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My child is overweight! What can I do to help him live a long, healthy life?

My child is overweight! What can I do to help him live a long, healthy life?

A MIX of THINGS: Increasing and maintaining a good excercise routine is part. Then implementing regular cosistant portion control of food intake. If you limit portions by removing 1 tsp of every 5, of all foods, the child will generally do better with weight, no matter how old. ...Read more

Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

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What's a good way to acheive a good looking body when I've been overweight all my life?

What's a good way to acheive a good looking body when I've been overweight all my life?

I feel for you: I wish there was a pill but there isn't. There's no easy solution. Consider weight watchers. Take a look at www. Caloriecount. Com. Open a free account and follow their advice. Diet and exercise is the only way. Set a realistic goal. 10% weight loss is a lot. Try to manage that and then reassess your goals. Good luck, my friend! ...Read more

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Is my gramps short and overweight because he is old or because of how he lived his life?

Is my gramps short and overweight because he is old or because of how he lived his life?

Both: I obviously don't know your gramps so can only address your excellent question generally. Dietary indiscretion is the main cause of obesity and many elderly people remain lean and fit, but it's also true that metabolism slows with age. For instance you may burn 3500 calories a day when you're 18 but maybe only 2000 when you're 70. ...Read more

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I have never exercised a day in my life and am overweight. Wanna get in shape. What is the best exercise to start with.

I have never exercised a day in my life and am overweight. Wanna get in shape. What is the best exercise to start with.

Walking: Is the best exercise. However, if you walk 1 mile only, you will burn up only 100 calories, about one 5th of a single doughnut. Restrict your diet to god made food. ...Read more

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Even if I have never smoked or been overweight and stayed active and ate healthy my entire life, could I still get sick?

Even if I have never smoked or been overweight and stayed active and ate healthy my entire life, could I still get sick?

Yes unfortunately.: Not all illness is consequent to how we choose to live. Genetics and happenstance play significant roles in illness as well. ...Read more

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I have been overweight most of my life, can I get fit after having my baby?

Overweight: If you are not otherwise unhealthy, it is never too late to begin a good diet and exercise program and get fit. ...Read more

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23yr old female, 10kg overweight, 5'4" height. Sedentary life. Brisk walk 30mins everyday. Pls suggest veg diet.

23yr old female, 10kg overweight, 5'4" height. Sedentary life. Brisk walk 30mins everyday. Pls suggest veg diet.

Low calorie diet: Congratulations on setting on the path to attain a healthy weight. To lose weight the amount of calories you burn must be more than total calories you eat/drink. You have taken the first step which is increasing your exercise. Any diet that will lead you to consume less calories should work (do not forget calories from drinks). Pick any diet plan that you will enjoy and stick with longterm! ...Read more

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I am a 20 years old male and 30 lbs overweight. What kind of food should I consume daily in order to be healty for next years of my life?

I am a 20 years old male and 30 lbs overweight. What kind of food should I consume daily in order to be healty for next years of my life?

Hypoglycemic diet: Diet is a long discussion, to lose weight focus on hypoglycemic diet, that is less sweets, starch, and reduce your total calorie intake. Must eat 3 meals a day. Do not eat late at night. More vegetables and priteins. Excercise as well. ...Read more

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Hello, I have been overweight all my life, I ve always been losing weight and putting it back. Now I seem to have lost control of the food I consume!?

Hello, I have been overweight all my life, I ve always been losing weight and putting it back. Now I seem to have lost control of the food I consume!?

Plant-based diet: No obesity if hunger matches calorie need. But sodas, refined sugars, meat and dairy mess up that match. Worse, cookies, fries actually cause hunger because of blood sugar peaks and troughs. Doesn’t take much: extra 100 calories/day = 10 lbs weight gain/year.

Solution: unprocessed foods (fruits, vegetable, nuts). Slow absorption allows body to match hunger to calories needed. Also prevent cancer. ...Read more

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How can a person who is highly prone to becoming overweight due to their genetics live an enjoyable life style?

How can a person who is highly prone to becoming overweight due to their genetics live an enjoyable life style?

Break the cycle!: Even with a genetic predisposition to obesity, you can change your mind set and lifestyle and live a happy, healthy life at a healthy weight! See a preventative health physician to make sure your thyroid, sugar, and cholesterol are all in good range, then get on a daily gentle exercise routine and map out healthy meals and snacks for at least a week at a time. You can do it! Good luck! ...Read more

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My husband (28) has bloodpressure. He is taking meds. Does he need to take meds for the rest of his life? He is overweight and is exercising to lower it

My husband (28) has bloodpressure. He is taking meds. Does he need to take meds for the rest of his life? He is overweight and is exercising to lower it

Depends: If he is overweight and obese, lowering weight will help with his blood pressure. We always try to eliminate or decrease meds when we can. His doctor will do this for him once his blood pressure is going down with weight loss. Whether or not he can completely eliminate all meds cannot be answered. Only time will tell. ...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?

