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Negative Effects Of Being Overweight
No: It's not easy to lose weight. It's a full time job. It requires motivation, dedication, & self discipline. It can be done but it doesn't happen quickly or by accident. Consider joining weight watchers, tops, curves or buying one of the many excellent books available. Set a target date, take one day at a time, expect backsliding, stay focused, aim for lifelong healthy eating. B patient. Good luck! ...Read more
Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more
I'm a 59 year old male, overweight, glucose 95, should I take metphormin, if so, at what dose? Are there any side effects? Thanks
Perhaps: your fasting blood sugar is normal; it would be important to know your FH, how overweight you are. Metformin is used in Type 2 diabetes, but some clinicians use it for obese pts trying to lose weight; it decreases sugar absorption, improves insulin sensitivity, and other effects. As with any medication, there are potential side effects (Google it). If used, would start at 500mg twice daily. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Whats the best natural remedie without side effects for getting my period back? I haveand been diagnosed with pcos and I am not overweight.
Are hot flashes and jitters side effects of a prednisone *injection* given for asthma attack? I am an overweight but healthy female, 44 years old.
Put on birth control,worried reading side effects,im over 40,smoker, and high blood pressure.over weight.heavy periods,y doc give it to me?
I'm concerned that my 8 year old daughter is overweight. How can I help her without being negative maybe causing other psychological problems. ?
Good Question!: You need to offer good food choices while simultaneously encouraging exercise and building self-esteem. First, don't have any junk food in the house. Only provide whole foods, mostly fruits and vegetables. Don't restrict. Instead offer good choices. Second, have her play at least 1 hour per day (something active). Finally, avoid using words like "fat" or "overweight." Hope this helps! ...Read more
I am a very overweight 28 year old who has been through one pregnancy with no complications.
In march, I had a pregnancy scare but had a negative hp?
??neg home preg test: Hi, i think what you are asking is--you had a late menstrual period (did not use birth control) but you had a negative home preg test. If that is the question, being very overweight can cause alteration of your periods or a unknown hormonal (medical condition) could increase your weight and also cause menstrual irregularities. Please seek out a knowledgeable ob-gyn. You need hx, pe, and labs etc. ...Read more
Im overweight, how does that effect the results of a pregnancy test, LMP was in july negative home test, been regular for years... Thank you.. ?
No effect: Your weight should not effect the accuracy of a urine home pregnancy test which measures HCG which is produced by cells within the placental tissues of the conception. A blood test for serum beta HCG can give a more exact measurement of the pregnancy hormone level and can be followed over time to ensure an early pregnancy appears to be progressing properly until an ultrasound can be perfomed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm trying to conceive and i'm late for my period. Tests are showing negative results. I'm not under any stress, sick, or overweight. What do I do now?
Live your life: You are 17. Sometimes nature plays a role in this. I cannot imagine anyone at age 17 worrying about fertility. Missed periods are common. Now that you have tested you know this is not pregnancy. It can take up to a year sometimes to conceive. Nothing is wrong. Maybe nature is poking you to ask why not school, travel, adventure before you become a mother? ...Read more
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