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What is the best birth control method for overweight women?

What is the best birth control method for overweight women?

The same as those: Who are not overweight generally...Talk to your primary or gynecologist. .. ...Read more

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A bra (or brassiere) is a form-fitting undergarment designed to support a woman's breasts. ...Read more


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Best exercise to lose weight for a 13 year old female who is over weight?

Best exercise to lose weight for a 13 year old female who is over weight?

Aerobic exercise: The best weight loss exercise for a 13 year old girl is aerobic/cardio and enjoyable so that she will continue exercising as a healthy lifestyle habit. ...Read more

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Is 131/116 high for a 35 year old woman? Not overweight and never smoked.

Is 131/116 high for a 35 year old woman? Not overweight and never smoked.

Yes: The diastolic reading (bottom number) is about the recommend level. Current normal blood pressure is < 140/90 for a person at your age group. I advise you to see your primary care doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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Are c-sections difficult if a woman is overweight?

Are c-sections difficult if a woman is overweight?

Yes: Women who are overweight have a higher chance of infections, pneumonis, and blood clots in the legs or lungs with c-sections. If you are overweight and you eat right and exercise everyday throughout the pregnancy, you may keep your weight gain to a minimum which would be beneficial for you and the baby. ...Read more

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Does a woman being overweight by 100 lbs effect her fertility by alot?

Does a woman being overweight by 100 lbs effect her fertility by alot?

Yes: Patients who are this much overweight have a very significant decrease in fertility, and additionally have a much higher risk of complications in pregnancy. Obesity has serious consequences in pregnancy for the mother and the baby. If you lose weight, your fertility may return when you are not expecting it, so contraception should be used until you are healthy and ready to get pregnant. ...Read more

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I am 22 years old woman and I'm 5'2". However I weigh 145lbs. Am I overweight for my height?

I am 22 years old woman and I'm 5'2". However I weigh 145lbs. Am I overweight for my height?

BMI: Using body mass index (bmi) as a guide, given your height and weight, your bmi is 26.5. This is considered overweight. Normal bmi is 18.5 to 24.9; overweight is 25 to 29.9. ...Read more

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How to live on 500 calories for 20 weeks do to a woman who is 80lbs/37kg overweight?

How to live on 500 calories for 20 weeks do to a woman who is 80lbs/37kg overweight?

Low calories: Assuming the person could stay on that diet and that adequate nutrients, vitamins, minerals, protein were provided; significant weight loss should entail. Around 7k calories a week would result in about 2 pounds a week of weight loss or roughly 40lb in 20 weeks, more or less is possible. ...Read more

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How is a tubal ligation affect an overweight woman?

How is a tubal ligation affect an overweight woman?

Should have NO effec: Effect at all, but if u are over weight the safest and easiest way for u to have a tubal is essure either in office or at an outpt surg center or out at the hos, much safer and easier than doing a laparoscopic or mini- lap tubal if u are over weight, I have done many in office essure tubals on over weight pts all my pts stay awake, only takes 5 minutes can go back to work the next day. ...Read more

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What amount of calories should an overweight woman take in a day to lose weight?

Weight loss: Thirty minutes to an hour of aerobics with three days mixed in of light weight work. The calories 1500-1800 a day if you're active, if fairly sedentary then 1500. ...Read more

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Is it easy for a 41 year old woman to get pregnant by ivf? She's overweight & doesn't excercise.

Is it easy for a 41 year old woman to get pregnant by ivf? She's overweight & doesn't excercise.

Dr: Dr fowler's information is accurate - in general we expect a 15-25 % pregnancy rate in 41-42 year old women with ivf. This depends on many individual factors as well. Most women in their 40's have signs of diminished ovarian reserve (low egg supply) but this varies and some wil get pregnant relatively easily with ivf, while others struggle.

The effect of weight on an ivf cycle is complex. Body mass index (bmi) is not a perfect measure of overweight/ obesity, but it is easy to measure and is a useful tool for studies measuring the effects of obesity as it takes height and weight into account, not just weight. It does not work for people who are low fat/high muscle weight like bodybuilders, but it's useful for the rest of us and is easy to calculate (see the link below). Bmi 18.5 to under 25 is ideal, 25-30 is overweight, and 30 or above is considered obesity.

