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Advantages And Disadvantages Of Overweight Person
Yes, but...: Yes, and if you are overweight and there is no evidence of hypertension, Insulin resistance (high blood sugar), lipid (cholesterol and triglyceride) abnormality, breathing abnormality or joint complications then perhaps the extra weight is not so bad. However, obesity breeds problems, so it merits close monitoring. ...Read more
Many: Here are a few: diabetes, high blood pressure, gall bladder disease, high cholesterol, high triglycerides, heart disease, stroke, sleep apnea, osteoarthritis.Obesity can cause menstrual issues and infertility in women. Obesity hypoventillation- poor breathing results in too much carbon dioxide (hypoventilation) and too little oxygen in the blood (hypoxemia). ...Read more
Would a person who was overweight as a child, but is in a currently healthy weight as a adult have any future complications?
Loose the weight: Your ankles carry the weight of your body and weight loss would be a great start. ...Read more
Yes: A person can binge (eat large amounts) and purge (vomit, laxatives), but still absorb a lot of the calories and not get it all out, so can gain weight. If you or someone you know has bulimia, get help very soon, as it can be dangerous, even life threatening, even if not underweight. Vomiting a lot can cause electrolyte imbalances which could cause a heart attack. ...Read more
Exercise: Possible yes but prudence dictates getting medical clearance and training carefully and appropriately. Whether its ago of idea is an individual question. ...Read more
Check DSM-IV: According to the diagnostic statistic manual, an anorexic individual refuses to maintain their weight at or above a minimally normal weight for age and height. So the answer to your question is no, a person suffering from anorexia nervosa will not have a normal weight or be overweight. This is a serious disorder with high mortality rates. Treatment is available. Visit your pmd or a psychiatrist. ...Read more
HCG diet: I am a big advocate on my diet program called the HCG true diet. It allows your metabolism to change with HCG and a low calorie diet. It is a medically monitored program and creates new behaviors which can become habits over time. Most people lose 20-30 pounds per 12 week course. Even people on rehab. Can do this diet. ...Read more
Get less sedentary!: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. 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. ...Read more
Bulimic: After reading your question several times, I would say anything is possible. ...Read more
Can an overweight person get a butt augmentation? I am pretty heavy, but have a relatively flat behind. Am I a candidate for butt augmentation? .
I don't agree at all, I do lipo and fat transfer procedures regularly on obese individuals and have had a total of 2 infections in the past 400 cases. One was in a diabetic who was somewhat overweight, and this w as most likely because she allowed her glucose to go out of control. These two issues, obesity and diabetes are separate, even though obesity may be a risk factor in the development of type 2 (adult onset) diabetes.
In my experience, in my hands, you would be ideally suited to have liposuction and fat transfer. What I frequently see, but this is not always the case, is patients being motivated to lose weight after liposuction. Simultaneously it must also be said that cosmetic surgery, and liposuction surgery are not weightless surgeries.
My last liposuction and fat transfer patient weighed just shy of 300lbs, & she is in love with her rounder, higher buttock appearance after her surgery.
I will be posting pictures soon. ...Read more
Marginally: A bmi between 18 and 25 is considered normal, 25-30 overweight, over 30 obese. Having said that, some people, due to bone mass and the proportion of fat vs lean mass, can have a normal bmi but have too much body fat, or conversely can have a high bmi but have a normal amount of fat. ...Read more
No: It's not easy to lose weight. It's a full time job. It requires motivation, dedication, & self discipline. It can be done but it doesn't happen quickly or by accident. Consider joining weight watchers, tops, curves or buying one of the many excellent books available. Set a target date, take one day at a time, expect backsliding, stay focused, aim for lifelong healthy eating. B patient. Good luck! ...Read more
Somewhat: They're used to being slim, are probably more active so their metabolism is higher and they burn off more calories, and they're not as Insulin resistant as their obese counterparts, so they don't have to work as hard against their body's mechanisms to lose weight. Plus, they probably didn't inherit as many "fat" genes from their parents. ...Read more
How can a person who is highly prone to becoming overweight due to their genetics live an enjoyable life style?
Break the cycle!: Even with a genetic predisposition to obesity, you can change your mind set and lifestyle and live a happy, healthy life at a healthy weight! See a preventative health physician to make sure your thyroid, sugar, and cholesterol are all in good range, then get on a daily gentle exercise routine and map out healthy meals and snacks for at least a week at a time. You can do it! Good luck! ...Read more
Cn I b healthy even if I'm slightly underweight? I havn't been e naturally thin kind of person my whole childhd n was borderline overweight b4.
BMI needs to be >18:
Search "calculate my BMI" or copy and past this address into your browser: http://www. Nhlbi. Nih. Gov/guidelines/obesity/BMI/bmicalc. Htm
If you have a BMI (body mass index) over 18, and you eat at least 1 gram of complete protein per kilo of body weight (or about 1.5 per pound) every day and fresh vegetables and fruit, and can exercise without feeling bad, then you are probably fine. ...Read more
How do I know if my ankles are just naturally fat/puffy or if they are like this for another reason? I'm a small person in general and not overweight
Need a medical consult with your internist first
if things are good then an ankle consult. ...Read more
Why is the weight of a person important when prescribing medications? And can you prescribe for an overweight child the same dose given to a fit adult?
Dilution: The amount of a medication needed to work will depend on how strong it needs to be. Compare the process to putting a teaspoon of x in 4 ounces against a teaspoon in 6 ounces. You end up with one more dilute and not as strong. Prescribing by weight is important for most but not all medications. It is most important in childhood when weights at a given age vary by quite a bit. ...Read more
Yes: Anyone can have an eating disorder, - you cannot tell who does or does not by a person's size, or body habitus. ...Read more