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I am obese and severally depressed. My weight is causing me to have back problems. Knee problems. I am isolating from people because they hurt me .?

I am obese and severally depressed.  My weight is causing me to have back problems. Knee problems.  I am isolating from people because they hurt me .?

Depression: Ask your doctor for a referral to a veteran mental health practitioner who specializes in both weight control and depression. You can be helped, reach out and give yourself the chance for growth. Best ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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I have a question about knee replacement in obese? Will only one be needed

I have a question about knee replacement in obese? Will only one be needed

It depends: The more weight that is placed on the joint will cause accelerated wear, just like running does vs. Walking. If someone is having to undergo knee replacement at a young age, they can certainly expect a minimum of 1 revision surgery during their lifetime. ...Read more

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My wife has under gone knees replacement &is obese does she need aspirin?

My wife has under gone knees replacement &is obese does she need aspirin?

No: Nobody really needs medication. Aspirin might be helpful as an anti-inflammatory or to help relieve pain. It may also be given to reduce risk of heart attack or stroke but these benefits are small in a person who does not have known atherosclerotic disease. ...Read more

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Im obesed 340 lost 30 knees & leg pain poss bone n bone dr wont consider knee replacement also have COPD trying to lose more weight what options have?

Im obesed 340 lost 30 knees & leg pain poss bone n bone dr wont consider knee replacement also have COPD trying to lose more weight what options have?

Lose more weight: For every 1 lb. A person is over-weight, the knee sees 4 lbs. This leads to pain and arthritis. Obese patients have more surgical complications like wound healing and infection than non-obese patients. In addition, the implants don't last as long. Injections with products like synvisc(r) can help. Patients with arthritis who exercise have less joint pain than those who don't exercise. ...Read more

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I have hypo thyroid and its very difficult to do exercise as I have done a knee replacement. I am 76 kg. How can I lose weight? Pl help.

I have hypo thyroid and its very difficult to do exercise as I have done a knee replacement. I am 76 kg. How can I lose weight?  Pl help.

By Regular gradua --: Lly increasing exercises, within limits of discomfort as you recover from tkr. Eating regularly (in smaller amounts) ; eating healthy would help. For your hypoythyroidism, the thyroid hormone replacement med will help, as it will perk you to become active ; also your metabolism. These both will decrease your weight. See your pcp for the thyroid med. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is medical condition causing hip to knee to heel pain?

What is medical condition causing hip to knee to heel pain?

Plantar fascitis: Alignment issues cause pain in these areas. If you pronate or if your arch collapses when you stand than you can get heel pain from overstretching the plantarfascia. As the foot flattens, the knee and hip will internally rotate causing pain from stress on the joints. Custom made orthotics will help restore the alignment to help all three conditions. ...Read more

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sweat on my back, under my breasts, my groin, vagina, & behind my knees as soon as I go outside? not obese. 114 ibs and I'm 5'4 age 17 no thyroid prob

sweat on my back, under my breasts, my groin, vagina, & behind my knees as soon as I go outside? not obese. 114 ibs and I'm 5'4 age 17 no thyroid prob

Summertime! : I'm not sure what the temp was In Philly today, but we hit 95 degrees and heat advisory in Kentucky. The heat combined with the humidity triggers our bodies to sweat which helps cool the skin and this cool our core body temperature. This experience sounds like " normal sweating" to me. If you have night sweats combined with weight loss, see your physician! ...Read more

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


Dr. Steven Griggs
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Heel Pain (Definition)

Is most commonly caused by an inflammation of the plantar fascia (plantar fasciitis), but by no means is it the only cause. There are many, many things that can cause your heel to hurt, and the only way to find out which one it is is to visit a podiatrist or orthopedist. A good history and physical together with x-rays and sometimes an MRI ...Read more