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Sequelae Of Morbid Obesity
Sequelae: It means the consequences of being obese, or the bad things that happen to your body from being obese. These include diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, heart disease, heartburn, bone and joint disease, hormone imbalances, and having a shorter lifespan. ...Read more
Morbid obesity: Many very obese patients have significant psychologic problems. One of the common problems is psychologic compensation trying to make oneself unattractive as a way of avoiding interpersonal problems. There are many variants. ...Read more
Obesity in a child:
A tough but important task.
Please start with your child's pediatrician and it would be very helpful to also set up an appointment with a dietitian.
It will take some time to get the weight under control but keep on going. ...Read more
Less quality & time: Morbid obesity (80-150 pounds overweight) is one of the leading causes of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, joint disease, sleep apnea, bladder leakage, and virtually every organ of the body. (even dementia). Life span is clearly shortened. Life quality is clearly decreased. Treatment is essential. Surgery is actually the best option with this degree of obesity. ...Read more
Heard morbid obesity is currently not well understood so why do bariatrics docs think they know all?
That, I don't know: Morbid obesity is increasing across the world. 70 different genes code for tendency to become obese. High sugar and high fat foods, massive advertising to brainwash people to crave burgers, fries, pizza, candy, soft drinks. All have an effect. Regarding know-it-all docs, just search for one who is compassionate and genuinely caring. You want a smart, but service-oriented surgeon. ...Read more
Passively yes: While he is on a road to death quicker than others that doesn't mean he is actively suicidal. As a brother you can model good health and have open conversations about your concerns. Ultimately the decision to change will be his and you will have to accept that along with his potential untimely death. Keeping your feedback from being judgemental will give you the best shot at being heard. ...Read more
I'm morbidly obese at 496 pounds and I have insulin resistance. Where do I start to reverse both the insulin resistance and the morbid obesity?
I'm super obese and think it's not my own fault, despite other's opinions. What can I do to change these views?
Can you tell me about animals with a leptin deficiency or a defect in leptin receptors exhibit hyperphagia (overeating) and extreme obesity. Why?
Not sure about animal research but here's a helpful reference for humans:
http://ghr. Nlm. Nih. Gov/condition/congenital-leptin-deficiency. ...Read more
Can cellulitis cause a person to lose balnce and fall. Complints of hip pain in same leg as cellulitis... Very limited mobility. Super obese?
Typically not: Cellulitis should not cause difficulty in balance or falling although if there is pain or discomfort in the affected leg, then gait and standing may be affected to avoid the discomfort which in turn may lead to increase risk if fall in a very obese person. If pain in the hip occurred after a fall, it should be evaluated to rule out fracture or dislocation. ...Read more
Diet and exercise: Make half your meal vegetables and fruits. Go for variety. And keep in mind that potatoes and french fries don't 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
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
Either a little or alot excess weight can harm you. Although we all know eat right, exercise etc. Sometimes it is hard to figure what is right. A good start is a program called Tru Health
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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
Many hazards: Fat around the middle in particular is associated with many adverse health consequences. It is associated with low vitamin d3, stress and inflammation. These in turn are associated with alzheimer's, sleep apnea, diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, auto-immune disease, degenerative joint disease, etc. Eat 6 equal meals of healthy food, sleep, exercise, and de-stress for prevention. ...Read more
Obese fat: Medically speaking, you can calculate your body mass index. This is a calculation based on your height and your weight. You can search this on the internet and plug in the numbers. A bmi 25-29 is overweight. 30-34 is class 1 obesity. 35-39 is class two obesity. 40 or above is class three obesity. Your risk of medical illnesses increases with your bmi. ...Read more
There is no single gene for obesity. There are at least 30 different genes related to obesity (probably many more); some are recessive and some are dominant. But even amongst those who have a genetic predisposition, diet and lifestyle still play a major role. Not everyone with genetic tendencies to obesity become obese.
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Wife= mate lose wt: If you feel that you are being affected in a negative way---med conditions, high blood pressure, diabetes, can't exercise, short of breath, don't sleep well, don't like the way you appear, the weight affects your relationship; you may want to change. But, you, not your wife, need to want to make the changes. If you are not ready to make the changes necessary; no one else can. I hope you are ready. ...Read more
Depends: Why are you eating? If you are eating for any reason other than hunger and you are obese, then you need help. Diet pills work, but only temporarily. The most effective treatment is a lifestyle change. If I offer you a million dollars to loose 5 pounds this month, would you do it? If so, what is your life worth? Start with a call to your family doctor. Consider counseling, it really helps. ...Read more
Body mass index is the ratio of weight to height squared (in metric units). Overweight is regarded as a bmi of 25 or higher. Obesity is generally regarded as a bmi of 30 or higher.
This calculator will allow you to figure out your bmi using pounds and inches:
http://www. Nhlbi. Nih. Gov/guidelines/obesity/bmi/bmicalc. Htm. ...Read more
Perhaps.: A recent iom recommendation states: healthcare professionals should consider 1) children’s attained weight-for-length or BMI ≥ 85th percentile, 2) children’s rate of weight gain, and 3) parental weight status as risk factors in assessing which young children are at highest risk of later obesity and its adverse consequences. So, see your pediatrician for health supervision visits and ask each time. ...Read more
Healthy lifestyle: I recommend moderation, variety and balance. Portion control is a good start, learning what a portion size is and placing that into action. Increasing daily activity is also an important part of lifestyle changes. Try to be active most days of the week. In summary, eat less, move more is the general recommendation for someone with obesity. ...Read more
Certainly just weight and height is good enough for most people.
Gold standard is an MRI which measures every dot for whether it is fat, air, muscle, water due to chemical vibration under magnetic field. ALmost perfect correlation with measuring fatness with calipers.
you can measure density with dunking someone in a pool and measuring how well they float; not necessary. ...Read more