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I am a 22 year-old obese female with pseudotumor cerebri. My symptomps aren't that severe. Can losing weight solve my problem without any medications?

I am a 22 year-old obese female with pseudotumor cerebri. My symptomps aren't that severe. Can losing weight solve my problem without any medications?

Not certain: The exact cause of pseudo tumor is not known. It is often found in obese young women but losing weight may not reverse the process. It is now believed that pseudo tumor is in some way associated with excessive spinal fluid production or absorption. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Im morbidly obese i'm 5'3 weight 230lbs what would u recommend for losing weight?

Im morbidly obese i'm 5'3 weight 230lbs what would u recommend for losing weight?

Small steps: Significant weight loss starts with small weight loss. Set smaller, 5 lb goals and achieve many of these through daily cardiovascular exercise. This is as easy as a 30-40 minute walk daily. Be persistent and you will succeed. ...Read more

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Is it safe for an obese person to fast as a way of losing weight?

Is it safe for an obese person to fast as a way of losing weight?

No: fasting is not a safe way to lose weight. Eating less and being more active is the preferred way to take the weight off. ...Read more

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I am looking to speaking with someone that is good with obesity i need so help on ways i can start losing weight?

I am looking to speaking with someone that is good with obesity i need so help on ways i can start losing weight?

Reduce weight: This is a repeat of what I have said before. My philosophy is that the best way to lose weight is not by dieting, but by changing your lifestyle to a healthier one. You don't need a drastic diet. Make small changes. Eat the right portions, eat 3-5 small meals a day, cut back on carbs and sugars, increase lean protein/veggie/fruit/water intake, and start doing some cardiovascular exercise. ...Read more

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I get erection but the erection is soft im 95kg is it because of obesity? After losing weight will I get harder erection?

I get erection but the erection is soft im 95kg is it because of obesity? After losing weight will I get harder erection?

Possible: Being overweight as you are causes poor erections in many ways. The associated risks of Diabetese,hypertension, high cholesterol , heart problems can all have a cumulative effect. The weight reduction will certainly help. ...Read more

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Why would your liver area feel like a burning with fatty liver from being obese? I am losing weight.

Why would your liver area feel like a burning with fatty liver from being obese? I am losing weight.

Should be examined: Mild fatty liver is common in the U.S., and can happen in people who have high triglycerides, metabolic syndrome, pre-diabetes, obesity, etc... People usually don't feel anything at the liver, so if one feels pain, swelling, bloating, burning, etc..., a doctor can evaluate to see if there is also another problem, such as gall bladder disease, pancreatitis, an ulcer, a cancer, etc... ...Read more

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I was wondering is corn bad for a fatty liver from being obese? I am losing weight but miss eating that

I was wondering is corn bad for a fatty liver from being obese? I am losing weight but miss eating that

Not bad....: Continue with your progression. Don't stop your life, just with moderation. There is an old joke from doctor to patient: "sir, what works better in your life, working out 1 hour a day or being dead 24 hours a day?". ...Read more

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I have fatty liver from being obese. Why would I feel a burning in this area does that mean its getting worse? I am losing weight

I have fatty liver from being obese. Why would I feel a burning in this area  does that mean its getting worse? I am losing weight

fatty liver: If you are having pain in your right upper quadrant, it may not be from fatty liver disease, and may actually be from problems with your gallbladder. You should see a doctor, have a complete metabolic panel drawn, and have a right upper quadrant ultrasound done. ...Read more

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Is flax oil good to help fatty liver from being obese? I am dieting and losing weight and exercising

Is flax oil good to help fatty liver from being obese? I am dieting and losing weight and exercising

Maybe: There are some small, I mean small studies that suggest some benefit in fatty liver disease for flaxseed oil, but it's not great. It's unlikely to harm you, but make sure you don't consume too much, as even if its good, the high caloric density can catch up with you and cause weight gain. Good luck. ...Read more

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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