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Doctor insights on: How Many People Are Diagnosed With Obesity Each Year

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Trying for a baby since 1 year. Is it because am obese I can't conceive?

It is possible: It is known that obesity can contribute to infertility. As well known how it can affect women's ability to ovulate normally, but obesity also seems to have a more complex effect leading to infertility in women who even ovulate normally. You should seek the input of a health care provider in person, so that further testing may be considered and/or undertaken to address your concerns. Good luck. ...Read more

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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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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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Any help with an obese 11 year old to lose weight?

Any help with an obese 11 year old to lose weight?

5210: 5210 is a helpful way to approach this 5 - fruits or vegetables every day 2 - maximum hours of non-school related screen time 1 - hour or more of exercise daily 0 - no sugar sweetened drinks such as soda, but also be careful of fruit juices which can contain a lot of sugar. ...Read more

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My 45 year old sister is obese. She is experiencing sudden vision problems. Will she need to have a surgery?

My 45 year old sister is obese. She is experiencing sudden vision problems. Will she need to have a surgery?

Depends on cause: If obese, can have vascular issues and resultant vision changes, or idiopathic intracranial hypertension (commonly with transient visual obscurations), or vision changes associated with diabetes, etc. ...Read more

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When doing my profile, your website said I was severely obese. I''ve been trying to lose weight but keep gaining (30 lbs this year). Desperate to stop?

When doing my profile, your website said I was severely obese. I''ve been trying to lose weight but keep gaining (30 lbs this year). Desperate to stop?

If you don't: have a medical condition such as hypothyroidism, you're simply eating more than you're burning off with exercise. Discuss w/your doctor and a good dietitian. You may need psychological counseling as well. ...Read more

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If my AST level is 45 and my ALT level is 94 should I be concerned? I am obese and 22 year old male

If my AST level is 45 and my ALT level is 94 should I be concerned? I am obese and 22 year old male

Not "concerned": but aware enough to have this followed up! A "fatty liver" is possible but you have to be morbidly obese for this to cause elevated liver enzymes. A complete "work up" is indicated. Benign Glycogen Storage Disease is one of the most common causes! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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Would it be safe to put my obese 13-year-old daughter on a diet?

Would it be safe to put my obese 13-year-old daughter on a diet?

Yes: Giving the correct portion sizes, healthy foods and low to no calorie drinks is very beneficial. Home exercise, sports, swimming and getting more active would also be very helpful. Consult a nutritionist if you need help with correct food choices, portion sizes. I can also offer virtual consult to discuss nutrition option in more detail. ...Read more

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Please tell me is it normal to expect a 45 year old male who is obese with a fpg = 250 mg/dl to exhibit glycosuria?

Please tell me is it normal to expect a 45 year old male who is obese with a fpg = 250 mg/dl to exhibit glycosuria?

Yes: Hi. Yes, a blood glucose of 250 would be expected to be accompanied by glycosuria. Control that diabetes!!!...(and your blood pressure & lipids, and don't smoke!)! ...Read more

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My daughter is been classified as obese is there any excersises you could recommend for a 10 year old fairly strong girl?

My daughter is been classified as obese is there any excersises you could recommend for a 10 year old fairly strong girl?

Structured Activity: A minimum of 60 mins daily, it will be helpful to involve the whole family in an active lifestyle. Structure allows for better compliance due to accountability to other team players/family members. Walking; use a tracking device 1.5 to 2 miles daily. Dietary intervention is equally important. Participation in household chores that promote activity serves multiple purposes too. Take care! ...Read more