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is being obese a disability?

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 55 years experience
Obesity: Obesity indicates • Poor Dietary habits with lack of discipline • Lack of Exercise • Poor coping with stresses in life It is Not what you eat, IT IS what is eating you! Being obese is not a Disability Obesity can lead to • DiabetesHeart diseaseHigh Blood Pressure Complications of these diseases can cause Disability

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Is my baby pre-disposed to obesity?

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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Possibly: Obesity, like many conditions can be cause by a variety and combination of factors. Common causes are too much activity and/or too little physical activity. But there is also some genetic predisposition in at least some people, however at this time there is no definitive testing.
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What kind of doctor is best if I plan on applying for disability?

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Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Based on problem: Your question begs the question - do you want to try to get help for your medical issue or are you just trying to get disability? If you want help for your issue it is important to talk about what the disability is - one problem is that if you want disability they are going to look and see if you have gotten medical treatment to try and get better. You also need good documentation.
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Who typically can successfully file for disability with fms?

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Dr. Slade Suchecki
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Someone disabled: I take care of a number of fibromyalgia patients who have symptoms controlled and can continue to be productive in the work environment. If your symptoms Prohibit you from working you can consider filing for disability. I would discuss this with your primary care provider and consult legal advice. Obtaining a functional capacity evaluation helps to quantify ability - occupational med consult.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What kind of disabilities result from a brain damaged by lead?

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Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Several: Usually these are intellctual, i.e. Learning disorders, lower intelligence and behavioral, impulsive, inattentive. If you know someone with these issues, seeing a psychologist to determine the persons strengths and defecits will help in their rehabilitation. Often a psychiatrist is needed for the behvioral issues if the are causing dysfunction.
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A 32-year-old member asked:

What are the differences between overweight, obese and morbidly obese?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Bigger & Bigger BMI: The categories overweight, obese, & morbidly obese are defined by the body mass index (bmi), which is a measurement that looks at one's weight in comparison to his height. Tall people are allowed to weigh more than short people are. Bmi calculators are available at the doctor's office and also online. An adult with a BMI of 25-29.9 is overweight, 30-39.9 is obese, and 40 or more is morbidly obese.

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