High bmi affects how well ivf drugs are absorbed into the body - most are given as subcutaneous injections (into the fatty tissue under the skin) - so higher doses of injectable medication may be needed. High bmi probably also affects how well embryos implant. Many studies show that high bmi (over 24, over 27, over 30) can result in reduced implantation rates (the chance that each embryo will 'take' in the uterus) without affecting embryo quality, and this leads to lower pregnancy rates with increased bmi. There are also studies that show that women with high bmi have the same success rates as women with lower bmi, but just need higher medication doses. The question has not been definitely settled.

Very high bmi (40 or over) affects the safety of ivf - egg retrieval procedures are usually done on an oupatient basis. Many centers use md anesthesiologists, and it is normal not to intubate the patient during the procedure, as we would do for a laparoscopy or major surgery. It makes sense to have an upper limit of bmi for most centers in the us for ivf patients - this varies from center to center but could be in the 40-42.5 range. Pregnancy complications such as gestational diabetes rise with high bmi as well, and some fertility clinics will not treat women with bmi over 45 even with low-tech treatments like clomid, (clomiphene) but again policies vary from clinic to clinic.

For younger women, especially under 35 with normal ovarian reserve testing, it may be worth delaying treatment until after losing weight, for older women, as long as they are in a safe bmi range, it is often better not to delay treatment especially by 6 months or a year. I have seen successful healthy pregnancies in women with bmi in the low to mid 40's undergoing ivf.

So exercise and losing weight is good for most americans, but for a 41 year old woman who needs ivf it's a discussion to have with her fertility md and it's usually better not to delay treatment unless she is in a weight range where her reproductive endocrinologist or anesthesiologist feels it's not safe to proceed.

Hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more

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If a woman of short stature is overweight or obese do you think the excess weight will cause them to appear shorter in height?

If a woman of short stature is overweight or obese do you think the excess weight will cause them to appear shorter in height?

Why?: It is perception which is how one person looks at it. And that is just their opinion. Obese or thin ones height is ones height... And whether they appear short or not really should not make any difference. Carry yourself as tall and that is what comes through! ...Read more

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My job is sedentary and I don't exercise bcos I am rather drained when I get home at 7pm each night. I am a 45 yr old overweight woman who is putting?

My job is sedentary and I don't exercise bcos I am rather drained when I get home at 7pm each night. I am a 45 yr old overweight woman who is putting?

Overweight/sedentary: Whether you drive on right or left side of road, lack of exercise is dangerous to your health. Recent studies show that working a sedentary job is deadly, too. Of course, so is making poor nutritional choices. Study published last month (http://bjsm. Bmj. Com/content/early/2015/04/23/bjsports-2015-094618.short) recommends getting out of your chair & standing ~15min every hour or 2hrs/d at work. ...Read more

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How easy is it for a 41 year old woman to get pregnant on her first sexual encounter? Her last child is 14 years old. She is overweight & doesn't exercise.

How easy is it for a 41 year old woman to get pregnant on her first sexual encounter? Her last child is 14 years old. She is overweight & doesn't exercise.

Hello.: Hello. Although fertility rates have dropped significantly by that age, it only takes one viable egg and one healthy, motile sperm to add up to conception. Many women are still able to become pregnant through natural means at that age. Whether or not it occurs the first time two people have sexual intercourse depends on the luck of the draw. The fact that she is overweight, doesn't exercise or that she had her last child 14 years ago, doesn't mean that she can't conceive. With that said, the the odds aren't high for this but it could still occur. ...Read more

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What's wrong can't get THC out of body I am 37 a slighty overweight woman haven't smoked marijuana in about 72 days my THC levels are 71 it was 78, two weeks ago what's happening why won't my body expel it

What's wrong can't get THC out of body I am 37 a slighty overweight woman haven't smoked marijuana in about 72 days my THC levels are 71 it was 78, two weeks ago what's happening why won't my body expel it

The: The metabolite of thc (delta-9-tetrahyrocannabinol) is measured; which is called thc-cooh. The metabolite has a long elimination time and can be present in regular users for 7 to 100 days in urine and 2 to 7 days in blood. If you have been a heavy, long time user - there are reports of positive drug screens even beyond 100 days. Even it you have not smoked marijuna in 72 days, if you are in the presence of people who are smoking, you can get a positive urine drug screen from second hand smoke. ...Read more

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Can polycystic ovarian disease cause a woman to be overweight?

