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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)

The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...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