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Is coolsculpting appropriate for morbid obesity?

Is coolsculpting appropriate for morbid obesity?

Coolsculpting: Absolutely not. It is only for very conservative treatment of small area of localized fat that has resisted diet and exercise. This is not a weight loss measure. ...Read more

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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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Alcoholic brother with morbid obesity, hypertension refusing to take meds--is he suicidal?

Alcoholic brother with morbid obesity, hypertension refusing to take meds--is he suicidal?

Passively yes: While he is on a road to death quicker than others that doesn't mean he is actively suicidal. As a brother you can model good health and have open conversations about your concerns. Ultimately the decision to change will be his and you will have to accept that along with his potential untimely death. Keeping your feedback from being judgemental will give you the best shot at being heard. ...Read more

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Can a fmorbidly obese person have body dysmorphic disorder?

Can a fmorbidly obese person have body dysmorphic disorder?

Absolutely, but...: Bdd is an irrational, excessive preoccupation with and dislike of some aspect of your body, for example, being convinced your chin is too pointy, making you ugly, when in fact it is quite within the normal range. A morbidly obese person might have such a preoccupation. Dislike of the obesity itself, even if it caused great distress would not be bdd because it's reality based. ...Read more

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I'm 5'5 and weigh 280 lbs. Am i morbidly obese?

Yes: Hi. Your BMI is 46.5, morbidly obese. At your young age, that places you at very high risk for obesity-related diseases in the future. Naturally you want to eat healthily and exercise regularly, but you should also consider weight loss drugs and bariatric surgery. Good luck! ...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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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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? Can hyperinsulinemia type 2 diabetes be reversed with diet exercise? Im suffering low blood sugar and obesity exercise but don't lose weigh.

? Can hyperinsulinemia type 2 diabetes be reversed with diet exercise?  Im suffering low blood sugar and obesity exercise but don't lose weigh.

Insulinoma: Hight Insulin level is related to possible mass or tumor named insulinoma , in the pancreas. If you have low blood sugar and gain weight, normally i check the Insulin fasting and podtprandial, plus others test like thyroid profile, Insulin like factor, glucagon, alcat test , others. Patients can reverse eating better + some holistic treat .But chek all first ...Read more

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What does sequelae of morbid obesity mean?

Sequelae: It means the consequences of being obese, or the bad things that happen to your body from being obese. These include diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, heart disease, heartburn, bone and joint disease, hormone imbalances, and having a shorter lifespan. ...Read more

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Can obesity related pulmonary hypertension be reversed?

Can obesity related pulmonary hypertension be reversed?

Most likely: There is a greater risk of obstructive sleep apnea (osa) with obesity which can then lead to pulmonary hypertension. If you lose the weight, osa will improve in a number of individuals and possibly resolving the pulmonary hypertension as well. ...Read more

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What factors are contribute childhood obesity?

What factors are contribute childhood obesity?

Mostly food choices: Many factors: genetics plays some role. Parental modeling plays large role. Food available in community, tv ads, reduced physical activities, too much tv. The biggest factor is excess food and poor food choices. To help address the problem feed your child plenty of fruits and vegetables while eliminating all sugary beverages and try to cut back on junk foods. See choosemyplate.Gov. ...Read more

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Why is abdominal obesity higher risk for heart disease than other types of obesity?

Why is abdominal obesity higher risk for heart disease than other types of obesity?

Obesity: Statitical analysis links metabolic syndrome defined by waist greater than 36 inches in women and greater than 40 inches in men to greater risk of heart disease probably due to non-brown fat that is inactive to generating energy. ...Read more

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30 hazards of obesity syndrome?

30 hazards of obesity syndrome?

