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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
4,581 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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Obesity (Tip)

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

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Overcoming Obesity (Checklist)

Limit your sugar and carbohydrate intake
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Exercise regularly
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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

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Age 40. Never been diabetic or fat. I thought Type 2 only afflicts fat/obese people. So if I've been diagnosed as pre-diabetic is it Type 1?

Age 40. Never been diabetic or fat. I thought Type 2 only afflicts fat/obese people. So if I've been diagnosed as pre-diabetic is it Type 1?

Could be type 1: Hi. Yes, type 1 is certainly possible. Easiest way to tell would be to check type 1 autoantibodies (antibodies against GAD, IA-2, and insulin). There are, however, non-obese type 2's. Whatever type it is, control it well, eat a healthy diet, exercise regularly, control blood pressure and lipids, and don't smoke. Good luck! ...Read more

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What other illnesses do I need to test my child for if he is obese?

What other illnesses do I need to test my child for if he is obese?

Obesity-related ones: Obese children can be tested for obesity-related medical problems such as: type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, thyroid hormone imbalances, sex hormone or cortisol imbalances, fat in the liver, gall bladder (bile) dysfunction, exercise intolerance, exercise asthma, heart disease, etc... ...Read more

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Obesity (Tip)

“the commonest form of malnutrition in the western world is obesity.” mervyn deitel. ...See more

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What are the tests for obesity?

What are the tests for obesity?

Weight & Height: Weight & height are used to determine bmi (body mass index). There are publised bmi values for age and gender that tell you if your weight is too low for your height, just right, high (that's obestiy) or dangerously high (that's morbid obesity). Tests like blood suger, thyroid function & lipid levels help assess the risks associated with obesity. ...Read more

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How do I know if I am obese or not?

How do I know if I am obese or not?

Calculate BMI: Body mass index is the ratio of weight to height squared (in metric units). Overweight is regarded as a bmi of 25 or higher. Obesity is generally regarded as a bmi of 30 or higher.

This calculator will allow you to figure out your bmi using pounds and inches:
http://www. Nhlbi. Nih. Gov/guidelines/obesity/bmi/bmicalc. Htm. ...Read more

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Obesity (Tip)

Sleep apnea is related to heart disease and obesity; it's worth treating, and you'll feel better! ...See more

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What causes obesity to get worse?

What causes obesity to get worse?

Eat more, move less: Anything that causes an obese person to eat more calories or to exercise less will worsen his obesity. Examples: eating as a self-treatment for depression symptoms, eating due to hunger shortly after meals (from high Insulin levels combined with dropping blood sugar levels), not exercising due to being very out-of-shape, not exercising due to being embarrassed by one's public appearance, etc... ...Read more

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What does sequelae of morbid obesity mean?

Sequelae: It means the consequences of being obese, or the bad things that happen to your body from being obese. These include diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, heart disease, heartburn, bone and joint disease, hormone imbalances, and having a shorter lifespan. ...Read more

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Obesity (Tip)

Diabetics need carbs. Reality: carbohydrates (simple ; complex sugars) drive ↑↑ diabetes ; obesity. ...See more

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How can I treat obesity?

How can I treat obesity?

Diet and exercise: Make half your meal vegetables and fruits. Go for variety. And keep in mind that potatoes and french fries don't count. Choose whole grains & limit refined grains. Pick the healthiest sources of protein. Drink lots of water. Stay active. Check out http://www. Sparkpeople. Com or http://www. Myfitnesspal. Com. They offers nutrition, health, and fitness tools, support, and resources that are 100% free. ...Read more

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Is there a specific doctor that treats obesity and overweight patients to help them lose weight?

Is there a specific doctor that treats obesity and overweight patients to help them lose weight?

Obesity doctor: All physicians are trained in treating obesity related conditions. These include high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, arthritis, reflux, heart disease, diabetes, among others. So, all physicians should be helping their patients loose weight. Specifically regarding weight, their are medical doctors...Bariatricians. And surgeons...Bariatric surgeons. Dieticians are also very helpful. ...Read more

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Obesity (Tip)

Myth: lap band surgery is the best cure for obesity! ...See more

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Can obesity in girls be treated effectively through acupuncture?

Can obesity in girls be treated effectively through acupuncture?

Double Weight Loss: There is a study in Australia which had a diet and exercise group, and a diet, exercise and acupuncture group. The acupuncture group lost twice as much weight.

