Losing weight tips for morbidly obese

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Avatar f tn Drugs used to treat obesity have a lot of side effect. Hence, they are restricted for those who are morbidly obese. In these people the hazards of being morbidly obese outweigh the hazards of taking the drug. If you really need a drug to initiate weight loss, then you must ask your doctor about it. There are many drugs which can be prescribed to initiate weight loss. Then you will be asked to consult a dietician and a physical trainer and learn diet and exercise tips best suited for your body.
Avatar n tn I doubt that any doctor would support a weight loss goal of 25 lbs. per month unless you would be morbidly obese. Most of the weight you would lose would be water weight anyway, and it would come back quickly. I recently consulted with a weight loss doctor who prescribed a sensible diet (moderately low carb) and the medication Adipex. That combination was magic for me. The diet resulted in rapid weight loss, and the prescribed medication made it easier for me to follow the diet.
Avatar f tn What are your stats? Unless you are morbidly obese losing that much weight only aged 13 is detrimental.
Avatar f tn 140-160 pounds is overweight, 170-220 is obese and anything beyond that is morbidly/extreme obese.
Avatar f tn That would depend on your weight. Have you tried a BMI calculator? It will tell you what range you are in. "Underweight, Normal, overweight, obese or morbidly obese) I am 5'2" and 257 last Friday. I am morbidly obese.
Avatar m tn I can also feel nodule underneath the skin (not sure if in fat of facia) and if these are pressed, the pain is tremendous, often radiating all over. I also have difficulty losing weight - I know every obese person says this, and I don't say I can't lose weight at all, but I do it much more slowly than others, whether the diet is Weight Watchers assorted type of Atkins low carb and no matter how much I exercise. Is it normal for fatty tissue to be painful?
Avatar f tn Bariatric and weight loss surgery is contemplated in those who are morbidly obese and not losing weight by diet control and exercise. If you are trying to lose weight and cannot, then probably you have anemia, hypothyroidism, polycystic ovary, or diabetes, etc, which is making it difficult to lose weight. Also, you may not be burning enough calories. You need to consult your doctor, a nutrition expert/dietician and a physical trainer regarding this. Take care!
1298014 tn?1331028254 Other Morbid Obesity Problems But morbid obesity doesn’t just affect the heart. The excess weight carried by a morbidly obese individual general causes problems in all the areas of the respiratory system. These prblems include: •Vascular disease: The most severe been strokes which can result in brain damage. This is often caused by blockages (occlusions) of cerebral or carotid arteries.
Avatar f tn However, this drug is prescribed only in morbidly obese and to initiate the weight loss (the only weight loss indication it has been approved of by FDA, to be taken along with exercise and diet control). It is not to be taken for long periods. So, if you are really obese and diet and exercise is not working for you, then this drug can be taken for a few days. Hope this helps. Take care!
Pig I know they still consider me morbidly obese I think but since diet and exercise have worked before will look into another weight loss system.
Avatar m tn Well, I do notice one thing -- no fish. The oils you're using are great, but don't have as good a profile as fish oil. Combining them might help at least some. If your hormones remain out of balance, there are natural methods of working on it if it's not an emergency time wise, but that depends on the cause of it. By the way, if you're as tall as you say and you weight what you say, you're not morbidly obese.
Avatar f tn Hi, I'm considered a morbidly obese person. Does anyone know a clinic in Des Moines, IA that has a weight loss program that offers phentermine/adipex pills and B12 shots? Apparently, this programs is pretty popular in the East Coast, and I can't find one here. Please advise.
681398 tn?1412526287 and 100% over ideal weight is considered severely, or morbidly, obese. More recent guidelines for obesity use a measurement called BMI (body mass index) which is the individual's weight multiplied by 703 and then divided by twice the height in inches. BMI of 25.9-29 is considered overweight; BMI over 30 is considered obese.
Avatar f tn This is given at the start of a weight loss program for the morbidly obese. This is not recommended for someone trying to lose a few kilos. Also the drug has lot of side effects so cannot be taken for long. It is usually given in initial stages to lower your portion size and start you on path of healthy eating. This is the only weight loss indication approved by FDA. With time the drug is slowly withdrawn and you eat lesser and healthier.
