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Doctor insights on: How Body Builders Go From Obese To Hard Body

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Does being obese make it harder for surgeons to go in and fix my gerd?

Does being obese make it harder for surgeons to go in and fix my gerd?

Probably yes: Gerd is reflux of stomach material back up into the esophagus. The esophagus is tighter at the spot where it connects to the stomach, but there is no actual valve preventing stomach material from being pushed up into the esophagus, when heavy pressure is applied to the stomach. A big obese tummy squishes up on the stomach, especially when one is lying down, making it harder to prevent reflux. ...Read more

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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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Obese & trying vegetarian diet, but I soon feel weak, & my body seems to hang onto extra weight/go into starvation mode. Why? Thank you in advance!

Obese & trying vegetarian diet, but I soon feel weak, & my body seems to hang onto extra weight/go into starvation mode. Why? Thank you in advance!

Weight management: programs need to be followed by your doc. Consider low carb and higher protein food plan. Your protein may below and your blood sugar fluctuating. See your doc and include some exercise if ok w/him/her. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Felt something hard n dense in my vagina as I inserted my finger in to check what's going on.on implanon and obese, several hpts and blood tests neg?

Felt something hard n dense in my vagina as I inserted my finger in to check what's going on.on implanon and obese, several hpts and blood tests neg?

Retained tampon: A frequent cause of what you describe is a retained tampon, which may occur after accidentally inserting a tampon without realizing there is already one present (missing string) or after intercourse without removal of a tampon. The retained tampon can cause infection, so see a healthcare provider to be certain. ...Read more

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What part of the body does obesity most effect?

Heart, liver and....: Complications of obesity effect about every major organ system. Significant increase risk of heart disease, the major cause of fatty liver which can lead to steatohepatitis and cirrhosis major risk factor for type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, gout, reproductive organs, decrease in fertility. High cholesterol & triglycerides. Fat, especially the viceral or deep abdominal fat causes inflammation of body. ...Read more

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I have an obesity, how can I recover this? I have tried to jog 5 km once a week but it seems too hard and messy. So, what food should I eat?

I have an obesity, how can I recover this? I have tried to jog 5 km once a week but it seems too hard and messy. So, what food should I eat?

Diet and exercise.: Your first step would be to find a form of aerobic exercise that's not as "hard and messy", as without exercise the benefit of nutritional manipulation will be marginal. Then, you need healthy, low-fat, portion-controlled meals composed of complex carbs and lean proteins. Plenty of posts in my HealthTap feed about this, so search away!! ...Read more

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At what percentage of body fat is a young man considered obese?

At what percentage of body fat is a young man considered obese?

> 25% for men: Body fat percentage is total body fat expressed as percentage of total body weight. Cut-off point defining obesity is >25% for men. Body fat percentage=1.2xbmi +0.23xage-5.4-10.8xgender. (gender=o for females and 1 for males). Body mass index (bmi) is the weight in kilograms divided by the height in meters squared to equal the percentage range in which one's bmi should fall. 30 or > is obese. ...Read more

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Why is my body fat percentage no different now that overweight from when I was obese?

Why is my body fat percentage no different now that overweight from when I was obese?

Fat percent: Likely because your amount of fat relative to your total body weight hasn't changed, both have decreased. ...Read more

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Is it harder to recover from anorexia or obesity?

Is it harder to recover from anorexia or obesity?

Anorexia: Anorexia is harder to recover from. It is actually a psychiatric disorder that requires professional treatment. Obesity is a broad spectrum and can be mild or severe, and recovery can be either easy or difficult. Anorexia is a serious and life threatening disease. ...Read more

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Is liposuction worth considering to get the body weight back to safe levels if someone is obese?

Is liposuction worth considering to get the body weight back to safe levels if someone is obese?

Lipo for weight loss: Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure, but is ideal for people of normal weight who have small pockets of fat that need to be removed. 5 liters of fat can be safely removed at one time as an outpatient procedure. This fat weighs around 10 pounds. If you have more fat than 10 pounds, people are better served by losing weight first, trying more excercise, or a weight loss clinic. ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me what does obesity cause to the human bodies ?

Can doctors tell me what does obesity cause to the human bodies ?

Yes: heart disease, high cholesterol and triglycerides, diabetes, insulin resistance, gallbladder disease, stress and strain on joints and their mobility, back pain, increased risk of certain cancers, liver disease- fatty liver, sleep apnea, increased risk of stroke, high blood pressure, kidney disease, asthma. ...Read more

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