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Will breast reduction surgery help fibromyalgia?

Will breast reduction surgery help fibromyalgia?

Unlikely. : Fibromyalgia is a generalized disorder. Breast reduction can have a major impact for back pain and posture. This is very specific, however. So generalized pain and fatigue will likely not go away after reduction. ...Read more

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Dr. Tom Pousti
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Gynecomastia (Definition)

Gynecomastia is enlargement of the breast tissue in male patients. A common reason for it is during the puberty. Other causes are secondary to hormonal imbalnce, liver function abnormality, side effect of certain medications or other drugs, excess alcohol consumption and sometimes unknown causes. It would be best to see a breast care provider to work up its causes and ...Read more


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How is acupuncture helpful for weight reduction?

How is acupuncture helpful for weight reduction?

Not really.: There aren't good randomized control studies that show accupuncture causes weight loss. To achieve weight loss, you have to expend more calories than you take in. Weight loss takes work. There is no magic bullet to lose weight - not pills, not herbs, not accupuncture. If there was an easy way to do it, everyone would be thin. It's all about diet and exercise. ...Read more

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Is exercising on a stationary cycle beneficial for weight loss & reduction of abdominal obesity?

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Is exercising on a stationary cycle beneficial for weight loss & reduction of abdominal obesity?

Partially: Any exercise can contribute to weight loss. Stationary cycling can burn 400-500 calories/hr; one pound is 3500 calories, so you would have to exercise 8-9 hrs to burn up 1 pound. Diet is a necessary component to weight loss. There is no way to 'spot exercise' to lose fat in any certain area. Good luck. Consistency is the key. Exercise and diet both play important roles in weight loss. ...Read more

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Is there a certain weight to be considered for bariatric bypass surgery (for weight reduction)?

Is there a certain weight to be considered for bariatric bypass surgery (for weight reduction)?

Criteria/BMI: It is usually a certain bmi (body mass index) that is calculated based on weight and height. But those criteria are changing/getting lower. Check with your pcp or see a bariatrician or use medscape/wikipedia//even google to read mores. ...Read more

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Which is better for weight reduction-yoga or aerobics?

Which is better for weight reduction-yoga or aerobics?

High impact: Sustained exercise for at least 20 minutes has been found to increase basal metabolic rate for up to 48 hours. Yoga is good for stress reduction. ...Read more

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Is there a best and sustainable weight reduction diet?

Is there a best and sustainable weight reduction diet?

One that tastes good: To get to and maintain a healthy weight, one must have a nutritious diet that supplies the correct number of calories, and the proper amount of carbohydrates, protein, fat, vitamins, and minerals. To stay on a diet long term, a person must enjoy eating the foods, or quickly learn to like them. Otherwise, one might quit the diet too easily. It is good to cater a diet to one's individual tastes. ...Read more

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Is mediaxal used for obesity treatments for weight reduction?

Is mediaxal used for obesity treatments for weight reduction?

Mediaxal: A related medication was taken off of the market in 1997 because of serious complications of heart valve disease, pulmonary hypertension and cardiac fibrosis. This medication should not be available to you as it was taken off of the market. It is dangerous to use. ...Read more

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Would exercise and weight loss reduce and lift my breasts?

Would exercise and weight loss reduce and lift my breasts?

Reduce yes, lift no: When you lose weight you do not have control over what parts of your body lose over others. A healthy and diet exercise program will cause weight loss throughout your body. If your breasts shrink too much, talk to a plastic surgeon about your options for breast enhancement. ...Read more

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Which exercise is better for mood improving? Cardio or weight lifting?

Which exercise is better for mood improving? Cardio or weight lifting?

Usually cardio: Most people have better 'mood improvement' or endorphin release after a good> 30 min cardio workout. Some people do after a @weight workout but this is less common( anecdotally). Start w/ cardio and keep it up! good luck! ...Read more

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Is there a treatment, other than surgery and weight loss, to reduce breast size?

Is there a treatment, other than surgery and weight loss, to reduce breast size?

No: Sorry, but surgery and weight loss are the only choices. Wearing a good support bra that is professionally fitted to you may minimize the neck, back, and shoulder pain that many women with large breasts experience. Good luck! ...Read more

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Who is eligible for breast reduction surgery?

Who is eligible for breast reduction surgery?

Adult females: Typically any adult female is a candidate. This is usually deferred until completion of growth - 18 years. Women over the age of 40 should likely undergo diagnostic imaging with a mammogram to establish a baseline or exclude underlying disease. Depending on your health insurance different criteria may be applied for coverage. ...Read more

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Who are good candidates for breast reduction surgery?

Who are good candidates for breast reduction surgery?

Medically Necessary: Women with large breasts that have pain in the neck, shoulders and/or upper back that is attributable to the size and weight of their breasts are good candidates for breast reduction surgery. ...Read more

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Does regular use of a sauna help in weight reduction?

Does regular use of a sauna help in weight reduction?

Short answer: Some people use a sauna to help lose weight. While the sauna can be a helpful tool for weight loss, there are things it does and does not do. If you’re interested in using a sauna for weight loss, here’s the truth about it. Sitting in the sauna for 30 minutes will make you lose weight. Surprised? While it’s true that you’ll lose weight, that weight loss comes from water. ...Read more

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Since weight loss improves health and liposuction redues weight, will liposuction improve your health?

Since weight loss improves health and liposuction redues weight, will liposuction improve your health?

Probably not.: There is little evidence for this and large volume liposuction is more dangerous than standard cosmetic procedures. ...Read more

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How good are weight reduction surgeries?

How good are weight reduction surgeries?

Effective but...: The gastric bypass (roux en y surgery) as well as sleeve gastrectomy are very effective for curing diabetes and lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, however, actual weight loss is strongly dependent on the compliance of the patient with healthy eating habits, adequate intake of protein and vitamins and avoiding processed starch and sugar. I have seen many weight gains after weight loss. ...Read more

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Exercising on a stationary cycle beneficial or not for weight loss&reduction of abdominal obesity?

Exercising on a stationary cycle beneficial or not for weight loss&reduction of abdominal obesity?

Yes: As long as you exercise at a level that increases your heart rate sufficiently, an exercise bike will help you lose weight. As long as you do not increase your calorie intake, you should gradually lose weight as well as abdominal fat. ...Read more

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Best diet or lifestyle changes for quick weight loss without exercise due to recent surgery?

Best diet or lifestyle changes for quick weight loss without exercise due to recent surgery?

Go Mobile!: You must aggressively change your lifestyle. Mobile Health games can help. Physicians recommend water, increased veggie intake and walking 10k steps a day. Changing your behavior is HARD! Here is a health game that will help! Commit to tracking your nutrition and weighing in weekly. Go easy on the exercise and build slowly. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/personal-medicine+/id846379884?m ...Read more

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When should one do a breast reduction vs breast lift?

When should one do a breast reduction vs breast lift?

Size matters!: A breast lift tightens the skin on the breast, lifting the breast mound and nipple. It does not change the volume of the breast. A breast reduction is very similar; however, during a breast reduction surgery, breast tissue is removed to reduce the size of the breasts. When the breasts are too small, a breast lift is combined with breast augmentation to increase the size of the breasts. ...Read more

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Dr. Tom Pousti
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Male Breast Enlargement (Definition)

Gynecomastia, or enlargement of the male breast gland, can be due to hormone, imabalances, medications, age, or genetics. It is a medically treatable condition - see a board-certified plastic surgeon for the different options. These can include liposuction, direct excision of the glandular tissue, and even excision of ...Read more


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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more