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A 23-year-old female asked:

I am obese?

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Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 20 years experience
More detail: We would need to know your height, weight, and more usefully your waist and hip measurements before being able to make this assessment. The cdc has a useful calculator you can use, when you have this information: http://www.Cdc.Gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/adult_bmi/english_bmi_calculator/bmi_calculator.Html.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
You can do some: Thing about it. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
Loss Physically Easy: All living creatures are open systems: i.e. all atoms we are made of keep changing, some rapid/some slow. Thus if we eat & store less than loose daily, wt. will go down. Calories: zero wt.; thus counting largely pointless. Track Wt. daily to 0.1 lb., after up&toilet, & review what eaten previous day to learn what works. Carbs/sugar most prone to store as fat. Fats (of natural origin) least stored!
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 34 years experience
See yourMD: See your md for help to get started on a change in your life style..Stop you sugar and carbs..Cardio for exercise drink water each day is new so do not quit. See www.Weighstation.Net for some help..Newsletters and faq's.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
There is Hope!: Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. This site helps determine calories burned for > 100 activities: http://www.Prohealth.Com/weightloss/tools/exercise/calculator1_2.Cfm.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
Loss Physically Easy: All living creatures are open systems: i.e. all atoms we are made of keep changing, some rapid/some slow. Thus if we eat & store less than loose daily, wt. will go down. Calories: zero wt.; thus counting largely pointless. Track Wt. daily to 0.1 lb., after up & toilet, & review what eaten previous day to learn what works. Carbs most prone to store as fat. Fats (of natural origin) least stored.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

What are the tests for obesity?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Weight & Height: Weight & height are used to determine bmi (body mass index). There are publised bmi values for age and gender that tell you if your weight is too low for your height, just right, high (that's obestiy) or dangerously high (that's morbid obesity). Tests like blood suger, thyroid function & lipid levels help assess the risks associated with obesity.
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A 34-year-old female asked:

So what is the important of obesity and why is it important?

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Dr. Marc Hirsch
Family Medicine 53 years experience
Good Question: Obesity is having too much body mass. It takes more Insulin for a heavy person to process sugar from food and your system can burn out and you become diabetic. Blood pressure could be increased. Estrogen levels can rise, setting you up for cancers of various types. There is stress on your heart. You can get depressed. What you eat and how much are the most important factors in losing weight.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Is obesity a disease?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
YES: Many factors play a role in it.
A 27-year-old male asked:

I'm suffering from obesity. What should I do?

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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Make life changes: The only solution to obesity is to cut back on calories. Adding in physical activity will help & you may want to talk to dr about surgery. Set a goal to lose 5% of your body weight to start with as this can have significant health benefits. Cut out any beverage with added sugar, cut back on fats esp. Trans fat, track your calories daily and try choosemyplate.Gov as one tracking platform.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

What are the causes of obesity?

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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Too many calories: Obesity is the result of intake (food) exceeding output(exercise). There are a few medical conditions that can cause obesity, such as untreated hypothyroidism, and prader willy syndrome. Some medications can also cause weight gain.
Dr. Scot Kolsin
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Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Metabolic Syndrome, and Hypothyroidism will lead to increases in weight. Others such as stress or menopause can change hormonal balance and lead to weight gain. Of course caloric balance is important as well. A Board Certified Obesity Specialist can help find a cause and medical or surgical solution solution.
Jul 29, 2012

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