Karina Garcia – My 600 lb Life Now

Karina Garcia appeared in episode 5 of My 600 lb Life‘s sixth season.  At the beginning of the episode, Karina weighed more than 630 pounds.  She’s 38-years-old and lives in her parent’s house.  Garcia lives in the living room because it’s the only room she can fit in and it’s close to the bathroom.

Karina is depressed because she can no longer do the things she loves doing.  She’s the oldest of 3 kids.  Her and her sister are 10 months apart but they didn’t spend time with each other as a child because of Karina’s asthma.  By the time Garcia turned 5, her health improved but she was addicted to food.

The following pic shows Karina Garcia now.

Karina Garcia My 600 lb Life Now
Karina Garcia My 600 lb Life Now

Dr. Younan Nowzaradan and his team had to perform a surgery on Karina to remove a gastric balloon from a previous weight loss surgery.  This is a rare procedure on My 600 lb Life.  The balloon was inserted to help Garcia stop overeating but it was ineffective.

Karina Garcia My 600 lb Life Young
Karina Garcia My 600 lb Life Young

Patients on the series usually have support from their family members but that wasn’t the case with Karina.  The failure of her first surgery led her family to doubt the effectiveness of her new surgery.  Despite her family’s doubts, Karina lost more than 200 pounds thanks to her new surgery and she now weighs less than 400 pounds.

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