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How Can I Lose The Weight That Is Around My Stomach
What happens after you cure cushings? The stretch marks and weight gain in the stomach from the excess cortisolonce the tumor causing all the issues is removed.Will i lose the weight?
Normalize hormones: Cushing's disease (presumably of pituitary origin) leads to excess cortisol secretion. This leads to hypertension, increased heart size, weight gain, diabetes mellitus, increased infection risk. With normalization of the cortisol levels, there is improvement in the blood pressure, blood glucose levels, and weight loss. Although there may be decrease in fatty tissue, the stretch marks may remain. ...Read more
Decrease carbs: Abdominal fat is the most dangerous fat increasing your risk of heart disease. It responds best to decreasing your carbohydrate intake (breads/pasta/cereal/pastries, alcohol/soda/juice). You still need lower total calories (500/day to lose 1 pound/week), drink alot of water since obesity is dehydrating, continue with exercise. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Abs: For a flat abdomen you must eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed. To tighten ab's do crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge ; “bicycling” exercise on your back. Engage in regular aerobic exercise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Work it: There are many exercises, but you have to burn the fat. I will do crunches, elbows to floor, elbows to knees, as fast as i can, 50 times (takes less than a minute), before i brush my teeth twice a day. Can maintain stomach, will do more if i need to lose. It took almost 3 months, every day, twice a day, to really notice a difference. ...Read more
Metformin: As we grow older, we tend to become Insulin resistant, causing levels of Insulin to rise. Insulin pushes the sugar in the blood into our cells (especially the fat cells) where the excess sugar is stored as fat. This accumulates around the belly. Metformin (an anti-diabetic drug) restores Insulin receptor sensitivity, lowers blood levels of insulin, and reduces fat storage. ...Read more
Not selectively: Yes. But you can not selectively lose fat in a natural manner. Overall weight loss may help. Conditioning specifically for the abdominals will help to strengthen and tone them and will provide a more pleasing profile for you. ...Read more
Cardio Mix: You can not target the abdomen specifically for weight loss - if you have adipose tissue to lose (not everyone does), then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with walking, running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more
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