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Dr. Quang Nguyen
4,506 doctors shared insights

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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Have had 2 positive d dimer tests, mild cough (though probably asthma), am obese. Ct (head and chest) and ultrasound negative. Ankles swollen. Next?

Have had  2 positive d dimer tests, mild cough (though probably asthma), am obese. Ct (head and chest) and ultrasound negative. Ankles swollen. Next?

See below: If the ct chest and us of legs are negative, you don't have dvt/pe. There must be another reason for the d-dimer to be +. Is your kidney function ok? Have you had a recent injury, surgery or something else that involves blood-clotting? How + is the test? You can consult a hematologist, or just watch it and treat the asthma. Talk to your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Night cough, no allergies, no URI symptoms, no allergies. Nonsmoker. Adult, 63, module ratels obese. Cause?

Night cough, no allergies, no URI symptoms, no allergies.  Nonsmoker. Adult, 63, module ratels obese. Cause?

GE Reflux/asthma/CHF: If your cough occurs while lying down, it could be either cardiac or gastrointestinal in origin, instead of just pulmonary. If it is associated with shortness of breath and chest or back pain, you need to see your doctor right away. If it is associated ever with a sour taste in the mouth , almost vomiting, and heartburn it may be gastrointestinal reflux of stomach acid into the esophagus. ...Read more

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Girl.6.Obese,always hungry,sweats profusely,body odor,chronic cough,very active but doesn't lose weight. Dark circles under eyes.Sleep problems.Ideas?

Girl.6.Obese,always hungry,sweats profusely,body odor,chronic cough,very active but doesn't lose weight. Dark circles under eyes.Sleep problems.Ideas?

Pediatrician: Evaluation, might need to be evaluated as well by an endocrinologist for her obesity problem, and an allergist for the chronic cough and the ? Allergic shiners (dark circles under eyes), check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist/immunologist in your area, good luck ...Read more

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10yr old is obese snores &whistles with her mouth when she sleeps &wakes up2x nitenearly choking&coughing gasping .is it sleep apnea? or is it asthma?

10yr old is obese snores &whistles with her mouth when she sleeps &wakes up2x nitenearly choking&coughing gasping .is it sleep apnea? or is it asthma?

Defintely sounds: like airway obstruction. In order to figure out if this is an upper airway obstruction (tonsil enlargement, for example) or lower airway obstruction (such as asthma), you need a doctor to examine this child. ...Read more

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I m obese?

I m obese?

There is Hope!: Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. This site helps determine calories burned for > 100 activities: http://www.Prohealth.Com/weightloss/tools/exercise/calculator1_2.Cfm. ...Read more

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I am obese?

I  am obese?

More detail: We would need to know your height, weight, and more usefully your waist and hip measurements before being able to make this assessment. The cdc has a useful calculator you can use, when you have this information: http://www.Cdc.Gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/adult_bmi/english_bmi_calculator/bmi_calculator.Html. ...Read more

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Does obesity kills ?

Does obesity kills ?

Absolutely: Obesity causes or contributes to an abundance of medical conditions that can shorten life, from diabetes to heart disease to cancer. ...Read more

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Is obesity inherited?

Is obesity inherited?

Small portion: Obesity is the product of many factors including genetics. Beginning at the cell level, moving to the familial, community, cultural, social, and national levels. The tremendous uptick in obesity rates is certainly not the product of altered genetics but rather an overall societal trends towards enormous portion sizes, high fat & sugary foods, and decreased physical activity. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more