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What types of social problems do obese adolescents face?

What types of social problems do obese adolescents face?

Depends: We all face social problems and there are no particular social problems associated with being obese. However people may face social problems based on a lot of factors like being obese or too thin, too tall or too short, white, black, yellow or red and on and on. Any of these can become a problem or not depending on how we view ourselves and cope with these factors relative to those around us. ...Read more

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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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What dangers can I face if my BP is 150/100, weigh 96kg and am obese?

What dangers can I face if my BP is 150/100, weigh 96kg and am obese?

See below: Obesity is associated with higher incidence of heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, gall bladder disease, cancer and more. See this site for more info. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/obe/risks.html. ...Read more

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What types of social problems do obese teens and adults face?

What types of social problems do obese teens and adults face?

Many in addition: In addition, it is well known that obese people earn less money at their job, also are less likely to get a job.Obesity is often judged by others as a sign that a person could be lazy or not work as hard at their job. In todays world, where jobs are not as plentiful, obesity could stand in a person's way when he/she applies for a job. Please note that I do not agree with these negative perceptions. ...Read more

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Why now would sitting in school contribute to obesity in children?

Why now would sitting in school contribute to obesity in children?

More complicated: Kids have been sitting in school for centuries. Pediatric obesity is a much more recent phenomenon. From an activity standpoint, kids are sitting more in general: in front of tv, computers, video games. Less physical activity including less pe in school. Of greater devastation is our diet in this country which has become higher in calories overall, mostly contributed to by bad fats & refined carb. ...Read more

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I'm 57 yrs old and have developed a lot of facial wrinkles especially in the cheeks' like a hatching. I have a thin face and an obese body.Pls advi?

I'm 57 yrs old and have developed a lot of facial wrinkles especially in the cheeks' like a hatching. I have a thin face and an obese body.Pls advi?

Facial wrinkles: Facial wrinkles form due to sun damage and volume loss in the soft tissues and bones of the face, so the skin is losing its support structure. Smoking and pollution can also increase wrinkling. Dermal fillers can help add volume and laser resurfacing can help tighten and smooth the skin. Sun protection is a must on a daily basis. Please consult a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Im 27 weight is 169 im obese i'm now 6 weeks pregnact and will like to loose some fat in arms and face is it healthy to exercise?

Im 27 weight is 169 im obese i'm now 6 weeks pregnact and  will like to loose some fat in arms and face is it healthy to exercise?

OK for most: For most, It is ok to exercise while your pregnant, in fact, it is desirable as it can help prevent/east back pain, improve sleep, help your mood. You obviously don't want to go overboard. In the end, you should review any exercise plan with your OB to make sure there isn't a more specific reason why you shouldn't undertake exercise. Best of luck with your pregnancy. ...Read more

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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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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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I have pcos. Strangely only my face(particularly cheeks) is very swollen and round. Im not even obese. It is not an allergy. What else could this be?

I have pcos. Strangely only my face(particularly cheeks) is very swollen and round. Im not even obese. It is not an allergy. What else could this be?

Genetics?: Our facial structure is largely inherited, but if this is a change for you, i would look into getting your cortisol level checked to rule out cushing syndrome which can cause "moon facies". This is not a specific symptom of pcos. ...Read more