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what effect does obesity have on the integumentary system

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Dr. Philip Miller
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Removal: of subcutaneous fat can help reduce body weight, i.e.- liposuction. No deleterious effects on the integumentary system.

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
34 years experience Neurology
See below: See http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/1522803/.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Pneumonia: The integument is the skin and the mucous membranes. These structures are not affected as a primary focus of pneumonia, which is an inflammation of t ... Read More
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Dr. Scott Diede
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Bruising...: Hemophilia is a defect in your blood's ability to clot properly. If this coagulation system is not working well, as happens in hemophilia, a person ca ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Feldman
41 years experience Endocrinology
Skin darkening: Addison's disease (primary adrenal insufficiency) is associated with high ACTH levels from the pituitary gland. Other hormones are also made from the ... Read More
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Dr. Reid Holtzclaw-swan
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Largest organ: It is a waterproof covering, the first line of defense against infection, allows us the sense of touch, and it helps define our shape.
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Dr. Michele Arnold
22 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Weakness, numbness: The paralysis from spinal cord injury causes varying degrees of weakness and muscle loss (atrophy), depending on the severity of the injury. There may ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Check out these : Links. Take care! http://www.m.webmd.com/heart-disease/tc/health-problems-associated-with-adult-obesity-topic-overview. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/p ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Yeast: When someone is obese, they may have folds of skin that press against each other. This can create a moist, warm environment for infections to develo ... Read More
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Dr. David Sherer
37 years experience Anesthesiology
Subtle: If obesity causes sleep apnea, the brain may not get enough oxygen.

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