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My girlfriend period is 1week late, never late, last p was 1/29 hasthryroid problem is obese. We had unprotected sex on2/10now late but tests negative?

My girlfriend period is 1week late, never late, last p was 1/29 hasthryroid problem is obese. We had unprotected sex on2/10now late but tests negative?

Get checked: She should see her obgyn. If she truly had a period on 1/29 and is "never late" your unprotected sex may well have come at or around ovulation (egg release), thereby making pregnancy very possible. She should get a serum pregnancy test and a thyroid check. If she's pregnant, she wants to make sure her thyroid hormone levels are adequate to ensure the baby's healthy development. ...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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My girlfriend is borderline obese with diagnosed pcos. Cant get preg. If we force ovulation w/clomid increase risk miscarriage? assuming get preg?

My girlfriend is borderline obese with diagnosed pcos. Cant get preg. If we force ovulation w/clomid increase risk miscarriage? assuming get preg?

Clomid (clomiphene) induction: Clomid (clomiphene) will simply induce ovulation in an ovary that has been resistant to ovulation due to the PCOS's presence. If the egg contains the appropriate amount of genetic material of both partners male and female , the miscarriage risk is minimal. ...Read more

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I m obese?

I m obese?

There is Hope!: Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. This site helps determine calories burned for > 100 activities: http://www.Prohealth.Com/weightloss/tools/exercise/calculator1_2.Cfm. ...Read more

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I am obese?

I  am obese?

More detail: We would need to know your height, weight, and more usefully your waist and hip measurements before being able to make this assessment. The cdc has a useful calculator you can use, when you have this information: http://www.Cdc.Gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/adult_bmi/english_bmi_calculator/bmi_calculator.Html. ...Read more

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Does obesity kills ?

Does obesity kills ?

Absolutely: Obesity causes or contributes to an abundance of medical conditions that can shorten life, from diabetes to heart disease to cancer. ...Read more

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Is obesity inherited?

Is obesity inherited?

Small portion: Obesity is the product of many factors including genetics. Beginning at the cell level, moving to the familial, community, cultural, social, and national levels. The tremendous uptick in obesity rates is certainly not the product of altered genetics but rather an overall societal trends towards enormous portion sizes, high fat & sugary foods, and decreased physical activity. ...Read more

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Is obesity inherited?

Is obesity inherited?

Hardly ever: Obesity is due to poor diet and a massive amount of sugars added to everything. When I graduated high school in 1960, we had not one kid in 300 plus affected with morbid obesity. Our epidemic today is due to artificial additives (high fructose corn syrup--HFCS--was invented by a Japanese scientist in 1960. Our food pyramid was loony--way too many carbs, and NOT ENOUGH FAT. ...Read more

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My problem is obesity?

Start w eval by your: Doctor. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. This site helps determine calories burned for > 100 activities: http://www.Prohealth.Com/weightloss/tools/exercise/calculator1_2.Cfm. ...Read more

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How To avoid obesity ?

How To avoid obesity ?

Obesity: is something that can be worked with to maximize health. You need to do this under doctor supervision. See a book by David Katz called "Disease Proof" for some self-help. Peace and good health. ...Read more