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Doctor insights on: Morbid Obesity Pathophysiology

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What does sequelae of morbid obesity mean?

Sequelae: It means the consequences of being obese, or the bad things that happen to your body from being obese. These include diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, heart disease, heartburn, bone and joint disease, hormone imbalances, and having a shorter lifespan. ...Read more

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Obesity (Definition)

A condition in which a person has too much body fat, with a BMI greater than 30. This indicates the person is not in in good health. It is not the same as being overweight because weight can come from other things like muscle, bone, ...Read more


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What factors are contribute childhood obesity?

What factors are contribute childhood obesity?

Mostly food choices: Many factors: genetics plays some role. Parental modeling plays large role. Food available in community, tv ads, reduced physical activities, too much tv. The biggest factor is excess food and poor food choices. To help address the problem feed your child plenty of fruits and vegetables while eliminating all sugary beverages and try to cut back on junk foods. See choosemyplate.Gov. ...Read more

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Is obesity genetic?

Is obesity genetic?

Wow,: gee, I guess I don't have to ever eat then due to fat parents. Gosh sure will save a bundle on groceries. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1775472781/devils-diet makes fun of issues like this. If you are genetically 3 foot tall, then, the amt of calories to become fat is low. Obesity only became an issue in most of the worlld in the last 20 years. genes changed worldwide?!?! ...Read more

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What are cardiovascular disease risk factors associated with obesity?

Obesity: Read this: http://www.Heart.Org/heartorg/gettinghealthy/weightmanagement/obesity/obesity-information_ucm_307908_article.Jsp.

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Explain complications of obesity, such as melita's {type 2} and, secondary hypertension.?

Explain complications of obesity, such as melita's {type 2} and, secondary hypertension.?

See below: Obesity results in increased incidence of several non communicable chronic illnesses such as type ii dm, htn, high cholesterol, heart disease, strokes, circulation problems, kidney disease, arthritis, cancers, gout, acid refux, liver problems. At least 25 conditions are caused by it. ...Read more

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30 hazards of obesity syndrome?

30 hazards of obesity syndrome?

Many hazards: Fat around the middle in particular is associated with many adverse health consequences. It is associated with low vitamin d3, stress and inflammation. These in turn are associated with alzheimer's, sleep apnea, diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, auto-immune disease, degenerative joint disease, etc. Eat 6 equal meals of healthy food, sleep, exercise, and de-stress for prevention. ...Read more

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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 and a massive amount of sugars added to everything. 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 artificial additives (high fructose corn syrup--HFCS--was invented by a Japanese scientist in 1960. Our food pyramid was loony--way too many carbs, and NOT ENOUGH FAT. ...Read more

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Are diabetes, thyroid diseases, child births common causes of obesity?

Are diabetes, thyroid diseases, child births  common causes of obesity?

Obesity: Obesity is the main cause of diabetes type 2. Thyroid disease can cause weight gain or weight loss, depending on what it's doing. Obesity does not cause child births. ...Read more

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Why is abdominal obesity higher risk for heart disease than other types of obesity?

Why is abdominal obesity higher risk for heart disease than other types of obesity?

Obesity: Statitical analysis links metabolic syndrome defined by waist greater than 36 inches in women and greater than 40 inches in men to greater risk of heart disease probably due to non-brown fat that is inactive to generating energy. ...Read more

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Can obesity related pulmonary hypertension be reversed?

Can obesity related pulmonary hypertension be reversed?

Most likely: There is a greater risk of obstructive sleep apnea (osa) with obesity which can then lead to pulmonary hypertension. If you lose the weight, osa will improve in a number of individuals and possibly resolving the pulmonary hypertension as well. ...Read more

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What causes childhood obesity?

What causes childhood obesity?

Poor food choices &: Food choices including empty calories like soda and juice. Too much fast food. Poor access to super markets and fresh foods. And a serious decrease in physical activity and playtime. and much less commonly endocrine issues or secondary causes. ...Read more

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Pathophysiology of diabetes mellitus in pregnancy?

Pathophysiology of diabetes mellitus in pregnancy?

Glucose intolerance: The short paragraph here doesn't give me alot to explain this, but basically pregnancy is a relatively glucose resistant state and the more times you are pregnant, the more likely you get gestational diabetes. There are alterations in Insulin levels and Insulin resistance during the pregnancy. The typical american diet of high sugar processed foods doesn't help. ...Read more

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Why abdominal obesity more risk to heart disease?

Why abdominal obesity more risk to heart disease?

Simple, it's inside: Correlates more with fat on the inside (in the liver... associated with metabolism being messed up and increased risk of high cholesterol,triglycerides, and diabetes) and with the inside of the arteries. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1775472781/devils-diet might be helpful, certainly is entertaining. ...Read more

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Link between diabetes mellitus and respiratory distress syndrome?

Link between diabetes mellitus and respiratory distress syndrome?

Surfactant deficienc: One of the final stages in lung maturity is the production of a soapy material called surfactant it lines the inside of air sacs & prevents the sacs from deflating after air breathing starts.Infants that are not making enough surfactant to keep air sacs open so many will deflate leading to distress. Infants of diabetics often have delayed surfactant production & may have rds even at 40 wks. ...Read more

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Gestational diabetes mellitus--what are risk factors or causes?

Weight/Family Hist.: Obesity is a major risk for any diabetes. The other factor is genetics. There are many women of asian descent who have a normal weight (and body mass index), but develop gestational or regular diabetes. Obesity is one that people can modify though. ...Read more

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What are the predisposing factors in gestational diabetes mellitus?

Weight/Genetics: Diabetes often runs in families, and 70% of women with gestational diabetes will get diabetes later in life. Major risks include obesity (body mass index >30), older maternal age, past history of gestational diabetes, and ethnicity (african americans, native americans, south asia/india, hispanic, pacific islanders, and some from the caribbean). Be sure to get re-tested 6-12 weeks after delivery. ...Read more

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Is mental deficiency associated with obesity?

Is mental deficiency associated with obesity?

No : Obesity is not related with mental deficiency, but is related with multiple medical issues like high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol that could provoke brain aterosclerosis and lead to dementia and strokes that will after mental status. ...Read more