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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I've been overweight my whole life. I've started working out to lose weight but feel sick after. Is this because I'm so out of shape? 24f, 5'4 160lbs.

Exercise: If you're new to exercise what you're feeling isn't unusual, especially if you are perhaps overdoing it a bit. You should start feeling much better after about 6 weeks. If not get checked to be sure nothing is doing. ...Read more

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I'm at least 100 lbs overweight. I want to change my life. I'm 25 and I want a new way to approach weight loss. What should I do? Will I need surgery?

I'm at least 100 lbs overweight. I want to change my life. I'm 25 and I want a new way to approach weight loss. What should I do? Will I need surgery?

Last Resort: Weight loss surgery should be a last resort except in extreme cases. A food diary to helpful to analyze your eating habits in order to start making healthier choices. An easy start is to cut out fast food and soda. Concentrate on eating fresh foods instead of processed foods. And start some light exercise as well. ...Read more

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I think I am depressed or have built up anger, and it is severely affecting my life. I'm overweight and a SAHM lashing out at my spouse. What do I do?

I think I am depressed or have built up anger, and it is severely affecting my life. I'm overweight and a SAHM lashing out at my spouse. What do I do?

Identifying the: Problrm is half the battle. Now see your primary care physician for a physical, appropriate lab studies & referral to a psychiatrist & a psychologist. All is manageable, if you're ready. ...Read more

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I have snored my whole life while sleeping and snore quite bad. I have never been overweight and have always been naturally small my whole life.

I have snored my whole life while sleeping and snore quite bad. I have never been overweight and have always been naturally small my whole life.

Lifetime snorer: Not sure what the question is here it sounds more like a statement. What I can say is you are not alone, in fact it is not only people who are heavy that suffer from sleep apnea or constriction of the airway. You chould have your physician check out your overall health and maybe order a sleep study which may result in a significant increase in your quality of life. ...Read more

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I have been overweight most of my life. My period has come and I am beginning to lose weight but my brest are still not "full". I've lost some weight.

I have been overweight most of my life. My period has come and I am beginning to lose weight but my brest are still not "full". I've lost some weight.

Breast development: Thelarche (breast development) occurs over a spectrum of ages but usually in later stage development by upper teens. That you recently got your period shows that you likely have normal hormones. There is natural genetic variation and it maybe that females in your family may have late breast development or smaller breasts. However, you should allow your body to continue mature on its own schedule. ...Read more

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Is this normal exercise pain? I'm a 21 year old overweight girl. I've been going to the gym nearly every morning for the past few weeks. In this morning's class, we did situps again, and for the first time in my life, I felt some strange pain in the back

Is this normal exercise pain? I'm a 21 year old overweight girl. I've been going to the gym nearly every morning for the past few weeks. In this morning's class, we did situps again, and for the first time in my life, I felt some strange pain in the back

You: You may have strained a muscle or back or hip joint. I would recommend starting slow and have fitness instructor check your form to try to prevent injuries. If the pain persists or recurs then consider doing abdominal exercises that do not trigger the pain and talk to your primary care doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can cheek implants fix my fat cheeks? I recently lost seventy pounds and now look and feel great. I have noticed that my cheeks are still chubby, a problem that I have had my whole life. When I was overweight, they did not bother me, but now I want my che

Can cheek implants fix my fat cheeks? I recently lost seventy pounds and now look and feel great. I have noticed that my cheeks are still chubby, a problem that I have had my whole life. When I was overweight, they did not bother me, but now I want my che

Cheek: Cheek implants do not reduce the size of the cheek, if anything they enhance the appearance. Depending on the location and distribution of fat in your cheek, there are different procedures in which one may remove the excess fat in order to sculpt and contour the ceek to your desired appearance. One of the procedures used to sculpt and shape the cheek can be by liposuctino of the surface of the cheek if the fat is distributed closer to the ear or over the face. This procedure may be performed under local anesthetic and has only few days of downtime.
Aternatively if the lower cheek is involved buccal fat removal is a possibility where we make an incision on the inside of the mouth and remove the appropriate amount of fat without any scars. ...Read more

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Can cheek implants fix my fat cheeks? I recently lost seventy pounds and now look and feel great. I have noticed that my cheeks are still chubby, a problem that I have had my whole life. When I was overweight, they did not bother me, but now I want my che

Well: Well its hard to give advice on this without seeing the problem but I can tellyou that what you are describing is not fixed by fillers or implants... In fact, implants and fillers will make your cheeks appear more full which sounds like exactly what you don't want... There are procedures that help define and sculpt the cheeks. None of them are risk free and all should be discussed with your facial plastic surgeon at length...

Hope this helps

-bwc. ...Read more

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I've had swollen labia all my life. I'm. A little overweight as well. Could my labia majora be swollen due to me being overweight?

Most likely: Usually swelling comes and goes within 24-72 hrs. If it is persistent, then there is something solid filling up the space. Being overweight would be a good reason. Considering eating less carb and exercise regularly to get our weight down. ...Read more

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Rare feeling like being poked with semisharp point, shin area, 3in above ankle, not painful. No injuries, no swelling programmers life style, overweight.

