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Can Lupus Cause Obesity
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
I have lupus and am considered obese I want to talk to my doctor about weight-loss pills what would you suggest?
Eat more, move less: Anything that causes an obese person to eat more calories or to exercise less will worsen his obesity. Examples: eating as a self-treatment for depression symptoms, eating due to hunger shortly after meals (from high Insulin levels combined with dropping blood sugar levels), not exercising due to being very out-of-shape, not exercising due to being embarrassed by one's public appearance, etc... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could be.: Genetics can sometimes hard-wire an individual to be prone towards obesity, or at least overweight. These people will have a harder time losing weight and staying trim. Outside of genetics, we contribute to obesity in ourselves by limiting exercise and eating foods with high caloric densities and high fat contents. ...Read more
Mo food, less active: First wt (lb) x 10 = calories used 4000 calories net in or out is a pound gained/lost. In fat folk, our normal hormonal regulation of appetities is broke/gone and never coming back. We eat on the basis of triggers (sloth, wrath, pride/habit, etc)https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1775472781/devils-diet details this and gives ways to overcome it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some of both: Type 2 diabetes is highly genetic, but if you were to keep your weight down, you may never get it, or perhaps only late in life. So obesity contributes to diabetes. Many medications that treat diabetes tend to make you gain weight (eg. Insulin, sulfonylureas, actos) and if you are frequently hypoglycemic, you will tend to eat more. So treatment of diabetes can contribute to obesity. ...Read more
Yes, but uncommon: There are metabolic disorders that cause obesity; hypothyroidism, cushing's syndrome. But most of the time it is not so exotic, but some combination of getting older with naturally slower metabolism, eating more (maybe stressed), less exercise, etc, etc. See your doctor to get checked out. ...Read more
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