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I am 5'8", weigh 229. BP is 120/75. I walk 2 1/2 miles in 40 min. 5 x a week. My weight loss is slow. What is a healthy weight for me? 160 seems low.
This is about right
Your height and weight convert to a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 34, which is in the obese category. 160 pounds would be a BMI of 24, which is in the ideal BMI range of 20-25. Exercise will help with weight loss, but you will lose faster if you also follow a low-glycemic index diet (increased protein, reduced sweets and starches). See more »
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Is 150 gram of carb per day ok if i follow 1500 calories diet plan and ia am in active ?
Depends
If you are able to maintain a normal body weight then that is probably OK. If you are overweight then you should reduce your carb intake. See more »
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What is the best way to overcome a plateau when you are trying to lose weight?
Change it up
When you hit a plateau, you can often get through it by changing the type of exercise you are doing. Make sure you continue to eat a healthy, low-glycemic diet as well. See more »
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Which are the minimum pounds of weight i need to lose in order to visibly see results in weight loss?
Variable
Smaller people may see a difference with 5-10 pounds, while very large people may not see noticeable results until they have lost 30-40. See more »
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How can I get a smaller waist without weight loss?
Exercise
For people who are at an acceptable weight but want to lose a little around the middle, increasing physical activity can help. You will burn body fat and build muscle, which is more dense. This can allow you to lose inches without losing much weight. See more »
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What can I do to break through a weight loss plateau?
Stick with it
When you hit a plateau it is important not to get discouraged. Keep following the diet you have been on and getting exercise. You may consider changing your exercise regimen to use different muscle groups as this sometimes helps. See more »
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Is there any easy weight loss that does not involve work out?
Not really
Weight loss requires reducing calories consumed below calories burned. Without exercise this is difficult to maintain, thus the weight tends to return. Start with a short daily walk and progress until you reach 30 minutes of exercise daily. Combined with a low-glycemic index diet this will allow you to steadily lose weight and then maintain it. See more »
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Is my awesome feeling be related to weight loss?
Yes
As you lose weight you reduce the stress/workload on your heart, lungs, kidneys, muscles, etc. This results in most people feeling like they have more energy. Congratulations on your weight loss! See more »
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Which vitamins Are good to aid weight loss?
None
The best way to lose weight is eating a healthy, low-glycemic index (lean protein sources and colorful/green vegetables, avoiding starches and beverages with calories) diet and increasing your physical activity until you can exercise for 30 minutes a day. If you do this and maintain this change you should see steady weight loss. See more »
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What is a good weight loss program?
Diet and exercise
The best way to lose weight is eating a healthy, low-glycemic index (lean protein sources and colorful/green vegetables, avoiding starches and beverages with calories) diet and increasing your physical activity until you can exercise for 30 minutes a day. If you do this and maintain this change you should see steady weight loss. See more »
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Hernia Repair


Inguinal, Umbilical, and Hiatal Hernia Surgery

You can trust your hernia repair to the skilled, board-certified surgeons at Alabama Surgical Associates (ASA) in Huntsville.
A hernia occurs when inner layers of abdominal muscle become weakened. The lining of the abdomen then bulges out into a small sac, and part of the intestine or abdominal tissue may enter the sac. Hernias occur most commonly in the groin (inguinal hernia), the navel (umbilical hernia), and at the incision site of a previous surgery. A hiatal hernia occurs when the lower part of the esophagus and a portion of the stomach are pushed above the esophagus.

Some people with hernias remain relatively free from symptoms. But a hernia can cause severe pain and other potentially serious problems, such as infection and bowel obstruction. A hernia repair can only be done through surgery, as they do not resolve on their own.

Hernia Surgery Procedure – Open Surgery vs. Laparoscopic Hernia Repair

Surgical methods currently employed to repair hernias include open surgery and laparoscopic surgery. A hiatal hernia is corrected by a surgical procedure called Nissen fundoplication.

During open surgery, the surgeon makes an incision near the location of the hernia and carefully opens the hernia sac, placing the intestine or other tissue back inside the abdomen. The weakened area is repaired and reinforced with a synthetic mesh or a suture that pulls the abdominal muscle tissue back together. If you have this type of hernia repair, the entire procedure takes about 1 hour in adults and 30 minutes in children.

In the case of laparoscopic surgery, four or five tiny incisions are made in the area around the hernia instead of one long incision. A device called a laparoscope, which is a miniature scope attached to a video camera, is inserted into one of the incisions. This allows the surgeon to see the hernia and the surrounding tissue and organs on a video screen. Instruments used to repair the hernia are inserted through the other incisions and the operation proceeds in much the same way as open surgery.

Advantages of having laparoscopic hernia repair include shorter recovery time and less post-operative pain. A disadvantage is that it must be performed under general anesthesia, which carries more risks than local or epidural anesthesia. Laparoscopic hernia repair has only been used for a few years, and while research shows it to be safe and effective, long-term results are unavailable.

Not everyone is a good candidate for laparoscopic surgery. You may not be eligible if you have health problems which prohibit the use of general anesthesia, are obese, or have large amounts of scar tissue on your abdomen.

We are pleased to provide Bariatric Surgery to those in Huntsville, Chattanooga and Nashville Alabama.