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Doctor insights on: 48 Year Old Female Needs Help Losing Weight

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I am a 21 year old female with 40h sized breast will my breast go down with losing weight?

I am a 21 year old female with 40h sized breast will my breast go down with losing weight?

Decrease breast size: Yes, a certain amount of your fat loss will be from breast tissue - but can't predict % loss from breasts. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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I am a 22 year-old obese female with pseudotumor cerebri. My symptomps aren't that severe. Can losing weight solve my problem without any medications?

I am a 22 year-old obese female with pseudotumor cerebri. My symptomps aren't that severe. Can losing weight solve my problem without any medications?

Not certain: The exact cause of pseudo tumor is not known. It is often found in obese young women but losing weight may not reverse the process. It is now believed that pseudo tumor is in some way associated with excessive spinal fluid production or absorption. ...Read more

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What to do if losing weight 17 years old female 5'3?

What to do if losing weight 17 years old female 5'3?

Significant : unintended weight loss? Medical eval is recommended. ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestions, losing weight 17 years old female 5'3?

Can you give me suggestions, losing weight 17 years old female 5'3?

Losing weight: To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables ; 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol ; junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic ; weight lifting exercises. ...Read more

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I'm 5'3", female, 31 years old, I weigh 182 lbs. ... I need help losing weight..how many calories should I eat a day to lose weight?

I'm 5'3", female, 31 years old, I weigh 182 lbs. ... I need help losing weight..how many calories should I eat a day to lose weight?

David L. Katz, MD: Please take a look at books by david l. Katz, md. He uses an holistic approach to weight management and overall health. There are so many diets out there; the one you can stick to and slowly decrease weight is best. Dr. Katz can provide good info for you. The very best to you. Please see your doc first and consider a low carb food plan. ...Read more

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I'm a 26 year old woman and i keep losing weight. About 1-2 pounds per week. I'm starting to worry!?

I'm a 26 year old woman and i keep losing weight. About 1-2 pounds per week. I'm starting to worry!?

Losing weight: Unexplained weight loss should always be investigated. If you haven't changed your eating habits, started a new medication, changed your exercise routine, and are losing weight, you need to see your doctor to figure out why. ...Read more

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Is there any fast losing weight method for a 15 year old?

Is there any fast losing weight method for a 15 year old?

Gradual is better.: Weight loss should be gradual. It will happen automatically with life-style changes such as aerobic exercise, and eating healthy: avoiding sugars, all sodas, ice-cream, juices, starchy vegetables, all refined processed carbohydrates (bread, pasta, rice, etc). Control your portions, eat 5-6 small meals a day, never eat past 6-7:00pm, drink plenty water, fresh fruits and vegetables, and lean protein. ...Read more

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I'm 19 year old male. 5'8 240 pounds and I have trouble losing weight. I have tried diets but none seem to work. Are there any pills that can help me?

I'm 19 year old male. 5'8 240 pounds and I have trouble losing weight. I have tried diets but none seem to work. Are there any pills that can help me?

You want to avoid: "Pills", as there are short term fixes - at best - that can't replace optimizing your eating habits. Remember, it's not just what you eat, it's how much you eat too. It sounds like you really need to sit down with a nutritionist to help create meal plans that are feasible and sustainable for you in the long run. Again, please don't get caught up in the quest for a "pill cure". ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i'm a 15 (turning 16) year old girl, and need help losing weight?

What do you suggest if i'm a 15 (turning 16) year old girl, and need help losing weight?

Please consider: Some who is over 16 or an adult ask this question for you. You must be at least 16 years old to post questions on healthap. ...Read more

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I'm 21 year old male. Slightly above average weight. I have been slowly losing weight and i never feel full. I just keep eating is diabetes possible?

I'm 21 year old male. Slightly above average weight. I have been slowly losing weight and i never feel full. I just keep eating is diabetes possible?

Of course: To lose weight, you must stop eating before you feel full. Hunger is a sensation designed to keep you from losing weight.As you get older, your chances of diabetes will increase, particularly if you have a positive family history of diabetes, are a person of color--and particularly if you are overweight. Work on continued weight loss, and make sure your blood pressure and cholesterol are normal. ...Read more