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Body Image (Overview)

.Body image is the representation we create in our mind of what we think we look like to others.


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Why is self esteem related to body image?

Why is self esteem related to body image?

Voices Within Us: It's painful not 2feel good about urself. I wonder what kind of "mirroring" u got when u were young -what u heard about urself from adults around u, esp ur caregivers, while growing up. If their voices were critical & harsh, vs nurturing & encouraging. I wonder if u felt criticized 4ur appearance or u heard adults being critical of own/others' looks. We tend 2absorb msgs we hear repeatedly as kids. ...Read more

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Body Image (Overview)

.Body image is the representation we create in our mind of what we think we look like to others.


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Plz define yoor body image?

Plz define yoor body image?

Degrees of distress: Poor body image is a general term that can mean many things. Body dysmorphia is the most serious and is a preoccupation with a perceived flaw in a body part which is not present or exaggerated. Body image distortion is similar but to a lesser extent and can relate to the entire body. Body image distress is the emotional pain caused by the perception. ...Read more

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Body image (Tip)

Anorexia: Distorted body image Begs for therapy. ...See more

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What does lipone in our body parts mean?

Lipone?: clarify or give correct spelling. Do not know what you mean by lipone. ...Read more

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Are body parts proportional to weight?

No: The shape of the body is mostly dictated by the genetic make-up. Also where someone loses or gains weight is also dictated by the genetic make-up. However, for most part, abdominal fat is linked to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and many more chronic diseases. Therefore loss of abdominal fat and fat around waist to hip (more around waist) is very important no matter what the body proportions ar. ...Read more

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How does the media effect body image of young girls.?

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How does the media effect body image of young girls.?

Negative expectation: Media uses idealized, not necessarily realistic, healthy or safe, images in order to sell their goods & services. In the case of women, they're all thin w/large breasts, snow-white perfect teeth, blond hair, blue eyes & bright red lips. Thus, every little girl wants to grow up to be this person. We hold the power in that we decide when to open the pocketbook. Don't buy what they're selling. ...Read more

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Does a whole body pet scan show the brain?

Does a whole body pet scan show the brain?

If it is included: The drug given goes everywhere in the body, including the brain. How much of the body that is imaged depends on the disease being looked for. For lymphoma, scans start at the base of the brain and end at the upper thighs. For head and neck cancer, the scan is from the top of the head to the upper thighs. Melanoma includes the whole body, and seizures is just of the brain. ...Read more

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How does the media affect body image and eating disorders.?

Partially: I don't think we can place all the blame on the media. To the extent that unrealistic & sometimes unhealthy standards of beauty are promulgated, there is some effect. What's more, celebrating superficiality over substance is another dubious activity. Part of the problem may also derive from human beings wiring that treats visual data preferentially. ...Read more

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Which is more reliable, body mass index (bmi) or body fat percentage (bfp)?

Which is more reliable, body mass index (bmi) or body fat percentage (bfp)?

For what?: Bmi doesn't take in to account your body type (ectomorph, etc). Body fat percentage will. What you are using the number for is what matters. ...Read more

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Can the body absorb os-cal?

Can the body absorb os-cal?

Calcium: Calcium is no longer recommended as a supplement. ...Read more

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How precise is the body mass index (bmi)?

Download an app: Download an app (pharm calcs) and follow the directions. It is very easy to do. ...Read more

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Is full body MRI scanning effective?

Is full body MRI scanning effective?

NOT POSSIBLE: The doctor usually orders the MRI of a specific body part (head, chest, abdomen/pelvis, shoulder, knee etc) where the symptoms are located or where the disease is suspected. A whole body MRI is not possible because there is no such thing as whole body coil which is the essential part of getting an MRI image. Each body part has a separate coil for getting an mri. ...Read more

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Which exposes the body to more radiation bone scan or computed tomography?

Which exposes the body to more radiation bone scan or computed tomography?

Sometimes same dose: Background radiation at sea level: 3 msv per year, denver residents get: 6 msv per year, cross country flight: 0.02 msv, x ray chest: 0.06 msv, ct head: 3 msv, ct chest: 5 msv (equivalent to 100 chest xrays) ct abdomen: 5-10, average bone scan 6.5 msv. Radiation depends on size of patient." radiation affects growing body in children more than adults. Doses to children are much less. ...Read more

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How people binds the body mind and the soul?

How people binds the body mind and the soul?

That's philosophy: In a special sense, it's related to health - but not to medical health. Wholistic doctors might have some advice for you. Meditation, yoga, tai chi, and other sporitual types may too. Namaste. ...Read more

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How do you acccurately calculateyour resting metabolic rate and body mass index/ body fat %?

How do you acccurately calculateyour resting metabolic rate and body mass index/ body fat %?

Many methods: There are many methods, with varying accuracy. Bmi is simply wt/ht(2). A simple method for %fat is impedance, and trainers often use them. Gold standard for %fat is underwater weighing, bodpod, or dexa. Rmr requires a metabolic cart which is used in hospitals and research labs. Many of these are relegated to research labs. It is usually not necessary to know all this to be healthy. ...Read more

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Body fat and testosterone related?

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Body fat and testosterone related?

Testosterone: The amount of body fat can influence the ratio between testosterone and estrogen in your body. Adipose tissue (fat) has the ability to convert testosterone to estrogen. www.peedoc.com @drhtay. ...Read more

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How to use amplified mass xxx without gaining body fat ?

Amplified mass xxx: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more