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How can I treat my acne and the scars on my face? And also is there any medicine that can treat my obesity?

How can I treat my acne and the scars on my face? And also is there any medicine that can treat my obesity?

Yes: For the acne, seek the care of a dermatologist who can advise you on the best way to cleanse and treat your skin.
As for obesity, the best medications are a daily dose of exercise and alterations to the timing and content of one's meals. If you don't feel like you know enough about either, seek professional advice from your pcp who can give you permission to see a nutritioninst and trainer. ...Read more

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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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Iam 34 year old lady with problem of obesity. Is there any medicine available in market that really help in burning away the fat.

Iam 34 year old lady with problem of obesity. Is there any medicine available in market that really help in burning away the fat.

Not really: Even prescription products have questionable efficacy - try to keep a calorie log for two weeks then work on cutting calories by 10% and begin walking with a goal to walk around block for now. ...Read more

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I have several medical issues. The medicine I take for them makes me hungry. Now I am obese but can't lose the weight because of medication. Help?

Wieght loss, steroid: Losing weight while on steroids is tough! Exercise is key in helping gain control over your appetite. Walking three miles a day at a brisk pace has been shown to significantly reduce appetite. If you can't walk, swimming is great. There are also medications to help control appetite, but start with exercise and making a strict eating plan with your doctor or dietician. Good luck! I'll be rooting. ...Read more

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I'm 32, with heavy in weight 149 kgs and 178 CM height. Please advise if any medicine is available to help & get rid of my obesity problem. Thanks?

I'm 32, with heavy in weight 149 kgs and 178 CM height. Please advise if any medicine is available to help & get rid of my obesity problem. Thanks?

See Dr., and then...: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar & simple starch calories. ...Read more

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Are there any medicines that can increase metabolic rates in obese? Some doctors claim there are! What are they? Can they help with diet & exercise?

Are there any medicines that can increase metabolic rates in obese? Some doctors claim there are! What are they? Can they help with diet & exercise?

Below: Yes there are medications that can be used to supplement diet and exercise for Wt loss.

Suggest you discuss this with your health care provider for full information, side effects, and then decide on the most appropriate course of action for youj. ...Read more

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What medicines are approved for long-term treatment of obesity since meridia?

What medicines are approved for long-term treatment of obesity since meridia?

FDA approved Belviq (lorcaserin): The first new drug in years was just approved by the us fda. Belviq (lorcaserin hydrochloride) is for weight management in obese patients and in overweight who have a weight-related problem. It reportedly is seen as an aid in addition to exercise and low-calorie diet. Here is the 6-27-12 press release; we will know more later. Http://www. Fda. Gov/newsevents/newsroom/pressannouncements/ucm309993.htm. ...Read more

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You have obese 55 y old patient with htn and BP average 140 /90 but no spike above 155/90, how many and what BP medicine would you put him on.?

You have obese 55 y old patient with htn and BP average 140 /90 but no spike above 155/90, how many and what BP medicine would you put him on.?

None: Everybody wants a pill these days. I would get him to commit to regular moderate exercise and weight loss. Have him see a nutritionist. Also see if sleep apnea needs to be excluded. He won't like you in the beginning but it is the right thing to do and he may thank you in the end for saving his life. ...Read more

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I take medicine for hypothyroid and value remains normal with medicine, even then I am haveing pcod, why so, I m not even obese I am 31 f unmarried?

I take medicine for hypothyroid and value remains normal with medicine, even then I am haveing pcod, why so, I m not even obese I am 31 f unmarried?

PCOS: I assume you mean polycystic ovarian syndrome. Not all people with PCOS are obese. It consists of irregular periods, insulin resistance, elevated androgens, hirsutism. You may benefit from seeing an Endocrinologist to have this fully worked up. ...Read more

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Is Lipozene a good weight loss drug to try? I'm obese, have a ton of problems and need something to help

Is Lipozene a good weight loss drug to try? I'm obese, have a ton of problems and need something to help

Weight Meds: So many people are desperate for help - little has been done for them, they will try anything. First of all there is no miracle drug to take for weight loss. I wish there was, but there are so many factors. You are not the primary reason that you are obese yes, I mean that. I believe we need more rx meds for wt. Control. Specialists who treat obesity called bariatricians can help you. Don't give up! ...Read more

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What is the most effective weight loss prescription drug for obesity?

