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Morbid Obesity With Immobility
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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