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Does being overweight cause back problems ?

Does being overweight cause back problems ?

LBP & overweight.: Being overweight can cause the spine to acquire a mechanically disadvantageous amount of curvature, which can lead to pains. ...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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When i got my knee replaced i was overweight then i lost about 60 lbs. Then gained the weight back all this over 5yr. What problems can this cause ?

When i got my knee replaced i was overweight then i lost about 60 lbs. Then gained the weight back all this over 5yr. What problems can this cause ?

Your other knee ...: The yo-yo weight loss multiplies the many weight related problems. Rapid weight gain is a severe metabolic stress that can lead to diabetes, htn, heart disease, sleep apnea, depression, and fatty liver. Every pound adds 5 pounds of stress across your knees. Learn how i got off the yo-yo and how you can too at www.Drgrieco.Tsfl.Com. ...Read more

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My partner and I are trying to have a baby he is about 150lbs overweight. Could that cause us problems like maybe a low sperm count?

My partner and I are trying to have a baby he is about 150lbs overweight.  Could that cause us problems like maybe a low sperm count?

Obesity: Obesity in women is more directly linked to infertility. In men, there may other risk factors like sleep apnea, that may decrease libido and energy.Also if is there is significant decrease in effective penis length, may cause mechanical barrier. A number of recent studies have found that , obese men tend to have lower sperm counts and less mobile sperms. Semen analysis is a relativeyl simple test. ...Read more

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Does a high sugar diet cause problems later on?As a kid i ate a lot of high sugar cereal and juice, but never overweight, but stopped. Problem later on?

Does a high sugar diet cause problems later on?As a kid i ate a lot of high sugar cereal and juice, but never overweight, but stopped. Problem later on?

Maybe (not) . . .: The good news is that you're only 17yo. Even better is that you're not overweight and you've stopped eating a high sugar diet. While we don't have irrefutable evidence, chances are that no permanent damage has been done leading to issues later on. Best way to stay healthy is to eat right & exercise regularly. Mediterranean diet has good evidence. Strength, balance, flexibility & aerobics are key. ...Read more

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Can gallbladder problems cause fatigue? I have periods of extreme fatigue even w little activity. I'm not overweight but have gallstones any ideas?

Can gallbladder problems cause fatigue? I have periods of extreme fatigue even w little activity. I'm not overweight but have gallstones any ideas?

It could...: ...but lots of things can cause fatigue. Usually, gallbladder problems manifest as upper abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting. Fatigue is further down on the list. ...Read more

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I'm over weight and have an eating problem.I need help and ddon't know where to go. Dr says loose but i can't cause the food addiction.Who can help me?

I'm over weight and have an eating problem.I need help and ddon't know where to go. Dr says loose but i can't cause the food addiction.Who can help me?

Ask to speak with: A therapist who specializes in eating disorders. It issue is only part of the problem. A therapist can help upu make healthy life changes (exercise and diet). Keeping track of everything you eat with an app on your phone can help ( it's a simple behavioral modificaton technique). The book, making peace with food, can also help, good luck and let us know how you do. ...Read more

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Chronic contipation. I changed to a better diet. I am little overweight. Dr says everything wrong w/ me is cause im fat. What are ?S i need 2 ask dr.

Chronic contipation. I changed to a better diet. I am little overweight. Dr says everything wrong w/ me is cause im fat. What are ?S i need 2 ask dr.

There is more: You should definitely consider seeing a GI doctor to help you get a normal bowel regimen. Make sure you get enough fluids. You being overweight may indicate that the foods that you eat may contribute to the constipation but that is certainly not the simplistic answer. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a teen to be overweight?

What are the causes of a teen to be overweight?

Multiple factors: Generally, a young person who is overweight is not exercising enough (a minimum is 150 minutes per week in youth) and making poor food selections. A part of the problem typically is too much caloric intake. There is a correlation of "screen time" with obesity. More screen time -> more weight. Finally, in some stress or depression can contribute. Start with more exercise and smart eating. ...Read more

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Overweight problem for disable man in his forties?

Overweight problem for disable man in his forties?

See Dr., and then...: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar & simple starch calories. ...Read more

Eye Sight (Definition)

Sight is the sum of the light receptive and integrative capacity of the eye including best vision, color vision, night vision, depth vision, field of vision and the ability to track objects in motion. An ophthalmologist can measure these and determine the function of ...Read more