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Doctor insights on: Limitations Of Goal Setting

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Could u help me with setting a realistic-goal? 76kg 1,90m

Could u help me with setting a realistic-goal?
76kg
1,90m

Depends on the goal: At 168 pounds and 75 inches, that would be a bit on the slim side but could be normal depending on one's age, body build, medical history, and family history. What to do depends on one's goals, and whether or not they are realistic and healthy. ...Read more

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What is the primary consideration when setting a weight goal?

What is the primary consideration when setting a weight goal?

Weight Loss: Be realistic, not idealistic. We have an inordinate emphasis on appearance in our society, don't get caught up in the media representation of thinness but determine a health weight for your unique physique. Best. ...Read more

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What should be the primary consideration when setting a weight goal?

Weight Goal: Try to set realistic goals, not idealistic goals based on our societies over emphasis on beauty. If you become perfectionistic your body will likely rebel at some point, no one likes to live a life of deprivation. Best. ...Read more

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Can you tell me some primary considerations when setting a weight loss goal?

There are MANY: What age were you when you were at a weight you were happy with? If you have to go back 10-15 years that may be a weight that is too low. What is your current age? Hormones need to be at certain levels ; be checked because they deplete with age. Like the sex hormones testosterone, estradiol, and progesterone. A fasting Insulin level is critical to know. These will determine what you can lose. ...Read more

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Are BMI ranges a good measure to go buy when setting weight loss goals?

Are BMI ranges a good measure to go buy when setting weight loss goals?

Yes: Aiming to be in the "healthy" BMI (body mass index) zone is a good long term goal for weight loss. However, some persons have mainly tummy fat. For those people, being in the "healthy" BMI range may still not be good enough, because excess tummy fat may be a part of "metabolic syndrome". Metabolic syndrome can lead to diabetes, so those patients should reduce tummy fat even if BMI is "healthy". ...Read more

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Why is setting boundaries important for my health at 60?

Why is setting boundaries important for my health at 60?

Setting boundaries: Actually, i can't think of any reasons why 'setting boundaries' (a good health habit at any age) is uniquely appropriate to 60 year olds. Distinguishing what is my problem from what is not my problem is a real skill that dramatically reduces stress and a variety of chronic illnesses related to stress. ...Read more

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Where is the common setting to contract rickets?

Where is the common setting to contract rickets?

Low Vit D: Vitamin d or calcium deficiency can lead to rickets. These days rickets is most often seen in the setting of childhood malnutrition. Risk factors include being black (blacks require more sunlight to synthesize the proper form of vit d) and being breastfed. Other environments where it can be seen is countries where food is not supplemented with vit d and in those with very low sunlight exposure. ...Read more

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Is the economy setting us up for generation divide due to boomers and gen y looking for the same jobs?

Accidentally: The downfallen economy has forced many to keep their jobs rather than retiring. This puts downward pressure on hiring and lowers expectations. The current rage for providing welfare for the rich and tax benefits for corporations including tax breaks for outsourcing, contributes to this. Be informed, get alternate points of view, and become politically active.--- and vote. ...Read more

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Have you been challenged by trying to find a health setting that balanced compassion and competence? What did you do for your family?

Have you been challenged by trying to find a health setting that balanced compassion and competence? What did you do for your family?

Try a slow-paced...: If looking for a doctor who has the time and patience to listen to a patient's story, to take into account all the medical & non-medical issues, and to provide thorough care, one must find an experienced doctor in a slow-paced office setting. Unfortunately in modern american medicine, that setting is going extinct. Physicians face this same situation when looking for care for their family members. ...Read more

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I get visual flickering disturbances in lower half of vision, seems to only occur when i focus on it 'consciously'. More prominent in darker setting?

I get visual flickering disturbances in lower half of vision, seems to only occur when i focus on it 'consciously'. More prominent in darker setting?

Eye exam: Flickering lights in an eye could be due to spasm in tiny vessels of the retina( occular migraine ). A more serious cause would be slight tears in the retina. For this reason i recommend an eye exam by an opthalmologist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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For 4 years i had single reading BP 150/80, 140/80, 130/90 at work settings.Now my BP is consistently @120/70-80day and night.Is my risk of CKD high?Pls

For 4 years i had single reading BP 150/80, 140/80, 130/90 at work settings.Now my BP is consistently @120/70-80day and night.Is my risk of CKD high?Pls

CKD?: You are awfully young to have hypertension, (h) as you started at age 19. Did they investigate you for a secondary cause of h, such as a conn's tumor? You major risk of ckd is your protein in your urine (p). Get a 24 hour urine for creatinine clearance and p. You will probably need to start an drug such as ramipril 20 mg/day to reduce your p. People with p have more heart attacks, strokes and ckd. ...Read more

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