Patient discussion about obesity

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Q. What Are the Complications of Obesity?

Why is obesity so dangerous? What are the possible complications of being obese?
AExcessive body weight has been shown to predispose to various diseases, particularly cardiovascular diseases, diabetes mellitus type 2, sleep disturbances (sleep apnea) and osteoarthritis. Obesity is one of the major risk factors for developing a heart attack, as well as hypertension and stroke. It is also a risk factor for breast, colon, prostate cancer and other malignancies. It is known that losing weight helps to reduce the risk of suffering from these diseases.

Q. What Are the Surgical Options for Treating Obesity?

I would like to find out more about the surgery that is performed on obese people for weight reduction. What surgical options are available?
A1The main two surgical approaches for obesity treatment are gastric banding and gastric bypass. Band surgery is reversible, while bowel shortening operations (bypass) are not. Here is more information about being a candidte for surgery- http://www.5min.com/Video/Weight-Loss-Surgery-To-Be-a-Surgical-Candidate-5007
A2Here are tips about the weight loss surgery ("bariatric surgery")-
http://www.5min.com/Video/Weight-Loss-Surgery-How-to-Get-Started-4987
A3Bariatric surgery (or "weight loss surgery") is regarded as a last resort when dietary modification and pharmacological treatment have proven to be unsuccessful. It relies on various principles, the most common approaches are reducing the volume of the stomach, producing an earlier sense of satiation (for example by adjustable gastric banding) while others also reduce the length of bowel that food will be in contact with, directly reducing absorption.

Q. Is obesity a risk factor for Dementia?

A1The answer is YES. In fact, many of the risk factors for heart disease, such as high blood pressure, blood glucose levels, insulin resistance, and overweight, are also risk factors for dementia, in addition to genetic predisposition for the disease.
A2Obesity is when excess body fat accumulates in one to where this overgrowth makes the person unhealthy to varying degrees. Obesity is different than being overweight, as it is of a more serious concern. As measured by one’s body mass index (BMI), one’s BMI of 25 to 30 kg/m is considered overweight. If their BMI is 30 to 35 kg/m, they are class I obese, 35 to 40 BMI would be class II obese, and any BMI above 40 is class III obesity. Presently, with obesity affecting children progressively more, the issue of obesity has become a serious public health concern.
Approximately half of all children under the age of 12 are either obese are overweight. About twenty percent of children ages 2 to 5 years old are either obese are overweight. Worldwide, nearly one and a half billion people are either obese or overweight. In the United States, about one third of adults are either obese or overweight. It is now predicted that, for the first time in about 150 years, our life expectancy is supp
A3i say yes too- the reason i think is because obesity can cause micro thromboses to move around and damage oxygen to small parts of the brain. that can (in the long term) cause dementia.

Q. I am an obese guy and my dad suggests me gym.

hey all…..I am an obese guy and my dad suggests me gym. I don’t want to go gym and rub my body on those metal padded structures and neither I like to work out in the gym… please tell me are there any ways to avoid gym, though obese I feel fit and I have muscle power to make my work done and I like mental activity and not physical…please suggest me any tips…………..
A1HELLO;;you have a life treatining disease my friend.people die from obesity...you may not like to exercise..but..at this point you have to do something..to lower your weight...you can walk every day for a hour or so...you can ride a bike..but do something...being lazy in this case...can kill you....mrfoot56
A2You are a lazy fellow I guess…Obesity is the primary causes of heart ailments. Well, let me share with you some information; overeating is being linked to genetic and being obese is considered to be the breeding ground of a mind problem which has a link to genes. Olden day’s people were not much obese and these days there are many factors involved in to say environmental factors, life style, diet etc. Don’t hesitate to do some exercise daily. If you are particularly hesitant to visit gym, buy some exercise equipment and work out from home. But exercising is a must for healthy life especially in the present scenario.

Q. my daughter 7 years old weighs 39kgs, how can i reduce her weight?

A1here is a site every parent should know about-
http://www.drmdk.com/
it's a pediatric site, with a video library about all of what you can think of and more. it has a whole section about child obesity. all the doctors advising are professionals pediatricians.

good luck!
A2diet and exercise,less junk food,more fruits and veggies,maybe get her in a sport,get her tobe more active.

Q. What are the risks in a gastric bypass surgery for weight loss?

I am obese and I am interested in doing this surgery, but I’m scared. What are the risks of this surgery?
A1I had Gastric Bypass Surgery 5 years ago.. The surgery affects people differently.. I do believe the surgery has been perfected over the years and there isn't as great a risk of complications as there used to be. When I had my surgery the risk of death was 1 in 200. That was 5 years ago. I can say this much. It's changed my life!!. I'm MUCH healthier. The only side affect I have is I have to watch the amount of sweets I eat. My blood sugar drops and I faint. But, that's a good thing.. makes me not want to eat any sweets! A friend of mine can't eat protein. So she has to look for other sources. Like I said.. it affects everyone different.
A2There are a diferent option for obese persons, it is a kind of surgery knows like sleeve gastrectomy, it is a better option and without a complications related with bypass. This procedure it is done in Europe and Mexico. You may find information at draleflo@prodigy.net.mx
A3This surgery is a big abdominal surgery, and therefore has all the complications that accompany such major procedure, including severe hemorrhage, severe infection of the abdomen and blood, developing blood clots, leakage of bowel material into the abdomen, bowel obstruction and more. Despite these complications the reduction in obesity complication is so enormous it is advised to take this surgical procedure into account.
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