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how many different possible illnesses or diseases can a person have if she/he is overweight?

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Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice 36 years experience
Many: here are a few: diabetes, high blood pressure, gall bladder disease, high cholesterol, high triglycerides, heart disease, stroke, sleep apnea, osteoarthritis.Obesity can cause menstrual issues and infertility in women.Obesity hypoventillation- poor breathing results in too much carbon dioxide (hypoventilation) and too little oxygen in the blood (hypoxemia).

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A 18-year-old female asked:

My mom is overweight acually she eats a lot i told her many time that she should take care of her healthy but she doesn't respond please help me ?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Family: It is not your place to nag your mother about her health. She probably has significant self esteem problems as it is. A loving family number does not want to add to such burden. Perhaps telling her you are concerned out of love and then leaving it be may be wise.

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