2008133 tn?1367059790 I have been diagnosed now as being Morbidly Obese and there are all sorts of new problems associated with it. The most worrying ones are my inability to breathe and the heart disputations and distress when I undertake the simplest of tasks around the house. I have always been big and strong but after turning 61 these symptoms have all just appeared within a period of one month after our mother died and the resulting stress and depression of the event have taken it's tole.
Avatar m tn I recently within the last 2 months began losing weight and I am walking on my treadmill for 45 mins a day @ 1.5 to 1.8 mph.....I have noticed, in the last couple of days, my heart rate has gone down to 50 bpm while I am sitting down working on my computer. I am wondering if this bad or something I should be concerned with??
15480 tn?1302529802 I was diagnosed yesterday with chronic EBV. My doctor wants me to take Adipex to help with the extreme fatigue. However, when I researched Adipex it says it is used as a weight loss drug for morbidly obese people. I am 5'6" and weigh 148 lbs. I am certainly not morbidly obese and I am very concerned after researching the side effects of this medication. Has anyone else ever taken Adipex before? Thanks for you help!
Avatar f tn My cardiologist has told me that I must lose weight to reach at least 275lbs before he will schedule me for bypass surgery. I have had 2 heart attacks in the last year & am on home oxygen 24/7. If I take the O2 off & walk 20 feet, my sats drop to around high 7-'s low 80's & my chest hurts. When the O2 is restored & my sats are back up to mid 90's, my chest pain ceases. I have had 2 angiograms. Dr. says I have a 100% blockage in the center bundle.
Avatar f tn I have dealt with the obesity prejudices personally, and have gone from morbidly obese to normal to obese, the last because of pain issues, not caused by the weight, as my back was in decent shape when I was at my lowest weight for several years. Weight can cause problems, or add to them, but it is not the answer to everything that goes wrong with a person. If he just sees your weight, he won't look for any other underlying conditions that might be causing a "weak" spine.
Avatar f tn I'm 21, weigh 217lbs and I am 5 foot 6 inches tall. My BMI is 35.0, am I morbidly obese and do I qualify for lap-band surgery? Also, do you know if there are any insurance companies that will cover the cost, or partially cover the cost of the surgery. I do not want to have gastric bypass, because I've heard from friends of the family, about their experiences, and almost none of them are positive. I fear that too often you lose all the weight just to put it back on and more.
Avatar f tn I am very sorry sweetie but your not just overweight, your morbidly obese. My heart is breaking for you. I think the best thing to do is talk with a doctor and dietician to find out how to get you to a healthier weight. At your current weight, you are at risk for many very serious medical problems. Is there anyone in your life that can provide loving help and support? I wish you the best.
431786 tn?1203985358 Some nights I lay in bed wanting to cry because my feet hurt and are burning so much. I know I have gained weight over the past few years but I am not morbidly obese. Any ideas?
Avatar f tn She explained Schering’s medication only makes a difference if a person is very thin or morbidly obese; and that Pegasys can be adjusted as needed without a problem. I weigh 171 – according to her - not obese or thin – but kind of in the middle (never heard that before). Anyway, I have to decide which medication I want to take in order to attend an ‘orientation session’ this month. So does it matter? Also - is one brand of medication better for genotype 1?
Avatar f tn i have been a diabetic for about 8 years and i am what they call morbidly obese i have lost over 50 pounds over the last 3 years and have kept it off but because i fractured my pelvis in a car crash in 88 i can not walk for any distance can not stand for long and i can't even lay on my back without being in pain so most exercising is out. i am on insulin the novolog 70/30 mix i was taking metformin 1000mg twice a day my doctor took me off that a couple weeks ago. i now take 7.
Avatar f tn Drugs used to treat obesity have a lot of side effect. Hence, they are restricted for those who are morbidly obese. In these people the hazards of being morbidly obese outweigh the hazards of taking the drug. Yes, drinking water helps. However, to lose weight, you need to make lifestyle changes which are acceptable to you, your palate and working style.
Avatar f tn I have polycystic ovary syndrome. I am obese according to doctors. Has anyone else been though a pregnancy and been morbidly obese?