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How To Control Body Odor In The Morbidly Obese
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
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?
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
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
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
I'm morbidly obese and I have pcos. My doctor put me on birth control to regulate my periods. I've been taking them regularly but not at the same time every day and I was wondering if I could be pregnant. I have unprotected sex with my fiance. And I feel
Unlikely: If you are taking them every day it is unlikely, but to be certain, check a pregnancy test. Ask your doctor about metformin to treat your PCOS, but careful, metformin helps some women with PCOS get pregnant. In your case thinking of options to help with your weight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
If there's a will there's a way. Watch "biggest loser" for some motivation!
if it were easy, everyone would be thin. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why are so many healthcare workers morbidly obese when they were the knowledge and resources to correct this?
Many factors: I agree with dr. Michael jones. Behavorial change is possibly one of the hardest thing to train and maintain. It's much simpler to sit down and eat a tasty meal from a restaurant than to spend time cooking things from scratch that might not taste as good. People do things that make them feel good and often time, those are things that are not too good for you healthwise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My friend (morbidly obese) wants to try lean gains (intermittent fasting) to lose weight. I am concerned for her. Is this safe or even healthy?
Fasting: Fasting is never a good way to lose weight. It generally slows your metabolism and contributes to the yo-yo effect of losing weight and regaining it back plus more. There really isn't anything healthy about fasting. Conversely, eating multiple (3-5) meals (healthy & small portions) is better for your metabolism and weight loss (but you have to exercise too). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Vaginal: Vaginal delivery is still considered to be the safest option for most mothers depending on the particulars of her pregnancy. Morbidly obese gravidas, for a number of reasons, have about a 30% chance of needing a cesarean section. The good news is that 70% will deliver successfully vaginally. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer