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Doctor insights on: No Neck Obese Women

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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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


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I had a dark layer of solidified dirt on my neck when i was morbidity obese but even after loosing weight there are still traces of it over my neck?

I had a dark layer of solidified dirt on my neck when i was morbidity obese but even after loosing weight there are still traces of it over my neck?

See below: I suspect you have what's known acanthosis nigricans.I suspect over time, it will gradually lighten. It is a sign of carbohydrate intolerance Insulin resistance. It is very common in obese people. Your physician should be able to help you with some ideas or referrals for evaluation. Congratulations on your weight loss. ...Read more

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Small white patches on face and neck. Since 20 days. Is it eczema or tinea ? What is the cure? I'm 20 years old and obese.

Small white patches on face and neck. Since 20 days. Is it eczema or tinea ? What is the cure? I'm 20 years old and obese.

Could be either: Please see your dermatologist. He/she can do a scraping of the scaly part (without cutting the skin) and look at it under the microscope. Fungal organisms can be seen relatively easily that way. ...Read more

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OA in neck, upper back spasms. Overhead exercise tightens back. Should I try doing overhead exercises or avoid? Weights OK? Flabby upper arms/obese.

OA in neck, upper back spasms. Overhead exercise tightens back. Should I try doing overhead exercises or avoid? Weights OK? Flabby upper arms/obese.

OK to avoid them: First it may help to work with a certified personal trainer to modify an overhead exercises so that they are more "tolerable". Otherwise, no exercise that is done overhead is "necessary". Be reassured that you can readily find alternatives that will be suitable without compromising your the benefits you are receiving. ...Read more

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How many women in the united states are overweight, obese?

How many women in the united states are overweight,  obese?

68% overweight!!: Over 2/3 of us adults are overweight (bmi over 25). Among black women, the incidence is 82%. The term "obesity" applies to people with a bmi over 30. That is about 30-40 pounds over ideal weight. The attached picture shows that over 35% of the us is obese! education, advocacy, and research are available through the obesity action coalition. Check it out. ...Read more

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Am I considered obese? I'm 5'9", 161 lbs, 19 years old, and female.

Am I considered obese? I'm 5'9", 161 lbs, 19 years old, and female.

Not even: Your Body Mass Index (available as an online calculator on many sites) is 23.8, which is in the normal range. Congratulations! ...Read more

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I am 62 year old indian woman. Over last 4/5 months my neck and facial skin has darkened. Hormone level is normal?

I am 62 year old indian woman.  Over last 4/5 months my neck and facial skin has darkened. Hormone level is normal?

Have you consulted: with a Dermatologist or an Endocrinologist?Have the creases in your palms darkened as well?If so,Addisons Disease must be ruled out ( aka Bronze Diabetes ).Good luck ...Read more

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I am 28yrs female. are freckles dangerous?i got new freckles on lips. before i have freckles on face , neck even on genetiles.

I am 28yrs female. are freckles dangerous?i got new freckles on lips. before i have freckles on face , neck even on genetiles.

Freckles: Freckles themselves are harmless. They usually arise in areas of sun exposure so I'm surprised you have now developed freckles on areas which are traditionally not exposed to the sun. If you are concerned you can seek out the help of a dermatologist. Best of luck. ...Read more