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What can i do to get rid of my abdominal obesity ?

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Diet and exercise: Only treatment that works is diet and exercise. Eat less then you burn off. 3500 calories to the pound. Will reduce your risk of diabetes, high bp, heart disease, cholesterol, infertility, etc. Direct exercise towards your abdominal muscles to firm them up.

Answered 6/28/2014

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Dr. James Chappell answered

Specializes in Aesthetic Medicine

Stay focused: Everyone should diet/exercise. If your body stores fat at the abdomen predominantly that will be the last area to go. That is where liposuction, tummy tuck, and some new non-invasive procedures: coolsculpting, liposonix, can come in handy. Ask your primary care doctor for diet and exercise advice. Consider a personal trainer or exercise classes for group support.

Answered 6/5/2014

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Dr. Natalie Hodge answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Go Mobile!: You must aggressively change your lifestyle. Mobile Health games can help. Physicians recommend water, increased veggie intake and walking 10k steps a day. Changing your behavior is HARD! Here is a health game that will help! Commit to tracking your nutrition and weighing in weekly. Losing just 10 pounds can reverse diabetic state. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/personal-medicine+/id846379884?m

Answered 3/14/2017

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in 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 healthy & be physically active. Calories burned must > those consumed. Tighten ab's: crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge & “bicycling” exercise on back. Do regular aerobic exercise.

Answered 9/27/2014

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