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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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What's the fastest way to lose weight I just gave birth 6 months ago my second C-section I'm 5ft9 and 215lbs?

Healthy weight loss: Getting enough sleep after delivering a baby is one of the most challenging things for moms, and it helps our metabolism and weight in a big way. Eating regularly (3 meals a day), balanced (protein, healthy fats and low glycemic carbohydrates) with every meal and snack, drinking adequate plain water, seeing the sun regularly all help. Daily exercise, if there is time, can be low impact. ...Read more

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C section or natural? Have very bad scaring from 1st birth. Would like to have natural birth but gp recommends C-section for subsequent pregnancies

Mike Moore Dr. Moore
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C section or natural? Have very bad scaring from 1st birth. Would like to have natural birth but gp recommends C-section for subsequent pregnancies

Depends: Scarring of the uterus after a c-section is a major reason why women have to have repeat c-sections. Part of the problem is that even though the scar may not look bad before the uterus stretches during pregnancy, it may get really bad as your uterus expands to accommodating the growing fetus. Think of a balloon inflating, a small problem can rapidly get bigger. Best to be cautious. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a natural birth after the first child was c-section?

Is it possible to have a natural birth after the first child was c-section?

Yes, but? Natural?: If your question is about vaginal birth, that may be possible unless something about your body led to the c-section in the first place. It happens a lot under closely monitored conditions. You wouldn't want to try it at home because you would be at higher risk of needing a CS. Most delivering hospitals would monitor your progress in labor but have an operating room available if you needed it. ...Read more

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I had 2 kids with c-section so I was wonder when can I have another the baby and can I have natural birth?

I had 2 kids with c-section so I was wonder when can I have another the baby and can I have natural birth?

Possibly: Whether you can deliver a baby vaginally or not depends a lot upon the reason (s) that you had C-sections with your 2 kids; and the surgical procedure used in performing the C-sections. Vaginal delivery after C-section is fairly common. I have certainly delivered a baby naturally to a woman who had had 2 prior C-sections, both mother and baby did very well. ...Read more

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Can someone with oral herpes on both mouth and vaginal area go through a natural birth? Or do they need to have a c-section?

Can someone with oral herpes on both mouth and vaginal area go through a natural birth? Or do they need to have a c-section?

Depends: A cesarean is needed if you have an active genital outbreak in labor. Just having a history is not a reason for the surgery. ...Read more

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After a C-section how should I loose my weight after the birth of my child I have become too heavy and can you prescribe me the diet chart also?

After a C-section how should I loose my weight after the birth of my child I have become too heavy and can you prescribe me the diet chart also?

Consult your doc: The site is not a substitute for your regular physicians care. We are happy to answer questions and clarify confusing issues as they arise. However, there are many issues that will require an exam and input of a physician who knows you best. ...Read more

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Why is it difficult to lose weight after c-section or have flat abs again? When is it ok to workout your abs?

Why is it difficult to lose weight after c-section or have flat abs again? When is it ok to workout your abs?

Ur body does change: & U get older so it is hard but not impossible. U need proper diet, & as soon as Ur Surgeon gives U the go sign. Then a well balanced exercise program, both cardio & weight training, & concentrate on abs. Ease into it, C an AT-C @ a health club, 1 on 1 to set up a program 2 fit Ur abilities & needs. Keep track of cal in Cal out & keep a neg balance. Takes time & dedication, GO 4 IT! !! ...Read more

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How do I lose weight without spending all my time at the gym? I have two small children and had them both by c-section. I was wondering if there are any techniques I could use to help lose some weight. My mid-section is what is bothering me the most and m

How do I lose weight without spending all my time at the gym? I have two small children and had them both by c-section. I was wondering if there are any techniques I could use to help lose some weight. My mid-section is what is bothering me the most and m

Diet AND exercise: Make sure you exercise at least 30 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods. Eat a healthy well balanced diet! also water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you don't feel hungry and they are very low in calories. Being overweight can increase ur risk of hypertension, diabetes, sleep apnea. ...Read more

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Is it hard to lose weight after a c-section?

Is it hard to lose weight after a c-section?

A little harder: Most women are less active because of the postoperative pain. They catch up pretty quickly, especially if they breast feed. ...Read more

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I had a C-section 3weeks ago... What are ways that I can lose weight fast? Or what would u recommend me take? I haven't really been exercising, because I don't have the time but I have been walking a little. Help!

I had a C-section 3weeks ago... What are ways that I can lose weight fast? Or what would u recommend me take? I haven't really been exercising, because I don't have the time but I have been walking a little. Help!

To Lose Weight: Please become Captain of your TIME, Not Have Poverty of Time for exercise.
Do stretches, Yoga and Tai Chi.

Balanced Diet with nutrients and antioxidants 1500 Cal/day
Become Captain over your eating behavior, NOT Victim
See Psychiatrist for Therapy to understand-

IT is NOT WHAT you eat
It is What is Eating You!
Be patient with small goals of weight loss accomplishments every few weeks. ...Read more

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I had 2 natural births and now had my 3rd child via c-section last year. Since have had trouble losing stomach fat. Suggestions on how to tone again?

I had 2 natural births and now had my 3rd child via c-section last year. Since have had trouble losing stomach fat. Suggestions on how to tone again?

There's no such: Thing as natural spot fat loss. You need to lose weight in general ; a certain % will be abdominal fat. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed. To tighten ab's do crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge ; “bicycling” exercise on your back. Engage in regular aerobic exercise. ...Read more

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Is it better to give birth naturally or to have a c-section?

Is it better to give birth naturally or to have a c-section?

Depends: If the baby is not at risk, a vaginal delivery avoids a major abdominal incision and its associated risks. ...Read more

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Would it be safe to give birth naturally or get a C-section?

