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Claustrophobia Linked To Obesity
Gulf War Syndrome: Menstrual problems (heavy cycles, menstrual cramping, pregnancy losses, difficulty conceiving, hormonal imbalances, gain or loss of weight) which are chronic and not clearly medically explained (which may be paired with fibromyalgia or joint pain) are eligible to make claim for Gulf War Syndrome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Help plz! Can schizophrenia develop due to environmental factors alone without a genetic predisposition?
Absolutely: Although alcohol usually relieves anxiety in the short term, heavy or chronic use often increases anxiety. This is especially true during alcohol withdrawal, with anxiety, racing heart, sweating, etc. In addition to alcohol's physical effects, many alcoholics are anxious about losing jobs and friends, getting into legal or financial trouble, etc. Alcoholism is not a calm existence at all. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Extra flesh and fat: Obesity can cause obstructive sleep apnea (osa). A person with osa may not have enough space in the throat area, so air can't flow easily to the lungs during sleep. An obese person has more fat, including in the neck and throat areas, so there is more flesh to block air flow. An obese person lying down has extra weight in the tummy pushing up at the bottom of the chest, making breathing more work. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Stress really cause heart disease?I understand stress causing MI in person with underlying disease.But how can mood cause fat to deposit in arteries?
See below: Stress can affect your mood which can influence your immune and endocrine systems. Negative emotions can increase cytokines and other pro-inflammatory agents making blood vessels more susceptible to disease caused by cholesterol deposits and other substances. Poor diet, smoking and lack of exercise can worsen the problem. ...Read more
Simple, it's inside: Correlates more with fat on the inside (in the liver... associated with metabolism being messed up and increased risk of high cholesterol,triglycerides, and diabetes) and with the inside of the arteries. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1775472781/devils-diet might be helpful, certainly is entertaining. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Normal weight people can snore too but obesity can definitely increase risk of snoring. The extra fat in the upper throat, along with fatter, bigger structures in the upper throat (uvula, tonsils) will sag and become more "floppy" when you sleep, closing on the trachea causing you to snore. The outside of your neck also drag down on your throat, again decreasing the breathing tube, increase snore. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Please tell me can environmental pollutants cause increase homosexuality and other sexual problems in humans?
Homosexuality: Nature is a marvelous and wondrous mystery, isn't it? Let's limit this answer to homosexuality. I think we could write specific text book length answers for 'other sexual problems'. Sexuality is a part of the human experience. It is a gift of nature. It is not chosen, nor is it bad or unhealthy. It just is. Every sexual species in the world manifests some homosexuality, not just humans. ...Read more
Several studies: There are a number of studies on this topic that both obesity and diabetes are related to sugary drink consumption. Here are links to a couple: http://www.Cnn.Com/2013/03/19/health/sugary-drinks-deaths http://www.Hsph.Harvard.Edu/nutritionsource/sugary-drinks-fact-sheet/. ...Read more
Sleep study: 154 hypopneas, zero obstructive apneas, 2 central apneas. Could dysautonomia be to blame? (I have Ehlers-Danlos w/POTS & other auto sx.)
Apnea: Your various medical conditions may indeed cause you sleep issues. The sleep doctor should be able to help you do better and, if needed, have you see other medical specialists. Please follow the evaluation and advice of all the doctors you might need to see. Once under better control doctor visits will tone down markedly. ...Read more
Can you tell me about animals with a leptin deficiency or a defect in leptin receptors exhibit hyperphagia (overeating) and extreme obesity. Why?
Yes: Our bowel has its own nervous system, richly interconnected with our brain and its responses to the environment. Many people register "stress" through gastrointestinal symptoms like belly cramping, loose stools or diarrhea, indigestion, etc. The terms "bellyaching" and "gut feeling" hint at this. Listening to your gut's messages may reveal issues you need to address consciously. ...Read more
Genetica: This is certainly a dilemma faced by prospective parents every day. Those decisions are based on religious beliefs, what the genetic abnormality is and what the long and short term prognosis is. When one gets this kind of diagnosis a consultation with a certified genetics counselor is always recommended so that an educated decision can be made. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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