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I had a hysterectomy at 26 after her 2 positive breast cancer recurrence during pregnancy. I am overweight and need tips to best lose weight please! ?

I had a hysterectomy at 26 after her 2 positive breast cancer recurrence during pregnancy. I am overweight and need tips to best lose weight please! ?

Walk and weights: The way to lose weight is to "burn" more calories than you eat. 1st- muscle uses more calories at rest than fat, so increasing muscle in the body increases the calories burned all day, every day. Train with situps, pushups, wall sits, and using elastic bands (huge stretchy bands). 2nd - walk! build up to 2-3 miles a day. 3rd-keep track of calories and workouts. Try "my fitness pal" (free app). ...Read more

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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more


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I'm a smoker, non-drinker, overweight but active and healthy. My periods are extremely painful, heavy and erratic. Would a hysterectomy be an option?

I'm a smoker, non-drinker, overweight but active and healthy. My periods are extremely painful, heavy and erratic. Would a hysterectomy be an option?

AT 19?: Probably not the best option at your age unless its a last resort. It sounds like you need to see a gynecologist to see what is going on. Maybe PCO, maybe endometriosis. Need more information to know what will work. Even lupron (leuprolide) would be better than hysterectomy at age 19. ...Read more

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Had hysterectomy 2001,Im 60lbs overweight, been exercising alot but when I do jumping jacks it hurts in my lower abdomen. Any ideas? Thank you

Had hysterectomy 2001,Im 60lbs overweight, been exercising alot but when I do jumping jacks it hurts in my lower abdomen. Any ideas? Thank you

Stop them & focus-: -on core strengthening, jumping jacks R more 4 cardio. Once U have a strong core then try some jumping jacks, still painful, back 2 more vigorous core strengthening. ...Read more

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Overweight, total hysterectomy and family with thyroid issues (graves disease) how can I lose weight and get more energy?

Overweight, total hysterectomy and family with thyroid issues (graves disease) how can I lose weight and get more energy?

Diet/exercise: The keys to losing weight are diet and exercise. If you want to lose significant amounts of weight it is best to do one hour of aerobic exercise like walking, biking or swimming 5 days a week. Cutting down on carbohydrates and eating 1200 to 1500 calories a day will also help. Focus diet on fresh fruits and vegetables and lean meats. Drink plenty of water. Be patient with yourself. It takes time. ...Read more

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I am overweight, tired alot, and irritable. I also had a complete hysterectomy and family who have Graves disease. How can I get lose weight/gain ener?

I am overweight, tired alot, and irritable. I also had a complete hysterectomy and family who have Graves disease. How can I get lose weight/gain ener?

Start with med eval.: To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Try for 8 hours of sleep/night. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic & weight lifting exercises. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens to a woman after having a hysterectomy?

Could you tell me what happens to a woman after having a hysterectomy?

Not much: At your age, the only change will be that you can not have any more children. But in some women they start to think that she is not a woman any more. Remember there is no change in your femininity or sexuality. You can do every thing except bave a baby. So enjoy it. ...Read more

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Will a woman that has had a hysterectomy still produce eggs?

Will a woman that has had a hysterectomy still produce eggs?

Yes.: Assuming that the ovaries were not removed. Until menopause a women, barring pcos, hyperprolactinemia, will continue to ovulate. It is even possible to have eggs fertilized, which can be implanted in another woman's uterus. ...Read more

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How does a womans body absorb ovulation after a hysterectomy?

How does a womans body absorb ovulation after a hysterectomy?

Ovulation: After a hysterectomy, if the ovaries were left in place, you will ovulate as usual, and the ovaries will form its follicles as usual. They will be released into the pelvic cavity and the body and peritoneal cavity will take care of that fluid by a process called reabsorption. You should not worry about that physiologic process. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Hysterectomy (Definition)

The entire uterus (womb), cervix, the part protruding into the vagina, and ...Read more