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Effects Of Obesity On Bones And Joints
I feel pain in hip leg joint bone &feel tiered i'm obese lady38age all blodtest clear my legs r thinner than uperbody all weight on kegs?
See your PCP: Get evaluated by your pcp. Although it is challenging to loose weight, it is a challenge that is well worth any expense/effort/time. Getting down to your ideal body weight, will tremendously help prolong your life expectancy, and help alleviate lots of joint pain and symptoms, as well as help slow down the rate of degeneration of your joints, as there will be less weight on those joints. ...Read more
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
I have severe pain in hip leg joint bone deep pain i'm 4ft11inch80kg obese 38age not on any medication all blod test clear BP sugar normal?
Xray: You need an xray of your hip for starters. ...Read more
Obese bones: I have been surprised by the muscles in the obese. There seems to be a point where an obese person has bigger muscles than their counterpart-likely due to the increase weight they are carrying around everywhere they go, 24 hours a day. That is, until their activity level slows down. I once took care of a football player, who was pure muscle, but got injured, and weight shot up 100lbs in 1 year. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I am obese but I want to gain muscle as well. I don't want to be looking like skinny bone jones. would I just look fat still if I gain muscle?
Lift weights: While working on a healthy diet that is rich in vegetables, protein and healthy fats, be sure you're getting the right kind of exercise to keep your muscles strong. Brisk walking or other cardio is great, but you should also add some weight lifting. Please start slow and use light weights to start. Get some guidance from a personal trainer, if possible, before doing it on your own. Best wishes! ...Read more
Hey! I have a hard bump on my lower jaw right before turning for the chin. It seems like it's part of the bone. What could it be? Obese 18m.
I have incredible pain in my feet.Brownish dots going up ankles as well.I'm obese.Doc says I have bone spurs and plantar fasc. When will pain go away?
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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