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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Rothman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Metabolic Epidemic : Adult obesity is often the result of excessive carbohydrates and sugars which raise blood sugar levels, increase Insulin and lead to Insulin resistanc ... Read More
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Dr. John Powelson
35 years experience Transplant Surgery
Usually based on BMI: Bmi correlates height and weight. Bmi greater than 30 equals obesity. In some people with a lot of muscle this may not be accurate waist to height ... Read More
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Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Too fat: Look up bmi. For adults >24.9 this is an index /calculation using height and weight.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
73 years experience Preventive Medicine
Strong!: Obesity is in epidemic form in the U.S. The most important cause is the "junk", particularly sugary stuff, ice cream, sodas including, sweeteners etc. ... Read More
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Increased risk: One in three children are currently overweight or obese. Based on current trend, one in three children born in the year 2000 will become a diabetic ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
No need: There is no need to introduce solids to infants under the age of 1 yr. It is a practice that arose when parents prepared homemade formula that was bet ... Read More
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Iron, vitamins : Solids introduced slowly and by food groups provides added nutrients to the baby’s diet. I would suggest allowing three days in between food introduct ... Read More
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Adding table food to infants has nothing to do with adult obesity unless you overfeed him with sugary products. There is strong evidence that introduc ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
Congrats on loosing: weight and a healthier lifestyle. Check w/doc but you only need a little food w/meds. Maybe some yogert or salad. Peace and good health.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
28 years experience Ophthalmology
Wieght loss, steroid: Losing weight while on steroids is tough! exercise is key in helping gain control over your appetite. Walking three miles a day at a brisk pace has b ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
A bariatric doctor: Is the correct person to ask about medication to help w/satiety. I see that you have a hair loss issue also. This may be related to thyroid or other ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Serena Chen
33 years experience Fertility Medicine
Makes response worse: Obesity increases the risk for infertility, miscarriage, and birth defects. It also affects the response to fertility drugs. In general obesity impa ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Luther
22 years experience Addiction Medicine
Crestor or Lipitor (atorvastatin): Lipitor (atorvastatin) or Crestor are both top choices. Consider Lipitor (atorvastatin) since it has a generic and is much cheaper. If neither of th ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregg Nishi
22 years experience Bariatrics
Heavy menses: Menstrual irregularities can be caused by a wide variety of conditions including hormone imbalances, polycystic ovary syndrome, gynecologic tumors (be ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Manohar Ahuja
41 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
No: No, TB medicines don't cause weight gain, it may though but only if corticosteroids were used as part of treatment of tb!
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