• Pink Pink
    April 27, 2011
    I would like to lose 30 lbs. My weigth is 164 lbs and I am 4"11.
    Pink Pink
    April 27, 2011


  • My Bariatric Life
    Health Guide
    June 05, 2011
    My Bariatric Life
    Health Guide
    April 27, 2011

    Hi Pink,

    Your BMI is 33, putting you in the obese weight category (BMI >30). If you've tried diets and exercises in the past and have failed to keep your weight off, then you may want to explore weight-loss surgery and see if it is right for you.


    Recently the FDA approved the LAP-BAND from Allergan for people who have 30lbs or more to lose, a BMI of 30-40, and at least one comorbidity (such as asthma, diabetes, or hypertension). You can read about this in my sharepost: http://www.healthcentral.com/obesity/c/276918/138712/comorbidity-loss


    Good luck with whatever you decide to do!


You should know Answers to your question are meant to provide general health information but should not replace medical advice you receive from a doctor. No answers should be viewed as a diagnosis or recommended treatment for a condition. Content posted by community members does not necessarily reflect the views of Remedy Health Media, which also reserves the right to remove material deemed inappropriate.