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I have plantar fasciitis. My question is do I need to see a foot dr or will an over-the-counter insole work? I am very obese.

I have plantar fasciitis. My question is do I need to see a foot dr or will an over-the-counter insole work? I am very obese.

Try an insole: You can always try an insole in your shoe along with ice and stretching. If no results make an appointment with a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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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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Help please? What is a counter argument for depression being a serious mental disorder?

Help please? What is a counter argument for depression being a serious mental disorder?

None! CanDestroyLife: Depression is primarily a human spirit/mind issue: though brain commonly treated. As embodied souls connected to our minds ; using our complex+fragile brain to process ; store experiences + operate our complex ; fragile body so that we can stay within these 4 dimensions for a period of time, prolonged grief ; hopelessness can destroy both our ; others lives. Degree of severity varies widely. ...Read more

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Docs, what's a counter argument for depression being a serious mental disorder?

Docs, what's a counter argument for depression being a serious mental disorder?

Depression: Some feel that depression is not a specific illness, but is instead an adaptive mechanism motivating one to make needed changes in life. Depressive symptoms may be a final common pathway signalling lack of fulfilling activities in life. This may be multi-determined and involve issues such as lack of purposeful activity ; experience of success, poor nutrition. Lack of fulfilling relationships, etc. ...Read more

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How does one combat obesity when you have hypothyroidism?

How does one combat obesity when you have hypothyroidism?

Add tyrosine: You can either add l-tyrosine 1500mg per day will boost metabolism or use over the counter thyroid supplement called gta by biotics both available at http://iherb.Com. ...Read more

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What role does nutrition play in how we assess, treat, and prevent obesity in children?

What role does nutrition play in how we assess, treat, and prevent obesity in children?

Nutrition: For babies 1. breast feed as long as possible 2. don't introduce fruit juices until they are atleast six months old. Limit juices to less than 4 oz in a day 3. soothe your babywith something other than juice or bottle milk; use gentle touch, calm environment Children >1 year: nutritional education, stimulus control, modification of eating habits, physical activity, attitude change, reinforcement ...Read more

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How can I treat my acne and the scars on my face? And also is there any medicine that can treat my obesity?

How can I treat my acne and the scars on my face? And also is there any medicine that can treat my obesity?

Yes: For the acne, seek the care of a dermatologist who can advise you on the best way to cleanse and treat your skin. As for obesity, the best medications are a daily dose of exercise and alterations to the timing and content of one's meals. If you don't feel like you know enough about either, seek professional advice from your pcp who can give you permission to see a nutritioninst and trainer. ...Read more

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Chronic obese pain and psych patient trying to have gastric sleeve bypass need physician supervised diet for insurance to cover operation.please help?

Chronic obese pain and psych patient trying to have gastric sleeve bypass  need physician supervised diet for insurance to cover operation.please help?

Track it 1400: The cheapest and best way to lose weight fast is to use a calorie counter app like myfitnesspal. Reduce calories to 1400 per day. In the app track EVERYTHING that you put in your mouth. DONT take any cheat days or days off otherwise it will be less effective. Drink 2L of water per day. You may find that you will lose a lot of weight and you may not even need the surgery. ...Read more

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❤ palpitations after eating a healthy vegan meal. Very obese, i drink veg/green smoothies for bkfst & lunch, no trouble until my full meal at dinner.

❤ palpitations after eating a healthy vegan meal. Very obese, i drink veg/green smoothies for bkfst & lunch, no trouble until my full meal at dinner.

Might be normal issu: Random palpitations can be a normal issue if they happen from time to time or if you are taking in stimulants like coffee, alcohol, tobacco or over-the-counter medications such as pseudoephedrine, which is found in cold preparations and some herbal medications, including ma huang. So it might be something in the smoothies, try removing one ingredient everyday and see if it comes back. ...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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