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Doctor insights on: Are There Different Types Of Obesity

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

A condition in which a person has too much body fat, with a BMI greater than 30. This indicates the person is not in in good health. It is not the same as being overweight because weight can come from other things like muscle, bone, ...Read more


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Are there different types of narcolepsy?

Are there different types of narcolepsy?

Yes, but see below: There are genetic forms, and also reported, are post-traumatic forms. Some pts just possess the sleep attacks, others have additional cataplexy, and may or may not have sleep paralysis, and vivid dreams. Sleep disorders are, however, complex, and often a sleep study reveals the full answers. ...Read more

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Are there different types of arthritis?

Are there different types of arthritis?

Over 100: Over 120 different musculoskeletal and joint conditions exist. Some are very rare. Others such as infectious arthritis types are quite treatable. In this 120, non-arthritic conditions such as fibromyalgia, polymyositis, etc. Are listed. ...Read more

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Are there different types of ibs?

Are there different types of ibs?

R/O IBS: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. IUC/CROHNS DZ/IBD is inflammation usually DX by BX IBS SX can be managed .You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/ &colonoscopy./EGD While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.TX: PROBIOTICS/LEVSIN/BENTYL ...Read more

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Are there different types of jaundice?

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Are there different types of jaundice?

Jaundice: Pre-hepatic, hepatic & post-hepatic (cholestatic).

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Are there different types of colorblindness?

Are there different types of colorblindness?

Yes: The most common is a deficiency in recognition of colors in the red-green spectrum. And these occur in moderate loss to severe loss. Others find difficulty recognizing the blue-yellow spectrum- much less common. A few cannot see colors at all but these usually have lowered acuity. And some acquire it from advanced retinal disease or rare strokes. ...Read more

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Are there different "types" of ms?

Are there different "types" of ms?

Multiple Sclerosis: The different types of multiple sclerosis follow different patterns of progression. There are four main types of multiple sclerosis, as well as benign and malignant forms of the disease. The main types of multiple sclerosis include relapsing-remitting, primary-progressive, secondary-progressive, and progressive-relapsing. ...Read more

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Are there different types of dcis?

Are there different types of dcis?

Yes: Dcis may be classified into different types based upon the pattern of growth when viewed under a microscope. These include comedo, papillary, cribiform, and solid. The comedo form tends to have the highest potential for becoming invasive if left untreated. Dcis may also be classified by how rapidly the cancer cells are dividing; this is referred to as the grade of the cancer. ...Read more

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Are there different types of hypertension medication?

Are there different types of hypertension medication?

BP meds: lots of types/families: diuretics, beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, alpha blockers, angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers, and several other families... ...Read more

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Are there different types of sinusitis?

Yes: Viruses, bacteria, allergies and a physical blockage in the sinuses can all vail use inflammation or infection. ...Read more

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 are there different types of albinism?

 are there different types of albinism?

Yes: There are two principle types, the first which affects only the eyes, and the other which affects the eyes, hair and skin. ...Read more

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Are there different types of cpr?

Are there different types of cpr?

Basic summery answer: There are 2 main types of CPR and each type has some differences for infants and small children vrs. Adults. There is basic CPR that does not require any medical related training. Any person can and should get certified in this potentially life saving activity. The 2nd type of CPR involves some medical training involving the use of drugs, tubes into the lungs, and electric shocking of the heart. ...Read more

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Are there different types of hemorrhoids?

Are there different types of hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoid types: The two types of hemorrhoids are internal hemorrhoids and external hemorrhoids. Internal hemorrhoids are graded 1-4, with 4 being the worst. External hemorrhoids are a network of vessels outside anus that swell with pregnancy or spending too much time on the toilet; when the swelling recedes, skin tags may be left around the anus. These also may break, cause a "thrombosed ext hemorrhoid". ...Read more

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Are there different kinds of stroke?

Are there different kinds of stroke?

Yes: Strokes can be classified as hemorrhagic or ischemic. A hemorrhagic stroke is where there is bleeding in and amongst the environs of the brain. Ischemic strokes are the result of blockage or diminished flow to regions of the brain. Ultimately, a stroke is a pathological alteration of brain blood flow. ...Read more

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Are there different kinds of leukemia?

Are there different kinds of leukemia?

There are many types: The principal forms are called "chronic" if they show increased numbers of mature blood cells, and "acute" if the number of immature "blast" cells are increased. The cell type is also important, with the major categories being myeloid or lymphoid. Thus the basic classes include CML (I.e. chronic myeloid leukemia), CLL, AML, and ALL. Molecular classification of gene mutations are also important. ...Read more

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Are there different kinds of birthmarks?

Yes: There are quite a few. Some are common and quite innocent,some are rare and may signal significant internal problems could occur. ...Read more

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Are there different types of claustrophobia?

Are there different types of claustrophobia?

Claustrophobia: May be inherited (uncommon) , be due to an abnormality of / or small amygdala, or be a result of classical conditioning (bad experience) . Fear of enclosed spaces or the sensation of being unable to breath may constitute two overlapping clinical types. Fight or fight responses initiated by the amygdala constitutes a current active area of clinical research. Good question ! ...Read more

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Are there different kinds of acne?

Are there different kinds of acne?

Yes and no: Severity, location, and precipitating factors. For example, the bench-press guy with acne only on his upper arms and back can describe it as "acne mechanica". It's all managed on the same principles -- start easy, but use whatever is required. ...Read more

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Are there different kinds of deafness?

Are there different kinds of deafness?

Yes: Conductive hearing loss is loss in the ear canal, eardrum, or middle ear bones; sensorineural loss is loss in the inner ear or auditory nerve; both can be present in mixed loss. ...Read more