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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

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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Im getting obesed 18 years old female 5.2ft height?

You have time: Energy in = energy out i ask you how many calories make a pound? If you do not know research it. Depending on how much extra weight you are carrying it may take some time to carve off the pounds. Check out body mass index to see where you are. Then check out the mirror. Get your camera take a picture. Then get moving and think green vegetables! you can do it! ...Read more

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18 years old female getting obesed 85kg 5.2ft height...?Im worried please help

18 years old female getting obesed 85kg 5.2ft height...?Im worried please help

Weight gain: How much weight have you gained in what period of time? Do you eat/drink junk food/pop frequently? Is there family history of underactive thyroid or diabetes. Have you been on steroids for medical condition. Advise seeing pcp for thorough history & physical to determine if there's medical cause. Doc can give weight loss advice in addition to any needed treatment. ...Read more

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18 years old female getting obesed 85kg 5.2ft height...?Im worried please help.

18 years old female getting obesed 85kg 5.2ft height...?Im worried please help.

Weight loss program: In this day and age it is a blessing the different options to help you lose weight, there has been enough research to give you alternatives; of the ones that patients can do on their owm weight watchers is one of the best, or a medically supervised weight loss program is another option. ...Read more

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How do people get so overweight to the point of morbid obesity or becoming immobile?

How do people get so overweight to the point of morbid obesity or becoming immobile?

Morbid obesity: Many very obese patients have significant psychologic problems. One of the common problems is psychologic compensation trying to make oneself unattractive as a way of avoiding interpersonal problems. There are many variants. ...Read more

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How many women in the united states are overweight, obese?

How many women in the united states are overweight,  obese?

68% overweight!!: Over 2/3 of us adults are overweight (bmi over 25). Among black women, the incidence is 82%. The term "obesity" applies to people with a bmi over 30. That is about 30-40 pounds over ideal weight. The attached picture shows that over 35% of the us is obese! education, advocacy, and research are available through the obesity action coalition. Check it out. ...Read more

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Am I considered obese? I'm 5'9", 161 lbs, 19 years old, and female.

Am I considered obese? I'm 5'9", 161 lbs, 19 years old, and female.

Not even: Your Body Mass Index (available as an online calculator on many sites) is 23.8, which is in the normal range. Congratulations! ...Read more

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Gamma gt= 42 ul/ litre. Is it ok for an african obese woman?

Gamma gt= 42 ul/ litre. Is it ok for an african obese woman?

Don't treat a lab: This worries me just a bit. I understand you are overweight and if the other liver enzymes are on the high side, this may your body's way of letting you know that it wants less to eat and more opportunities to exercise. If your physician is not overly concerned, i would not be either -- it's the very high values of GGT that usually are tip-offs to serious illness. ...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

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Immobility (Definition)

Immobility is a clinical finding in which a person is unable to move. This can occur due to injury or disease of the muscles, bones, or nerve cells (including in ...Read more