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Is being overweight always a symptom of type 2 diabetes?

Is being overweight always a symptom of type 2 diabetes?

No: All type 2 diabetics are not overweight, although increased weight is a risk factor for developing diabetes. ...Read more

Dr. Deborah Archer
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Overweight Child (Definition)

An overweight child is a child who's body mass index (BMI) is between 85-95%le. This is calculated using his/her weight and height and then compared with other children in a standard graph. If their BMI is >95%le they fall ...Read more


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Can being overweight always a symptom of type 2 diabetes?

Can being overweight always a symptom of type 2 diabetes?

No: But the overwhelming majority of people with type 2 diabetes are overweight. A very few are normal weight or even underweight. That's because type 2 diabetes is generally a disease of Insulin resistance, at least early in it's development. ...Read more

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Is hypertension a consequence of being obese?

Is hypertension a consequence of being obese?

Not exactly: Some people can be obese and not get high blood pressure. However, if you have a genetic predisposition (runs in the family) for hypertension then becoming overweight can make your blood pressure go up. ...Read more

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When is a man of 180cm overweight?

When is a man of 180cm overweight?

180 pounds by BMI.: While the BMI is a flawed index of proper weight, as it only uses height and weight and not body composition, by BMI at your height you'd be considered overweight at 180 pounds (82kg). ...Read more

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Is there a diet for overweight children?

Is there a diet for overweight children?

Overweight : The best diet for overweight children is a healthy and nutritious diet consisting of fruits, vegetables, protein (beans, peanuts and tree nuts, fish, white meat and lean beef), milk with reduced fat (preferably fat-free including yogurt), devoid of soda and juice but copious in water. Correct calorie counts for age should be exercised. Do not forget that at least one hour physical activity per day. ...Read more

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Can being overweight be a symptom of a thyroid condition?

Can being overweight be a symptom of a thyroid condition?

Yes: Your thyroid hormone contributes significantly to your metabolic rate. So any abormality that affects your thyroid function can significantly affect your metabolism. This can to an increase in weight. ...Read more

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At what percentage of body fat is a young man considered obese?

At what percentage of body fat is a young man considered obese?

> 25% for men: Body fat percentage is total body fat expressed as percentage of total body weight. Cut-off point defining obesity is >25% for men. Body fat percentage=1.2xbmi +0.23xage-5.4-10.8xgender. (gender=o for females and 1 for males). Body mass index (bmi) is the weight in kilograms divided by the height in meters squared to equal the percentage range in which one's bmi should fall. 30 or > is obese. ...Read more

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My dad is 51 and overweight. Is he too old to try to restart his life by losing a ton of weight? Is losing a lot of weight healthy at an old age?

My dad is 51 and overweight. Is he too old to try to restart his life by losing a ton of weight? Is losing a lot of weight healthy at an old age?

Absolutely!: He is NOT too old to lose weight and it's absolutely worth his while to get his health and life on track. Just cut most of the carbs, small portion meals and EXCERCISE! Start slow maybe just some walking and 5 lb weights and gradually work his way up. Best of luck! ...Read more

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My child drink a lot of liquids. Is this an early sign of diabetes?

My child drink a lot of liquids.  Is this an early sign of diabetes?

Not necessarily: Children with juvenile diabetes usually are very thirsty, they pee constantly, are also extremely hungry and loose weight. Over weight children tend to get "type 2 diabetes" what adults usually get. Every year younger children plagued by obesity are developing type 2, that may have similar symptoms that develop over time. ...Read more

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Is it healthy for a 15 year old girl of normal weight with a cholesterol level of 230?

Is it healthy for a 15 year old girl of normal weight with a cholesterol level of 230?

No: That is an elevated level. This is often due to genetics. Diet and exercise may help and it should be checked again in the near future. ...Read more

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Is it a concern of having hypoglycemia in children?

Is it a concern of having hypoglycemia in children?

Yes: Hypoglycemia in anyone, including children, can suggest an underlying metabolic problem including Insulin resistance or other pancreatic problems. Hypoglycemia in anyone should be further evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm losing weight. Is this one of symptoms of herpes.

I'm losing weight. Is this one of symptoms of herpes.

No really: If you are losing weight, get a complete check up. Unless you have a severe case of systemic herpes, this should not affect your weight, unless you simply are not eating. If your diet and appetite are normal, and you are losing weight, you need evaluation. ...Read more

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Has a genetic cause for obesity been found, that would make one obese even if eating a typical number of daily calories?

Has a genetic cause for obesity been found, that would make one obese even if eating a typical number of daily calories?

Genes and obesity: There are 70 different genes that predispose for obesity. Some influence where fat is stored, some influence hunger, some cause binge eating, and many influence metabolism. For our bariatric patients we are finding that they burn about 8 cal per pound. That's 1600 cal per day if they weigh 200lb. For genetically thin patients, they burn 13-14 cal per pound. That person could eat 2600 cal per day. ...Read more

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Is weight loss deficiancy a symptom of a thyroid problem?

???: What is weight loss deficiency? Changes in weight can be a sign of thyroid disease: gain in hypothyroidism; loss in hyperthyroidism -- but the correlation is far from 100%. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm a 34 year old female and losing an excessive amount of hair. Is it because of a low fat diet?

I'm a 34 year old female and losing an excessive amount of hair.  Is it because of a low fat diet?

Possibly: If you are not eating a balanced diet, you can develop deficiencies of some necessary vitamins and lose hair. I see this very commonly in patients who have weight loss surgery and cannot absorb some vitamins. See your doctor and get checked out. ...Read more

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If a child is diagnosed with type 2 diabetes at a young age, will this decrease his lifespan?

If a child is diagnosed with type 2 diabetes at a young age, will this decrease his lifespan?

Possibly: Patients with type 2 diabetes are at high risk for cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, nerve damage, and vision loss, among other things. It's essential that all patients with diabetes take their medication as directed, eat a healthy diet, and get exercise. Taking good care of diabetes will help the body stay healthier longer. ...Read more

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What is the average weight for a 14 year old 5'5 female? Is being 150 lbs considered being overweight?

What is the average weight for a 14 year old 5'5 female? Is being 150 lbs considered being overweight?

Being Overweight: For 5 feet 5 inches tall female, her ideal weight would be 125 pounds. Range is between 113 and 138 pounds. Increase of 20% of ideal weight is considered overweight, think: How do you feel about your weight and appearance? Does your weight limit you from some activities? Are you worried about health risks due to weight? Do you overeat due to stress? See Physician for weight, Diet and Stress. ...Read more

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If a person is weighing 55kg and his age is 24 yearold, is it ok? Does any symptom of mal nutrition is presence? Pls. Help

If a person is weighing 55kg and his age is 24 yearold, is it ok? Does any symptom of mal nutrition is presence? Pls. Help

How tall?: It you are otherwise healthy, do not worry about being underweight. Have a mixed diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, low fat milk products; limit foods with saturated fats; no tobacco and no more than one alcoholic drink a day; exercise about 30 minutes/day for maintaining good health. ...Read more

Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

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