Rare feeling like being poked with semisharp point, shin area, 3in above ankle, not painful. No injuries, no swelling programmers life style, overweight.

Could be anything: From muscle strain to stress fracture to bone tumor. Impossible to say without exam and x-ray. See a doctor for accurate diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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Will incisions be near the buttocks during a thigh lift? I was overweight for most of my adult life, but I lost 105 pounds, and I've kept it off for over a year. Working out hasn't tightened the flabby skin around the tops of my thighs. If I have a thigh

Will incisions be near the buttocks during a thigh lift? I was overweight for most of my adult life, but I lost 105 pounds, and I've kept it off for over a year. Working out hasn't tightened the flabby skin around the tops of my thighs. If I have a thigh

Congratulations: Congratulations on your weight loss and your journey to becoming more fit!

unfortunately, when you have lost that much weight, the extra skin is unlikely tighten with additional exercise. Surgical removal of the excess skin and tissue wiil help improve the contour of your thighs. Continued exercise is necessary to maintain your results. Incisions (and ultimately scars) are strategically placed to treat the underlying deformity and maintain aesthetic units.

A medial thigh lift will treat excess skin in the inner thigh.
- a limited incision can be created in the groin crease and extend to the gluteal crease on the lower buttock. This is used for minimal excess skin in the inner upper thigh.
-an extended medial thigh lift (or vertical medial thigh lift) is an "l" shaped incision in the groin crease that extends down the inner thigh to the knee. The scar is longer, but this surgery is more effective at treating excess skin along the length of the inner thigh. Most patients that have lost over 100 pounds fall in this category.

A consultation would be necessary to determine what surgery would create your desired results. The ideal placement of the scars will be determined by your plastic surgeon.

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How common is DVT in 24 year olds constant fear I'm overweight and smoke no other risk factors it ruining my life seem gp no help? Please

How common is DVT in 24 year olds constant fear I'm overweight and smoke no other risk factors it ruining my life seem gp no help? Please

Smoking: Hi. Direct your worry based on magnitude of risk. Stratifying your risk, I would put smoking at #1, overweight/obesity at #2, and risk of DVT at a distant #3. That is unless you have some reason your DVT risk is increased we don't know about (e.g., factor V Leiden, lupus anticoagulant, etc). Please worry about smoking. Eat healthily and exercise regularly for life. Prioritize risk. ...Read more

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Will Drs insert AspireAssist tube/pump syst in overweight f - struggled entire life w/weight but not "obese"? Is it healthy or med supported bulimia?

I suspect the: Decision to use AspireAssist is highly individualized and includes BMI. This device is FDA approved and is much less complex than bariatric surgery. I, personally, agree with your concerns about whether it is a good long-term technique as it allows one to eat more and then remove, through a tube, a third of stomach contents before they are absorbed. Counseling to reduce food intake is done. ...Read more

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I'm 39 years old and overweight. I'm 5'10, 269 lbs. I tried several and nothing works. Cut my calorie intake to 1200 cal per day. This is also affecting my sex life with my wife. Help please.?

I'm 39 years old and overweight. I'm 5'10, 269 lbs. I tried several and nothing works. Cut my calorie intake to 1200 cal per day. This is also affecting my sex life with my wife. Help please.?

Diet: It is not so much the quantity of food. Itr is the quality. Get rid of all forms of sugar, including sweeteners, diet drinks, candy, desserts, cookies, donuts etc. Being overweight is caused by a gene that is turned on in the brain by an excess of calories. Your hunger mechanism stays on and you get little satisfaction from eating. You are a candidate for type ii diabetes. Eat only god made food. ...Read more

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I'm overweight and 24, my life is pretty sedentary now but I grew up very active. I cut my caffeine intake and my heart rate has been consistently lower than I'm used to. I suffer from panic, and chronic fatigue syndrome. I woke up rested for the first ti

I'm overweight and 24, my life is pretty sedentary now but I grew up very active. I cut my caffeine intake and my heart rate has been consistently lower than I'm used to. I suffer from panic, and chronic fatigue syndrome. I woke up rested for the first ti

Therapy?: In addition to what needs to be evaluated for you physically, have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as panic/anxiety/depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more

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I am facing overweight?

I am facing overweight?

Lose that weight.: The real key to weight loss is to just watch the size of your portions at meals, eat healthy, and exercise regularly. There's no radical diet or exercise plan or pill that will magically give you meaningful and sustained weight loss. The ol' fashioned way is still be best way to lose weight for the long term. Two pounds per week is a prudent rate of loss. ...Read more

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What defines overweight?

What defines overweight?

Charts: Overweight is defined as having a bmi of 25-30 while obese is having a bmi over 30. Bmi is a calculation based on your height and weight. It is not perfect but a very good general guideline for most people to go by (football athlete with lots of muscle mass may be technically "obese" on the charts while not actually having too much body fat). ...Read more