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For what reason might it be that obese little kids have bad body odor?

For what reason might it be that obese little kids have bad body odor?

Maybe they : Haven't been trained in basic hygiene the same way they haven't been trained in restricting their dietary intake? Check w/their parents who may need to give them more instruction and supervision. ...Read more

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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Girl.6.Obese,always hungry,sweats profusely,body odor,chronic cough,very active but doesn't lose weight. Dark circles under eyes.Sleep problems.Ideas?

Girl.6.Obese,always hungry,sweats profusely,body odor,chronic cough,very active but doesn't lose weight. Dark circles under eyes.Sleep problems.Ideas?

Pediatrician: Evaluation, might need to be evaluated as well by an endocrinologist for her obesity problem, and an allergist for the chronic cough and the ? Allergic shiners (dark circles under eyes), check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist/immunologist in your area, good luck ...Read more

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What're the causes of body odour for people who do not have diabetes and not obese.

What're the causes of body odour for people who do not have diabetes and not obese.

Body odor: Things that may cause a bad body odor can vary from generalized poor hygiene (not bathing), things you eat that may permeate through your skin, poor excretory hygiene (urination on clothes, or not properly wiping yourself after bowel movement), not using deodorant and perspiring, festering skin conditions left untreated, etc. ...Read more

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Hi i'm 26 year old morbidly obese. i have this dark hyperpigmented lesions in my pubes,and darkening skin,bad smell,any products to help me with that?

Hi  i'm 26 year old morbidly obese. i have this dark hyperpigmented lesions in my pubes,and darkening skin,bad smell,any products to help me with that?

Lets first try simpl: Over weight conditions can cause skin problems from excessive sweating and difficulty in keeping the areas under the Folds clean. So let us first try a simple solution. Clean your body especially the areas between the skin folds with a gentle soap twice daily. Make sure you dry the skin with a soft towel and use a hair dryer(with cool setting) so that all moisture is gone. Then use talcum powder. ...Read more

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Hello, I am a morbidly obese 25 years old. I use to have the arm implant for birth control for 2 years, when I had it in I had no periods for all that time. When I took it out in the beginning of October 2014 I didn't start my period until the end of Dec

Hello,  I am a morbidly obese 25 years old. I use to have the arm implant for birth control for 2 years, when I had it in I had no periods for all that time. When I took it out in the beginning of October 2014 I didn't start my period until the end of Dec

Irregular periods: Being overweight can cause a hormonal imbalance for some people leading to irregular periods. Weight loss is key for your overall health. Bariatric surgery can be very helpful for many people. Cycles can be regulated by any on the birth control methods. It sounds like Nexplanon worked well for you. Consider restarting while working on your weight loss journey. Thanks for reaching out. ...Read more

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How can I help a low functioning morbidly obese adult?

How can I help a low functioning morbidly obese adult?

Motivate them: Its very hard to change someone's behaviour unless they want to. However i think having a positive influence, showing them how healthy food can be yummy, exercise can be fun or just moving around can be may motivate them to make a change. Also emphasizing their improved quality of life. Berating someone or negative talk most likely will not lead to any real change. They have heard it before. ...Read more

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I've been morbidly obese for most of my life, should I just accept it?

I've been morbidly obese for most of my life, should I just accept it?

Willpower dedication: If there's a will theres a way. Watch "biggest loser" for some motivation! if it were easy, everyone would be thin. ...Read more

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I'm 5'5 and weigh 280 lbs. Am i morbidly obese?

Yes: Hi. Your BMI is 46.5, morbidly obese. At your young age, that places you at very high risk for obesity-related diseases in the future. Naturally you want to eat healthily and exercise regularly, but you should also consider weight loss drugs and bariatric surgery. Good luck! ...Read more

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Will liposuction help someone who is morbidly obese?

Will liposuction help someone who is morbidly obese?

Liposuction: Liposuction is not an alternative to weight loss. Liposuction is a good option for those stubborn areas of fat around certain areas such as the buttock, hips, arms, legs, waist, abdomen, or even the neck/chin. A tummy tuck or even a body lift may be a suitable option for medium to larger-sized individuals. The surgeon will discuss all of the options during consultation. ...Read more

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Body Odor (Definition)

Body odor is a symptom in which a person has a strong, undesirable odor usually coming from the mixture of sweat, bodily oils, bodily chemicals, and skin bacteria in the warmer, moist parts of the body. Babies and young children should have little or no body odor ...Read more