Can polycystic ovarian disease cause a woman to be overweight?

Yes: Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pco) causes the body to respond less well to insulin, so that higher Insulin levels are needed to keep glucose (sugar) under control. These higher Insulin levels can make people feel hungrier than usual so they eat more, and make it easier to gain weight. ...Read more

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How can an overweight woman feel her belly to tell if she's pregnant to tell the baby from the fat early on?

How can an overweight woman feel her belly to tell if she's pregnant to tell the baby from the fat early on?

Pregnancy Test: Take a urine pregnancy test. If you really want to know, ask your doctor for a serum pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Can a 41 year old woman get pregnant on birth control? She is overweight & doesn't eat right.

Can a 41 year old woman get pregnant on birth control? She is overweight & doesn't eat right.

Hello.: Hello. The fact she is 41 years old decreases chances for becoming pregnant. If she is using birth control correctly (i.e. Takes her birth control pills 100% of the time) that would markedly reduce her chances (because if used exactly as directed and it was oral - usually about 99% effective). There would be a low chance - but here's the issue - even if their is a low chance doesn't mean it won't happen. For instance, if there is a 98% chance that you won't get a medication side effect - that means there is a very tiny chance that you would get a side effect if you took the medication. But, that doesn't prevent 2% of the people from getting a side effect. ...Read more

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Can being overweight (286lbs) cause a woman to get a false negative on a home pregnancy test?

Can being overweight (286lbs) cause a woman to get a false negative on a home pregnancy test?

No.: While obesity in women can increase estrogen levels, HCG is made only during pregnancy. A pregnant obese female will have a positive test if she is pregnant! ...Read more

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I am 51 yr old woman, overweight. I have pain in both of my knees and my left ankle. The pain is horrible at nite. What sneaker do you suggest?

Address overweight: Overeating of the wrong foods results in obesity associated with ihnflammation. Get rid of all forms of sugar and sweeeteners, diet drinks, candy, desserts, ice cream, cookiesetc. And eat only god made food. You will lose weight and the inflammation will die down. It is ujp to you. There are no short cuts. ...Read more

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Can an obese or overweight woman receive a breast fat transfer?

Can an obese or overweight woman receive a breast fat transfer?

It Depends: Plastic surgeons have very specific pre-op requirements, so speaking to a board certified plastic surgeon about your current health, medical history, and surgical goals will help you determine if you are a candidate for fat transfer breast augmentation. A physical (H&P), CBC blood test, along with BMI (body mass index) are all things often taken into consideration. ...Read more

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As an overweight woman, what should I do for emergency contraception? Plan B doesn't work for 176lb+; Ella (ulipristal acetate) needs a prescription. Tinyurl. Com/k49gtjj

IUD: If you are within 7 days of unprotected intercourse, see your GYN for an Intrauterine contraceptive device. Using an effective contracetive to prevent unplanned pregnancies is always a better choice. ...Read more

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I am a 26 year old woman, overweight and don't smoke. 4 mths. Ago I developed this almost constant dull ache in the left side of my chest w sporadic shootting pains and burning. EKG, x-ray, blood, stress test, & mini echo were fine. Troponin I < 0.02?

I am a 26 year old woman, overweight and don't smoke. 4 mths. Ago I developed this almost constant dull ache in the left side of my chest w sporadic shootting pains and burning. EKG, x-ray, blood, stress test, & mini echo were fine. Troponin I < 0.02?

Unlikely cardiac: At your age the protest probability is very low that your pain is cardiac. Minor troponin elevations can occur for multiple reasons. Getting a full work up looking for non cardiac causes is advisable especially if symptoms are persistent. ...Read more

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Overweight (Definition)

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