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Is There A Relationship Between The Height And The Weight Of Hockey Players
Not really: Weight does not have anything to do with aaa. The most important risk factors are smoking , high blood pressure and age. Genetics is also a big factor as a history of AAA in a parent or grandparent. Basically if you are a smoker and have high blood pressure with a history of AAA in a parent you should have an ultrasound to see if you have an aneurysm. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Testing for ige antibodies may be useful to establish the diagnosis of an allergic disease and to define the allergens responsible for eliciting signs and symptoms. Testing also may be useful to identify allergens which may be responsible for allergic disease and/or anaphylactic episode, to confirm sensitization to particular allergens ...Read more
Not necessarily, but: If someone has obsessions about food being contaminated and such, s/he may be very cautious about eating -- and therefore lose weight. I've known patients whose obsessions covered many things, including foods. This can cross over into eating disorders. There's a syndrome called "orthorexia nervosa", where the person strives to eat absolutely perfectly. Unintended illness (& weight loss) can result. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Leptin resistance: Studies are finding, however, that the majority of overweight individuals that are having difficulty losing weight have varying degrees of leptin resistance. The leptin is unable to produce its normal effects of weight loss, with the severity correlating with the degree of obesity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Relationships: The myth out there is that if you want to lose weight you need to eat less and exercise more.This works in the short term but not really in the long term.Focus on a low glycemic index diet and you are more likely to lose weight rather than the amount of calories you consume. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Energy/weight: Very interesting question!we used to think that 'calories in/calories out' is all one needed to do to lose weight.That is, expend more calories than you take in.Unfortunately , this does not really help with weight loss in the long term.Focus on the quality of food(low glycemic index) rather than quantity.Also remember, you cannot exercise your way to weight loss! ...Read more
The ratio: Your energy balance is the balance of calories consumed through eating and drinking compared to calories burned through physical activity. Energy in is what you eat and drink. Energy out is what you burn through physical activity. ...Read more
Unclear: It is commonly thought that obesity contributes to gallstones, and for some patients that is true. But not all overweight patients have gallstones. And many thin patients have stones. There is clearly some sort of genetic predisposition to form them, which is probably an underlying cause in most cases. ...Read more
Leptin is made by fa: Leptin is made by fat cells in response to meals and calorie availability. When energy is present in abundant amounts, fat cells tell your body to consume fewer calories. Obese patients can be "leptin resistant" with high levels of circulating leptin without it having a strong inhibitory effect. ...Read more
Divine orchestra: Weight management depends on both the foods you eat, hormonal balance, and your physical activity. Foods provide both calories and important biochemical information to your body -- you can affect the proteins your genes make through the foods you eat. These in turn affect your metabolism, which eventually affects your weight. Physical activity affects your metabolism too. Balance is key! ...Read more
Hi docs, thanks for your time.I'm diabetic what is the relation between my weight and how much insulin i take? And how this relationship affect me ?
Insulin sensitivity: The most important determinant of how much Insulin you need is how sensitive you are to insulin. Type 1 diabetics are Insulin sensitive and generally need between 40 and 50 units daily no matter what their weight. Type 2 diabetics are Insulin resistant and need more. That dose is more weight dependent, higher weight needs more Insulin because of higher Insulin resistance. ...Read more
Fiancée has unhealthy relationship with food. Continuously trying to lose weight. Borderline underweight. Struggling to persuade to seek help. Help?
Your Relationship: Eating disorders in people we love can be so scary and painful. In terms of getting your fiancé help, probably the best thing to do is spend time with her and let her know your concerns in a way that won't offend her. This can be very difficult because she will most likely be defensive. Your relationship is key in how she takes it. Support yourself. Best luck to both of you. ...Read more
I want to know if there is a relationship between isotretinoin and insulin resistance or weight gain.
Unlikely: A small study reported in the 3/2011 issue of Clin Exp Dermatology that there was no increase in insulin resistance with isotretinoin when patients took the medication for three months. Weight gain is also less likely with medication. You are more likely to suffer with skin irritation and possible skin upset. ...Read more
Recovering anorexic weight was 135 is now 190 lbs. 6'3" male. Leg pain and insomnia. Relationship with food is healthy. Why continuing symptoms?
Need more labs: you need to see a provider and have additional labs drawn looking at thyroid, adrenals, food sensitivities, minerals, electrolytes , etc. there probably is an imbalance related to the anorexia and gaining the weight back. You maybe eating correctly but not absorbing the nutrients. Also are you exercising and drinking enough fluids especially water See your provider for more tests ...Read more
Please explain the relationship between weight loss and gallstones? I have lost 70lbs in the past 6 months, now I have 5.4mm stones and awful pain.
See surgeon: It is not entirely understood why rapid weight loss conrtibutes to gallstone formation, but it is certainly recognized. Weight loss of 2lb/week usually is safest. Now that you have documented gallstones and pain, your gallbaldder should be removed. Visit your local general surgeon promptly for a complete workup. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any relationship between warfarin and GI symptoms of abd. Pain, bloating, spasm and profound weight loss - (74 pounds in four months)?
No: Please make sure you get a full physical as this much weight loss is quite alarming. ...Read more
What is relationship between blood lead levels & numbness, convulsions, headaches, fatigue and weight loss?
Is it high?: I'd be VERY concerned if my blood lead was above 15 ug/mL and think it might be contributing to this. If it was above 50, I'd bet money that it was the cause. I'd also continue the workup. ...Read more
More detail!: What substance, vessel, machine? Do you mean in an air conditioning unit, a river, the lung? Please clarify and ask again. ...Read more
BMI: Body mass index...Obesity is one thing that is important...But the ratio is irrelevant if the woman is healthy and active. There really are people with big bones and small bones and their height /weight ratios will be very different...The bmi ratio is a number that can let one know if they are overweight or obese. It works most of the time unless u r a bodybuilder..Then it is wrong. ...Read more
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