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Doctor insights on: Effects Of Obesity On Bones And Joints

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What are the health effects of exercise on bones and joints?

What are the health effects of exercise on bones and joints?

It depends on the: Type of exercise. All exercise can lead to some element of "wear and tear" changes. But weight bearing exercise like walking or resistance training can also serve to improve or at least keep bone density stable. Yoga can serve to improve flexibility and joint position awareness. Swimming is great for those with arthritis and provides a great total body work out. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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What are the effects of exercise on bones?

What are the effects of exercise on bones?

Varies: Resistance and weight bearing exercises can increase bone strength and density. This is especially true for impact exercises. For example: swimming can be a great aerobic exercise but does not have the same benefit on bone strength as walking or jogging. ...Read more

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What are the effects of osteoporosis on muscles?

What are the effects of osteoporosis on muscles?

Maybe muscle spasm: Patients with osteoporosis who have fractures of the vertebrae may have chronic muscle spasm surrounding the fracture area due to the abnormal structure of the bones. ...Read more

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What’s the effect of rheumatoid arthritis on the heart and vessels?

What’s the effect of rheumatoid arthritis on the heart and vessels?

Bad: Ra is an inflammotry disorder, characterized by high levels of CRP in the body. CRP does not cause the damge, but is the best surrogate marker for inflammation in the body, particularly the blood stream. Inflammation hurts the ling of blood vessels and increases the tendency to deposit cholesterol plaques. It raises clotting factors, such as fibrinogen which makes the blood more liely to clot! ...Read more

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Are there effects of androgens on the mandible and maxilla?

Are there effects of androgens on the mandible and maxilla?

Bone density: Increase bone metabolism or increase bone density of the craniomaxillary and mandibular area and sometimes has an influence on cleft lip and cleft palate. ...Read more

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Long distance running vs. Walking abunch of miles everyday. Which of the two would have more of an effect on skinniness of the legs and also the thinness of the bones?

Long distance running vs. Walking abunch of miles everyday.  Which of the two would have more of an effect on skinniness of the legs and also the thinness of the bones?

Well: Running will not be good for thin legs and if the bones are frail it may cause more harm than good. You want to do cardio, maybe use a stairmaster and do wieght bearing excercises that strengthen bone and increase muscle mass. Brisk walking is good for your heart and endurance but if you want real physcial change involving increased muscle tone, wt bearing will need to b involved. Gd luc. ...Read more

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Is regeneration of bones and cartilage of knees possible?

Is regeneration of bones and cartilage of knees possible?

No and Yes: Bones density can be improved by load bearing activity. However, cartilage cannot be restored except through advanced surgical techniques. ...Read more

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On top of bone deterioration, what other side effects from prolong use of prednisone?

On top of bone deterioration, what other side effects from prolong use of prednisone?

Long list: The big ones besides osteoporosis are diabetes, avasculr necrosis, weight gain, cataracts, glaucoma among others. However; if you have a condition that warrants being on Prednisone where doctor feels that benefits outweight the risks you should consider taking the medication. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the effects of diet and exercise on growth and development?

What are the effects of diet and exercise on growth and development?

Diet and exercise: Good diet and exercise patterns will facilitate growth and development. Inadequate diet and exercise will have the other effects and inadequate nutrition especially can cause severe growth and developmental deficiencies. ...Read more

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Can lack of vitamin b be the cause of pain in structure of the back, bones and skull?

Can lack of vitamin b be the cause of pain in structure of the back, bones and skull?

B complex: There are quite a few different vitamin bs in b complex. However, none is directly related to bone strength. Lack if vitamin c causes scurvy which affect soft tissues, and lack of vitamin d and calcium causes weakening of bones (and the medical condition rickets). ...Read more

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What's the side effects of Zotreem Plus Slimming Capsule and X-treem Slimming on brain and body? I have low blood pressure and weak body in general

What's the side effects of Zotreem Plus Slimming Capsule and X-treem Slimming on brain and body? I have low blood pressure and weak body in general

They're worthless: After looking over the breathless blather on the websites for these products, my guess is they have NO side effects because they have no EFFECTS either. They look essentially worthless: just another hard sell by health hucksters of unproved useless "products." The "biochemistry" & "genetics" on the site are also completely bogus: Utterest propaganda to scare & dupe the gullible & ignorant. ...Read more

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Can spine and or hip misalignment cause muscle shrinking and weakness in one half of the body including face? I have bad pelvic, back, and hip pain.

Can spine and or hip misalignment cause muscle shrinking and weakness in one half of the body including face? I have bad pelvic, back, and hip pain.

Not alone: If the problem goes up to the face, then no a spine problems is unlikely to be the cause. This is because the nerve supply to the face is through cranial nerves that exit directly out of the brain and do not go through the spine. Don't hesitate to see a neurologist for a full workup. ...Read more

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Can tumors and aneurysms cause numbness on one side of the body?

Can tumors and aneurysms cause numbness on one side of the body?

Yes, they both can: Both tumors and aneurysms can cause focal neurologic symptoms and deficits, such as one sided numbness, weakness; imbalance; speech and/or language difficulties; visual impairment (including double vision). However, unilateral numbness (depending on time course and exact distribution) could be related to blood flow issues (stroke) or demyelination in the brain (ms), or, spinal cord. ...Read more

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What is the effects on ligaments and tendons from long term prednisone?

What is the effects on ligaments and tendons from long term prednisone?

Rupture: If injected directly upon. Orally little if any effect, but not so on bones. ...Read more

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What are the effects of TB Arthritis on the ankle?

What are the effects of TB Arthritis on the ankle?

Can be many: Arthritis in general causes wearing away of healthy cartiledge, TB can do the same it can eat away at bone and cause damage to healthy bony and cartiledge. ...Read more

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What in long run are the effects of obesity on health?

What in long run are the effects of obesity on health?

Early grave: Obesity has many physical and emotional health risks. Increased risk of diabetes which has additional health risks, increased risk of blood pressure problems, stroke and heart disease. Increased risk of pain and joint problems, arthritis, back troubles, and problems with mobility. Gastrointestinal problems including increased reflux. Increased risk of depression, social stigma and stress. ...Read more

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Of all the related conditions, is bulimia one of the better or worse ones to have, in terms of effects on health and well-being?

Of all the related conditions, is bulimia one of the better or worse ones to have, in terms of effects on health and well-being?

It's not a contest: These are serious conditions. Having any of them is not healthy. Every individual is different, so the impact of a given disease varies from individual to individual. Concentrate on getting yourself better without comparing to others who may be "worse off, or better off.". ...Read more

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Ortho or rheumatologist. Knock knees does that produce uneven wear of joints of spine and other joints of body?

Ortho or rheumatologist. Knock knees does that produce uneven wear of joints of spine and other joints of body?

Possibly: Valgus deformities of the knees increase the risk of osteoarthritis in the knees and can also cause an increased risk of low back pain. ...Read more

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Does Malnutrition and anorexia shrink or make bones smaller weaker inclunding the skull and ,can sleep deprived also have impact on bones?

Does Malnutrition and anorexia shrink or make bones smaller weaker inclunding the skull and ,can sleep deprived also have impact on bones?

Malnutrition and/or: anorexia doesn't necessarily shrink the bones, but it can cause a loss of bone density, which weakens the bones and makes them susceptible to fractures. Sleep disorders like apnea may also increase the risk of osteoporosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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Obesity (Definition)

A condition in which a person has too much body fat, with a BMI greater than 30. This indicates the person is not in in good health. It is not the same as being overweight because weight can come from other things like muscle, bone, ...Read more