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Doctor insights on: Effects Of Obesity On Bones And Joints

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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?

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

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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Could all very fat/morbidly obese people have large bones and big muscles?

Could all very fat/morbidly obese people have large bones and big muscles?

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

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How does obesity affect your bones?

How does obesity affect your bones?

Obesity & joints.: Not so much the bones, but obesity can lead to osteoarthritis and destruction of your weight bearing joints. ...Read more

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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

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Do obese children have advanced bone ages, which lead to lower adult heights? If so, can that be corrected with weight loss?

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 more

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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?

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

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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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