Your BMI is 46

Your BMI of 46 is considered extremely obese. While diet and exercise are vital for weight loss, they are not always not efficient. If you have tried diet and exercise alone, and especially if you suffer from health issues related to being overweight, bariatric options can help you reduce co-morbidities and help you live a healthy life. The following weight loss procedures are all recommended for people with BMI over 40 but are often performed on people with BMI 35 affected by serious co-morbidities.

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, environmental 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:

  • Hypertension
  • Dyslipidemia
  • High LDL Cholesterol
  • Low HDL Cholesterol
  • High levels of Triglycerides
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Heart Disease
  • Stroke
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Some Cancers

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.

Lap Band Procedure for a BMI 46

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.

Morbid obesity is associated with a multitude of health problems, many of which significantly increase the risk of death. A lap band is a reliable option for those suffering from morbid obesity, but patients must comprehend the risks and benefits.

If you require a weight loss surgery procedure there’s no need to worry about the expenses, most of them will be covered by the weight loss surgery insurance, just check the terms of your insurance policy.

Gastric Bypass Procedure for a BMI 46

The gastric bypass is one of 4 types of operations for morbid obesity and has shown 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.

Gastric Sleeve Procedure for a BMI 46

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 gastric sleeve does not significantly affect normal digestion and absorption, as food passes through the digestive tract in the usual order. 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.

If you lead a sedentary lifestyle you may dream of a higher quality of life, a life with no major health problems. So why not try exercise to bring that dream a bit closer to reality? On a serious note, lack of physical activity combined with excess weight can contribute to a number of health problems such as anxiety, depression, heart disease, thrombosis, diabetes, high blood pressure, etc. The benefits of regular exercise are many:

  • a much-improved quality of life
  • longer life expectancy
  • lower risks of stroke, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, depression, etc.
  • better mood and ability to adjust to change

As a general guideline, you should have a full medical check-up before designing an exercise plan. This way you can know exactly what your fitness level is and what type of physical activity is best suited for you. Even if you do not exercise in the beginning, activities like taking the stairs instead of the elevator, gardening, dancing, parking in a distant parking lot, and then walking to the car, are typically a good enough place to start.