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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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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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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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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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How can I treat obesity?

How can I treat obesity?

Diet and exercise: Make half your meal vegetables and fruits. Go for variety. And keep in mind that potatoes and french fries dont count. Choose whole grains & limit refined grains. Pick the healthiest sources of protein. Drink lots of water. Stay active. Check out http://www.Sparkpeople.Com or http://www.Myfitnesspal.Com. They offers nutrition, health, and fitness tools, support, and resources that are 100% free. ...Read more

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Tips for obesity control?

Tips for obesity control?

Keep a food .: The best way to control and manage your weight is keep track of what you eat and drink, counting your caloric intake is the key. Then, this is the hard part, your take the mindset to reduce your daily calorie intake by 500 calories a day, and some extra walking will help.But, this is so logical that most overweight individuals will dismiss this advice and seek out exoensive and non productive ways. ...Read more

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I m suffer little obesity?

I m suffer little obesity?

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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How can I remove my obesity?

How can I remove my obesity?

You can lose: Under the supervision of a trained physician an individualised weight loss plan for you will work . The plan will first rule out organic causes of weight loss. Then identify the type of eating problems you have. Most likely an effective program will include physical excercise, behaviorial counselling, nutritional counseling stress and relaxation techniques , supplements and prescription meds. ...Read more

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