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Is mediaxal used for obesity treatments for weight reduction?

Is mediaxal used for obesity treatments for weight reduction?

Mediaxal: A related medication was taken off of the market in 1997 because of serious complications of heart valve disease, pulmonary hypertension and cardiac fibrosis. This medication should not be available to you as it was taken off of the market. It is dangerous to use. ...Read more

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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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I have PCOS & I'm obese. I haven't taken treatment for PCOS. How should I treat it? Will weight loss help.

I have PCOS & I'm obese. I haven't taken treatment for PCOS. How should I treat it? Will weight loss help.

PCOS: You must follow your doctor's advice about PCOS. May or may not need meds. Weight loss is important, particularly at your age. Have your doctor refer you to a dietitian and you should also go to a local facility near you and start learning exercise. Never try to lose weight quickly. Your trainer will help you. ...Read more

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22 year old female. Have white strech marks on stomach, boobs & arms. Any treatment to get rid of them? Weight 72 kgs. Was obese earlier. Please reply

22 year old female. Have white strech marks on stomach, boobs & arms. Any treatment to get rid of them? Weight 72 kgs. Was obese earlier. Please reply

Improve: Stretch marks are permanent changes to the skin from rapid expansion either due to rapid growth or weight gain. We don't have anything to get rid of them but the initial redness will usually fade over time. For chronic stretch marks some improvement has been seen with needling and fractionated laser resurfacing. Best Wishes! ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for obesity?

What is the best treatment for obesity?

Diet and exercise: Make half your meal vegetables and fruits. Go for variety. And keep in mind that potatoes and french fries dont count. Choose whole grains & limit refined grains. Pick the healthiest sources of protein. Drink lots of water. Stay active. Check out http://www.Sparkpeople.Com or http://www.Myfitnesspal.Com. They offers nutrition, health, and fitness tools, support, and resources that are 100% free. ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my obesity?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my obesity?

Portion control: Portion control can save money and help you lose weight. Walking (moderately) at least 30 min/day can also help you lose weight and won't cost anything. The above regimen had been shown to prevent pre-diabetics from progressing into diabetes so we know it works! ...Read more

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What is an effective long-term treatment for obesity?

What is an effective long-term treatment for obesity?

Possibly surgery: If an individual is severely obese or morbidly obese, especially with medical conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure, surgery is by far the most effective and best long-term treatment. These are patients typically 80-100 lb over their normal weight. BMI less then 30 should attempt nonsurgical means such as diet programs, exercise and medication. Not usually good long-term though. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for obesity in cushing's syndrome?

What is the best treatment for obesity in cushing's syndrome?

Cushing's: You'll need to treat the cushing's syndrome before you can do anything meaningful about the obesity. Treatment will depend on the cause of the cs. ...Read more

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What medicines are approved for long-term treatment of obesity since meridia?

What medicines are approved for long-term treatment of obesity since meridia?

FDA approved Belviq (lorcaserin): The first new drug in years was just approved by the us fda. Belviq (lorcaserin hydrochloride) is for weight management in obese patients and in overweight who have a weight-related problem. It reportedly is seen as an aid in addition to exercise and low-calorie diet. Here is the 6-27-12 press release; we will know more later. http://www.fda.gov/newsevents/newsroom/pressannouncements/ucm309993.htm. ...Read more

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