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I'm a 33 year old female who is quite overweight. During exercise (in the middle of workout) I break out in a cold sweat. Should I be worried?

I'm a 33 year old female who is quite overweight. During exercise (in the middle of workout) I break out in  a cold sweat. Should I be worried?

Not necessarily: Heavy sweating with exercise, by itself, is not an indication of coronary heart problems, especially if you are able to continue the exercise without having to stop and if you don't experience any unusual chest discomfort, pressure, heaviness(feels like an elephant is sitting on my chest), lightheadedness or severe shortness of breath.*** If you have additional risk factors see comments below ...Read more

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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more


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Cold tingly feeling in legs and buttocks with some pain. Blood tests normal, with slightly elevated thyroid levels. 5'8 overweight female. 28 y/o. ?

Cold tingly feeling in legs and buttocks with some pain. Blood tests normal, with slightly elevated thyroid levels. 5'8 overweight female. 28 y/o. ?

Tingling: Please see your primary doctor to see why you have tingling. If he/she can help, OK. If not you will be referred to specialist who will help you with your symptoms and, most likely, help you with weight loss. All should go well over a short time. Please let me know how things develop. ...Read more

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Lately i get really cold, lethargic, and lightheaded before meal times. After eating i feel better for a few hours. Not overweight, eat healthy.?

Lately i get really cold, lethargic, and lightheaded before meal times. After eating i feel better for a few hours. Not overweight, eat healthy.?

May be hypoglycemia: These symptoms could well be due to hypoglycemia, which is low blood sugar. To confirm this you should have your blood sugar tested when having symptoms and/or do a glucose tolerance test. The treatment is to avoid sugars/simple carbs and to eat more frequently. Whatever the cause, these symptoms warrant evaluation by a doctor. See http://www.Umm.Edu/altmed/articles/hypoglycemia-000090.Htm. ...Read more

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54 y/o M, sticky/smelly stool (mustard yellow;now light brown); periodic cold sweat/clammy, diabetic, on antidepressants, ~20 lbs overweight? Cause?

54 y/o M, sticky/smelly stool (mustard yellow;now light brown); periodic cold sweat/clammy, diabetic, on antidepressants, ~20 lbs overweight? Cause?

23 words???: Hi. Hmmm, 23 words, no exam and no labs, and you want us to give you a cause. OK, we don't specialize in guesswork. Please see your doctor and get a proper evaluation with exam and diagnostic tests. Good luck! ...Read more

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I'm overweight, tired, depressed have shaky hands, cold feet & have developed beaus lines. I've been thyroid tested before. Should i get a 2nd opinion?

I'm overweight, tired, depressed have shaky hands, cold feet & have developed beaus lines. I've been thyroid tested before. Should i get a 2nd opinion?

Yes, get 2nd opinion: You should definitely seek a second opinion from an internist or endocrinologist. Perhaps you need more extensive testing for thyroid disease. It is also possible that you have more than one disease process occurring at one time. ...Read more

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Always feeling cold and sometimes chilled. At work my nose is stuffy but just got over being sick Why feeling chilled. I'm 60 years old Over weight?

Always feeling cold and sometimes chilled. At work my nose is stuffy but just got over being sick 
Why feeling chilled. I'm 60 years old
Over weight?

Hypothyroidism: Feeling cold/chilled when everyone else around is fine is a sign of hypothyroidism. So is being overweight/obese, although less specific. You listed hypothyroidism but no medication. Best to check w/your FamilyDoc. Ask for TSH to monitor thyroid function. Anemia could also make you feel cold, just like getting sick. But neither would "cause" overweight. ...Read more

Freezing (Definition)

Freezing is to mean turning liquid into solid form by lowering the temperature. Water begins to freeze at 32 degree f or 0 degree celsius. Freezing reduces the movement of the substance/object--solid. Also commonly used in daily communication--police says to a perpetraitor "freeze" and hopefully the bad boy/girl stays solid/still (just for fun :-)). Have ...Read more