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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr Dr. Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine
37 years in practice
The Dental School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
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Are trekking poles effective to help lose weight?

Are trekking poles effective to help lose weight?

Maybe, a Little: As with most products, most is marketing. Primary controls of body weight: food choices and quantity. Most calories are burned in repairing & maintaining our body, not exercise, see: nusi.Org. 1 lb fat = 6-12 hrs intense workout. Exercise & building muscle mass can impact, but each takes a lot of work (best make it fun or you will not continue) & the primary issue is what you do most of the time. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Trojian Dr. Trojian
Sports Medicine
24 years in practice
Howard University College of Medicine
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Best cardio and lower ab workouts/exercise? And how does water help lose weight

Best cardio and lower ab workouts/exercise? And how does water help lose weight

Multiple answers: Studies of individuals dieting for weight loss or maintenance suggest a weight-reducing effect of increased water consumption. The water can help stave off hunger while you move on to another activity. There are many lower abd exercises. Leg lifts, siccor kicks, planks. Aerobic exercise to increase exercise capacity can be done by doing tabata or high intensity interval training, check with md. ...Read more

Dr. Jovita Anyanwu Dr. Anyanwu
Internal Medicine
26 years in practice
Lyceum Northwestern, Dr. Francisco Q. Duque Medical Foundation
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What can help lose weight with hypothyroidism, tried exercise cardio and toning, im having regular bloodtest at the moment to find correct tablet dose?

What can help lose weight with hypothyroidism, tried exercise cardio and toning, im having regular bloodtest at the moment to find correct tablet dose?

Reduce caloric intak: Correct hypothyroidism shown by corrected TSH . Continue excercise both resistance and aerobic. Reduce calorie. Good luck .If all that fails see a weight loss doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Pedro Cabrera Dr. Cabrera
Anesthesiology
years in practice
Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine
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Does Plexus Slim have any ingredients to help lose weight? My doctor has had me on Adipex for several months and it's not very effective for me.

Does Plexus Slim have any ingredients to help lose weight?  My doctor has had me on Adipex for several months and it's not very effective for me.

Plexus Slim: The ingredients is this nutritional shake are Garcinia cambogia, Green coffee extract and ALA 9 alpha lipoic acid) this is all hype and no substance. If Adipex is not working for you after several months is because you developed resistance. You are better of joining weight watchers and portion control and aerobic exercise. If you are morbidly obese then bariatric surgery could be an option. Sleeve ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Kaplan Dr. Kaplan
Psychiatry
8 years in practice
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
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I have bad constant weight gain as a result of Prozac for GAD.Diet & exercise doesnt work.Doc said taking Lactobacillus Gasseri will help lose weight?

I have bad constant weight gain as a result of Prozac for GAD.Diet & exercise doesnt work.Doc said taking Lactobacillus Gasseri will help lose weight?

Maybe: Preliminary data include: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0882401012001106 Ultimately, staying on a drug or not is a decision you should make with the help of the prescriber based upon your response thus far and the observed risks. ...Read more

Dr. Vasu Brown Dr. Brown
Wound care
30 years in practice
Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chengalpattu Medical College
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Does grapefruit help lose weight?

Does grapefruit help lose weight?

Yes: The 12-week pilot study, led by dr. Ken fujioka, monitored weight and metabolic factors, such as Insulin secretion, of the 100 men and women who participated in the scripps clinic 'grapefruit diet' study. On average, participants who ate half a grapefruit with each meal lost 3.6 pounds, while those who drank a serving of grapefruit juice three times a day lost 3.3 pounds. Some pt lost > 10 lbs. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Could bike riding help lose weight?

Could bike riding help lose weight?

Yes, it could : Contribute to weight loss. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. 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

Dr. Valencia Porter Dr. Porter
Holistic Medicine
17 years in practice
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
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Can one veggie smoothie help lose weight?

Can one veggie smoothie help lose weight?

No: If you replace your high carb breakfasts with a low-carb veggie smoothie daily then perhaps that would help, but a single veggie smoothie will not help lose weight. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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What are some good lunch to help lose weight?

Ideas: Check foodnetwork.com, WWW.health.com, allrecipes.com, www.bhg.com, www.eating well.com, www.cookinglight.com, www.foodnetwork.com and others for healthy meal and recipes ideas. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif Dr. Seif
Clinical Psychology
36 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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What Is The Best Medication To Help Lose Weight?

What Is The Best Medication To Help Lose Weight?

Weight loss via: medication is something that needs to be undertaken w/the guidance of a specialist, a bariatrician. If your weight is not impairing your health your family doc can be a great help. See him/her and then begin a new food program and exercise program. The exercise can be gentle and low carb food plans can work well. Peace and good health. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Gnc pill to help lose weight and suppress appetite?

Gnc pill to help lose weight and suppress appetite?

You haven't said : Which gnc pill you are referring to. Auricular acupuncture is very helpful for appetite suppression. ...Read more

Dr. Pamela Pappas Dr. Pappas
Psychiatry
38 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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What are good foods and diet plans to help lose weight.

What are good foods and diet plans to help lose weight.

Many alternatives: There are many alternatives you could choose; it's best to do this with a friend or group -- or even a nutritionist or coach. That way you have accountability and it also avoids isolation and discouragement. One helpful plan is dr. Joel fuhrman's: http://www.Drfuhrman.Com/weightloss/ also dr. Mark hyman's is great: http://drhyman.Com/ there are more! include consistent exercise too. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Galland Dr. Galland
Orthopedic Surgery
28 years in practice
Tulane University School of Medicine
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Can you please guide me to exercises that help lose weight quickly?

Can you please guide me to exercises that help lose weight quickly?

Cardio Mix: If you adipose tissue that you'd like to lose then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Should a child of nine years go to an adult gym to help lose weight?

Should a child of nine years go to an adult gym to help lose weight?

Battle won at table: It is fine to exercise as part of a weight reduction plan.However, the most progress is made by realistic choices at the dinner table. A nine year old is best served by group activities such as soccer, scouts, hiking & similar outside activities; all that would keep a kid busy & occupied. Nine year old kids get bored easily & i doubt any stair climber would suit their needs. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Lipton Dr. Lipton
Holistic Medicine
26 years in practice
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
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Which exersises that i can do at home to help lose weight relatively quickly?

Which exersises that i can do at home to help lose weight relatively quickly?

Quick weight loss: Any quick weight loss tends to be followed by weight gain. The best solution for weight loss is a long term change in diet. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Lipman Dr. Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology
51 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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I was wondering if there were any great home remedies to cleanse your body and help lose weight?

I was wondering if there were any great home remedies to cleanse your body and help lose weight?

Save Your Money: All you need is a bar of soap to clean you skin and scalp, your body is already clean inside--you have kidneys, spleen liver, color and even the skin that eliminates toxins, you dont need to waste money on a "cleanse" natural or not.-- You lose weight by reducing calories--esp high carbs, drinks with sugar, fast foods, bad snacks & do a little exercise. Drinks with sugar are the easiest to stop. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Can chlorophyll help lose weight?

Can chlorophyll help lose weight?

Possibly.: Thylakoids in chlorophyll may help to suppress appetite. Don't anticipate weight loss without healthy nutrition choices, physical activities and insuring that calories burned > calories consumed. ...Read more

Dr. Kristin Sokol Dr. Sokol
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
8 years in practice
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
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Can chlorophyll help lose weight?

Can chlorophyll help lose weight?

Not likely: Healthy diet and exercise regularly will help lose weight. There is no magic pill or supplement. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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How does heat pads help lose weight?

How does heat pads help lose weight?

They don't really: Help with any permanent weight loss.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more