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Doctor insights on: Does Height Gain Lead To Weight Loss In Preschoolers

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Do obese children have advanced bone ages, which lead to lower adult heights? If so, can that be corrected with weight loss?

Yes/maybe: Particularly in girls, obesity can advance bone age because of increases in adrenal androgens and increased aromatization of androgens to Estrogens through increased fatty tissue. That said, earlier puberty often ensues which further advances bone age and can limit final height potential. Losing weight may help to slow things down, at least not to further accelerate the maturation process. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Losing Weight is also known as Lose weight. Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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What to do for weight loss? My height is 5.7 and weight is 95.

What to do for weight loss? My height is 5.7 and weight is 95.

If you mean 95: Pounds, then you are severely underweight. If you mean 95 kilos, or 209 pounds, then you are 50-60 pounds overweight. If you eat 3500 calories less than you burn up you will lose a pound. Try to learn to eat and exercise properly for the rest of your life. A reduction in intake of 250 cal/day will lead to 1/2 pound weight loss/week, or correction of your weight in approx 2 years. Do it slow and st. ...Read more

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My weight is too much ie 229 lbs height 5'7 age 20..I need a heavy weight loss.Give me tips to lose weight quickly.Waiting for precious reply..Thanks.

My weight is too much ie 229 lbs height 5'7 age 20..I need a heavy weight loss.Give me tips to lose weight quickly.Waiting for precious reply..Thanks.

Nutrition & exercise: Good nutrition & regular exercise are key to getting healthy. While mediterranean diet has most evidence supporting its benefits, it may not be applicable to all religions & cultures. But general principles are same. Be sure to expend more energy than you consume to gradually lose fat weight. Aim for 500cal/d deficit = 1 lb/wk loss. Talk to your family doc to be sure you're otherwise healthy. ...Read more

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I am 27yrs of 124kg and height of 186cm. I have tried different weight loss programmes, but end up having little effect. I need help pls?

I am 27yrs of 124kg and height of 186cm. I have tried different weight loss programmes, but end up having little effect. I need help pls?

Diet and exercise: If your thyroid has been tested and is normal you need instruction from a registered dietitian and programs like weight watchers will also help. Sometimes counseling is helpful. There is no diet pill that doesn't have potential side effects and they only work as long as you take them. Try working with diet and exercise, it's something you can live with. ...Read more

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What do you advise if i had a intense weight loss from 81 to 58 with an year and I am 165 CM in height and 18 years old?

What do you advise if i had a intense weight loss from 81 to 58 with an year and I am 165 CM in height and 18 years old?

Weight loss: This is a very significant weight loss. If it was not intentional, you should see your doctor immediately to ensure there is no underlying cause - this could be hormonal, related to your digestive system, or any of a number of other illnesses. Depression and other mental health disorders can also cause weight loss. Please see a health professional ASAP. ...Read more

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I was prescribed concerta for my add. I'm concerned about weight loss. How much am i likely to lose if i'm at a healthy weight for my height ?

I was prescribed concerta for my add. I'm concerned about weight loss. How much am i likely to lose if i'm at a healthy weight for my height ?

Disappointed: Most adult women who take Concerta (or any other stimulant for that matter) for adhd are disappointed they don't lose weight like their kids do. Some patients who overeat impulsively will lose an appropriate amount of weight. But that's about it. Adults usually require lower stimulant doses than children by weight to achieve normalcy, and their metabolism is slower so less weight loss. ...Read more

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Hi, I am a 21 year old female, height of 5'2 & weighing around 260 pounds. I have struggled with weight loss. I wanted to know your thoughts on qsymia?

Hi, I am a 21 year old female, height of 5'2 & weighing around 260 pounds. I have struggled with weight loss. I wanted to know your thoughts on qsymia?

Qsymia: Hi. Qsymia is a decent weight loss drug. Your BMI is 47.5, and Qsymia has not been shown to be effective in a similar patient population as far as I'm aware. I know your weight makes your life very difficult, and my heart goes out to you. Your weight is a serious health risk to you. It would be worth talking with an experienced bariatric surgery group about options. Good luck! ...Read more

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My height 5.11 inches and my weight is 92kgs and may be more.. Am I liable for weight loss surgery...?

My height 5.11 inches and my weight is 92kgs and may be more.. Am I liable for weight loss surgery...?

No: Your bmi is 28. To be eligible for bariatric surgery you need to have a bmi of 40. Or a bmi of 35 with associated medical problems. ...Read more

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Im 16 yo and 5'2 in height my weight is 72 kg how many kilos do I need to lose becoz all i know is that im overweight. And any advice for weight loss?

Im 16 yo and 5'2 in height my weight is 72 kg how many kilos do I need to lose becoz all i know is that im overweight. And any advice for weight loss?

Positive attitude: Weight loss is best when done pregressively a little at a time. Loosing just one kilo each month for the next 8 months will positively impact your health. Eat smaller portions but eat healthy with whole grains, lean protein and veggies. Choose water instead of sugary drinks and fruits instead of juice.Exercise for 10-20 min dly even with little things like jump rope, jogging, running .Keep motivated. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more