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Doctor insights on: Effect Of Heat On Obese Women Compared To Slim Women

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more


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Knee pain. Meds, ice, heat don't work. Im obese. Used to pop by twisting knee. Same leg longer than other. Pain is all over. No job or money for dr ?

Knee pain. Meds, ice, heat don't work. Im obese. Used to pop by twisting knee. Same leg longer than other. Pain is all over. No job or money for dr ?

Weight: For 1 week write in full detail what you eat, and drink. I mean everything (even water, chips, candy etc). Then look at it, analyse it. You have to trim down (gradually) the eating diary. Many time you think you eat well but when you look at it on a piece of paper you realize there are always adjustment to make without starving that is a simple advice to a complex situation. ...Read more

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My sister is 5'2 and weighs 203 lbs. She was very slim until last summer, when she gained weight. Is she dangerously obese and need to diet?

My sister is 5'2 and weighs 203 lbs. She was very slim until last summer, when she gained weight. Is she dangerously obese and need to diet?

Obese: She has a BMI of 36 and would be considered obese. If she has any medical problems like high blood pressure or high cholesterol, she would be considered morbidly obese. She doesn't need to diet. She needs to eat healthy by reducing her carb intake and eating more protein and veggies. She also needs to exercise. She will soon qualify for weight loss surgery if she doesn't start losing weight. ...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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I'm controling my diet bt there is no changes in my obesity.i take ''the vitamin company's ultra slim plus'' for more than 1 month but still no result?

I'm controling my diet bt there is no changes in my obesity.i take ''the vitamin company's ultra slim plus'' for more than 1 month but still no result?

Would not count: on those types of products for weight loss. Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep/night. Hydrate w/ at least 64 oz of water/day. Calories burned must be greater than calories consumed. ...Read more

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How can a very obese person have a hr of 77 and someone slim have a heart rate of 90+? Is the obese person healthier because of her heart rate?

How can a very obese person have a hr of 77 and someone slim have a heart rate of 90+? Is the obese person healthier because of her heart rate?

Variables: Weight is only one variable. Degree of physical activity, mental state, foods eaten, medications taken, health of the left ventricle, state of hydration, wakefulness, time of day, and many other factors determine heart rate. ...Read more

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Does an enlarge liver make you obese or have a big belly iam 5'4 weight 130 iam 28 my waist line is fat and iam slim?

Does an enlarge liver make you obese or have a big belly iam 5'4 weight 130 iam 28 my waist line is fat and iam slim?

No: Usually enlarged liver does not make a person obese. Abdominal ultrasound can help evaluate the cause of liver enlargement. See you doctor for exam and further evaluation of the problem. ...Read more

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M indian.If during the conceiving of first child parents were slim and during second child they were obese, more chance of second child becoming obese?

M indian.If during the conceiving of first child parents were slim and during second child they were obese, more chance of second child becoming obese?

Yes, but:: The risk has more to do with parents maintaining an "obese lifestyle." the interesting thing is, when obese children go to a weight reduction camp, come back slimmer and maintain healthy weight a year later, their parents are statistically more likely to lose weight as well, by being influenced by changes in the child's routine. ...Read more

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27 yr old slim male have sudden pain/cramp from my knee all the way to foot. These episodes happen only at night and only subside with heat. Lost weig?

27 yr old slim male have sudden pain/cramp from my knee all the way to foot. These episodes happen only at night and only subside with heat. Lost weig?

Nocturnal leg cramps: These are common and may be seen in a variety of situations. They can occur after a moderate or more exercise routine or the discontinuation of a routine. They can also occur when there are electrolyte imbalances. If not related to exercise changes, then seek primary care evaluation to rule out electrolytes and other causes. ...Read more

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DR diagnosis 15 yr ol girl, slim, good diet, not dehydrated with postural hypotension from heat. I know what it IS, but what would be root cause? Deficiency?

DR diagnosis 15 yr ol girl, slim, good diet, not dehydrated with postural hypotension from heat. I know what it IS, but what would be root cause? Deficiency?

Postural hypotension: It is not a deficiency. It is a state of your body. When you get hot, the normal response of your body to cool off is to dilate your skin blood vessels. This causes your blood pressure to drop. Then when you change position, especially if you stand up suddenly, your body can't maintain enough blood flow to your brain because it is all going to your skin to cool off. Now you feel dizzy or pass out. ...Read more