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What Does it Mean to be morbidly Obese?

A: The term obese is often used interchangeably with morbidly obese, but these are two separate terms signifying different levels of weight over ordinary body weight. Many people fall into the obese category and weigh about 20% more than the ordinary body mass index (BMI) for their height. It doesnít take a lot to be considered obese and in developed countries like the USA, a fairly large percentage of people are in this category. To be morbidly obese means that person has a much higher body fat percentage and BMI might be anywhere from 35 to 40 and up. There are disputes on whether BMI of 35 or 40 is the beginning point of morbid obesity. A BMI of 40 is more typically cited as the BMI that...


Somebody said I am morbidly obese (see question below) but isnt morbidly obese over 40?

A: Does it matter? you''re still very obese, despite the title. well... to be honest... you are fat. fix it, i don''t know if doctors tell you this... but your health is at risk...like you could die... like tim russert... I think if you have a BMI over 30 and a co-factor like high blood pressure or diabetes etc then you are considered mobidly obese. Do you have any underlying medical complaints like that? the ideal weight is beween 25 and 30 i think, and morbidly is over 40. but BMI is quite useless because a muscly tall man is going to have a higher BMI than a short fat man. I''m pretty sure morbidly obese means a BMI of 40, not 35. So you are moderately obese, but not yet morbidly obese. Hope this helps. don''t...


What Are the Pros and Cons of Surgery for morbid obesity?

A: The main benefit of surgery for morbid obesity, also referred to as bariatric surgery, is that is has a high rate of success. Patients who undergo this treatment very often end up losing weight. Most medical experts agree that the risk associated with surgery for morbid obesity can sometimes outweigh the benefits. This type of surgery presents the same type of risks associated with any surgery, such as infection and reaction to anesthesia. In addition to common surgical risks, surgery for morbid obesity may also cause blood clots, food intolerance, and symptoms of malnutrition. Surgery for morbid


What Are the Different Types of morbid obesity Treatment?

A: morbid obesity treatment options include changes in diet, exercise, behavior therapy, and bariatric surgery. Various medications can also be used to help suppress a personís appetite and reduce the amount of fat that person absorbs. Each of these morbid obesity treatment options can be used separately, but can also be used simultaneously to help produce prolonged and sustained weight loss. Since morbid obesity is a serious medical threat that can reduce a personís lifespan, it is highly recommended for a person in this condition to consult a medical professional about using one or more of these treatment options. The most drastic


How does morbid obesity affect heart health?

A: Hi @putty! morbid or class-3 obesity is dangerous for cardiovascular disease like increase risk of heart attack, stroke, heart failure, angina pectoris, cardiomyopathy, arrythmias, peripheral vascular disease and left ventricular hypertrophy. This is so since it leads to increase prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors like high LDL cholesterol, low HDL cholesterol and high levels of triglycerides. Health statistics show that morbid obesity is associated with 100% increase in total serum cholesterol. For those who are obese there is atherosclerosis which is 10 times more common in obese people compared to people of normal weight. Fatty deposits build up in arteries that supply the heart,...


What is morbid obesity?

A: According to the National Institutes of Health, when a person weighs 20% more than his or hers ideal body weight, they are considered obese. When a persons weight becomes such that it significantly increases the risk of one or more obesity-related diseases or health issues, that person is considered to have morbid-obesity. There are 97 million people in the United States that are considered overweight or obese, that’s one-third of the population. Of those, 5-19 million are considered morbidly obese. morbid obesity is a chronic disease, that’s symptoms build slowly over time....

What do you think of the fact that the morbidly obese were 4x more likely to die from swine flu?

A: Did the UK study say specifically which illnesses? H1N1 has affected a slightly different demographic as opposed to the seasonal flu: the elderly are less likely to contract it, while teenagers are one of the main groups being affected by this strain of flu. This odd change in demographic could be related to the morbidly obese more likely to die from H1N1, but that''s probably not the case. The morbidly obese already have many health risks in general, so it''s completely logical that this illness affects them more than it would the average Joe. source(s): ...


I was diagnosed as being morbidly obese yesterday, guess how heavy crispy is, closest wins the points ...?

A: 16stone 12pounds I don''t know how to guess in stones. May I just use pounds? My guess is 264 pounds. Can''t you give us a hint with your height? I''m guessing from the way you answered your questions, that you consider yourself not to be morbidly obese. I would hazard a guess at 12 stone 10lbs. Its a shame these days that even carrying a little extra weight you can be classed as obese. If someone of my height weights 11 stone, they are classed as obese. BTW - I also am classed as morbidly obese. 286 pounds 14 stone 7 pounds 11 ounces 17stone , 6lb , 4oz , 3 grains , The Right leg is .....( LOL ). :) 126 lbs about 6 paris hiltons 225 lbs. I don''t know stones. .......22 stone 11 pounds? is this before or after you get type 2...


Eastern Medicine - answer for morbid obesity?

A: Why do most diets fail? Because most of them go the wrong direction. Most buy into the cholesterol cartel, the myth that diet cholesterol is connected to blood cholesterol and that blood cholesterol is connected to myocardial infarction (heart attack). In addition fat is seen as the culprit when manufactured carbs are the real culprits. A modified Rosedale diet is a better way. I''ve lost 30 pounds in three months so far. And I don''t feel the least bit hungry. I''m fat and I can attest to anyone who suggests that we exercise and eat lettuce.....Shove it. I would love to see someone who got skinny after losing 150lbs and keep it off. They say Diets don''t work. I''m stuck being a fat slob who can''t drive because I don''t fit behind the wheel. Losing weight is impossible And I won''t...


morbid obesity A Disability?

A: If you are just overweight that alone does not qualify you for disability. If you have other medical problems such as diabetes, heart problems, etc that are ongoing and not just a few months duration, you will need to check with your regular doctor. When you apply for disability all your pertinent medical records will have to be reviewed to see if your other medical problems in addition to being overweight are a cause for you not being able to work. The fact that you are still working will show the deciding Disability Judge that you are not that disabled and more than likely you will be turned down. Disability turndowns are just the start of the process. Once you have been formally turned down once, you may contact a disability attorney who will present your case for you to the government...

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