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I am obese and in my 20's. I'm thinking of getting the stomach operation. Which one is the safest and what can I do to keep the weight of for good?

Bariatric surgery : The lap band is the safest, though the bypass and sleeve are also safe if done by an experienced surgeon. There are a lot of factors that go into determining which procedure is the best for you. The operation you want to have may not be the best one for you. You will have to talk to a bariatric surgeon (that does all three procedures) to figure out which is the best for you. ...Read more

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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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When a person is obese, is there abdominal squished or pushed up?

When a person is obese, is there abdominal squished or pushed up?

Obesity: I do not fully understand the question. The obese person has an enlarged body and abdomen. Their organs are surrounded by excess fat cells and the organs may even have fatty infiltrates inside of the organ. ...Read more

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I am obese, and my stomach has an upside down "u" shape in the center of my stomach...is this bad? (My stomach hangs downwards due to my extra weight)

I am obese, and my stomach has an upside down "u" shape in the center of my stomach...is this bad? (My stomach hangs downwards due to my extra weight)

Obese at 18: Being "obese" at age 18 is not good but you now have many years to get that under perfect control. 1: Please see a dietitian for advice. 2: Please exercise regularly. 3: Remember the more rapidly you lose weight the more likely you are to put the weight back on. Take your time and then tell your friends how you got there! ...Read more

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Are women more prone to abdominal obesity?

Are women more prone to abdominal obesity?

Only on obesity: metabolic syndrome and weight distribution associated with it is pretty common in both genders but a bit more in men. On the other hand, women are smaller and are supposed to have a higher body fat percentage. Fat percent.. definitley women. Obesity... maybe slightly women...but varies in culture/location and abdominal slightly male. ...Read more

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Females and abdominal obesity a very bad omen?

Females and abdominal obesity a very bad omen?

Basically, yes: certainly depends on the overall amount. BMI > 30 is obese. but is predictive of metabolic problems like hypertension, cholesterol, diabetes you might find this amusing...https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1775472781/devils-diet ...Read more

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Why is my stomach hard almost all the time almost kinda bloated to ? Obesity?

Possibly: Seeing as to how you've had a number of tests, including a mri, the complaint of a bloated abdomen is likely not to be serious, given your age and presumed lack of findings on mri. If you are overweight, this can certainly account for a "bloated" abdomen. You should sit down with your physician to discuss the findings of the tests you have had done already before doing others. ...Read more

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Can the obese lose weight slow enough that they could lose a pannus (hanging abdomen)?

Can the obese lose weight slow enough that they could lose a pannus (hanging abdomen)?

Not likely: The younger you are and the more healthy and elastic your skin is, the more likely it is to restructure after loss of weight (consider the restructuring of most pregnant women). But the seriously overweight and older lose this ability and will have excess skin that a cosmetic surgeon should be consulted for removal. ...Read more

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I am 26 year old female i am obese. My upper stomach is very hard and swollen for the past couple of months. Ive lost about ten pound. What could itbe?

I am 26 year old female i am obese. My upper stomach is very hard and swollen for the past couple of months. Ive lost about ten pound. What could itbe?

Need an exam: It's difficult to give any advice based on very limited information and no examination. Save yourself some time and see a physician for examination. I don't believe you will be able to self diagnose this problem on the internet. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Different between abdominal and gynecoid obesity?

Different between abdominal and gynecoid obesity?

Bodyfat distribution: Abdominal/visceral/android obesity is body fat around the internal organs. This fat is harmful to metabolism and health: more heart disease & diabetes/worse cholesterol. Waist circumference is a surrogate/crude measurement but includes error of fat located under the skin.Think apple shape body. Gynoid obesity is body fat in thighs/buttocks that's less metabolically harmful. Think pear shaped body. ...Read more