A 45-year-old member asked about a 18-year-old male:
my son is 6ft 6 and 184, he is losing weight from new job which is physical. so far 15 pounds in a month. he is diabetic. he is 18. is he ok?
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Family Medicine 25 years experience
No: That is too much weight loss and if he's diabetic it could be related to worsening or uncontrolled diabetes.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
My son is 17 and has a weight problem. I have one as well. I've been losing weight but i can't seem to motivate him. Any ideas?
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Allergy and Immunology 20 years experience
Specialized centers: In many areas of north america, there are weight managment centers/clinics where your son could work in a program that designed by experts in medicine and public health, nutrition, fitness, motivation, and education. Focusing on several goals with motivation, he can perhaps have a happier lifestyle in the near future.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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