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what bmi can i be hostipalised at?

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what bmi can i be hostipalised at?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Cardiology
Expert:  Dr .Saeed ahmed replied 3 years ago.

Dr .Saeed ahmed :

Hello, Thank you for your question. I will try my best to help you with your questions. I need to ask few questions before first.

Dr .Saeed ahmed :

What is your BMI

Dr .Saeed ahmed :

Do you have any other medical issues ?

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You seem to be offline, i will give you some insight into this issue and you can ask questions when you come back online

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Usually BMI more than 30 is considered as obesity.

Dr .Saeed ahmed :

more than 40 is very obese

Dr .Saeed ahmed :

unless these are associated with some issues like heart problem, stroke or any other issue they do not require urgent hospitalization.

Dr .Saeed ahmed :

We use exercise, diet modification and orlistat as main treatment for 6 months,

Dr .Saeed ahmed :

if there is less than 5% weight loss then treatment is considered as failure

Dr .Saeed ahmed :

and if BMI is more than 40 we use bariatric surgery, or BMI more than 35 with associated heart, lung problems can also be dealt with surgery.

Dr .Saeed ahmed :

BMI less than 35 does no qualify for surgery...

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Customer:

my bmi is 17.6

Customer:

??

Dr .Saeed ahmed :

It is less than normal..

Dr .Saeed ahmed :

it does not needs treatment

Customer:

i know but im anorexic and was wondering at what point would they hostipalise me because it was at 16, but i didnt want them to hostipalise me so i put on some weight

Dr .Saeed ahmed :

Well for low BMI there is no limit

Dr .Saeed ahmed :

it is the vital signs like pulse blood pressure and symptoms like not able to take orally

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that need hospitalization.

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you have questions ?

Customer:

oh ok, if you are attending a cahms unit, can you decide to leave at your own will at 17 or can your parents still force you to go?

Dr .Saeed ahmed :

you are less than 18 so parents will decide your fate

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any further queries ?

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Let me know...

Customer:

but do you not get to be incharge of your own health over 16? like if you can move out at 16 can you not be in charge of your own health?

Dr .Saeed ahmed :

For medical it is 18 years...

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I hope i have answered your questions ? do you have any more questions ?

Customer:

am i in charge of my own health then once i turn 18?

Dr .Saeed ahmed :

Yes...

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Expert:  Dr .Saeed ahmed replied 3 years ago.
Thank you for your visit, i was expecting excellent ratings.