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Dr. Scott Shapiro
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Adult Obesity (Overview)

Bmi correlates height and weight. Bmi greater than 30 equals obesity. In some people with a lot of muscle this may not be accurate waist to height ratio can also be used. Greater than 0.5 means obesity.


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How can I get rid of the excess skin caused by my prior obesity?

How can I get rid of the excess skin caused by my prior obesity?

Lose excess skin: Body contouring surgery can remove the excess skin after weight loss. Common procedures are tummy tuck, arm lift , thigh lift, breast lift +/- augmentation, face & necklift, body lift, buttock lift. The procedures needed, and combination or sequence of procedures, varies in each patient. I recommend consulting with a board certified plastic surgeon, and start with addressing what bothers you most. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Shapiro
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Adult Obesity (Overview)

Bmi correlates height and weight. Bmi greater than 30 equals obesity. In some people with a lot of muscle this may not be accurate waist to height ratio can also be used. Greater than 0.5 means obesity.


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What is the definition or description of: adult obesity?

What is the definition or description of: adult obesity?

Usually based on BMI: Bmi correlates height and weight. Bmi greater than 30 equals obesity. In some people with a lot of muscle this may not be accurate waist to height ratio can also be used. Greater than 0.5 means obesity. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker Dr. Baker
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Adult obesity (Tip)

Diet sodas are proven to increase obesity! Avoid all sodas. Have water, coffee, tea or try kombucha. ...See more

Dr. Payam Rafat Dr. Rafat
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Overcoming Obesity (Checklist)

Limit your sugar and carbohydrate intake
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Exercise regularly
Weekly
Eat a balanced diet
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What is the relationship between being an overweight child and adult obesity?

What is the relationship between being an overweight child and adult obesity?

Strong!: Obesity is in epidemic form in the U.S. The most important cause is the "junk", particularly sugary stuff, ice cream, sodas including, sweeteners etc. The taste mechanism is a signal to the brain that gives pleasure. It should be a combination of sweet, sour, bitter, astringent, salt and metal that gives flavor as appredciated in all "god made" food. Obesity is a reflection of hedonism. ...Read more

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What goes through the mind of a doctor when they are examing an adult obese patient's body?

What goes through the mind of a doctor when they are examing an adult obese patient's body?

How to reverse it: With any obese patient, the questions are: Why is the patient obese? How did she end up obese, and how long has she been obese? Can she eat less and reverse the obesity? Can she exercise more to burn more calories each day? ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Wright Dr. Wright
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Adult obesity (Tip)

Get fitter america! obesity rates doubled between 1990 and 2010 and they continue to rise! ...See more

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How can I help a low functioning morbidly obese adult?

How can I help a low functioning morbidly obese adult?

Motivate them: Its very hard to change someone's behaviour unless they want to. However i think having a positive influence, showing them how healthy food can be yummy, exercise can be fun or just moving around can be may motivate them to make a change. Also emphasizing their improved quality of life. Berating someone or negative talk most likely will not lead to any real change. They have heard it before. ...Read more

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When an obese child loses weight, why does she is prone to gain weight in the future compared to an obese adult who lose weight?

Obese people....: ....Whether adults or children, have a higher tendency to gain weight than someone who has never been obese. A child who has lost weight is not more prone to becoming obese than an adult who has lost weight. It's the other way around. Metabolism slows with age, so weight gain tends to be greater in adults. ...Read more

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Adult obesity (Tip)

Liposuction and other cosmetic surgical treatments are not treatments for obesity. ...See more

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Have obesity in adults, what to do to treat it?

Have obesity in adults, what to do to treat it?

Lifestyle changes: Are essential. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs 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. ...Read more

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Adult obesity (Tip)

“the commonest form of malnutrition in the western world is obesity.” mervyn deitel. ...See more

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Is it possible for an obese young adult to develop type 1 diabetes and not type 2?

Is it possible for an obese young adult to develop type 1 diabetes and not type 2?

Yes : Obesity is known to increase risk for developing type 1 dm in both adults and kids. Some adults with type 2 diabetes also have antibodies for type 1 diabetes. Some would argue that both types of diabetes are the same disease on either side of the spectrum. We do sometimes diagnose children with "double diabetes" when they clearly have antibodies but also significant chronic Insulin resistance. ...Read more

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Night cough, no allergies, no URI symptoms, no allergies. Nonsmoker. Adult, 63, module ratels obese. Cause?

Night cough, no allergies, no URI symptoms, no allergies.  Nonsmoker. Adult, 63, module ratels obese. Cause?

GE Reflux/asthma/CHF: If your cough occurs while lying down, it could be either cardiac or gastrointestinal in origin, instead of just pulmonary. If it is associated with shortness of breath and chest or back pain, you need to see your doctor right away. If it is associated ever with a sour taste in the mouth , almost vomiting, and heartburn it may be gastrointestinal reflux of stomach acid into the esophagus. ...Read more

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Adult obesity (Tip)

Sleep apnea is related to heart disease and obesity; it's worth treating, and you'll feel better! ...See more

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Does obesity impact children more negatively than it does adults?

Does obesity impact children more negatively than it does adults?

In many ways: Children have the capacity to develop more fat cells until late childhood. After that, fat cells can get larger. So, an obese child will struggle more with weight loss as an adult than an adult who was a thin child. Additionally, the extra weight is particularly hard on the developing weight bearing joints, heart, lungs and self esteem. In my opinion, not addressing child obesity is abusive. ...Read more

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What effect does childhood obesity have on his adult life?

What effect does childhood obesity have on his adult life?

Can be many: There are not only physical effects, but also emotional effects on children with obesity. Some of the long-term health complications include diabetes, high cholesterol, sleep problems, and high blood pressure. In some cases asthma may be worsened by obesity.The emotional effects of childhood obesity should not be overlooked. These concerns include depression, bullying and poor self image. ...Read more

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Adult obesity (Tip)

Myth: lap band surgery is the best cure for obesity! ...See more

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What types of social problems do obese teens and adults face?

Many in addition: In addition, it is well known that obese people earn less money at their job, also are less likely to get a job.Obesity is often judged by others as a sign that a person could be lazy or not work as hard at their job. In todays world, where jobs are not as plentiful, obesity could stand in a person's way when he/she applies for a job. Please note that I do not agree with these negative perceptions. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

Having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for ...Read more