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Can you please explain why childhood obesity is so much more of a problem today than the 80's?

Can you please explain why childhood obesity is so much more of a problem today than the 80's?

Inactivity in part: Multiple factors, i think. Easy access to cheap, unhealthy food. Massive portion sizes. Marketing of junk food directly to kids. Too much sugar in multiple forms. Too many sedentary distractions-tv, internet, video games to name a few. Too few safe places to play and exercise. I think all these things contribute to some degree. ...Read more

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Obesity (Definition)

Having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for ...Read more


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Can obesity cause a temper problemk?

Can obesity cause a temper problemk?

Its a circle: Depression frequently leads to inactivity and overeating (for self nurturing) which then leads to gaining weight which leads to a poorer self-image which leads to depression and so on. Irritibility is a classic sign of depression. ...Read more

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Need expert advice. What health problems are related with teen obesity?

Need expert advice. What health problems are related with teen obesity?

Obesity teenager: There are over 20 different medical conditions that have been linked with obesity. The damage is cumulative over time. They range from elevated cholesterol, to high blood pressure, to heart disease, diabetes, sleep apnea, reflux, asthma, and arthritis. These over shadow the depression, social isolation, social dysfunction, and anxiety all magnified as a teen and all related to obesity. ...Read more

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Aside from health and social problems, what other complications can obesity cause?

Aside from health and social problems, what other complications can obesity cause?

Occupational?: There are only so many different catagories of things. There are emotional, physical, occupational, spiritual and social factors which effect our lives. Obesity can affect any and all of these. Medically speaking, obesity has biopsychosocial ramifications. ...Read more

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I have digestive problem and acidity.i have the obesity also.nalso.now iam 25 years old.how can I reduce my obesity ?

I have digestive problem and acidity.i have the obesity also.nalso.now iam 25 years old.how can I reduce my obesity ?

See your doctor: If you have been involved in a diet and exercise program but unsuccessful a doctor can help you with tracking and journaling your food intake daily, your exercise program, and start your appetite suppressant medication. If your abdominal circumference, BMI, and weight are consistent with obesity the bariatric surgery is successful. You need a surgical referral for this. ...Read more

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I'm 24years old, obese. I'm having problems with the iregularities with my menstration. What should I do to correct this?

I'm 24years old, obese. I'm having problems with the iregularities with my menstration. What should I do to correct this?

Weight Loss: The best way to improve your menstrual cycle is weight loss. Shedding the extra pounds will help your cycle become more regular. It is also a good idea to have an evaluation by your primary care provider to determine your hormone levels. Polycystic ovarian syndrome may also be the cause of your irregular cycles. ...Read more

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Iam 34 year old lady with problem of obesity ..Is there any medicine available in market that really help in burning away the fat .

Iam 34 year old lady with problem of obesity ..Is there any medicine available in market that really help in burning away the fat .

Not really : Even prescription products have questionable efficacy - try to keep a calorie log for two weeks then work on cutting calories by 10% and begin walking with a goal to walk around block for now. ...Read more

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Haven't exercised for 2 years due to problems. Developed truncal obesity. If i start exercising daily, can this truncal obesity be reversed? Male, 21.

Haven't exercised for 2 years due to problems. Developed truncal obesity. If i start exercising daily, can this truncal obesity be reversed? Male, 21.

I would add dietary changes as well.: Exercise has a whole host of benefits to the body. There are many different ways to do this even with significant disabilities. I'm sure that if you look you can find a way that works for you. Best wishes in that regard. ...Read more

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My problem is obesity?

Start w eval by your: Doctor. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. This site helps determine calories burned for > 100 activities: http://www.Prohealth.Com/weightloss/tools/exercise/calculator1_2.Cfm. ...Read more

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What health problems are a result of obesity?

Diabetes: diabetes, high blood pressure, inflamed liver, sleep apnea, are all related to obesity. The metabolic syndrome with large waste,insulin resistance, abnormal cholesterol is also related to obesity. ...Read more

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Is obesity the global cause of health problems?

Is obesity the global cause of health problems?

THE Cause...: Obesity is a major global problem and contributes to numerous other chronic health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, hypertension, and cancer. Obesity for many is due to the combination of poor food choices/excess calories (mostly carbs) and a sedentary lifestyle. Here is a fact sheet on obesity: http://bit.Ly/lp2qiw. ...Read more

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What are common mental health problems of the obese?

What are common mental health problems of the obese?

Low self esteem , de: Obesity sepially by women can lead to low self esteem and depression. And since all psych medications can have the risk for weight gain , many r not compliant with it or even refuse to take it. Therapy iis very important. ...Read more

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I am wondering what health problems can be caused by obesity?

Long list: Some cancers, diabetes, hypertension, arthritis and joint damage, skin infections, possible hyperlipidemia, and the list goes on. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are the problems of children obesity?

Need expert help here. What are the problems of children obesity?

Diabetes etc: an obese child can develop insulin resistance and become diabetic at an early age. Obese children are also at increased risk for fatty livers- especially if they are insulin resistant. They also might get sleep apnea with daytime fatigue and hip and joint problems from the excess weight. High blood pressure is also a problem to be concerned about ...Read more

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What kinds of issues can make obesity actually a mental health problem?

What kinds of issues can make obesity actually a mental health problem?

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 more

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