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Doctor insights on: Obesity Abdominal Excess Skin

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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


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Why I have bilateral dark skin papulomacular hyperpigment ED lesion on tibia or shin with abdominal obesity? Is it subclinical hypotyrodism?

Why I have bilateral dark skin papulomacular hyperpigment ED lesion on tibia or shin with abdominal obesity? Is it subclinical hypotyrodism?

Need more info: I'd like to know how long the lesions have been on your shins. I'd prefer to see a picture and take a history. One possibility is a panniculitis or maybe even erythema nodosum, which may be associated with a streptococcal pharyngitis. It may be idiopathic, though. In less developed parts of the world, sometimes this skin finding can be associated with primary tuberculosis. ...Read more

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When a person is obese, is there abdominal squished or pushed up?

When a person is obese, is there abdominal squished or pushed up?

Obesity: I do not fully understand the question. The obese person has an enlarged body and abdomen. Their organs are surrounded by excess fat cells and the organs may even have fatty infiltrates inside of the organ. ...Read more

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Are women more prone to abdominal obesity?

Are women more prone to abdominal obesity?

Only on obesity: metabolic syndrome and weight distribution associated with it is pretty common in both genders but a bit more in men. On the other hand, women are smaller and are supposed to have a higher body fat percentage. Fat percent.. definitley women. Obesity... maybe slightly women...but varies in culture/location and abdominal slightly male. ...Read more

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Females and abdominal obesity a very bad omen?

Females and abdominal obesity a very bad omen?

Basically, yes: certainly depends on the overall amount. BMI > 30 is obese. but is predictive of metabolic problems like hypertension, cholesterol, diabetes you might find this amusing...https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1775472781/devils-diet ...Read more

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Can the obese lose weight slow enough that they could lose a pannus (hanging abdomen)?

Can the obese lose weight slow enough that they could lose a pannus (hanging abdomen)?

Not likely: The younger you are and the more healthy and elastic your skin is, the more likely it is to restructure after loss of weight (consider the restructuring of most pregnant women). But the seriously overweight and older lose this ability and will have excess skin that a cosmetic surgeon should be consulted for removal. ...Read more

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Why I have severe abdominal obesity with fatty thighs?

Why I have severe abdominal obesity with fatty thighs?

You tell us...: Do you exercise? How is your eating plan? Do you eat small meals throughout the day or just one big meal at night? Are there overweight and obese people in your family? Do you sleep enough at night, and is your sleep schedule regular and predictable? Do you drink water or more caloric beverages? These are some questions you need to answer. ...Read more

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Is it better to have vaginal or abdominal delivery if morbidly obese?

Is it better to have vaginal or abdominal delivery if morbidly obese?

Vaginal: Vaginal delivery is still considered to be the safest option for most mothers depending on the particulars of her pregnancy. Morbidly obese gravidas, for a number of reasons, have about a 30% chance of needing a cesarean section. The good news is that 70% will deliver successfully vaginally. ...Read more

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Different between abdominal and gynecoid obesity?

Different between abdominal and gynecoid obesity?

Bodyfat distribution: Abdominal/visceral/android obesity is body fat around the internal organs. This fat is harmful to metabolism and health: more heart disease & diabetes/worse cholesterol. Waist circumference is a surrogate/crude measurement but includes error of fat located under the skin.Think apple shape body. Gynoid obesity is body fat in thighs/buttocks that's less metabolically harmful. Think pear shaped body. ...Read more