What is the most effective weight loss prescription drug for obesity?

Two drugs: Qsymia (phentermine and topiramate) which is a combo of two drugs (phenteramine and topiramate) and topiramate separately. You also have to realize the drugs are not miracle workers. You have to take responsibility for your own problems. You choose the food for any given meal you eat. You can do it. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a medicine against high blood pressure can cause ischemia in an obese person?

Is it possible that a medicine against high blood pressure can cause ischemia in an obese person?

Probably not: I suggest to you that the obesity is the "bad guy" and not the med. The widespread obesity is simply a reflection on lousy diet and all the sugary stuff is deadly. Even diet drinks get into the act because the organ that suffers most is the brain. See my blog, "oxygen the spark of life". ...Read more

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I'm obese lady 37 I ovulate very heavy feel tired my doc said it is ovolution all. Test clear no treatment please any medicine which help?

I'm obese lady 37 I ovulate very heavy feel tired my doc said it is ovolution all. Test clear no treatment please any medicine which help?

Estrogen dominence: You could be dealing with something called estrogen dominence. Fat cells produce estrogen, so if you are overweight you may be producing more estrogen. This imbalance can cause fatigue, heavy periods with clots and emotional lability. The treatment involves balancing the estrogen with a progesterone, preferably a real one, not a progestin that many docs prescribe. Find a doc who knows about it. ...Read more

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Obese lady 37 age highbp no medicine can I drink vitamin d injection and what is the procedure to drink enjection should I eat egg with injection?

Obese lady 37 age highbp no medicine can I drink vitamin d injection and what is the procedure to drink enjection should I eat egg with injection?

Don't drink injectio: Injections are shots so they're meant to be given via needle into muscle or under skin, not swallowed or drunk. Vitamin d is readily available w/o prescription in most grocery & drug stores. It's thought that 1, 000-2, 000 units swallowed daily is safe. Better to check 25oh vitamin d levels before & after to determine how much needed. Typically no need to worry about egg in conjunction w/vitamin d. ...Read more

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If diuretics or acetazolamide can't help in leg edema (obese) patient what can be used? Please give exact names of medicines rather than escapist reply

If diuretics or acetazolamide can't help in leg edema (obese) patient what can be used? Please give exact names of medicines rather than escapist reply

Your question is: Beyond the scope of this general question format. To avoid an escapist reply you may consider a virtual consult with a HealthTap physician. Per our guidelines "public answers on HealthTap aren't intended for individual treatment, prescription or diagnosis." ...Read more

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I am 37 years old. I am obese 110 kg Indian. I had high BP. My penis erection is not hard. What medicine to take to improve penis erection? Help me.

I am 37 years old. I am obese 110 kg Indian. I had high BP. My penis erection is not hard. What medicine to take to improve penis erection? Help me.

Erectile Dysfunction: Blood pressure control and weight reduction are important for the vascular health need for normal erectile activity. Testosterone levels may be low due to conversion to estradiol in the adipose tissue which can worsen function. Low dose daily Cialis should help improve the condition. ...Read more

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I am technically obese (5"8', 215 lbs, 32% boy fat), would I benefit from a weight loss clinic? How likely would it be for me to get a prescription for a diet drug?

I am technically obese (5"8', 215 lbs, 32% boy fat), would I benefit from a weight loss clinic? How likely would it be for me to get a prescription for a diet drug?

Yes: I would recommend that you find a physician who practices bariatric (weight loss) medicine. They will come up with a diet, exercise and medication plan to suit your needs. Check out www. Asbp. Org. ...Read more

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Why do I still feel sleepy after a 9 hours of sleep, I do not snore, not obese, don't exercise, no drugs, no alcohol, no smoke, and what should I do?

