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Ethical Issues Of Obesity
Hormones and health : Obesity actually disrupts circulating estrogen and testosterone leading to hormonal imbalances that affect mental health. The poor health that comes with obesity (diabetes, heart disease, joint disease) has a negative effect on mental health. Finally, obesity can worsen self-image and affect mental health. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 several medical issues. The medicine i take for them makes me hungry. Now I am obese but can't lose the weight because of medication. Help?
Wieght loss, steroid: Losing weight while on steroids is tough! exercise is key in helping gain control over your appetite. Walking three miles a day at a brisk pace has been shown to significantly reduce appetite. If you can't walk, swimming is great. There are also medications to help control appetite, but start with exercise and making a strict eating plan with your doctor or dietician. Good luck! i'll be rooting. ...Read more
Should i consider lapband? I've been obese for 8years. I've been against surgery for years. I don't have issues with exercise.
Lap band: Can't answer that in such a short space. I spend an hour discussing that with new patients. You need to meet the bmi requirements first. If you do, you may then be a candidate for surgery. If you are, the next question is which operation is best for you. Just because you want a lap band doesn't mean that is the right operation for you. A sleeve gastrectomy or gastric bypass need consideration too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Big muscley men who weigh similar 2 that of an obese man Are they technically obese also And are they likely to develop medical issues like fat people?
Overweight/Obesity: Measure of weight status is Body Mass Index, or BMI. Overweight is BMI between 25.0 and 29.9; BMI of 30 or higher is considered obese. Excess weight is associated with increased incidence of Cardiovascular disease, Type 2 Diabetes mellitus Hypertension, Stroke and Osteoarthritis. Per your information of anxiety, Depression, and use of Fluoxetine, See a Psychiatrist for Therapy for stresses ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are some current nutritional issues, such as obesity or malnutrition, that might affect preschoolers?
Obesity: Weight issues even in young children are on the rise. Our society has a lot of cheap, easy access, calorie-dense and nutrient-poor foods available and many are marketed to children. Did you know that the largest toy distributor is actually a fast food chain? Give our kids real foods and avoid giving them sugar-sweetened beverages including juice. ...Read more
Green tea: There is nothing about being obese that would prevent you from being able to take green tea supplements. However, keep in mind that herbal supplements do not require fda approval and therefore are not regulated. Most are safe, but there have been many documented cases of major illness (like acute liver failure) caused by herbal supplements. ...Read more
Obesity = asthma? I am over weight, about 5'4" and 250 lbs. I recently went to the dr for another issue and began discussing how my chest feels. The only way i can accuratly describe it is that it kind of feels like I am getting a chest cold that never
Obesity ; Asthma: Obesity is associated with an increased incidence of asthma and there are multiple mechanisms for how this is thought to occur. The bottom line is to try and lose weight. Doing so will likely improve your breathing and reduce your risks for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, sleep apnea, heart disease, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can being obese cause an enlarged spleen? I was severely overweight, have fatty liver, but LFT's are NORMAL. So the liver seems to be functioning fine, wondering what could cause the spleen issue?
I have pcos snd know all about the issues with obesity and conceiving but I don't dont see y I see a ton of obese women having babies and I cant?
Different problem: The obesity associated with pcos results from imbalances in hormones that affect fertility (mostly over production of androgens, or male hormones in women). This isn't your fault, but obesity in other women may be due to other causes that don't involve hormone problems. See your gyn or endocrinologist to plan a productive fertility strategy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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