Conditions with symptom: 'obesity'
can i be refused an operation on nhs for prolapse due to obesity, 14 stone female
Hello dear Iam Rezhin from Wolverhampton : Iam msc student. I have a pcos(polycystic ovarian syndrome ) Iam suffer from obesity , does any cure for that?
Hi, please can you explain how you can do the same diet that they do in the three month 'lock down' for the woman in her fifties who had a hernia and lipoma with morbid obesity? I would like to try doing this myself at home and would like to buy the shakes myself but don't know what ones to buy.
Hi, I am 18 and I have a buried penis. It is so small that every girl I have had a sexual encounter with has laughed. I am really skinny so it can't be related to obesity. Is it curable or are there any exercises I can do?
mate mines under 3 cm somtimes it goes iunwards
Mate, mine is barely an inch. I work in banking and regularly have to take showers with colleagues after a game of squash, you can imagine my embarrassment!
I am obese and heading towards morbid obesity and need ideally to lose 6 stone. I am 51, my height is 5' 4" and I weigh approx. 15st 8lbs. Is there a way of losing that much weight without it resulting in loose flabby skin ?
The Hypno-Band is a very successful method that uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Hypnotherapy. Using those methods we help the client change their behaviours and habits related to eating and also use the "Mind/Body" connection to fit a "virtual gastric band" which enables the client to eat less and feel full more quickly.
hi my names bethany im 16 years old and have suffered with obesity since my first period ive tried more or less every club possible but non of them seem to have worked due to my weight i have become servilely depressed my confidence levels are so low its hard for me to go out as well whatever i do i still do not seem to loose any weight please can you help me thank you
Hi all, what can I do about my daughters obesity? She used to be a well proportioned teenager but since living with her partner she is now close to 17st+ and it's destroying her self esteem/confidence. Her partner eats consistently on junk food and I'm convinced thats the problem. However, they do love each other and have a wonderfull 3 year old son. I did suggest that she saw her GP,and she claims that she went but there was nothing they could do. If I persist remarking about my concerns for her health she just get's annoyed. It really kills me inside to see her like this. Gratefull for any help. John.
I think your doughter need to go back to gp and ask to see psycologist. there is a reason why she eats, experts can help. dont leave it too late, I am the same now I have 3 year old and a heart condition
I am 30 years old I have fought with obesity my whole life. I was 26 stone at my heaviest. I have worked very very hard to lose the weight with no pills or help at all, I am now down to 15 stone and I am losing more every week. However I have lots of extra skin. Its to the point that I would prolly be very close to my idea weight if the skin was removed. Is there anything I can do to tone the skin up, I already get plenty of activity and exersize. I get horible rashes and boils and other skin blisters from all the skin. and frankly I'd almost rather be fat then have this skin and the sores and problems it causes. what can be done?
Hi, I really feel for you. I am going through the same thing, not as bad though. I was 19.5 stone and now down to 12.5 stone. I am probably too thin it's just the excess skin keeping my weight up. I am have started doing weights for the last 5 months, 4 times a week, and have been watching my diet, eating lots of protein. I have seen some improvements, but very very slowly. I am going to keep at it til next August to give it every chance of succeeding, but it is a struggle as everyday I think I am going crazy. I have never gone to the beach my whole life, never taken my top off in front of anyone. I can't even have a girlfriend. I hope the exercise works, if not I will go for the surgery as I have to get rid of it. I hope you find a an answer. But I think it is surgery to get rid of the excess skin. keep working on it.
Im 48 and also been fighting obesity all my life. I was 21stone 6ft tall. I got down to 12 1/2 stone and was going to the gym all the time. Going to the gym will certainly tone you up but you would have to put on loads of muscle to hide loose skin and then you have to have the right genetic build for it! I even considered illegally using steroid injections to weight train, but because I had slimmed to be healthy I thought pumping myself full off lethal crap was contradictory to what I set out to do in the first place. My view is I can either stare at my loose skin or stare at my scars from plastic surgery. What I can't stare at is a lean healthy weight body without scars or either loose skin sadly. But at least I will live to see my kids grow up.
I started gaining weight at 12 yrs old, but despite constant pleas for help to doctors, dietitians & specialists I was only diagnosed with PCOS at 36yrs old....by which time I was nearly 22 stone in weight. I then had a 3 year fight with the PCT to agree the funding for the gastric band surgery to loose the weight. Now 2 and a half years later I've lost 8.5 stone. What it has now left me with is a mass over excess skin, and a large overhang of stomach skin. I have arthritis in both knees, and have been told they won't give me replacements for at least another 15years. The way the excess skin overhangs makes a huge difference to the way I walk, and therefore the pain and difficulty in my arthritic knees...... yet the PCT have refused the funding for any operations to help with the excess skin removal. On your programme I've seen people sent for these skin removal operations, and on this site you say the NHS will pay for this but there might be a few years on a waiting list. So my question is why are some people given the help they need, while others like myself are not? What can I do in my situation..... I am desperate as this problem not only affects my self-esteem (which after years of obesity and bullying is so low anyway), and it affects my physical health and daily pain.
I have put this question in Obesity as I have read a similar question but cannot find an revelant category for my own. Seven years ago I had a hysterectomy from excessive fibroids and endometriosis, and 18 months ago a double OOphorectomy due to PCOS.For the second op, the intention was that the previous bikini scar would be used, however whilst in theatre, due to the amount of endometriosis, it was found neccesary to make an abdominal incision. While I am estatic to be almost pain free and with a good recovery, I am left with a protuding and hanging lower abdomen, with a heavy apron of fat which overhangs a (now) very fatty pubis. The apron protudes through my clothes and when I am sitting, I can feel it resting on my thighs, and there is a very tight feeling like a tight waistband under the apron, and a pulling feeling in my sides which feels like I am carrying a pregnancy! The skin between the second scar is very loose and very thin. I have never been obese, although I may be considered slightly over weight at 5'4" and ten and a half stone, size 12/14, a weight I am happy at. The rest of me is slimmish, and I go to the gym twice a week, and swim once a week and nothing makes any difference. It is affecting me in many ways, catching sight of it depresses me, I only wear baggy oversized clothes and it is at the point were I am reluctant to be seen naked by my partner. I have seen the doctor about this and he says that it is just a side effect of my ops, and, with no offence to anyone, he also said that because I have never been obese and it was a side effect of losing weight, the chances of having corrective surgery on the NHS is nil. Is there any other options for me?
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