option. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a hiatal hernia. The pain under my rib sometimes is a 10 and times like these only when I cough. Im overweight and getting lap band in a month.
What is ?: You have no specific questions but If I guess you wonder what is causing your pain Maybe several things but may be related to what you eat, the hiatal hernia is worsened by being overweight or wearing tight clothes. REduce any caffeine , tobacco and alcohol. ASk you doctor if you need any meds. BEst wishes. ...Read more
Why won't the doctors i see recommend me for the lap band? I'm 5'5 and weigh 200 pounds, i know my BMI is not at the morbidly obesed rate, but I am overweight and have depression. I've had depression for 6 years now that started when my little sister pass
Can a person have gastric bypass or a lap band if they have had a nissen fundoplication? I am just curious if I am a candidate
Technically, : Technically, yes, you can have bariatric surgery after a nissen fundoplication. A previous nissen fundoplication for gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) will make bariatric surgery more difficult and put you at higher risk for certain complications such as stomach injury and leak. A gastric bypass would be the most effective procedure that would also treat gerd. If you are pursuing bariatric surgery, you should let your surgeon know up front that you have had this type of procedure and make sure they would be willing to do your surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
For what kind of person would lap-band surgery by appropriate? #nqlu are there any specific weight limits/bmi that it is ideal for?
Lap band: That's tough to answer because we haven't figured it out exactly and failure rates are still high for lap bands. It is thought that bands are good for people with bmi under 50, volume eaters, active people who exercise, younger people (under 60). Not good for sweet eaters, super obese (bmi over 50), people with severe diabetes, heartburn/reflux. Bypass is better for these people. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wt loss, diabetes : You should consider all options (band bypass and sleeve). Factors include: amount of weight loss, diabetes , gastric reflux, and emotional issues. You can see a video on this comparison. http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=8et4wd43mgo. In general, more weight loss, better resolution of diabetes and reflux with the sleeve and bypass over the band. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What causes a hernia in a female after abdominal surgery (lap band removal)? Incision is four steri strips long
Many factors: There are many factors that contribute to hernia formation after an operation, including a genetic predisposition, suturing technique, obesity, post-op activity level, immune system suppression, and infection to name a few. Hope you don't get a hernia. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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