Your BMI is 49

With your BMI of 49 you are classified as being severely obese. You should try to lose weight by dieting and living an active life, with regular physical activity. However, if you do not manage to lose weight with these methods and/or you have developed one or more health problems associated with overweight, seek the advice of a bariatric surgeon. Weight loss procedure can help you achieve dramatic weight loss.

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 49

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. Depending on the type of procedure you require the weight loss surgery costs can vary from $7,000 to $23,000.

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Dr. Jeremy Korman - Gastric Bypass

Gastric Bypass Procedure For a BMI 49

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 49

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 49

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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Based on the Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI) established by the Food and Nutrition Board, the following list contains the recommended daily nutrient amounts. Even if you follow a rigorous diet, health balance requires that you feed your body with the essential nutrients.

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.

Overall health, fitness and well-being can be greatly improved and maintained by making physical exercise a part of your everyday life. Physical exercise is an advantageous method of weight loss, because of its exceptional health benefits. If you want to lose weight at a steady pace, you need to exercise along one of the following guidelines:

  • at least 2-3 hours per week of moderate-intensity cardio activity (walking, taking the stairs, etc.) and at least 2-3 sessions per week to include strength training exercises designed to work the major muscle groups
  • at least 1-1.5 hours per week of vigorous-intensity cardio activity (jogging, hiking, biking, etc.) and 2-3 days per week to include strength training exercises that work all the major muscle groups
  • at least 1-1.5 hours per week of both moderate-intensity and vigorous-intensity activity and 2-3 days per week to include strength training exercises for all major muscle groups

Do not forget to do some stretching exercises after every demanding physical activity, as this will keep your joints flexible and in their full range of motion.