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Does rett syndrome make girls overweight?

Does rett syndrome make girls overweight?

Probably not: This is a very rare disorder: 1 in 10, 000 due to an x-chromosome linked genetic disorder. Feeding is a problem, esophageal reflux is common, and death is sometimes due to malnutrition. Here is a national institute of health link: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002503/ i've never seen a case and few doctors have. I sympathize with your child's condition. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more


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What is better for my 10 year old overweight child: a treadmill or a cycling machine?

What is better for my 10 year old overweight child:  a treadmill or a cycling machine?

PlAy is better: Active lifestyle is what i stress and for a 10 year old i would use the word play, kicking a soccer ball, jumping rope playing tag playing hide and seek, riding a bike also chores like walking your dog yard work cleaning your room. I would not say treadmill or jogging! make it fun. ...Read more

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I woke up with pain on my right side of my temple( pain when light touch. Is it something I have to go see a doctor? I'm over weight, with sleep apnea on a cpap machine.

I woke up with pain on my right side of my temple( pain when light touch. Is it something I have to go see a doctor? I'm over weight, with sleep apnea on a cpap machine.

Hello. : Hello. There are many different causes for temple pain to include migraine, cluster and tension headaches. If you have persistent severe pain in your right temple associated with tenderess, and double vision or decreased vision. Then i recommend you be assessed asap. Other symptoms can include tenderness of your scalp, pain with chewing or fever. Take care. ...Read more

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Would adjustable dumbbells be the best way to build muscle at home? I can't afford big workout machines, and don't live near a gym.

Would adjustable dumbbells be the best way to build muscle at home? I can't afford big workout machines, and don't live near a gym.

Sure : You can use all sort of weights to help strengthen, build, and maintain muscle. The most important thing is proper lifting techniques and to gradually work your way up to heavier weights. Also remember to add cardio to your routine. ...Read more

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I am an athlete and I am overweight but I workout all the time and can't seem to loose weight. I dont look overweight, am I just all muscle?

I am an athlete and I am overweight but I workout all the time and can't seem to loose weight. I dont look overweight, am I just all muscle?

BMI Misleading: If by overweight you are referring to increased BMI or body mass index then you can take comfort in the fact that these measurements don't correlate well with people who have a lot of muscle mass. If you eat right and regularly exercise its likely that you are at a healthy weight. Talk to your doctor if you have more detailed questions and about what a healthy weight is for your body type. ...Read more

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What are some great indoor cardio workouts that don't require any machines?

What are some great indoor cardio workouts that don't require any machines?

Exercise: You can always perform quick exercise with little interruption to elevate heart rate effectively; jump rope, jumping jacks, push up, pull ups, frog jump please clear with your doctor. ...Read more

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How long does it take for overweight people like me to see my muscles appear after several workouts?

Depends: The amount of time needed to see muscle definition in overweight people is higher since excess fat drives down testosterone, the hormone that helps with muscle mass. Also many people lose muscle mass with weight loss since they are not dieting well; recommend continue working out, eat protein, low carbs and drink lots of water. ...Read more

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I'm a 33 year old female who is quite overweight. During exercise (in the middle of workout) I break out in a cold sweat. Should I be worried?

I'm a 33 year old female who is quite overweight. During exercise (in the middle of workout) I break out in  a cold sweat. Should I be worried?

Not necessarily: Heavy sweating with exercise, by itself, is not an indication of coronary heart problems, especially if you are able to continue the exercise without having to stop and if you don't experience any unusual chest discomfort, pressure, heaviness(feels like an elephant is sitting on my chest), lightheadedness or severe shortness of breath.*** If you have additional risk factors see comments below ...Read more

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