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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing 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


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Tingling, flu like symptoms, fevers from zerona laser, but extreme fat loss. Still ill + chronic lymphedema in flanks & abdomen 1.5 yrs. What now?!

Tingling, flu like symptoms, fevers from zerona laser, but extreme fat loss. Still ill + chronic lymphedema in flanks & abdomen 1.5 yrs. What now?!

See your doctor: First, you need to be evaluated by a doctor to rule out other causes than the zerona laser for your symptoms. Please see a good internal medicine, possibly infectious disease specialist. For chronic lymphedema, lymphatic massage, gentle ultrasound, hivmat treatments, compression and gentle exercise can be of help. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can you tell me if lymphedema makes you gain weight?

Can you tell me if lymphedema makes you gain weight?

Slightly: lymphedema is a condition where obstruction to venous outflow in an extremity usually post surgery can cause retrograde welling from fluid accumulation in the extremity that fails to drain properly. Seen most often post axillary or groin surgery with and without radiation. Minimal wt gain ...Read more

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Can physical therapy improve symptoms of lymphedema?

Can physical therapy improve symptoms of lymphedema?

Yes: Physical therapy is very helpful for lymphedema, especially if the therapist is trained in lymphatic drainage. Physical therapists may do gentle lymphatic massage, wrap or tape the swollen arm, break-up scar tissue and lymphatic cords, and teach you techniques for home care of lymphedema. They may also measure you for a compression sleeve and/or glove. ...Read more

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What improves the success rate of maintaining weight loss?

What improves the success rate of maintaining weight loss?

Create a plan: Coming up with a long term strategy to maintain the loss is most important. Weight loss occurs when your caloric expenditure so first, maintain your amount of physical activity, also consider appetite suppressants, vitamin B12 injections, and unique, hormone based weight loss plans. Maintaining weight loss is a long term goal that works best if you understand exactly what your body needs! ...Read more

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Healthy eating tips for improving weight loss?

Healthy eating tips for improving weight loss?

Eat less ; exercise: The key to losing weight is not a temporary diet but permanent changes. Sugars ; simple carbs from grains esp. Cause weight gain. It's also wise to avoid fried foods. I like dr. Furhman's diet: http://bit.Ly/1dhw9ht dr. Weil has useful info: http://huff.To/19ygs8y- see his "discuss that" link in his article. Exercise is also important! it's also best to choose organic foods:http://bit.Ly/19x. ...Read more

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Are there any recommendations for improving weight loss in perimenopausal women?

Are there any recommendations for improving weight loss in perimenopausal women?

Lean muscle: Weight loss occurs only when calories consumed is less than calories burned. Unfortunately with many calorie-restricting diets, the body thinks it is starving and the metabolic rate slows down to conserve resources. Increasing metabolic rate is much more effective. This is accomplished by increasing lean muscle. Challenge yourself, get a trainer, lift weights...It works! ...Read more

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Since weight loss improves health and liposuction redues weight, will liposuction improve your health?

Since weight loss improves health and liposuction redues weight, will liposuction improve your health?

Probably not.: There is little evidence for this and large volume liposuction is more dangerous than standard cosmetic procedures. ...Read more

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Is the curves workout circuit effective for weight loss? Improved stamina? Overall fitness?

Is the curves workout circuit effective for weight loss? Improved stamina? Overall fitness?

Can be: Any workout can be effective if it burns calories and improves your cardiovascular fitness. Do something you enjoy, because you need to do it long-term, not just for a short period of time. Also, you need to restrict your caloric intake to less than you're burning off in order to lose weight. ...Read more

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Can weight loss improve a hiatal hernia?

Can weight loss improve a hiatal hernia?

Hiatal hernia: Yes. Theoretically weight loss decreases intraabdominal fat and reduces pressure and reflux symptoms and may modify the hiatal hernia. Improvement in muscle tone in the abdomen is also a factor. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a hanging stomach be improved with weight loss?

Please tell me, could a hanging stomach be improved with weight loss?

Spot reducing: Yes. Body fat is lost by increasing metabolism, and unfortunately you can not spot reduce. Ie you can not do abdominal exercise to loose abdominal fat. The fat is deposited and can be removed by weight loss. General rule, last place fat gained is the first to go and the the first place gained is the last to go. ...Read more

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Please describe a good brand of acai juice that has helped improve your health or promote weight loss?

Please describe a good brand of acai juice that has helped improve your health or promote weight loss?

They're not!: Acai juice and any other otc garbage doesn't help with weight loss. Only if you're trying to lose weight in your wallet. Why would you take something when you don't know what's in it or whether it'll harm you -- particularly when it won't help you. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. Invest in healthy nutrition, weight loss, diet, etc. ...Read more

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Can spinal lumbar stenosis or herniation symptoms greatly improve with weight loss?

Can spinal lumbar stenosis or herniation symptoms greatly improve with weight loss?

One type of stenosis: If your stenosis is from epidural lipomatosis wieght loss will help it wont cure the disc but it. Will put less stress on your failing back that plus core strengthening may result in symptom improvement. ...Read more

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Can anybody please help me work out a low carbohydrate diet to help improve my health and help aid weight loss?

Can anybody please help me work out a low carbohydrate diet to help improve my health and help aid weight loss?

More than diet: Low carbohydrate diets are effective tools for weight loss but it needs to be combined with a lifestyle change if you want lasting results. Look for a comprehensive program that helps you create new, healthy habits combined with coaching and support. ...Read more

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I've recently introduced protein shake and phedra cut xt fat burners to my work out does this improve my weight loss progress?

I've recently introduced protein shake and phedra cut xt fat burners to my work out does this improve my weight loss progress?

Maybe: There is no foolproof way to increase weight loss - it is just plain hard work. However - some studies suggest exercising while fasted followed by a protein based drink within 30 min of exercise increases fat burning by increasing growth hormone levels. I believe hydroxycut xt contains green tea catechins. Some studies show these increase fat burning associated with exercise as well. ...Read more

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I recently started exercising and I would to know what supplements really work to improve my weight loss and muscle gain? I do weight lifting

I recently started exercising and I would to know what supplements really work to improve my weight loss and muscle gain? I do weight lifting

Aerobic exercise: Aerobic exercise, rather weight lifting, would be more conducive to weight loss. You do not need any supplements, but need to reduce you food intake.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Will removing tonsils and weight loss will improve my sleep if I have sleep apnea?

Will removing tonsils and weight loss will improve my sleep if I have sleep apnea?

Weight loss: weight loss alone will make a huge difference and will have many other health benefits also. Weight loss is a difficult task though. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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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


Dr. Ted King
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Lymphedema (Definition)

The lymph channels work to return fluid from the lower extremities back towards the heart, and filter out bacteria. If the lymph channels and not functioning appropriately swelling of the affected limb is most common presentation. The swelling usually occurs during daily activities and improves with leg elevation. In order to prevent swellingUse a compression ...Read more