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Proven Surgical Options – Obesity Surgery

In Obesity & You by OC Staff

There are many types of obesity surgeries. Choosing your obesity procedure will ultimately depend on which surgery fits your lifestyle best. Researching each procedure online is the first step. Finding a surgeon that you are comfortable with is your second step. Discussing the benefits and risks of each obesity procedure is the third step. The fourth step is finding out …

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Am I Morbidly Obese?

In Before Surgery, Calculators, Obesity & You, Resources by OC Staff

Reviewed By Patricia Sullivan, BSN, RN, CNOR, CBN In order to qualify for weight loss surgery you have to be considered morbidly obese. By definition this term means that you suffer from obesity and because of this you are more likely to suffer from comorbidities. The National Institute of Health (NIH) set the standards to measure and treat obesity. There …

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Weight Loss Options

In Obesity & You by OC Staff

Losing weight is difficult. If it was easy, none of us would be overweight. Psychological and physiological factors all play a role in a persons weight. Even though your success with weight loss depends on many factors, there is only one way to lose weight. Its not a secret. To lose weight, you must burn more calories than you eat …

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What is Morbid Obesity?

In Before Surgery, Obesity & You by OC Staff

Morbid Obesity is a life-threatening condition when your current weight exceeds your ‘ideal weight’ by 100 lbs or your BMI is over 40. Your ‘ideal weight’ is very subjective. Most medical professionals use Body Mass Index calculations to determine your ideal weight. How is Morbid Obesity Life Threatening? Morbid Obesity doesn’t actually kill you. Its one of the few diseases …