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will hernia go away if I lose weight

A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
23 years experience General Surgery
No: Hernia is a defect ( hole) in muscle/fascia. Once u have it, it never goes away. With efforts to try to loose wt and lifting etc, it may get bigger. I ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Not usual: BUT depends on location, size, pain, and associated symptoms.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Probably yes: Because you can exercise more and burn calories that you would otherwise not. But only indirectly.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasu Brown
33 years experience Integrative Medicine
No/ helps: Hernia does not shrink but there is less pressure so hernia will improve due to reduced bulk pressing on it.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
No: Gynecomastia is hormonally-active breast tissue in a man. Since breast tissue consists of mostly fat, losing weight will cause a reduction in the siz ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
32 years experience Bariatrics
Yes: yes, slowly it will fade over time.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Will what: go away?
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That is a strong: possibility.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Extreme starvation : diets are NOT the way to go. You could make yourself quite ill. You may also sabotage yourself because when the body goes into starvation mode you wil ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
No: Stretch marks are tears in the skin cause by weight gain. They can be covered up, but not improved by creams and lotions. The only possibly effective ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Spot fat loss does: not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some may be abdominal fat. But, we don't get to choose what area of body fat is lost from. Eat heal ... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Can't hurt...: Fatty liver is typically due to obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol, too much alcohol, or a combination of these. Lose 1-3 pounds per week (drop 10-20 ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
Probably not. : See vein specialist for varicose veins. See your doctor or nutritionist to help lose weight and improve your health.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Suzanne Galli
23 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Cardio: with cardio, you may experience fat loss through out your body. Whether or not your legs will be slim really depends on their intrinsic shape and gen ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Exercise and: Eating do not contribute to appendicitis. Be sure to drink extra fluids to hydrate and rehydrate after the exercising regimen.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Watry
19 years experience General Practice
Not likely: Lordosis is an abnormal forward curvature of the lumbar (low back) or cervical (neck) spine. Weight loss will generally not correct this, but there m ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
36 years experience Internal Medicine
No such thing as: spot weight reduction.The extra fat does come off just like it came on.A combo of aerobics,weight training,and a diet low in carbs and fats will have ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paige Gutheil
18 years experience Family Medicine
Usually: When you eat a healthy diet (without processed sugars and starches and full of healhty antiinflammatory fruits & veggies), increase activity and lose ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Probably: Becoming a vegan is moral high-ground and it is safe if, and only if, you know exactly what you are doing. Otherwise it is extremely dangerous, and yo ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nimish Gosrani
32 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Walking: Walking, or any exercise, is not the main way to lose weight.You will have far more success with excellent nuitrtion , focusing on minimal or no sugar ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leon Katz
Dr. Leon Katz answered
28 years experience Bariatrics
Lose both possibly: It all depends on how you progress with the weight loss. As long as you get adequate protein and most of your weight loss is from exercising then you ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
Not proven : There is no proven scientific evidence that "detox" helps with weight loss. A wiser thing to do would be to spend your money purchasing healthier food ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
All changesSm: The water diet is not a way to lose weight. If you are serious about weight loss it takes lots of hard work. Set goals exercise and make small changes ... Read More

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