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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

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

Having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for ...Read more


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I have plantar fasciitis. Is it better to go to a foot dr for custom insoles or will over-the-counter insoles work as well? I am very obese.

I have plantar fasciitis. Is it better to go to a foot dr for custom insoles or will over-the-counter insoles work as well? I am very obese.

See below: Try the otc insoles first. If they don't seem to help with the discomfort, you may need specially molded orthotics by a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Does obesity kills?

Does obesity kills?

Obesity: Obesity is linked to multiple other problems:arthritis, CAD, HTN, DM2. Central obesity also is associated with worsening inflammatory chemical in your system. Excess fat essentially becomes a type of endocrine organ with negative effect. Hey, check out this link and do something about it!
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My problem is obesity?

Start w eval by your: Doctor. 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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How to control obesity?

How to control obesity?

See your doctor for: Starters. 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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How to decrease obesity?

How to decrease obesity?

Portion control: Good eating habits involving portion control and moving more. Portions have grown to double in the last 20 years. We need to follow guidelines for portion control to decrease and or prevent obesity. Moving more and being more active is also important. Try to be active daily, ...Read more

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Obesity cause and solutions?

Obesity cause and solutions?

Eating/exercise: Obesity is caused by eating too many calories and/or burning too few calories.

Obesity goes away by taking in fewer daily calories than you burn. So eat less calories and exercise more. Weight daily and if your weight is staying the same or going down you're on the right track. If it goes up, then you're not doing enough. Period. ...Read more

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Why is obesity a good thing?

Why is obesity a good thing?

Obesity: Being obese is not a good thing. It increases your risk of developing a long list if medical problems, and in general, increases your risk of death. ...Read more

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Is being obese a disability?

Is being obese a disability?

Obesity: Obesity indicates
• Poor Dietary habits with lack of discipline
• Lack of Exercise
• Poor coping with stresses in life
It is Not what you eat,
IT IS what is eating you!

Being obese is not a Disability

Obesity can lead to
Diabetes
• Heart disease
• High Blood Pressure
Complications of these diseases can cause Disability ...Read more

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I m obese, exercises for it.

I m obese, exercises for it.

Obesity exercise: One of the best exercises for obese is water therapy. Either walking or swimming. Water creates resistance and protects joints and also causes increase calorie burn by maintaining body temp. ...Read more

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What are the tests for obesity?

What are the tests for obesity?

Weight & Height: Weight & height are used to determine bmi (body mass index). There are publised bmi values for age and gender that tell you if your weight is too low for your height, just right, high (that's obestiy) or dangerously high (that's morbid obesity). Tests like blood suger, thyroid function & lipid levels help assess the risks associated with obesity. ...Read more

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Why is obesity becoming so common?

Why is obesity becoming so common?

Lifestyle.: First, technology has made most of us quite sedentary, and as such we don't expend nearly as many calories as we used to. Second, busy lifestyles tend to beget grab-and-go types of foods, which are generally less healthy and actual relaxed sit-down meals. That's one way to see it. ...Read more

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Is being obese necessarily unhealthy?

Obesity: Yes. It is very unhealthy to be obese. Being Obese increases risk for cancer, heart disease and diabetes. STAY HEALTHY and LOSE WEIGHT ...Read more

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What are your thoughts about obesity?

Respect Obesity: I like this question. It may garnish a number of different responses.

My first thought is that fear of obesity leads many people to be mean, prejudiced, and to treat the overweight poorly.

I often think that the morbidly obese I see and treat may have some significant trauma in their past and they need compassion, caring, and understanding to get to a healthy place.

Love one another. ...Read more

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What are the major causes ofinfant obesity?

What are the major causes ofinfant obesity?

Overfeeding/ diet: The contributors to infant obesity are diverse. Assuming a babies sucking behavior means hunger rather than self comfort. Teaching baby to eat rather than fuss (invalidating their feelings & training them to be hungry instead)equating feeding with loving. Rewards based on high calorie foods. Families with patterns of overnutrition who fail to recognize it for infants. Etc. Etc. ...Read more

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What are health risks of obesity as a huskie?