Many hazards: Fat around the middle in particular is associated with many adverse health consequences. It is associated with low vitamin d3, stress and inflammation. These in turn are associated with alzheimer's, sleep apnea, diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, auto-immune disease, degenerative joint disease, etc. Eat 6 equal meals of healthy food, sleep, exercise, and de-stress for prevention. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism. gaining weight since meds. is gastric surgery possible? developed medical probs since. sleep apnea, hbp, borderline dm

I have hypothyroidism. gaining weight since meds. is gastric surgery possible? developed medical probs since.  sleep apnea, hbp, borderline dm

Gastric surgery: Gastric surgery is always the last resort for weight loss, and a good surgeon and pt will have the understanding that all underlying medical conditions should be stable and well treated. A Cardiac evaluation, Pulmonary evaluation (including Sleep apnea eval in your case), psychiatry evaluation and a general Medical Clearance will be required before any surgery with most centers. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Our 13yr old aspergers syndrome is struggling with obesity and weight loss?

Our 13yr old aspergers syndrome is struggling with obesity and weight loss?

Rather confusing: Is your aspie obese? Or is having weight loss? Do you mean your aspie is obese and has difficulty losing weight? Please resubmit. ...Read more

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Why abdominal obesity more risk to heart disease?

Why abdominal obesity more risk to heart disease?

Simple, it's inside: Correlates more with fat on the inside (in the liver... associated with metabolism being messed up and increased risk of high cholesterol,triglycerides, and diabetes) and with the inside of the arteries. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1775472781/devils-diet might be helpful, certainly is entertaining. ...Read more

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Do I have any risk factors of coronary artery disease? 59, female, BMI 28, sedentary?

Do I have any risk factors of coronary artery disease? 59, female, BMI 28, sedentary?

Low risk: Your sendintary lifestyle is a risk. However, the most common and serious risk factors are smoking, diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, genetics, age, and obesity. ...Read more

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What are cardiovascular disease risk factors associated with obesity?

Obesity: Read this: http://www.Heart.Org/heartorg/gettinghealthy/weightmanagement/obesity/obesity-information_ucm_307908_article.Jsp.

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How can you treat morbid obesity in a child?

How can you treat morbid obesity in a child?

Obesity in a child: A tough but important task. Please start with your child's pediatrician and it would be very helpful to also set up an appointment with a dietitian. It will take some time to get the weight under control but keep on going. ...Read more

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How will having morbid obesity mess up my health later in life?

How will having morbid obesity mess up my health later in life?

Less quality & time: Morbid obesity (80-150 pounds overweight) is one of the leading causes of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, joint disease, sleep apnea, bladder leakage, and virtually every organ of the body. (even dementia). Life span is clearly shortened. Life quality is clearly decreased. Treatment is essential. Surgery is actually the best option with this degree of obesity. ...Read more

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What does sequelae of morbid obesity mean?

Sequelae: It means the consequences of being obese, or the bad things that happen to your body from being obese. These include diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, heart disease, heartburn, bone and joint disease, hormone imbalances, and having a shorter lifespan. ...Read more

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Is coolsculpting appropriate for morbid obesity?

Coolsculpting: Absolutely not. It is only for very conservative treatment of small area of localized fat that has resisted diet and exercise. This is not a weight loss measure. ...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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In the united states. Is morbid obesity in teens happening more?

In the united states. Is morbid obesity in teens happening more?

Yes: Overweight/obesity/morbid obesity has increased in all pediatric age groups (2-18 years old) every year since 1980. ...Read more

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Heard morbid obesity is currently not well understood so why do bariatrics docs think they know all?

Heard morbid obesity is currently not well understood so why do bariatrics docs think they know all?

That, I don't know: Morbid obesity is increasing across the world. 70 different genes code for tendency to become obese. High sugar and high fat foods, massive advertising to brainwash people to crave burgers, fries, pizza, candy, soft drinks. All have an effect. Regarding know-it-all docs, just search for one who is compassionate and genuinely caring. You want a smart, but service-oriented surgeon. ...Read more

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Alcoholic brother with morbid obesity, hypertension refusing to take meds--is he suicidal?

Passively yes: While he is on a road to death quicker than others that doesn't mean he is actively suicidal. As a brother you can model good health and have open conversations about your concerns. Ultimately the decision to change will be his and you will have to accept that along with his potential untimely death. Keeping your feedback from being judgemental will give you the best shot at being heard. ...Read more

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I'm morbidly obese at 496 pounds and I have insulin resistance. Where do I start to reverse both the insulin resistance and the morbid obesity?

