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Do Fat People Sweat More
Slower metabolism: likely causes over reaction of sweat glands ...Read more
Mosquito bites: There really is no difference.Get a more detailed answer ›
Obesity: The obese have more fat layer which is an insulation and is more difficult to cool. Usually the obese are less conditioned than thin people and have less stamina, this is exacerbated by the need to pump blood to the extra fat which obligates more work to satisfy metabolic needs. ...Read more
Yes: www.clinicalpsychiatrynews.com/views/fink-still-at-large... The association between obesity and severe mental illness is clear. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21565594 obesity is associated with an approximately 25% increase in odds of mood and anxiety disorders and an approximately 25% decrease in odds of substance use disorders. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc1913935. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Overweight: Being overweight can cause shortness of breath with exertion. More calories are required for basic metabolic functions. In addition, the weight constricts the rib cage with breathing. If the symptoms of shortness of breath persists, then an evaluation by a physician is necessary. They may perform spirometry testing and a chest xray. ...Read more
Obesity effects: I understand your concern. Studies done on both cold-water swimmers and hospital patients have shown that people with a higher Body Mass Index (BMI) are less susceptible to hypothermia because fat insulates the body’s core. In people with a higher BMI, subcutaneous fat effectively insulates the body’s core, while the skin cools. Some obese people feel cold in winter. ...Read more
Some people eat a lot but they don't gain over weight instead of others who eats less but they gain weight very fast , why ?
Metabolism/genetics: Some people have higher metabolisms than others and burn calories faster. Genetics can play a role in the ability to gain and lose weight as well. Some underlying medical conditions such as thyroid disorders can also play a role ion weight gain/loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Impaired Repair: As skin gets older skin turnover slows down and we lose the ability to repair damage. Regular exfoliation with microdermabrasions or chemical peels will help increase turnover. Topical antioxidants such as vitamin c and e help repair dna damage. Retinol (vitamin a) helps stimulate new collagen formation. Most important: avoid damage in the first place by staying away from sun and smoking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not true: The blood volume does not depend on how much fat you have, meaning that the testosterone concentration is similar in fat and thin people if the secretion is the same. Testosterone conversion to estradiol, a form of estrogen, occurs in both fat and thin males and depends on the testosterone concentration. The conversion is slightly more if excess fat is present but rarely makes a difference. ...Read more
See physician: A physician can test to see if a hormone imbalance is the cause. If it is not, home remedies can include a strong antiperspirant (look for certain dri, containing aluminum chloride), and carrying paper towels or tissues in your pocket for hands. If that's not sufficient there are several options: Botox injections can help, Glycopyrrolate can be prescribed, or other surgeries in extreme cases. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Change in hormones: This often is a sign of a change in hormone status, associated with a drop in estrogen and testosterone (menopause) and or thyroid hormone stress, along w Insulin the storage hormone of fuel. Good news is that diet, supplements and hormone replacement in the right individual. ...Read more
Do "naturally skinny" people really have a fast metabolism or do they just eat less without realizing it? How can they defy calories in and out?
Metabolism speed: is the factor in between calories in and calories out. So, if one has a fast metabolism, he/she will burn calories more quickly than someone w/a slower metabolism. Many lean folks have a fast metabolism but ones entire lifestyle has to be factored in, e.g, type of food eaten, level of activity, sleep, etc. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Weight loss depends on how many calories are taken in versus how many are burnt. The latter depends on both level of activity and metabolism (how efficiently one burns up calories). Some large people have low metabolism. Safe ways to increase metabolism are to become more active, build muscles by weight training and caffeine in moderation. ...Read more
Hyperthyroid: The thyroid gland in the neck regulates metabolism from centers in the hypothalmus and pituitary gland in the brain. If your metabolism is too high, food gets burned up faster. So you can eat more calories and still not gain weight. Wow most people would enjoy eating more and not gaining weight. Unfortunately the heart cant take the increased metabolism. So we treat it to make it normal. ...Read more
No: Patients with CF don't sweat more, but their sweat is more concentrated and will taste saltier. ...Read more
Varies.: At age 38, you will have severe pain, requiring a narcotic. You will not be able to eat as fast and as a result, each swallow will hurt and your intake of food will be limited. You must continue to drink such liquids as milkshakes and gator-aid. My guess is that you will lose about 10 pounds. But after 10-12 days you will put it back on. ...Read more
If too little body fat leads to organ failure, then why do people say to avoid things like oil in our diet?
Separate issues: Excess body fat is MUCH more common than too little. One has to be on an extreme diet (or anorexic) or have malabsorption to get dangerously low body fat. Avoiding oils does not reduce body fat much; eating carbs is the main cause of fat. The reason some say oils should be avoided has to do with the fact that many oils are pro-inflammatory & cause oxidative stress- see http://tinyurl.com/metmg3w ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Muscle: Skinny people can develop muscle faster than obese people. ...Read more
The Whys: Unfortunately, the questions that begin with "why" in medicine are often unanswerable. They can lead to great debate, philosophy, or just hang there unanswered. There is probably a lot of science and genetics behind your simple question, but that changes nothing. It just is the way it is for some people. And for those of us that do not have this we are left with the gift of life that we have. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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