I hate it when you talk to someone and then use terms that I am unfamiliar with and I have to nod and smile without understanding half of what they say. So I am making this as easy as I can, I am one of those jerks that uses a lot of big words and doesn’t think twice about it. I am keeping a running list of words that you may or may not be familiar with and defining them down below (with pictures if I can).

So if I miss a word…ASK ME…I won’t judge you

BMI – is a person’s weight in kilograms (kg) divided by his or her height in meters squared. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) now defines normal weight, overweight, and obesity according to BMI rather than the traditional height/weight charts.

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BMI Chart

Laparoscopic gastric banding is surgery to help with weight loss. Thesurgeon places a band around the upper part of your stomach to create a small pouch to hold food. The band limits the amount of food you can eat by making you feel full after eating small amounts of food.


Filling the band – The band is made of a special rubber (silastic rubber). The inside of the band has an inflatable balloon. This allows the band to be adjusted. The doctor can decide to loosen or tighten it in the future so you can eat more or less food. The band is connected to an access port that is under the skin on your belly. The band can be tightened by placing a needle into the port and filling the balloon (band) with water. Your surgeon can make the band tighter or looser any time after you have this surgery. It may be tightened or loosened.


Sleeve gastrectomy is a surgical weight-loss procedure in which the stomach is reduced to about 25% of its original size, by surgical removal of a large portion of the stomach along the greater curvature. The result is a sleeve or tube like structure.

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Binge Eating Disorder is a serious mental illness characterised by regular episodes of binge eating. A person with Binge Eating Disorderwill not use compensatory behaviours, such as self-induced vomiting or over-exercising after binge eating. Many people with Binge Eating Disorder are overweight or obese.

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Hypothyroidism- also known as underactive thyroid, is a condition where the thyroid gland does not create enough of a thyroid hormone called thyroxine. Thyroid hormones regulate the way in which the body uses energy – metabolism – and without enough thyroxine many of the body’s functions slow down.


Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) – is a disorder that can lead to easy or excessive bruising and bleeding. The bleeding results from unusually low levels of platelets — the cells that help blood clot.






Bipolar II disorder (BP-II; pronounced “type two bipolar disorder”) is a bipolarspectrum disorder (see also Bipolar disorder) characterized by at least one episode of hypomania and at least one episode of major depression.


IgAd – People with this deficiency lack  a type of antibody that protects against infections of the mucous membranes lining the mouth, airways, and digestive tract. Basically I get sick REALLY easily



Fibromyalgia – Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues.