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First. When someone is morbidly obese then it is harder for them to lose weight that for a person who is closer to a normal weight. Their metabolism shifts somehow to a lower gear. This means that even if he isn't eating that much, it will still take a while for the weight to go down.
As the doctor said, the first thing he has to do is lose weight.
It sounds to me like he might need to go to a clinic (for inpatient treatment) that specifically deals with morbid obesity.
This is a copy/paste from the US National Library of Medicine / National Institutes of Health
Treatment of morbid obesity requires that the patient should achieve a negative energy balance of at least 350,000 kcal. Dietary treatment under metabolic ward control in time achieves any desired weight loss, but few morbidly obese patients can maintain dietary restriction for long enough as outpatients. The objective of both surgical and nonsurgical treatments is, in effect, to encourage (or force) the patient to diet. Drug treatment and exercise are ineffective in long-term massive obesity, but behavior therapy or jaw-wiring followed by the fitting of a waist cord can achieve worthwhile weight loss maintained for 3 years of follow-up.
As far as the bleeding from your husband's navel. I think at his present weight it is not possible to see exactly where the bleeding is coming from. Even if you can find the area of the naval it would be hard to determine what it is coming from.
The most worrisome thing about this is if he has an open wound (however small) that is causing this bleeding. He would have a very high chance of getting celulitis - an infection of the skin - which would be hard to treat at his weight. It is important for him to see his doctor and/or a doctor specializing in obesity in order to figure out what exactly is going on.
Please let me know if you have further questions.
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He already has cellulitis on both of his legs and are very swollen and has been treated for weeping on his legs from infection. I thank you for your input and will try to persuade him to talk to his GP. This will be my last time on this site. Again I thank you.
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