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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Overview)

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 his or her height.


Dr. Quang Nguyen
4,553 doctors shared insights

Obesity (Overview)

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 his or her height.


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How does obesity affect your mental health?

How does obesity affect your mental health?

Sometimes depression: Obesity and depression can be seen together. The person may use food to soothe sadness, and in doing so, gains more and more weight. Then he realizes that he has become obese, and gets depressed because he feels less attractive, is unable to run as fast or jump as high as he used to do, feels helpless as he can't seem to stop eating, etc... When he eats to soothe his depression, the cycle goes on. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker Dr. Baker
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Obesity (Tip)

Diet sodas are proven to increase obesity! Avoid all sodas. Have water, coffee, tea or try kombucha. ...See more

Dr. Payam Rafat Dr. Rafat
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Overcoming Obesity (Checklist)

Limit your sugar and carbohydrate intake
Once
Exercise regularly
Weekly
Eat a balanced diet
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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Symptomes: abdominal obesity, baldness, brachydactyly, depression, low energy level, muscle twitching, small penis, small testes. What doctor to see?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Symptomes: abdominal obesity, baldness, brachydactyly, depression, low energy level, muscle twitching, small penis, small testes. What doctor to see?

Genetic/Endocrine?: First get thorough medical workup by a family physician (internal medicine), then further referrals depending on outcome. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of obesity of the extreme kind?

What are the symptoms of obesity of the extreme kind?

Many: Pain in the body particularly the joints. Difficulty with mobility. Shortness of breath. High blood pressure, increased risk of diabetes, increased risk of heart problems including stroke and death, problems related to circulation. Depression, social stigmatization, discrimination, poor self-image. Fortunately, all are improved with reduction in weight and obesity is reversible. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Wright Dr. Wright
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Obesity (Tip)

Get fitter america! obesity rates doubled between 1990 and 2010 and they continue to rise! ...See more

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How can ten years old child reduce belly fat, or is it a sign of obesity?

Good nutrition: Of course start with an examination by the child's pediatrician. If all is normal, i suggest good nutrition (again, guided by the pediatrician) and healthy exercise habits. My own son just "grew out of" his own belly fat with exercise and diet, and time. If it is genetic, good habits still help. ...Read more

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Is obesity inherited?

Is obesity inherited?

Small portion: Obesity is the product of many factors including genetics. Beginning at the cell level, moving to the familial, community, cultural, social, and national levels. The tremendous uptick in obesity rates is certainly not the product of altered genetics but rather an overall societal trends towards enormous portion sizes, high fat & sugary foods, and decreased physical activity. ...Read more

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Obesity (Tip)

Liposuction and other cosmetic surgical treatments are not treatments for obesity. ...See more