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Doctor insights on: Americas Obesity Belt

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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


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Is a belt lipectomy (body lift) effective for people with cushing's syndrome?

Is a belt lipectomy (body lift) effective for people with cushing's syndrome?

It depends: If you have lost weight and have excess skin and fatty tissue you might be a good candidate for a lower body lift. A full workup and clearance would be necessary due to your medical history. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can I study m.Ch in cardio thoracic surgery under management qouta (payment seat) in india ?

Can I study m.Ch in cardio thoracic surgery under management qouta (payment seat) in india ?

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

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Is the obesity epidemic in america getting better?

Is the obesity epidemic in america getting better?

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

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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?

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?

Maybe: You most likely will not need surgery if you do not eat any big people food. Wheat, sugar, potatoes, fruit juice, artificial sweeteners, deep fried, and hydrogenated oil. www.blatmanhealthandwellness.com ...Read more

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Is a vibrating belt reducing belly fat?

Is a vibrating belt reducing belly fat?

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 more

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Is inguinal hernia major or miner surgery?

Is inguinal hernia major or miner surgery?

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 more

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Can endocrinologists help men lose weight who suffer from abdominal obesity?

Can endocrinologists help men lose weight who suffer from abdominal obesity?

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 more

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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 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

Weight loss: When the hsCRP is above 10 it could be considered falsely positive, i.e. elevated perhaps because of inflammation elsewhere in the body other than the coronary vasculature. That being said, weight loss is a good plan right now. ...Read more

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Statistics for diabetes mellitus type 2 in children middle east countries?

Statistics for diabetes mellitus type 2 in children middle east countries?

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 more

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Which doctors/hospitals in san francisco bay area perform most hiatal hernia surgeries? Is laparoscopic best for 83 yr women-stomach is protruding

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 more

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Statistics for diabetes mellitus type 2 in arabian gulf countries?

Statistics for diabetes mellitus type 2 in arabian gulf countries?

About 25%: It is known that uae has the second highest prevalence of diabetes worldwide with 25% of the population affected. ...Read more

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Online says, "obesity is a factor in conceiving twins" can being 60 pounds overweight create triplets or quads?

Online says, "obesity is a factor in conceiving twins"  can being 60 pounds overweight create triplets or quads?

Obesity impairs: Obesity can impair fertility, making it hard to conceive. Losing weight can be a potent benefit for having a baby. The risk of twins is not necessarily increased with obesity. Good luck. ...Read more

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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

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

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Can type 1 von willie-brand disease cause a tummy tuck?

Can type 1 von willie-brand disease cause a tummy tuck?

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 more

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Decompression belt vs traction belt vs lumbar belt which is better?

Decompression belt vs traction belt vs lumbar belt which is better?

Low back pain: The belt that provides the best pain relief and comfort for your back is the best belt for you. Belts are not a panacea but an adjunct to other treatments to relieve low back pain or to protect you from repeat or future injury to the low back. ...Read more