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Im on federal probation and am obese. What is the most effective diet pill that I can take and not show dirty on a u.a?

Im on federal probation and am obese. What is the most effective diet pill that I can take and not show dirty on a u.a?

Diet & exercise: Congratulations on getting clean and on your intent to improve health by weight loss. Unfortunately, there are no truly effective diet pills. Drugs rarely are helpful -- and as you are concerned about, those that might help in the short run typically are exactly what you must not take (amphetamines). See a doctor for professional evaluation and advice on an exercise and diet program. Good luck! ...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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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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Gamma gt= 42 ul/ litre. Is it ok for an african obese woman?

Gamma gt= 42 ul/ litre. Is it ok for an african obese woman?

Don't treat a lab: This worries me just a bit. I understand you are overweight and if the other liver enzymes are on the high side, this may your body's way of letting you know that it wants less to eat and more opportunities to exercise. If your physician is not overly concerned, i would not be either -- it's the very high values of GGT that usually are tip-offs to serious illness. ...Read more

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Please describe the mortality rate for morbidly obese women?

Please describe the mortality rate for morbidly obese women?

About 3-fold higher: According to this paper a woman in her 30's who has morbid obesity (bmi more than 40) is 3.3 fold more likely to die than a woman of the same age who has a bmi of under 25. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10227319. ...Read more

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Im getting obesed 18 years old female 5.2ft height?

You have time: Energy in = energy out i ask you how many calories make a pound? If you do not know research it. Depending on how much extra weight you are carrying it may take some time to carve off the pounds. Check out body mass index to see where you are. Then check out the mirror. Get your camera take a picture. Then get moving and think green vegetables! you can do it! ...Read more

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18 years old female getting obesed 85kg 5.2ft height...?Im worried please help

18 years old female getting obesed 85kg 5.2ft height...?Im worried please help

Weight gain: How much weight have you gained in what period of time? Do you eat/drink junk food/pop frequently? Is there family history of underactive thyroid or diabetes. Have you been on steroids for medical condition. Advise seeing pcp for thorough history & physical to determine if there's medical cause. Doc can give weight loss advice in addition to any needed treatment. ...Read more

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18 years old female getting obesed 85kg 5.2ft height...?Im worried please help.

18 years old female getting obesed 85kg 5.2ft height...?Im worried please help.

Weight loss program: In this day and age it is a blessing the different options to help you lose weight, there has been enough research to give you alternatives; of the ones that patients can do on their owm weight watchers is one of the best, or a medically supervised weight loss program is another option. ...Read more

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I am an obese woman suffering from a back injury--what can I do for this?

I am an obese woman suffering from a back injury--what can I do for this?

Most are self limit: Most just get better with time, activity modification and heat or hot showers combined with light exercise and cardiovascular exercise. Otc medication can help as can life style changes like weight control, regular exercise and avoiding smoking. Good sleeping habits and a good mattress make a difference .Make sure you have good vitamin d intake and calcium intake. ...Read more

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Im 19 female n obesed 85kg 5.2ft height am i in danger ?Have not any problem with heath right now?34.3 bmi

Im 19 female n obesed 85kg 5.2ft height am i in danger ?Have not any problem with heath right now?34.3 bmi

Some problems: The biggest problem now, might be injury to your knees and ankles. Your joints are not made to support the extra weight and they will be damaged over time. Other things that might happen in the near future, include high blood pressure and type ii diabetes. Most problems from being overweight happen over years. ...Read more

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I am worried about getting cirrhosis. I am 38 obese female. I have however lost 38 lbs in 4 months. What is the chances?

I am worried about getting cirrhosis. I am 38 obese female. I have however lost 38 lbs in 4 months. What is the chances?

LFTS?: if your weight is now under control and you have no other 'metabolic' issues (hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, high waist-to-hip ratio) and your liver enzymes are in the normal range, your chance to progress to cirrhosis is minimal. ...Read more

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What would be a great fitness/diet plan for obese women?

What would be a great fitness/diet plan for obese women?

What works for you: The best plan is the one that you will stick to. It could be walking, low impact aerobics. Start slow, may be 10-15 minute intervals as tolerated and increase slowly. The best plan is the one that fits your lifestyle, you enjoy doing and are motivated to continue doing and gets you results. Aim for activity most days of the week, but start at least three days of the week. ...Read more

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Pelvic region gets darker 18 years old female and obesed 85 kg 5.2ft height...?

Pelvic region gets darker 18 years old female and obesed 85 kg 5.2ft height...?

See below: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Hi doctor , can i know why obesity Complications are more common in female gender ?

Hi doctor , can i know why obesity Complications are more common in female gender ?

Obesity: This is in part related to obesity being more common among females and also several obesity complications are related to pregnancy and uterus. ...Read more

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Im obese i used to weigh 210 lbs now i weigh 180 lbs i lost 30 pounds in 2 months how to lose more? I am 17 yr old female

Desired weight loss: Congratulations on your weight loss. 30 pounds in 2 months is rather significant & very impressive. Just keep doing what you've been doing to achieve this success, eg eat less & exercise more. To be safe, keep checking in w/your family doc for close monitoring. Good luck! ...Read more

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If a woman of short stature is overweight or obese do you think the excess weight will cause them to appear shorter in height?

If a woman of short stature is overweight or obese do you think the excess weight will cause them to appear shorter in height?

Why?: It is perception which is how one person looks at it.. And that is just their opinion. Obese or thin ones height is ones height... And whether they appear short or not really should not make any difference. Carry yourself as tall and that is what comes through! ...Read more

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What causes difficult emptiness of bladder (emptiness in 2-3-4 times with Valsalva's manoeuvre) in a 31yr isterectomized (+menopaused) obese woman?

What causes difficult emptiness of bladder (emptiness in 2-3-4 times with Valsalva's manoeuvre) in a 31yr isterectomized (+menopaused) obese woman?

Bladder not emptying: Incomplete bladder emptying can be due to several reasons- 1.) Bladder neck compromise with the hysterectomy. 2). A lack of estrogen to the urethra from the vagina. The floor of the bladder and roof of the vagina are the same.3.) Nerve issues with the bladder. A GYN Urologist or Urologist can perform Urodynamic testing and confirm a cause for appropriate treatment. ...Read more