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Morbidly Obese Teen Guys Getting An Even Bigger Bulge
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
Obese bones: I have been surprised by the muscles in the obese. There seems to be a point where an obese person has bigger muscles than their counterpart-likely due to the increase weight they are carrying around everywhere they go, 24 hours a day. That is, until their activity level slows down. I once took care of a football player, who was pure muscle, but got injured, and weight shot up 100lbs in 1 year. ...Read more
Can a morbidly obese person have a Panniculectomy to get rid of a large, long stomach apron without losing the weight ?
Why to take risk: Any procedure is high risk in morbid obese person , first should consult appropriate team , reduce weigh progressively to optimum , then undergo the procedure ...Read more
My friend (morbidly obese) wants to try lean gains (intermittent fasting) to lose weight. I am concerned for her. Is this safe or even healthy?
Fasting: Fasting is never a good way to lose weight. It generally slows your metabolism and contributes to the yo-yo effect of losing weight and regaining it back plus more. There really isn't anything healthy about fasting. Conversely, eating multiple (3-5) meals (healthy & small portions) is better for your metabolism and weight loss (but you have to exercise too). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Morbidly obese. Getting work up for vsg surgery and liver is enlarged but blood work ok. Can obesity cause enlarged liver?
Motivate them: Its very hard to change someone's behaviour unless they want to. However i think having a positive influence, showing them how healthy food can be yummy, exercise can be fun or just moving around can be may motivate them to make a change. Also emphasizing their improved quality of life. Berating someone or negative talk most likely will not lead to any real change. They have heard it before. ...Read more
Why is it that i'm not hungry in the evening until I have something to eat-then i just want to eat & eat? Am morbidly obese. Hunger signals messed up.
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
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