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Doctor insights on: Panniculus Removal On Obese

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At what BMI does a panniculus start to form?

At what BMI does a panniculus start to form?

It depends: Factors other than bmi may well play into the formation of a panniculus of the abdominal wall. Such factors include body habitus, and soft tissue elasticity or lack thereof. ...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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Does obesity effect what type of cyst removal surgery my gyn will do?

Does obesity effect what type of cyst removal surgery my gyn will do?

Yes: Sometimes when the abdominal wall is bigger it can make certain procedures more diificult to do. ...Read more

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Would a surgery for large-scale removal of adipose tissue in obese individuals ever be viable, or even theoretically possible?

Would a surgery for large-scale removal of adipose tissue in obese individuals ever be viable, or even theoretically possible?

Fat removal: Not likely. Your fat contains receptors for a number of hormones and chemical signals. It would be unwise to remove those from your body. Also, it would not remove the fat from the organs in the abdominal cavity (like the liver for instance). So no, i don't see that becoming a cure for obesity. It would be purely cosmetic. ...Read more

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Can removal of all the colon except for a foot in the future cause obesity and low function of the gallbladder?

Can removal of all the colon except for a foot in the future cause obesity and low function of the gallbladder?

No: The colon mostly absorbs water from the oral contents. Removing the small bowel causes weight loss. Having a short segment of colon will not prevent obesity. Gallbladder disease is unrelated to colectomy. ...Read more

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Is obesity inherited?

Is obesity inherited?

Small portion: Obesity is the product of many factors including genetics. Beginning at the cell level, moving to the familial, community, cultural, social, and national levels. The tremendous uptick in obesity rates is certainly not the product of altered genetics but rather an overall societal trends towards enormous portion sizes, high fat & sugary foods, and decreased physical activity. ...Read more

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What are the major causes ofinfant obesity?

What are the major causes ofinfant obesity?

Overfeeding/ diet: The contributors to infant obesity are diverse.Assuming a babies sucking behavior means hunger rather than self comfort.Teaching baby to eat rather than fuss(invalidating their feelings & training them to be hungry instead)equating feeding with loving.Rewards based on high calorie foods. Families with patterns of overnutrition who fail to recognize it for infants.Etc.Etc. ...Read more

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I'm suffering from obesity. What should I do?

I'm suffering from obesity. What should I do?

Make life changes: The only solution to obesity is to cut back on calories. Adding in physical activity will help & you may want to talk to dr about surgery. Set a goal to lose 5% of your body weight to start with as this can have significant health benefits. Cut out any beverage with added sugar, cut back on fats esp. Trans fat, track your calories daily and try choosemyplate.Gov as one tracking platform. ...Read more

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