Your BMI is 37

If your BMI is 37, you are considered obese. In order to lead a much healthier life, you should lose weight. In order to lose weight, you need to change the way you live, especially the way you eat and move. A BMI of 37 does not necessarily require weight loss procedures but it is a good option. Especially if you are affected by life-threatening health conditions related to obesity, the following are options that might be worth considering.

Each person’s body is unique and may have different caloric needs. When your body’s caloric balance status is in caloric excess, it means that you are eating more calories than your body is using and you will store these excess calories as fat. Besides diet and behavior, the environment and genetic factors may also have a significant effect in causing people to be overweight or obese. It is important to understand the risks you are facing if you do not take any measures to lose weight.

Overweight and obese individuals are at increased risk for many diseases and health conditions, including the following:

  • Hypertension27%
  • Dyslipidemia60%
  • High LDL
    Cholesterol
    41%
  • Low HDL
    Cholesterol
    28%
  • High levels
    of
    Triglycerides
    33%
  • Gallbladder
    Disease
    12%
  • Type
    2 diabetes
    90%
  • Coronary
    Heart disease
    21%
  • Stroke22%
  • Osteoarthritis40%
  • Sleep
    Apnea
    78%
  • Some
    Cancers
    18%

If you are seriously overweight, have tried dieting and exercise but you fail to lose weight, weight loss surgery is a viable option to consider. If your weight is impacting the quality of your life, bariatric surgery can help you regain control of your life and improve your health.

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Dr. Jeremy Korman - Lap Band Surgery

Lap Band Procedure For a BMI 37

The lap band procedure is recommended for BMI over 35, it can also be done for obese patients whose BMI is between lower than 35. This surgically implanted device helps adults lose considerable weight by limiting the stomach’s capacity, thus giving the patient the feeling of being full. Placed around the upper part of the stomach during a minimally invasive surgical procedure, the lap band creates a small stomach pouch that can hold only a small amount of food.

The narrowed opening between the stomach pouch and the rest of the stomach can be adjusted by inflating (adding saline fluid) or deflating the band (removing saline fluid). For obese patients who have failed to lose weight through non-surgical methods, the lap band is a recommended surgical option. The weight loss surgery costs can vary from $7,000 to $23,000 based on the type of procedure you require.

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Dr. Jeremy Korman - Gastric Bypass

Gastric Bypass Procedure For a BMI 37

Gastric bypass helps you lose weight by changing how your stomach and small intestine handle the food you eat. It is performed in 2 steps: making your stomach smaller by dividing it into a smaller upper section and a larger bottom section, and the bypass. Doctors often use the BMI and health conditions, such as type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure to determine who is a candidate for weight loss surgery.

Gastric bypass is done for patients who have a BMI over 40, but can also be recommended for obese patients with a BMI of 35. You may lose half or more of your extra weight in the first 2 years and most people lose about 10-20 pounds each month in the first year after surgery.

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Marina Weight Loss - Gastric Imbrication

Gastric Plication Procedure For a BMI 37

Ideal candidates for gastric plication are obese patients with a BMI of 30 or more with a willingness to make significant lifestyle changes. The procedure, relatively new in the field of bariatric surgery, reduces the size of the stomach capacity to approximately 3 ounces and is completely reversible. Gastric plication does not involve the use of an implanted device, nor does it involve rerouting and reconnecting the intestines.

After the procedure, patients are placed on a postoperative diet that typically involves progression from fluids to semi-solid foods. Solid food intake must be avoided for approximately 6 weeks after the gastric plication surgery. Patients will experience consistent weight loss of more than 50% of their excess body weight.

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Dr. Jeremy Korman - Sleeve Gastrectomy

Gastric Sleeve Procedure For a BMI 37

Gastric sleeve surgery, or sleeve gastrectomy, is a restrictive bariatric operation designed to make the stomach smaller, in order to help obese people lose weight and regain control of their life. Lifelong changes need to be done after this procedure in order to maintain your weight. If your BMI is between 30 and 40, you may be a candidate for the gastric sleeve surgery.

During this procedure, more than half of your stomach is removed, leaving only a thin vertical sleeve about the size of a banana. This is not a reversible procedure! Your doctor will give you specific instructions before and after the surgery. Even if you had surgery, you will still need to have a healthy diet and get regular exercise, in order to reach your weight goal and avoid regaining weight.

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Even if your goal is to lose weight, it is important to give your body what it needs for proper, healthy function. Vitamins, minerals and other nutrients fuels your organs. You can find in the list below an estimation of the daily requirements:

Your Daily Nutrients Need
Total Carbohydrate 130.0 g
Dietary Fiber 25.0 g
Linoleic Acid 12000.0 mg
Alpha-Linolenic Acid 1100.0 mg
Protein 33.0 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A 2333.0 IU
Vitamin C 75.0 mg
Vitamin D 200.0 IU
Vitamin E 15.0 mg
Vitamin K 90.0 mcg
Thiamin 1.1 mg
Riboflavin 1.1 mg
Niacin 14.0 mg
Vitamin B6 1.3 mg
Folate 400.0 mcg
Vitamin B12 2.4 mcg
Pantothenic Acid 5.0 mg
Biotin 30.0 mcg
Choline 425.0 mg
Minerals
Calcium 1000.0 mg
Chromium 25.0 mcg
Copper 0.9 mg
Fluoride 3.0 mg
Iodine 150.0 mcg
Iron 8.0 mg
Magnesium 310.0 mg
Manganese 1.8 mg
Molybdenum 45.0 mcg
Phosphorus 700.0 mg
Selenium 55.0 mcg
Zinc 8.0 mg

Disclaimer

The above recommendations are only estimates of your minimum needs, and illness or any genetic individuality is not taken into account. Furthermore, these recommendations are specific to women with ages between 19 and 30, and may differ from the standardized Daily Values used on nutrition facts labels.

  • Walking. Take a walk every other day, even better -- every day. You might be surprised at the beneficial results. Try giving up the elevator or escalator in favor of using the stairs, or taking a walk to the nearby grocery shop instead of hopping into the car for every short trip.
  • House cleaning can be a win-win activity: you get to live in a clean and neat space, and you also have to chance to burn calories.
  • Jogging. R moderately-intense jogging improves well-being and the quality of life.
  • Sports. Running and swimming are known to work all the major muscle groups, while soccer, tennis, basketball, baseball and other team sports are not only good workouts, but also good for socializing.
  • Weightlifting. Often called "strength training exercises", a well thought-out routine with the optimal repetitions will strengthen and tone your muscles.
  • Yoga, Pilates and other stretching exercises can improve your joints and your mobility.