Top
10
Doctor insights on: Obesity And Chronic Disease

Share
1

1
Are there any chronic disease that could lead to obesity?

Are there any chronic disease that could lead to obesity?

Yes: There are some diseases that could lead to gain weight like thyroid problems and adrenals issues but is not the same kind of obesity epidemic that we see everyday related with bad food choices and lack of exercise. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
4,511 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
Can you recover from Lyme disease or is it a chronic disease?

Can you recover from Lyme disease or is it a chronic disease?

It depends: If a person receives proper treatment within several days of contracting lyme disease a person almost always has a complete recovery. However, if it is not treated until someone has had it for weeks or months then it often becomes a chronic disease that can be difficult to fully eradicate even with intensive treatment. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
Can chronic disease lead to depression?

Can chronic disease lead to depression?

Yes: Diagnosis of a chronic disease is a life-changing experience. Often the management of the disease requires to limit things used to do prior to the diagnosis, bringing a sense of loss. Medical condition proper and side effects of medication also can bring changes in your emotional state. I would recommend discussing chronic disease impact on your life with a health psychologist. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
What chronic disease eats bone in the spine?

What chronic disease eats bone in the spine?

TB OR POT'S DISEASE: this is not very common any more, but still exists in the USA. the para-spinal abscesses erode the bone. ...Read more

5

5
Please explain why is periodontal disease a chronic disease?

Please explain why is periodontal disease a chronic disease?

By the definition: A chronic disease is one lasting 3 months or more and cannot be prevented by vaccines or cured by medication, considered chronic disease. The periodontal disease is not an exception. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
Please tell me, could a chronic disease cause clinical depression?

Please tell me, could a chronic disease cause clinical depression?

By one of two means:: Chronic pain, debilitation ; lack of function can lead to a major depressive episode. Some chronic diseases can have depression as one of their symptoms. If you think you could be suffering from depression - please get help. ...Read more

7

7
What are some alternative medicine that helps healing chronic disease?

What are some alternative medicine that helps healing chronic disease?

One option: Have you considered "alternative cure india"? I can not vouch for any medical treatment centers but this is medical clinic which provides natural care. ...Read more

8

8
A known person of age 16 started taking 100 mg cetirizine per day. planning to continue for next few months.will any chronic disease attack her with ?

A known person of age 16 started taking 100 mg cetirizine per day. planning to continue for next few months.will any chronic disease attack her with ?

Why?: Usually no one needs more than 40 mg of cetirizine daily (and that's for hives) and thus I wonder why this person needs to take 100 mg of it daily? It will likely cause some drowsiness and possibly dry mouth, or even constipation. If we know more about what condition this is supposed to treat, we can give you a better answer. ...Read more

10

10
Hoping you can tell me, is myocardial infarction a chronic disease?

Hoping you can tell me, is myocardial infarction a chronic disease?

Heart attack: Myocardial infarction refers to the dying of heart muscle tissue and is episodic. The underlying cause or predisposition to heart attack is usually a chronic disease. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer