Overview

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Tests for Morbid Obesity

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Body Fat Analysis
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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The body mass index (BMI)-also known as the Quetelet index-is a formula used to calculate a person's body fat content based on his or her weight and height. Th...  More
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Skinfold Thickness Measurement
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Gastroenterostomy
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Medical Procedures for Morbid Obesity

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Lifestyle Counseling
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Behavior Therapy
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Surgical Procedures for Morbid Obesity

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Gastric bypass is a surgery that's done to help you lose weight when most other methods have failed. It's the most common type of bariatric or weight loss...  More
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Bariatric Surgery
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Duodenal Switch
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Fobi-Pouch Gastric Bypass
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Laparoscopic gastric banding is a surgery used for people who are overweight, or people for whom excess weight poses serious health risks. These patients usually ha...  More
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Vertical sleeve gastrectomy is a form of weight-loss surgery that involves altering the size of your stomach so you will feel fuller and eat less food. This surgery...  More
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Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
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StomaphyX
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Prescribed Medications for Morbid Obesity

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Orlistat (OR li stat) is used to help obese people lose weight and keep the weight off while eating a reduced-calorie diet. This medicine decreases the amount of fa...  More
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SIBUTRAMINE (si BYOO tra meen) is used to promote and maintain weight loss in obese patients. This medicine should be used with a reduced calorie diet and, if appro...  More
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PHENTERMINE (FEN ter meen) decreases your appetite. It is used with a reduced calorie diet and exercise to help you lose weight.  More
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Over the Counter Medications for Morbid Obesity

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Orlistat (OR li stat) is used to help obese people lose weight and keep the weight off while eating a reduced-calorie diet. This medicine decreases the amount of fa...  More
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Self Care for Morbid Obesity

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Carrying around too much weight feels uncomfortable and it can also damage your health. According the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), obesity rates...  More
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Lifestyle Modification
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Dietary Modification
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Weight Reduction
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