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Doctor insights on: How Much Effect Does Being Overweight Have On Getting Bad Knees

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How much effect does being overweight have on getting bad knees?

How much effect does being overweight have on getting bad knees?

A whole lot!: Knees are susceptible to wear and tear (as are all joints, weight bearing joints more so than others). Until your knees are bad you can get away with being a bit overweight, but once you develop a problem, you'd better slim down. ...Read more

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Overweight (Definition)

Overweight = a body mass index (BMI) between ...Read more


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Having trouble losing weight. It doesn't matter how little i eat or how much i exercise. My thyroid levels are fine. Could it be my meds?

Having trouble losing weight. It doesn't matter how little i eat or how much i exercise. My thyroid levels are fine. Could it be my meds?

Maybe (not) . . .: It depends upon what meds you're referring to. Or as my english teach would make me say, to which meds you are referring. Regardless, Prednisone & similar steroids as well as 2nd generation antipsychotics like Olanzapine are notorious for weight gain. You didn't mention your meds so it's impossible for us to make a truly educated guess. Despite your lack of weight loss, don't stop exercising! ...Read more

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I'm getting depressed and stressed about not getting pregnant how bad does stress effect it ?

I'm getting depressed and stressed about not getting pregnant how bad does stress effect it ?

A lot: Research fertility studies have shown that excessive stress and worry can inhibit ovulation preventing conception. Stress reduction techniques can help such as meditation and exercise. Many fertility patients undergo many procedures without success, and when instructed to suspend the workup or IUI, and go on vacation, spontaneously get pregnant for that reason. ...Read more

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How long is prolonged standing?I'm 5' 11' and 240lbs yes I know im overweight i'm losing though anyways how long is prolonged standing?

How long is prolonged standing?I'm 5' 11' and 240lbs yes I know im overweight i'm losing though anyways how long is prolonged standing?

It varies: For some folks standing for more than 15-20 minutes might be prolonged. Others can stand without problems most of the day. It depends on multiple factors such as the surface you stand on, what activity you are engaged in, your fitness, other medical conditions. Prolonged could be defined as the time it takes for standing to bother you in some way: pain or discomfort, numbness, tingling for example. ...Read more

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Not sure how to put it, but i'm very thin, I weight myself daily, and i'm the same weight, but somehow my arms and legs are getting thinner/skinnier?

Not sure how to put it, but i'm very thin, I weight myself daily, and i'm the same weight, but somehow my arms and legs are getting thinner/skinnier?

Seek help: If you feel that your body is changing you should seek care from your provider. You could be losing muscle mass due to a lack of conditioning or proper exercise, causing your arms and legs to look smaller. Any unusual weight loss should certainly be evaulated by your provider. ...Read more

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I have got the pill. What the main effects of it? I heard you gain weight but on average how much weight?

I have got the pill. What the main effects of it? I heard you gain weight but on average how much weight?

Side effects: From birth control pills can include weight loss or weight gain, but this doesn't happen often on todays low dose pill. If it occurs 2-5# is common. Also infrequent is break through bleeding, mood swings, breast tenderness. Other women find moods better and breasts less tender on the pill. See what happens with you. ...Read more

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If i loose my virginity while high will it hurt less and feel better? I'm just curious because a lot of people say it makes sex 10x better

If i loose my virginity while high will it hurt less and feel better? I'm just curious because a lot of people say it makes sex 10x better

Virginity: Depends on da drug. Some will make u numb and some won't. Sex is wonderful. Pain is a part of the experience. Learn to embrace some pain we don't do it enough in this society. ...Read more

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I have been on different antipsychotics gained weight when off it i lose weight. i will be getting lapband to reduce intake what are side effects?

I have been on different antipsychotics gained weight when off it i lose weight. i will be getting lapband to reduce intake what are side effects?

There are many: The most common are nausea, vomiting, acid reflux, constipation and abdominal pain, but there are many others that are related to malfunction of the hardware(either the band or the attached port) or known complications of any laparoscopic surgery. Your best bet is to review your concerns with your respective surgeon. ...Read more

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I have been really tired lately, with migrains and body aches, I do excerise but not as much as I should. In the last year I've put on 15 lbs. ?

I have been really tired lately, with migrains and body aches, I do excerise but not as much as I should. In the last year I've put on 15 lbs. ?

Need medical opinion: A medical consultation should be done to rule out anything serious, because this may not be related to a migraine but perhaps something else such as fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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I'm on antibiotics that causing diarrhea am i absorbing calories eating if not about how much can I be loosing and how can I get the calories back?

I'm on antibiotics that causing diarrhea am i absorbing calories eating if not about how much can I be loosing and how can I get the calories back?

Discuss with doctor: First, this could well be a reaction to the antibiotic, and it needs to be changed. Why are u on the antibiotic in the first place? In addition, there is a condition of a bacteria that multiplies as a result of antibiotics, clostridium difficile, and this has to be ruled out as a source of the problem. ...Read more

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Why can't i make my arms thicker no matter how much i eat and lift weights ? Its not genetics: no one else in my family has such thin arms as me.

Why can't i make my arms thicker no matter how much i eat and lift weights ? Its not genetics: no one else in my family has such thin arms as me.

Biceps: If your using weights properly you should be able to improve upon the size of your arms. Remember diet is quite important as well. Do several arm exercises every other day, at least 4 sets and fatigue your muscles, no more than 8 repetitions and don't wait long in between sets, no more than 10 seconds. Also consult a reputable exercise physiologist for advice. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it possible that i'm getting fat my weight stays the same. people are.telling me i gained weight though i weigh the same?

Is it possible that i'm getting fat my weight stays the same. people are.telling me i gained weight though i weigh the same?

A few thoughts...: There could be multiple explanations for appearing heavier but not gaining weight. Gaining facial fat (which can occur if you take steroid therapy or your body makes too much steroid) gives your face a rounder appearance, causing you to look heavier. Error with the scale--use same scale for weight if possible. Viewer error--perhaps they perceive you as being heavier due to clothing layers, etc. ...Read more

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When getting off methylprednisolone will i lose weight rapidly or does it depend on what i eat?

What you eat and do.: It depends of what you eat. Without minimizing carbs and controlling portion size, you will find it difficult to lose weight. Exercising regularly will also help. ...Read more

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I am obese and severally depressed. My weight is causing me to have back problems. Knee problems. I am isolating from people because they hurt me .?

Depression: Ask your doctor for a referral to a veteran mental health practitioner who specializes in both weight control and depression. You can be helped, reach out and give yourself the chance for growth. Best ...Read more

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I read once that stomach may rupture from excess food and i ve been scared while eating ever since! How much is too much ? How much is 2 lit of food?

I read once that stomach may rupture from excess food and i ve been scared while eating ever since! How much is too much ? How much is 2 lit of food?

Rupture: of the stomach from excessive food or drink is an "old wives tale" ITS VERY RARE the individual would vomit long before rupture would occur. Case Reports (Single instances which indicate the rarity) of rupture after BINGE EATING occurred due to insufficient circulation to the stomach and necrosis (death) of the stomach tissues. VERY VERY RARE! Hope this helps! DR Z ...Read more

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I'm wondering what effect does not sleeping have on metabolism?

Variable effects: In the laboratory, total sleep deprivation causes metabolism to increase in animals, so they eat voraciously and still lose weight (eventually they devlop other problems and die). Total sleep deprivation is not normally possible in humans. People who spend less time in bed are known to gain more weight. ...Read more