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Doctor insights on: Air Mattress For Obese People

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Is it safe for my child to sleep on a vinyl air mattress?

Is it safe for my child to sleep on a vinyl air mattress?

Yes: And depends how old. If it is a baby it is best to keep him in a play yard or crib, if it is a child who is used to a bed it should be fine as long as it does not deflate. Always put a cotton sheet on it, so you child won´t get to hot. ...Read more

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


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Why does a new air mattress only cure my dust mite problems for a few days?

Why does a new air mattress only cure my dust mite problems for a few days?

They are everywhere: Dust mites are not just in your mattress. They are in your clothes, your carpet, your curtains, and all your upholstered furniture. Most allergists are able to help you figure out how to reduce (not eliminate) exposure to dust mites. ...Read more

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I lost my balance standing on an air mattress and when i fell my my right arm went behind my head and now i cant hardly lift it and i have pain in my?

I lost my balance standing on an air mattress and when i fell my my right arm went behind my head and now i cant hardly lift it and i have pain in my?

Injury to Arm: You have either bruised your arm muscles or may have broken one of the bones in the arm. The only way to know what to do is either go see a physician or let us know how your arm looks on the surface? color? ?swelling? Can your move(bend and roll your wrist? What pain medication are you taking? If you send these details, we can offer you further guidance. ...Read more

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Why is it if I sleep on a couch or air mattress I get pain in my hips? In a bed, no pain? Even napping on the couch after an hour I get the pain? Tx

Why is it if I sleep on a couch or air mattress I get pain in my hips?  In a bed, no pain?  Even napping on the couch after an hour I get the pain? Tx

Hip pain : When you sleep on a couch or an air mattress they don't give enough support for your body, so parts of your body sags in the mattress, it is best if you avoid that since you're getting the pain every time, why suffer? The problem is in the mattress & not in you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Cardiac ct, stres tst,holter, cardiac echo all normal.feel tired w air hunger when walk, pain left blade hand.mild reflux,clear lungs.obese.reason?

Cardiac ct, stres tst,holter, cardiac echo all normal.feel tired w air hunger when walk, pain left blade hand.mild reflux,clear lungs.obese.reason?

Exercise: It appears that all of your cardiac tests are normal, and that is very good. I do not see that you listed any lung evaluations, such as pulmonary function tests. This is a suggestion if you continue to have air hunger, as PFT can diagnose asthma or other lung conditions. This may be a matter of being out of shape because of your being overweight. See your doctor for an individualized exercise RX ...Read more

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What can be done about national obesity in u.S.?

What can be done about national obesity in u.S.?

FASTING: its hard to exercise if you have obesity,try water walking in a local community pool(shallow),try TIMED EATING which is NO FOOD from 6 PM to 8 AM.eat only cooked foods at home.no fast or junk or processed foods.Drink Organic Apple cider vinegar(BRAGGS) 10 min before a heavy meal or a meal full of carbs.Drink water but never with food,always drink 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal.Sleep @ 10 PM ...Read more

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How many deaths does obesity cause on average in the u.S.?

How many deaths does obesity cause on average in the u.S.?

Unclear: Obesity runs with many illnesses related to a sedentary, overindulgent lifestyle (hypertension, atherosclerosis, liver damage, diabetes), yet japan's sumo wrestlers, who are obese but are elite exercises clearly suffer no adverse effects. Bashing 'obesity' as a 'killer' is good politics but the truth may be deeper -- a marker for other risky life choices. ...Read more

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What amount of calories should an obese male in their 40's eat in order to lose the weight?

What amount of calories should an obese male in their 40's eat in order to lose the weight?

1600 calories a day: It is hard to give an answer without knowing more about the individual patient's weight, height, and activity levels. In our research trials, we advise men to eat a 1600 calorie diet and then adjust the diet based on weight loss and exercise. This should cause weight loss of about 2-3 lb per week. ...Read more

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Can you please explain why childhood obesity is so much more of a problem today than the 80's?

Can you please explain why childhood obesity is so much more of a problem today than the 80's?

Inactivity in part: Multiple factors, i think. Easy access to cheap, unhealthy food. Massive portion sizes. Marketing of junk food directly to kids. Too much sugar in multiple forms. Too many sedentary distractions-tv, internet, video games to name a few. Too few safe places to play and exercise. I think all these things contribute to some degree. ...Read more

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How does france have a low obesity rate?

How does france have a low obesity rate?

No consensus: Different theories have been offered for a low obesity rate in france. For instance genetic predisposition or fresh food based diet. However, in recent decades there has been a doubling of the obesity rate so it is unclear if genetics is playing the major role. ...Read more

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How does child obesity affect the health?

How does child obesity affect the health?

Adversely: Obesity should be considered as the mother of ill health, especially in children, who will get more complications from the longer time to develop complications like heart disease, type 2 diabetes etc ...Read more

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How does obesity specifically affect children?

See below: Metabolic syndrome consisting of hyperlipidemia, hyperglycemia, and hypertension is often noted. Some other effects are: fatty liver, PCOS, slipped capital femoral epiphysis, bowing of legs, increased incidence of headache, flat feet, and low self esteem. ...Read more

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Is obesity the global cause of health problems?

Is obesity the global cause of health problems?

THE Cause...: Obesity is a major global problem and contributes to numerous other chronic health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, hypertension, and cancer. Obesity for many is due to the combination of poor food choices/excess calories (mostly carbs) and a sedentary lifestyle. Here is a fact sheet on obesity: http://bit.Ly/lp2qiw. ...Read more

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Do lots of people get obesity, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get obesity, or is it unusual?

Obesity is common: First of all obesity isn't contagious.Obesity is a true medical condition resulting from behavioral, environmental and genetic factors.More than 1/3 of americans are obese.When you include those that are overweight along with individuals that are obese and morbidly obese, this represents about 65% of americans.This is a true epidemic that has actually doubled over the past 20 years. ...Read more

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What do you believe is the main cause for obesity?

What do you believe is the main cause for obesity?

Mo food, less active: First wt (lb) x 10 = calories used 4000 calories net in or out is a pound gained/lost. In fat folk, our normal hormonal regulation of appetities is broke/gone and never coming back. We eat on the basis of triggers (sloth, wrath, pride/habit, etc) https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1775472781/1708440999?token=378a5145 details this and gives ways to overcome it. ...Read more

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