Why do I still feel sleepy after a 9 hours of sleep, I do not snore, not obese, don't exercise, no drugs, no alcohol, no smoke, and what should I do?

Check up: A medical check up would be a good place to start including checking some basic things like you hemeglobin, blood sugar, thyroid function, etc. You might also try an exercise program to see if it helps as well (if approved by your doctor). If work up negative, sleep study may be helpful. ...Read more

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Obese f 165 cm 120 kg Heartattack patient with edema. Water leaks from legs. Cracks are there. What can be done? Any medicines? Any advices? Who can help?

Obese f 165 cm 120 kg Heartattack patient with edema. Water leaks from legs. Cracks are there. What can be done? Any medicines? Any advices? Who can help?

Edema: Tricky situation. Leg swelling can be a sign of worsening heart function. Sometimes we treat edema (leg swelling) with diuretics like Lasix (furosemide) which send a signal to the kidneys to eliminate the extra fluid. The problem is that Lasix (furosemide) can also damage the kidneys if over used. Also, patients have to be careful not to "over drink" and add excess body water to the system. This requires close attention. ...Read more

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If iam 28 yrs old got fatty liver, not obese, not diabetic, no medecines, no alcohol, can I rule out hep if I tested neg hiv, hep a, b, c 1, 5 post exposure?

If iam 28 yrs old got fatty liver, not obese, not diabetic, no medecines, no alcohol, can I rule out hep if I tested neg hiv, hep a, b, c 1, 5 post exposure?

Fatty liver: If you have tested negative for viral hep recently, you can probably rule it out. There are other causes of NASH (non-alcoholic steatohepatitis or fatty liver). Medications, autoimmune or inherited liver disease, rapid weight loss, and malnutrition. Make sure you rule these out as well. ...Read more

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I m obese?

I m obese?

There is Hope!: Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. This site helps determine calories burned for > 100 activities: http://www. Prohealth. Com/weightloss/tools/exercise/calculator1_2.Cfm. ...Read more

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I am obese?

I am obese?

More detail: We would need to know your height, weight, and more usefully your waist and hip measurements before being able to make this assessment. The cdc has a useful calculator you can use, when you have this information: http://www. Cdc. Gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/adult_bmi/english_bmi_calculator/bmi_calculator. Html. ...Read more

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Does obesity kills?

Does obesity kills?

Obesity: Obesity is linked to multiple other problems:arthritis, CAD, HTN, DM2. Central obesity also is associated with worsening inflammatory chemical in your system. Excess fat essentially becomes a type of endocrine organ with negative effect. Hey, check out this link and do something about it!
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Is obesity inherited?

Is obesity inherited?

Small portion: Obesity is the product of many factors including genetics. Beginning at the cell level, moving to the familial, community, cultural, social, and national levels. The tremendous uptick in obesity rates is certainly not the product of altered genetics but rather an overall societal trends towards enormous portion sizes, high fat & sugary foods, and decreased physical activity. ...Read more

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Is obesity inherited?

Is obesity inherited?

Hardly ever: Obesity is due to poor diet, a massive amount of sugars added to everything. And lack of exercise. When I graduated high school in 1960, we had not one kid in 300 plus affected with morbid obesity. Our epidemic today is due to unhelthful food (high fructose corn syrup--HFCS--invented by a Japanese scientist in 1960). poor exercise, and a loony food pyramid--way too many carbs, and NOT ENOUGH FAT ...Read more

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My problem is obesity?

Start w eval by your: Doctor. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. This site helps determine calories burned for > 100 activities: http://www. Prohealth. Com/weightloss/tools/exercise/calculator1_2.Cfm. ...Read more

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How to control obesity?

How to control obesity?

See your doctor for: Starters. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. This site helps determine calories burned for > 100 activities: http://www. Prohealth. Com/weightloss/tools/exercise/calculator1_2.Cfm. ...Read more

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