There isn't enough: Information to know which option is appropriate for the specific situation. ...Read more

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Can you give birth to a baby naturally after you have had a c-section for a previous baby?

Usually yes: Vaginal birth after a c/section (vbac) is a topic you may wish to discuss with your obstetrician or midwife. Several individual factors may influence your decision, so it's hard to answer your question more specifically. In addition, some obstetricians will not offer vbac because of the the risk, albeit small, of a ruptured uterus. ...Read more

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What happens if you've had a c-section done is there any chance that you can give birth naturally for ur second child?

What happens if you've had a c-section done is there any chance that you can give birth naturally for ur second child?

Discuss with your OB: There is a procedure known as VBAC, vaginal delivery after C-section. Many women have done this successfully. It would depend on the reason for the C-section. If you had a recurring problem, (cephalic-pelvic disproportion) it might not be such a good idea. If it was a non-recurrent problem, (fetal distress), it would be more reasonable to attempt a VBAC. Discuss this with you OB. ...Read more

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I had an appendicitis back in 2013 and I under went suggery can this prevent me from giving birth naturally? ...must I under go a c-section?

I had an appendicitis back in 2013 and I under went suggery can this prevent me from giving birth naturally? ...must I under go a c-section?

No: Not at all; previous surgery does not put you at risk for any complications during childbirth and does not make you higher risk for a C-section ...Read more

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If I have kidney disease, am I still able to give birth naturally or would it have to be a c-section?

Natural delivery: Having kidney disease does not automatically mean you would have to have a c-section. Talk to your obstetrician. ...Read more

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I have been scheduled to be induce on friday. Today im 40 weeks pregnant. Is it still possible to have a natural birth instead of a c section?

I have been scheduled to be induce on friday. Today im 40 weeks pregnant. Is it still possible to have a natural birth instead of a c section?

Yes: If your cervix is soft, and already dilating your chances of a vaginal delivery are better. Hopefully the induction will go smoothly. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have 3 fibroid and I'm 30 weeks pregnant. Is it possible to give a natural birth or c section? And how bad it is they 5 CM I the lower uturis

I have 3 fibroid and I'm 30 weeks pregnant. Is it possible to give a natural birth or c section? And how bad it is they 5 CM I the lower uturis

Fibroids and birth: Woman can usually have natural birth when there are fibroids. When the fibroids are larger and in the low part of the uterus, they are more likely to interfere. They can cause obstruction, bleeding and increase the risk of ruptured uterus. Your OB can help determine if C-section is necessary. ...Read more

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Can birth control make you gain/lose weight?

Can birth control make you gain/lose weight?

Gain: If you are taking hormonal pills they frequently can cause you to retain water and thus gain weight. But remember, you are taking the pills to avoid getting pregnant. Any time that you do something there is a risk and there is a benefit. Yes, you may gain a little weight but you get the benefit of avoiding an unwanted pregnancy. Your choice! ...Read more

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What to do if I gonna have to start birth control how do I still lose weight?

Work at it: Calories in (food) and calories out (excercise) determine weight loss-the pill does not prevent loss. ...Read more

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Can I take birth control to help lose weight?

Can I take birth control to help lose weight?

Not recommended: Birth control pills are medications not intended for weight loss. Some people actually gain weight from them, but not in significant amounts. Do not take birth control pills to lose weight. ...Read more

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Is there a reason why I lose weight on birth control?

Is there a reason why I lose weight on birth control?

Yes: When you take birth control, your testosterone levels fall. For a few women this can lead to weight loss. ...Read more

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Which birth control can help lose weight or not make you gain at all?

Which birth control can help lose weight or not make you gain at all?

Birth control: The purpose of oral contraceptives (OCPs) is to prevent pregnancy, not to lose weight. Some women may gain weight on higher dose OCPs vs lower dose or progestin only like DepoProvera. Everyone reacts differently to OCPs, so if you want to lose weight focus on a healthy balanced diet, 6-8 glasses of water daily, and 30-60 minutes of exercise 5 days a week. ...Read more

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I wanted to lose weight. Gave birth last april 5. can I take slimming pills? I'm not breastfeeding anymore. Pls help

I wanted to lose weight. Gave birth last april 5. can I take slimming pills? I'm not breastfeeding anymore. Pls help

To Lose Weight.: I understand your desire to lose weight.
Weight loss Plan with the help of your Physician Without Pills
Walking or running daily for at least 30 minutes
Pilates Yoga
Balanced Diet with Veggies sweet potatoes, celery, asparagus, parsley, cucumber, and whole grains such as brown rice and quinoa
Stress management to cope with needs of newborn, relationship conflicts with your husband and family ...Read more

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I need some motivation to lose weight after several births. Please tell me what the health risks are of being moderately overweight though not obese.

Overweight: Being the mother of several wonderful children you must be working hard. Has your weight gained that much after all the work?

To lose weight exercise is great if you have time.
Also go to the web and look up "NuVal". That may change your diet for the whole family to everyone's benefit. ...Read more

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Should I go off birth control pill and lose weight or stay on pill?

Both: Birth control pills do not prevent weight loss. It is possible to lose weight while still preventing pregnancy. Women gain a lot more weight with pregnancy than they do with the pill. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight after birth control?

How can I lose weight after birth control?

Eat less, more exercs: Women tend to gain weight as they approach menopause, as our metabolism changes. As with losing weight any time, you'll need to exercise more, and eat right--and make long-term changes in diet, not just a fad diet. ...Read more

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What is the best way to lose weight and still be on birth control?

What is the best way to lose weight and still be on birth control?

Exercise and diet: Exercising more than 30 mins day with moderate exertion and eating a healthy diet with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables can ensure your success towards reaching your desired weight and still being protected by a birth control of your choice. ...Read more