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Doctor insights on: Morbidly Obese Bedridden Man

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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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Obesity (Definition)

Having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for ...Read more


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What is massively vs. Morbidly obese?

What is massively vs. Morbidly obese?

Same. Actually: Morbid and massive obesity are the same (bmi over 40). Severe obesity is when the bmi is over 50. ...Read more

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How can someone who is morbidly obese lose weight quickly?

How can someone who is morbidly obese lose weight quickly?

Steady progress: Losing weight quickly is usually not the answer, the solution is find a program you can stick to and lose weight gradually but keep it off. My successful clients use a program which focuses on a 1:1 balance of protein and carbs and works without counting calories. ...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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Is a 5'9 16 year old female who weighs 150 pounds overweight?

Is a 5'9 16 year old female who weighs 150 pounds overweight?

BMI = 22.1: Your bmi is in normal range. Healthy weight range is within normal limits. You are not overweight. However, the only question is what is your current activity level? ...Read more

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How many pounds overweight is considered obese?

How many pounds overweight is considered obese?

By percentage: It is not the absolute pounds, but takes into consideration you height (in the bmi calculation). More useful, at least in the disease process, is the waist/hip ratio, which shows how much abdominal fat one has. Abdominal fat is particularly metabolically active, and thus more dangerous than leg fat (for example). >102 centimetres (40 in) in men and >88 centimetres (35 in) in women are obese. ...Read more

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16 year old male, 178 CM tall and weigh 91 kg is this obese or overweight ?

A little overweight: Your Body Mass Index (BMI) is 28.7. This is in the overweight range. BMI 18.5 - 25 is considered a healthy weight BMI 25-30 is considered overweight BMI > 30 is considered obese. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is overweight normal rather than being obese or underweight ?

Is overweight normal rather than being obese or underweight
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Weight problem: Health risks of Obesity are •Heart disease •High blood pressureStrokeDiabetesOsteoarthritisBreathing problems Health Risks of being underweight- more likely to have infections due to effect on immune system. There can be Vitamins, Iron, and Calcium deficiencies. Being overweight is not normal as it may be due to poor coping with stress causing low self image, anxiety, de-pression. ...Read more

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Is overweight normal rather than being obese or underweight ?


Is overweight normal rather than being obese or underweight
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?: I don't understand the question. By definition, overweight is not normal. It's definitely better than being obese but still high risk. Underweight is also not good but for different reasons. ...Read more

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I'm severely morbidly obese at 490 pounds. I'm a woman who is 5'7" and 24. How many calories should someone obese like me start eating to lose weight?

I'm severely morbidly obese at 490 pounds. I'm a woman who is 5'7" and 24. How many calories should someone obese like me start eating to lose weight?

Congratulations: on asking this question. Please see your doctor for guidance. W/out that your weight loss program can be dangerous. Hormone levels, cardio, etc, all need to be taken into account to create a safe and healthy weight management program for you. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How could a person who is 75-100 pounds overweight and sedentary lose weight?

How could a person who is 75-100 pounds overweight and sedentary lose weight?

Get less sedentary !: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. ...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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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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Is being 6ft and weighing 196 pounds considered overweight?

Is being 6ft and weighing 196 pounds considered overweight?

YEARS ago,: when I was in Medical School, we learned that ideal weight for men was 106 lbs for 5 ft, then +6 lbs per inch or 178 lbs for 6 feet. This is a pretty good rule of thumb. Another way to measure is BMI (body mass index). Yours is 26.6; overweight is 25-29.9. So you are slightly overweight by these measures. Some allowance is given for "frame" size. Be as fit as you can; lose a little if you want. ...Read more

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Can belly fat accumulate in different proportions among sisters , i know a family where obese younger girl has more belly fat than her old obese sister?

Can belly fat accumulate in different proportions among sisters , i know a family where obese younger girl has more belly fat than her old obese sister?

Variable: Where fat accumulates can vary from person to person depending upon their genetic predisposition, height, weight, Insulin resistance, etc. In all of them, however, it relates to weight gain increasing Insulin resistance, and can be improved by diet, exercise and weight loss -- + medication if needed. Check w/doctor. ...Read more

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Overweight problem for disable man in his forties?

Overweight problem for disable man in his forties?

See Dr., and then...: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar & simple starch calories. ...Read more

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Is being 10lbs overweight healthy?

Is being 10lbs overweight healthy?

Healthy vs risk...: Unfortunately being over weight is actually more common than normal wt these days. As long as you are active, eat a healthy/balanced diet, exercise regularly, don't smoke, and don't drink to excess, you are better off overweight than normal wt and don't do the above. Also, if you have big frame, 10lbs may not make u overweight. Stay healthy. It is a lifelong commitment, but so worth it. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is 5 stone overweight considered obese?

Is 5 stone overweight considered obese?

It could be.: To calculate the bmi, you need to divide the weight in kg by your height in meters squared. A bmi over 30 is considered to be obese. Unfortunately you have not provided your height. ...Read more

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Can a young, very slender (5'6"/102 lbs), petite female to have sleep apnea?

Can a young, very slender (5'6"/102 lbs), petite female to have sleep apnea?

Yes: Sleep apnea can result from anatomic obstruction in the nose (deviated septum, swollen turbinates, sinusitis, etc) or over relaxation of the smooth muscles that line the trachea (wind pipe). It's true that sleep apnea was classically though to be found only in elderly overweight men, but that's been found to not be true. Children can have osa from enlarged tonsils or adenoids. Consult a sleep doc. ...Read more

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