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Doctor insights on: Different Points Of View On Obesity

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Why is my body fat percentage no different now that overweight from when I was obese?

Why is my body fat percentage no different now that overweight from when I was obese?

Fat percent: Likely because your amount of fat relative to your total body weight hasn't changed, both have decreased. 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'm super obese and think it's not my own fault, despite other's opinions. What can I do to change these views?

I'm super obese and think it's not my own fault, despite other's opinions. What can I do to change these views?

You can't: You can't convince others that your obesity is not do to overeating. Ignore them. However, you should stop denying that you are not cause and accept that you are the only one who can do something about it. Read more

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I have obesity and gasses, cannot control diet, dieting make me feel weak, pain in different areas?

I have obesity and gasses, cannot control diet, dieting make me feel weak, pain in different areas?

Obesity: I understand your feelings and your dilemma.
See your Physician about your diet, weight, risk factors for Diabetes, heart disease, high Blood Pressure, risk factors in family history and complications of these illnesses.
See a Nutritionist to understand daily caloric intake, balanced diet
See a Psychiatrist for depression, impulse control, helplessness, self-esteem and coping skills for stressors Read more

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Why is there fat bias when an ors treats a slim patient differently from an obese patient with the same injury.

Why is there fat bias when an ors treats a slim patient differently from an obese patient with the same injury.

Perhaps: I can't speak for everyone but justifiably or not some healthcare providers may well feel that at least a part of the injury might have been sustained due to obesity's effect on one's body. It is also likely that it is harder to examine an obese person than a normal-weight one. On the other hand, it may also be your own perception. If you are obese, losing weight can only help. Read more

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Different between abdominal and gynecoid obesity?

Different between abdominal and gynecoid obesity?

Bodyfat distribution: Abdominal/visceral/android obesity is body fat around the internal organs. This fat is harmful to metabolism and health: more heart disease & diabetes/worse cholesterol. Waist circumference is a surrogate/crude measurement but includes error of fat located under the skin. Think apple shape body. Gynoid obesity is body fat in thighs/buttocks that's less metabolically harmful. Think pear shaped body. Read more

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M indian. Why sometimes two slightly obese girls of same height, weight, body shape have 2 different amount (one has more than the other) of belly fats?

M indian. Why sometimes two slightly obese girls of same height, weight, body shape have 2 different amount (one has more than the other) of belly fats?

Multiple reasons: Not everyone is the same in genetics, diet, exercise, stress, sleep patterns, etc. There are infinite varieties of combinations of factors leading to amount of belly fat. Diets high in sweets, processed foods, and other simple carbohydrates (like white rice) can lead to Insulin resistance and more belly fat. High stress and inconsistent sleep can also lead to more belly fat. Read more

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M South Indian. Why in most cases an obese man and women or obese girl or boy of same weight and height has different levels of belly fat? Male has more

M South Indian. Why in most cases an obese man and women or obese girl or boy of same weight and height has different levels of belly fat? Male has more

Fat distribution: In general, males tend to carry their excess abdominal fat within their abdominal cavity (intra-abdominal fat) and females within their abdominal wall (subcutaneous fat). This is a generality and does not hold true for all cases. Read more

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Can belly fat accumulate in different proportions among sisters, I know a family where obese younger girl has more belly fat than her old obese sister?

Can belly fat accumulate in different proportions among sisters, I know a family where obese younger girl has more belly fat than her old obese sister?

Variable: Where fat accumulates can vary from person to person depending upon their genetic predisposition, height, weight, Insulin resistance, etc. In all of them, however, it relates to weight gain increasing Insulin resistance, and can be improved by diet, exercise and weight loss -- + medication if needed. Check w/doctor. Read more

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Are signs and symptoms of pregnancy different in obesse wommen?

Are signs and symptoms of pregnancy different in obesse wommen?

Not really: Classic pregnancy sxs begin when period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). Sx’s can include: tender /swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of period; ^ frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings ; aversions; passing gas; enlarging waist line ; ^ white, milky vaginal discharge. Take pregnancy test to know. 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?

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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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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Is obesity inherited?

Is obesity inherited?

Hardly ever: Obesity is due to poor diet, a massive amount of sugars added to everything. And lack of exercise. When I graduated high school in 1960, we had not one kid in 300 plus affected with morbid obesity. Our epidemic today is due to unhelthful food (high fructose corn syrup--HFCS--invented by a Japanese scientist in 1960). poor exercise, and a loony food pyramid--way too many carbs, and NOT ENOUGH FAT Read more

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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 can I treat obesity?

How can I treat obesity?

Diet and exercise: 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 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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