I'm morbidly obese at 496 pounds and I have insulin resistance.  Where do I start to reverse both the insulin resistance and the morbid obesity?

Make an appointment: for evaluation by an endocrinolgist with nutrition expertise. Likely you will be placed on a limited or significantly reduced carbohydrate diet. Psychological counseling to help you get to the root of your eating disorder will also be very helpful long term. ...Read more

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I'm super obese and think it's not my own fault, despite other's opinions. What can I do to change these views?

I'm super obese and think it's not my own fault, despite other's opinions. What can I do to change these views?

you can't: You can't convince others that your obesity is not do to overeating. Ignore them. However, you should stop denying that you are not cause and accept that you are the only one who can do something about it. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about animals with a leptin deficiency or a defect in leptin receptors exhibit hyperphagia (overeating) and extreme obesity. Why?

Can you tell me about animals with a leptin deficiency or a defect in leptin receptors exhibit hyperphagia (overeating) and extreme obesity. Why?

Humans: Not sure about animal research but here's a helpful reference for humans: http://ghr.Nlm.Nih.Gov/condition/congenital-leptin-deficiency. ...Read more

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Can cellulitis cause a person to lose balnce and fall.. Complints of hip pain in same leg as cellulitis... Very limited mobility. Super obese?

Can cellulitis cause a person to lose balnce and fall..  Complints of hip pain in same leg as cellulitis... Very limited mobility. Super obese?

Typically not: Cellulitis should not cause difficulty in balance or falling although if there is pain or discomfort in the affected leg, then gait and standing may be affected to avoid the discomfort which in turn may lead to increase risk if fall in a very obese person. If pain in the hip occurred after a fall, it should be evaluated to rule out fracture or dislocation. ...Read more

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How can I treat obesity?

How can I treat obesity?

Diet and exercise: Make half your meal vegetables and fruits. Go for variety. And keep in mind that potatoes and french fries dont count. Choose whole grains & limit refined grains. Pick the healthiest sources of protein. Drink lots of water. Stay active. Check out http://www.Sparkpeople.Com or http://www.Myfitnesspal.Com. They offers nutrition, health, and fitness tools, support, and resources that are 100% free. ...Read more

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Tips for obesity control?

Keep a food .: The best way to control and manage your weight is keep track of what you eat and drink, counting your caloric intake is the key. Then, this is the hard part, your take the mindset to reduce your daily calorie intake by 500 calories a day, and some extra walking will help.But, this is so logical that most overweight individuals will dismiss this advice and seek out exoensive and non productive ways. ...Read more

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I m suffer little obesity?

I m suffer little obesity?

Obesity: Either a little or alot excess weight can harm you. Although we all know eat right, exercise etc. Sometimes it is hard to figure what is right. A good start is a program called Tru Health http://mymannapages.com/DrStu ...Read more

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30 hazards of obesity syndrome?

Many hazards: Fat around the middle in particular is associated with many adverse health consequences. It is associated with low vitamin d3, stress and inflammation. These in turn are associated with alzheimer's, sleep apnea, diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, auto-immune disease, degenerative joint disease, etc. Eat 6 equal meals of healthy food, sleep, exercise, and de-stress for prevention. ...Read more

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How to know if i'm fat or obese?

Obese fat: Medically speaking, you can calculate your body mass index. This is a calculation based on your height and your weight. You can search this on the internet and plug in the numbers. A bmi 25-29 is overweight. 30-34 is class 1 obesity. 35-39 is class two obesity. 40 or above is class three obesity. Your risk of medical illnesses increases with your bmi. ...Read more

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Is obesity recessive or dominant?

Is obesity recessive or dominant?

It's complicated: There is no single gene for obesity. There are at least 30 different genes related to obesity (probably many more); some are recessive and some are dominant. but even amongst those who have a genetic predisposition, diet and lifestyle still play a major role. Not everyone with genetic tendencies to obesity become obese. See http://tinyurl.com/h4gllx8 ...Read more

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Can someone be obese and healthy?

Can someone be obese and healthy?

Obesity=Unhealthy.: There is a population of people who are overweight and are considered healthy as they're pretty functional and have no medical issues. But obesity is generally considered unhealthy and dangerous. ...Read more