Cancer: There is a higher risk of certain cancers with obesity such as cancers of
1. breast
2. endometrium (uterine lining)
3. colon
4. kidney
5. thyroid
6. pancreas
and possibly other cancers ...Read more

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What happens if an obese person stops eating?

What happens if an obese person stops eating?

Stop eating: An obese person, like a thin person, would lose weight if they stopped eating. If they did it long enough, they would become malnourished even if they were still obese. That's one thing that most people don't realize. You can be obese and be malnourished at the same time. ...Read more

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Could a person reshape aftet 14 years of obesity?

You: Wouldn't likely have a major change in body type (ectomorph, endomorph, mesomorph) but that doesn't mean that you can't slim down, lose excess weight, improve your health and feel happier about how you look. Take care. ...Read more

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What is your opinion on the normalization of obesity?

Obesity: Normalization of obesity? Obesity is killing this country. It is the #2 preventable cause of death behind smoking and will likely become #1 soon. The life expectancy in the us has hit a plateau and is projected to go down for the first time in 100 years because of obesity. So, obesity is an epidemic that and there shouldn't be any normalization of this problem. ...Read more

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I'm not sure, but should obesity be treated as a handicap?

I'm not sure, but should obesity be treated as a handicap?

Obesity & disability: Obesity can cause impairment of vital organs and body systems leading to disability which in turn can cause "handicap". Obesity should be treated (sic) as a medical problem & addressed as a public health issue. Interestingly, the most common guide* used by clinician to address impairment/disability/handicap does not address obesity! (*
ama guides to the evaluation of permanent impairment). ...Read more

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So what is the important of obesity and why is it important?

So what is the important of obesity and why is it important?

Good Question: Obesity is having too much body mass. It takes more Insulin for a heavy person to process sugar from food and your system can burn out and you become diabetic. Blood pressure could be increased. Estrogen levels can rise, setting you up for cancers of various types. There is stress on your heart. You can get depressed. What you eat and how much are the most important factors in losing weight. ...Read more

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How come I have obesity, but nobody else in the family has it?

How come I have obesity, but nobody else in the family has it?

Lifestyle: While genetics plays a role in obesity, other factors (such as diet and exercise) also contribute to obesity.
It is possibly that your caloric intake, food choices, level of exercise differs from that of your other family members. ...Read more

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Why aren't americans concerned about the obesity of their neighbors, apart from the costs?

The Blame Game?: In us we have historically felt that obesity is volitional and not a chronic disease. We believe that calories in = calories out. Actually, the human body is not a bank, but a chemistry lab. Therefore, the disease of obesity is not the fault of the afflicted. We do not blame BP or diabetic problems on those suffering. Therefore, our compassion is tempered by our beliefs. Obesity is complex! ...Read more

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Is obesity curable?

Is obesity curable?

Diet first: Make half your meal vegetables and fruits. Go for variety. And keep in mind that potatoes and french fries don't count. Choose whole grains & limit refined grains. Pick the healthiest sources of protein. Drink lots of water. Stay active. Check out http://www. Sparkpeople. Com or http://www. Myfitnesspal. Com. They offers nutrition, health, and fitness tools, support, and resources that are 100% free. ...Read more

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How 2 reduce obesity?

Go HFLC & TrackDaily: All living creatures are open systems: i.e. all atoms we are made of keep changing, some rapid/some slow. Thus if we eat & store less than loose daily, wt. Will go down. Calories: zero wt.; thus counting largely pointless. Track Wt. Daily to 0.1 lb., after up&toilet, & review what eaten previous day to learn what works. Carbs/sugar most prone to store as fat. Fats (of natural origin) least stored! ...Read more

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How To avoid obesity?

How To avoid obesity?

FASTING: Its hard to exercise if you have obesity, try water walking in a local community pool (shallow), try TIMED EATING which is NO FOOD from 6 PM to 8 AM. Eat only cooked foods at home. No fast or junk or processed foods. Drink Organic Apple cider vinegar (BRAGGS) 10 min before a heavy meal or a meal full of carbs. Drink water but never with food, always drink 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal.Sleep @ 10 PM ...Read more