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Americas Obesity Belt
Weightlifters who lift very heavy weights in internatnal event put very tight leather belt on lower abdomen bfore lifting.This protects from hernia?
I believe: That the belt is for back support. It would not prevent hernias from forming. ...Read more
New Lancet article: Obesity in middle age lowers Alzheimer's risk by a third. New Neurology: Obesity in middle age increases risk fourfold. What gives?
Haven't seen either: Article are written many ways and you need to see the article to clarify it. They may have looked at different groups, may have assumes the wrong information, put in misinformation, used different statistical models etc. An in depth analysis may explain this ...Read more
Is a belt lipectomy (body lift) helpful for people with cortisol/adrenal issues, i.E cushing's syndrome?
No: treats symptom, not CAUSEGet a more detailed answer ›
Yes, if qualified.: To get enrolled to any post graduate (pg) studies is very difficult, as india has thousands of highly qualified applicants for pg studies. If you are a non indian graduate you have to pass an mci qualification examination, even if you want to pay , your selection depends on your grades , and if you have very good grades, then may have a chance to get selected ...Read more
It is stabilizing: While the incidence of obesity has been on the rise for the last few decades, recent data indicates that it appears to be leveling off. The exact reasons are unclear, but increased awareness of the problem and the deleterious effects of fast food are felt to be factors. ...Read more
I'm 41 178cm 109kg big frame m.Birth weight 5.5kg.Since 17 struggling with weight of 90-110.Exercises diets don't help.Should I go 4 bariatric surgery?
Many ortho surgeries on legs as a child, on crutches now @ age 55, pain & low mobility & nafld-best wt loss route? Bypass, sleeve or lapband?
Caloric loss is : Required to lose fat. Spot fat loss does not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some will probably be abdominal fat. But, we don't get to choose what area of body fat is lost from. Eat healthy ; be physically active. Calories burned must > those consumed. Tighten ab's: crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge ; “bicycling” >. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends if: You are the patient or the surgeon. But seriously it depends on the size of hernia, its location, your pain tolerance, and all kinds of things. And major and minor are relative terms. I tell my patients that every operation is important and for me it is the most major thing that I am doing at the time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If pathological: Only if the abdominal obesity is due to a certain disease state (e.g., hypothyroidism). Otherwise, good nutrition and regular exercise are the best weapons against obesity. A family physician or internal medicine physician can help with exploring such options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 23, have low cholesterol, lowblood pressure, am not diabetic, am obese, & have a CRP # of 13.2. Risk factors? To do? I'm in a weight loss program
I'm 16 according to a online hip waist ratio I have a pear shaped body, I'm a BOY. My waist is 32 hips 34, 141 LBS 5'5 HEIGHT, How Much WEIGHT2 LOSE?
Related to Obesity: When children go beyond a body mass index of 28 (there are charts for children bmi) specially if one parent or worse 2 have heavy family history of type 2, you have to change life style to bring that body mass index down. Statistics are against you if you do not. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Which doctors/hospitals in san francisco bay area perform most hiatal hernia surgeries? Is laparoscopic best for 83 yr women-stomach is protruding
Yes: I am not familiar with the hospitals/doctors in the bay area. However, i can comment on then 2nd part of your question. Yes, if there are no other contraindications laparoscopy or even robotic surgery is better than open surgery especially for hiatal hernia in an 83 year old. Quicker recovery, shorter hospital stay, less pain, less risk of infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Online says, "obesity is a factor in conceiving twins" can being 60 pounds overweight create triplets or quads?
I'm 5'1" & weigh 250 lbs, not over eating, under. Is weight loss surgery a good option? Chronic lower back pain=hard to exercise, weight hurts back
If you are really: 7 years old, you should not be on HealthTap. If you are older, you MUST be overeating to weigh 250 pounds. If you do not have a medical condition, such as hypothyroidism, that can be treated -- you need intensive education in caloric restriction, increased physical activity and weight reduction. ...Read more
Yes with precautions: You can under go tummy tuck type i von willebrand factor xi will be low , you have to let surgeon and anesthesiologist have to know, to get ready with factor xi if needed , type ii needs factor to prevent bleeding type iii besides xi , viii will be low and behaves like hemophelia. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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