Your BMI is 43

Your BMI of 43 exposes you to a number of potentially serious health conditions and it classifies you as being extremely obese. Diet and exercise are a must for efficient weight loss. However, if they have already failed to help you lose weight, or you have lost weight and gained it back, certain bariatric solutions can still help you achieve dramatic weight loss and regain a healthy life.

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 43

Having a BMI greater than 30 doubles one’s risk of congestive heart failure. At BMIs over 40, patients are considered to be morbidly obese and should consider weight loss surgery. The lap band can help severely obese patients lose an average of 60% of their excess weight 5 years after the procedure. Gastric banding has shown to be safer than other invasive weight loss surgeries and has shown to improve or resolve several serious obesity-related comorbid conditions.

Morbid obesity is associated with a multitude of health problems, many of which significantly increase the risk of death. The lap band procedure is a reliable option for those suffering from morbid obesity, but patients must comprehend the risks and benefits of the procedure. The weight loss surgery costs will range from $7,000 to $23.000.

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Dr. Jeremy Korman - Gastric Bypass

Gastric Bypass Procedure For a BMI 43

The gastric bypass is one of 4 types of operations for morbid obesity and has showed results for patients who are seriously obese, who have been unable to achieve satisfactory and sustained weight loss by various dietary efforts and for people who suffer from comorbid conditions, which are a serious impairment to the quality of life or are life-threatening.

Gastric bypass is recommended for morbidly obese patients with a BMI over 40. Patients should expect a weight loss of 65-80% of excess body weight in time after the surgery. The medically more significant effects include a dramatic reduction in comorbid conditions. Patients are required to follow a diet plan and lead an active life in order to maintain their weight after the procedure.

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Marina Weight Loss - Gastric Imbrication

Gastric Plication Procedure For a BMI 43

You may be a candidate for gastric plication if you have a BMI greater than 35 with one or more obesity-related conditions (diabetes, sleep apnea, high blood pressure). You may also be a candidate for this procedure if you have a BMI of 40 or more, even without the presence of any obesity-related diseases. Gastric plication does not cause decreased absorption of nutrients or bypass your intestines.

The portion of the stomach that is plicated is known as “the greater curve” and it is the portion of the stomach which is able to dramatically expand when the patient eats. By reducing the size of the stomach’s capacity to approximately 3 ounces, the patient is able to lose up to 70% of the excess weight and the diseases associated with morbid obesity will mainly resolve.

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Dr. Jeremy Korman - Sleeve Gastrectomy

Gastric Sleeve Procedure For a BMI 43

Morbidly obese patients with a BMI of 40 and over are ideal candidates for sleeve gastrectomy. The total excess body weight patients will lose in time after the procedure is approximately 66%. During the procedure, the surgeon creates a smaller stomach pouch, which will limit the amount of food that can be eaten at one time. Patients will feel full sooner and stay full longer. The body will stop storing excess calories and will start using its fat supply for energy.

The gastric sleeve does not significantly affect normal digestion and absorption, as food passes through the digestive tract in the usual order. The procedure requires commitment in the long run and the advantages of gastric sleeve surgery make every effort count. It is highly important to keep appointments with the medical team, follow the recommended eating plan and be physically active in order to reach your weight goal and avoid adding weight back.

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Consult your nutritionist to learn about the minimum daily nutrient requirements that allow your body to function properly and stay healthy. The following list is an estimation of these requirements, established by the Food and Nutrition Board:

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.

A sedentary lifestyle has more than one downfall so it is vital to do adopt an active lifestyle with regular physical activity in order to avoid serious health issues. Aerobic exercises (rope jumping, jogging, sports, brisk walks, etc.) and muscle-strengthening exercises (weight lifting, squats, pushups, lunges, etc.) should make it into your daily routine so that you can develop endurance and build a strong body. Design a routine that includes aerobic exercises, strength training exercises and stretching to ensure joint health. Start out with 10-15 minutes every other day for a few weeks until it becomes a natural habit. Increase the length of your routine each week until you reach a daily work out of 40-50 minutes. You will find pretty soon that physical activity becomes natural to your body, something that you can hardly go by without.

If you are affected by obesity co-morbidities, you need to check your exercise plan with your doctor, to make sure that you don’t do more harm than good.