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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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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 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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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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Does eating rice daily makes a person fat? The person is 50-year-old woman, is obese and has got thyroid reported in check-up. Food tips?

Does eating rice daily makes a person fat? The person is 50-year-old woman, is obese and has got thyroid reported in check-up. Food tips?

Not really: Eating rice daily doesnt make you fat necessarily. Rice does have a lot of calories and carbohydrates so eating a lot of it could lead to weight gain. Also for patients with diabetes it makes it difficult to control the blood sugars when people eat lots of rice. Bottom line is that everything should be done in moderation. ...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

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Any concerns for morbidly obese woman with no health issues to follow 1000 cal diet 5 days a week and fast 2 non consecutive days?

Any concerns for morbidly obese woman with no health issues to follow 1000 cal diet 5 days a week and fast 2 non consecutive days?

No: Make sure 1000 cal diet is well balanced with high protein,low carb & good fats with vitamins & minerals. Drink enough water- half your weight in oz/day. Stay under care of your physician. ...Read more

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M south indian.Sometimes an obese man here have a big round fat belly while an obese woman of same age have a fat roll belly.Is the reason gender?

M south indian.Sometimes an obese man here have a big round fat belly while an obese woman of same age have a fat roll belly.Is the reason gender?

Obesity / Overweight: Obesity, is caused by excessive intake of carbs, such as those present in rice and by our modern life style where activity has been engineered out of daily life, while we eat larger portions of calorie dense processed foods. The body stores unused calories as fat cells. Men and women store excess fat in different places, giving them curves in different locations. ...Read more

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I took 4-5 60 mg vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) yesterday and then another 60 mg this morning. Do I have any hope of getting sleep and not overdosing? I am an obese woman

I took 4-5 60 mg vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) yesterday and then another 60 mg this morning. Do I have any hope of getting sleep and not overdosing? I am an obese woman

Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) Overdose: The maximum dose is supposed to be 70 mg and you took perhaps 360 mg over the last 24 hours? I'm afraid you may already be experiencing symptoms of an overdose which can include heart arrhythmias, blood pressure abnormalities, seizures, rapid breathing, abdominal cramping and diarrhea, restlessness, and even confusion and coma. Is there someone who can take you to the ER now? If not, call 911. ...Read more

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Can an obese or overweight woman receive a breast fat transfer?

Can an  obese or overweight woman receive a breast fat transfer?

Fat transfers: Before having any cosmetic surgery it's ideal if you are 10-15 lbs from your goal weight. Your risk factors of having a complication with be much better and your final outcome will be much nicer. Good luck and have a consult with a board certified plastic surgeon for more options ...Read more