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how does obesity affect arthritis

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Lose weight: Thee best thing you can do is lose weight and stay as active as you can.
Dr. David Liu
Dr. David Liu answered
19 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Lose weight: The best way to help your arthritis is to lose weight, which in return reduces the wear and tear on your joints.

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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Merrill Reuter
35 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Consider wgt sx: Would you consider gastric procedure to try to loose weight and lessen knee strain. Then could consider knee arthroscopy with platelet rich plasma or ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rowlin Lichter
72 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Obesity is fat: The causes of obesity are many but I am unaware of any relationship to increased allergies. Arthritis is well- proven as a result of the mechanical i ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
Back pain obesity: Sorry to hear about all of your problems. My guess is many stem from your obesity. Recommend you get my fitnesspal app. Track your intake and energy e ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susana Duncan
35 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Muscle sprain: Given your other details, in particular being overweight and in your fifties, my strongest hunch is that you have a strained lumbar muscle. See a phys ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
44 years experience Family Medicine
STDs: Certain germs that cause pid, notably gonorrhea and chlamydia, can cause inflammation in the liver (fitzhugh-curtis syndrome), proctitis (anorectal in ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
38 years experience Addiction Medicine
Surgery: Having surgery is at best still a risk, With having sleep apnea and GERD it increases the risk and being very obese can not only magnify these risk b ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Arthritis: If it's simply wear and tear osteoarthritis, diet doesn't play a significant role. Some people get relief from taking glucosamine and chondroitin. If ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
50 years experience Internal Medicine
No.: Any anti-inflammatory pills can be used for arthritis, but they are used for many other problems. Advil (ibuprofen), aleve (naproxen) (naproxyn), Motr ... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Glucosamine chondroi: Glucosamine Chondriotin is the best
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