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Doctor insights on: Blackened Neck Creases In Obese

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more


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I had a dark layer of solidified dirt on my neck when i was morbidity obese but even after loosing weight there are still traces of it over my neck?

I had a dark layer of solidified dirt on my neck when i was morbidity obese but even after loosing weight there are still traces of it over my neck?

See below: I suspect you have what's known acanthosis nigricans.I suspect over time, it will gradually lighten. It is a sign of carbohydrate intolerance Insulin resistance. It is very common in obese people. Your physician should be able to help you with some ideas or referrals for evaluation. Congratulations on your weight loss. ...Read more

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Small white patches on face and neck. Since 20 days. Is it eczema or tinea ? What is the cure? I'm 20 years old and obese.

Small white patches on face and neck. Since 20 days. Is it eczema or tinea ? What is the cure? I'm 20 years old and obese.

Could be either: Please see your dermatologist. He/she can do a scraping of the scaly part (without cutting the skin) and look at it under the microscope. Fungal organisms can be seen relatively easily that way. ...Read more

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OA in neck, upper back spasms. Overhead exercise tightens back. Should I try doing overhead exercises or avoid? Weights OK? Flabby upper arms/obese.

OA in neck, upper back spasms. Overhead exercise tightens back. Should I try doing overhead exercises or avoid? Weights OK? Flabby upper arms/obese.

OK to avoid them: First it may help to work with a certified personal trainer to modify an overhead exercises so that they are more "tolerable". Otherwise, no exercise that is done overhead is "necessary". Be reassured that you can readily find alternatives that will be suitable without compromising your the benefits you are receiving. ...Read more

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Why do I have a black neck and black on every crease? Its not diabetes.

Why do I have a black neck and black on every crease? Its not diabetes.

Acanthosis nigricans: Sounds like Insulin resistance, possibly. Even if you don't already have diabetes, if you have an then you're at risk. Many women with an also have polycystic ovary syndrome. An is best addressed through supervised weight loss when patients are overweight with Insulin resistance. Pre-diabetes is also commonly found among such patients. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has these cut like rashes in the creases of his neck how do I treat it?

My boyfriend has these cut like rashes in the creases of his neck how do I treat it?

Depends: Rashes can be tricky, and require a thorough history and physical examination to properly treat. He needs to see a dermatology provider. ...Read more

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Dark green spots on my neck. Looks like lotta but like black and blue. What can be the cause.

Dark green spots on my neck. Looks like lotta but like black and blue. What can be the cause.

Strange: This is rather strange requires a picture or visualization. Consult Healthtap with pictures or primary care doctor for diagnosis and treatment ...Read more