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Doctor insights on: Long And Short Term Health Effects Of Obese Children

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What short- and long-term health conditions are direct consequences of the obesity epidemic?

What short- and long-term health conditions are direct consequences of the obesity epidemic?

Consequences : The consequences of being obese include diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, heart disease, heartburn, bone and joint disease, hormone imbalances, and having a shorter lifespan. Obesity is the #2 preventable cause of death in the us (smoking is #1). The avg life span has been going up steadily over the past 100yrs, but has stopped and may go down because of obesity. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

Having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for ...Read more


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What in long run are the effects of obesity on health?

What in long run are the effects of obesity on health?

Early grave: Obesity has many physical and emotional health risks. Increased risk of diabetes which has additional health risks, increased risk of blood pressure problems, stroke and heart disease. Increased risk of pain and joint problems, arthritis, back troubles, and problems with mobility. Gastrointestinal problems including increased reflux. Increased risk of depression, social stigma and stress. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of early obesity in children?

What are the long term effects of early obesity in children?

Many: Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, abnormal cholesterol levels, early heart disease, increased risk of colon cancer, increased risk of knee problems. Infertility and increase risk of ovarian cancer in later life for obese girls. The list of bad things gets longer every day. ...Read more

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What health education can be given to a 54 year old male patient with congestive cardiac failure, hypertension and obesity to ensure a long healthy l?

What health education can be given to a 54 year old male patient with congestive cardiac failure, hypertension and obesity  to ensure a long healthy l?

Cardiac Rehab: Some hospitals have cardiac rehabilitation departments like a gym but w/expert advice and supervision. Please see your doc to get a prescription to attend. If not available see doc for advice or for referral to a nutritionist or personal trainer. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is obesity always bad for your health?

Is obesity always bad for your health?

Generally yes.: True, there is a population of people called "healthy fat" who are overweight but are pretty functional and have no real medical ills, but it's generally well accepted that obesity is unhealthy and leads to myriad medical problems. ...Read more

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How does child obesity affect the health?

How does child obesity affect the health?

Adversely: Obesity should be considered as the mother of ill health, especially in children, who will get more complications from the longer time to develop complications like heart disease, type 2 diabetes etc ...Read more

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How does obesity affect your mental health?

How does obesity affect your mental health?

Sometimes depression: Obesity and depression can be seen together. The person may use food to soothe sadness, and in doing so, gains more and more weight. Then he realizes that he has become obese, and gets depressed because he feels less attractive, is unable to run as fast or jump as high as he used to do, feels helpless as he can't seem to stop eating, etc... When he eats to soothe his depression, the cycle goes on. ...Read more

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What are health risks of obesity as a huskie?

What are health risks of obesity as a huskie?

Cancer: There is a higher risk of certain cancers with obesity such as cancers of 1. breast 2. endometrium ( uterine lining) 3. colon 4. kidney 5. thyroid 6. pancreas and possibly other cancers ...Read more

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What health problems are a result of obesity?

Diabetes: diabetes, high blood pressure, inflamed liver, sleep apnea, are all related to obesity. The metabolic syndrome with large waste,insulin resistance, abnormal cholesterol is also related to obesity. ...Read more

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Is obesity the global cause of health problems?

Is obesity the global cause of health problems?

THE Cause...: Obesity is a major global problem and contributes to numerous other chronic health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, hypertension, and cancer. Obesity for many is due to the combination of poor food choices/excess calories (mostly carbs) and a sedentary lifestyle. Here is a fact sheet on obesity: http://bit.Ly/lp2qiw. ...Read more

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What are common mental health problems of the obese?

What are common mental health problems of the obese?

Low self esteem , de: Obesity sepially by women can lead to low self esteem and depression. And since all psych medications can have the risk for weight gain , many r not compliant with it or even refuse to take it. Therapy iis very important. ...Read more

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Is obesity associated with any mental health illnesses?

Is obesity associated with any mental health illnesses?

It can be: associated with many types of mental illness. It (or extreme thinness) is often seen in people who were sexually abused as a way to try to be less attractive to an abuser. People who are depressed may suffer from overeating and obesity (or lack of appetite and thinness) as well. ...Read more

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Interested to know how does obesity affect your health?

In many: Increases risk of diabetes high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart and vascular disease even those who are 'metabolically healthy' have increase risk arthritic complaints, sleep apnea vein trouble in legs so all obese patients should be treated agressively. ...Read more

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What are some common health consequences of being obese?

DM, BP and arthritis: The most common problem with long term obesity is arthritis. Carrying around extra weight causes a lot of wear on the hips knees and ankles as well as the lower back. If you have diabetes and high blood pressure in the family then being overweight can make those problems worse as well. ...Read more

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I am wondering what health problems can be caused by obesity?

Long list: Some cancers, diabetes, hypertension, arthritis and joint damage, skin infections, possible hyperlipidemia, and the list goes on. ...Read more

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Can you please lay out the health risks and benefits of obesity ?

Risk of obesity: The health risks of obesity include hypertensions, high cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease, sleep apnea, polycystic ovary syndrome, heartburn, certain cancers, joint problems, and the list goes on and on. There really aren't any benefits of being obese. ...Read more