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How obese do you have to be to be considered morbidly obese?

How obese do you have to be to be considered morbidly obese?

BMI 40 or higher: Body mass index is the ratio of weight to height squared. Overweight is regarded as a bmi of 25 or higher. Obesity is a bmi of 30 or higher. Morbid obesity is a bmi 40 or higher, and is associated with increased increased disease, disability and death. This calculator will allow you to figure out your bmi using pounds and inches: http://www.Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/guidelines/obesity/bmi/bmicalc. ...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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Is it better to have vaginal or abdominal delivery if morbidly obese?

Is it better to have vaginal or abdominal delivery if morbidly obese?

Vaginal: Vaginal delivery is still considered to be the safest option for most mothers depending on the particulars of her pregnancy. Morbidly obese gravidas, for a number of reasons, have about a 30% chance of needing a cesarean section. The good news is that 70% will deliver successfully vaginally. ...Read more

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Hey I am 5'5 and 276 pounds. I'm 17. Am I morbidly obese? Also, my blood pressure is 135/88, and was wondering if that was high too.

Hey I am 5'5 and 276 pounds. I'm 17. Am I morbidly obese? Also, my blood pressure is 135/88, and was wondering if that was high too.

Answer is in the ?: It appears that you are asking questions that you already have the answer to,which is interesting ?Have you seen your MD about the elevated numbers you are giving us since these didn't develop suddenly & presuming so, what workup,evaluation & treatment have they suggested or started.This would be the appropriate next step including Nutritionist & a complete medical evaluation w/a MD.Keep us posted ...Read more

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How helpful is recumbent bike in helping with weight loss? Any suggestions on what to aim for (duration/intensity)? Am 35, morbidly obese.

How helpful is recumbent bike in helping with weight loss? Any suggestions on what to aim for (duration/intensity)? Am 35, morbidly obese.

I think any : Excercise is a great start. I would also watch what gets put into your mouth. The good think about the bike is if you are very heavy it doesn't put that mu ch stress on your knees. I would advise you to visit your doc for a good physical prior to any new onset workout. Meaning if you werent working out before..let them know...to make sure you can handle.... ...Read more

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I have psorisis I've been using floticazone cream for months is there anything else i an do? Uv lights is not an option im morbidly obese.

I have psorisis I've been using floticazone cream for months is there anything else i  an do?  Uv lights is not an option im morbidly obese.

Discuss with doctor: A dermatologist should be able to discuss other alternatives. Embrel injections have worked well for many people but it is expensive and covered by many insurance companies. ...Read more

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My outer upper right thigh occasionally starts to feel numb, I am morbidly obese and recently put on more weight, it happens most often when standing.

My outer upper right thigh occasionally starts to feel numb, I am morbidly obese and recently put on more weight, it happens most often when standing.

Meralgia: Very likely meralgia parsthetica. An entrapment of the lateral cutaneous femoral nerve as it courses from your abdomen under the inguinal region into your upper thigh. Symptoms may relieve when you lay down or sit. This is a very common ailment. Weight loss is key. ...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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What exercise are good for the morbidly obese person?

What exercise are good for the morbidly  obese person?

Any: Any increase in your physical activity is good for you. If your knees, back, etc hurt because of your weight consider low impact exercise like water aroebics or swimming. ...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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What are the differences between overweight, obese and morbidly obese?

What are the differences between overweight, obese and morbidly obese?

BMI is key: Overweight is a bmi over 25. (about 20-25 pounds overweight). Obesity is a bmi from 30-35. This is roughly 30-60 pounds overweight. Morbid obesity is a bmi over 35 (roughly 70 or more pounds overweight). ...Read more

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Dr. Morton Levitt
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Perspiration (Definition)

Perspiration or sweat is the production of watery fluid from the skin to help regulate the ...Read more