I agree, with Dr. Fowler, Auricular acupuncture or Auriculotherapy may also be beneficial for appetite suppression.
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What is the best treatment for obesity?

What is the best treatment for obesity?

Diet and exercise: Make half your meal vegetables and fruits. Go for variety. And keep in mind that potatoes and french fries don't count. Choose whole grains & limit refined grains. Pick the healthiest sources of protein. Drink lots of water. Stay active. Check out http://www. Sparkpeople. Com or http://www. Myfitnesspal. Com. They offers nutrition, health, and fitness tools, support, and resources that are 100% free. ...Read more

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Obesity (Tip)

Do weigh yourself daily! Most obese people rarely weigh themselves. Easier to correct a 1lb gain! ...See more

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Is mediaxal used for obesity treatments for weight reduction?

Is mediaxal used for obesity treatments for weight reduction?

Mediaxal: A related medication was taken off of the market in 1997 because of serious complications of heart valve disease, pulmonary hypertension and cardiac fibrosis. This medication should not be available to you as it was taken off of the market. It is dangerous to use. ...Read more

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What is the cure for obesity?

Curing Obesity: Significant scientific evidence has now proven that bariatric surgery may very well be the most reliable cure for obesity. It definitely is the best way to reverse the risks of diabetes, hypertension, fatty liver disease and so on.

Of course part of that process will also include limiting calories and exercising and participating in psychotherapy. But, it is possible to reverse this problem. ...Read more

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Obesity (Tip)

Obesity can cause multiple medical issues including diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and cancer. ...See more

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How to get rid of obesity?

Low sugar/carb diet: Small frequent meals keeping a low glycemic index (low sugar and carb) diet. Walk 30 minutes a day. Drink 8 glasses of water a day. Works every time. ...Read more

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What are the adverse effect of drugs used in the past for obesity?

What are the adverse effect of drugs used in the past for obesity?

Many: Lung artery high pressure is one of them

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fruit veg salad fish. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
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Obesity (Tip)

Parents: an obese child at 16, will almost never achieve normal weight. Prevent this from happening! ...See more

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Who is to blame if uneducated person gets obese, diabetic?

Who is to blame if uneducated person gets obese, diabetic?

Complex question: Even the uneducated know that too much food is bad. That fried food and junk food is fattening. And they know that eating less will cause weight loss. Having said that, many habits are started in childhood, so parents are responsible for childhood obesity which leads to obese adults. We also live in a society where more is better and bad food is cheap. But personal responsibility trumps all. ...Read more

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Is obesity genetic?

Is obesity genetic?

Wow,: Gee, I guess I don't have to ever eat then due to fat parents. Gosh sure will save a bundle on groceries.
https://www. Kickstarter. Com/projects/1775472781/devils-diet makes fun of issues like this.
If you are genetically 3 foot tall, then, the amt of calories to become fat is low.
Obesity only became an issue in most of the worlld in the last 20 years. Genes changed worldwide?!?! ...Read more

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Can girls inherit obese bodyshape and big fat belly from their father as well?

Yes: The tendency to obesity is inherited on both sides. Most of what you hear about "you get that from mom / dad" is made up / folklore. ...Read more

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How do you prevent obesity?

How do you prevent obesity?

FoodChoicesQuant. Ex.: Similar ques. Answered many times this site. Obesity: excess stored fat. Food most easily stored as fat: sugars/carbs, thus ↓intake. ↑non-processed fats, moderate protein & very ↓sugar/carb food plus regular exercise most effective in ↓tendency to store ↑fat. Study: stossel debunking food myths” “how the government make you fat”, nusi. Org, lustig fat chance, etc. Ancel keys dishonesty ↑obesity. ...Read more

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What is the number one weight loss diet plan to avoid obesity?

What is the number one weight loss diet plan to avoid obesity?

See below: The best answer is exercise accompanied by a light restriction of what he eats walking is the best exercise for an older person becasue it is less associated with injuries. ...Read more

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I m obese?

I m obese?

There is Hope!: Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. This site helps determine calories burned for > 100 activities: http://www. Prohealth. Com/weightloss/tools/exercise/calculator1_2.Cfm. ...Read more

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I am obese?

I am obese?

More detail: We would need to know your height, weight, and more usefully your waist and hip measurements before being able to make this assessment. The cdc has a useful calculator you can use, when you have this information: http://www. Cdc. Gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/adult_bmi/english_bmi_calculator/bmi_calculator. Html. ...Read more

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