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Dr. Victor Bonuel Dr. Bonuel
Internal Medicine
34 years in practice
Far Eastern University, Dr. Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation
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How obesity affects the digestive system?

Check out these : Links. Take care! http://www.m.webmd.com/heart-disease/tc/health-problems-associated-with-adult-obesity-topic-overview. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc3096111/.

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
4,560 doctors shared insights

Obesity (Definition)

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 ...Read more


Dr. Ayman Shahine Dr. Shahine
Cosmetic Surgery
28 years in practice
American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine
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How does obesity affect your digestive system?

How does obesity affect your digestive system?

Many diseases : Many different digestive diseases are associated with obesity like acid reflux, esophagitis, hiatal hernias, malabsorbtion, gall bladder diseases ..... And many other diseases. ...Read more

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Dr. Sheila Calderon Dr. Calderon
Internal Medicine
37 years in practice
Meharry Medical College School of Medicine
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I have digestive problem and acidity.i have the obesity also.nalso.now iam 25 years old.how can I reduce my obesity ?

I have digestive problem and acidity.i have the obesity also.nalso.now iam 25 years old.how can I reduce my obesity ?

See your doctor: If you have been involved in a diet and exercise program but unsuccessful a doctor can help you with tracking and journaling your food intake daily, your exercise program, and start your appetite suppressant medication. If your abdominal circumference, BMI, and weight are consistent with obesity the bariatric surgery is successful. You need a surgical referral for this. ...Read more

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Dr. Kevin Windisch Dr. Windisch
Pediatrics
21 years in practice
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
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Does obesity cause other digestive problems?

Does obesity cause other digestive problems?

Yes: Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, gallstones and gastroesophageal reflux are all caused by obesity just to name a few things. If the obese patient develops diabetes then you can add gastroparesis into the mix too. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Southard Dr. Southard
Internal Medicine
11 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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Trying for a baby since 1 year. Is it because am obese I can't conceive?

It is possible: It is known that obesity can contribute to infertility. As well known how it can affect women's ability to ovulate normally, but obesity also seems to have a more complex effect leading to infertility in women who even ovulate normally. You should seek the input of a health care provider in person, so that further testing may be considered and/or undertaken to address your concerns. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Stanley Schwartz Dr. Schwartz
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
48 years in practice
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
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What can't i find state by state ranking on diabetes and childood obesity?

What can't i find state by state ranking on diabetes and childood obesity?

See below,at google: http://hive.slate.com/hive/time-to-trim/article/which-states-have-the-most-obese-children http://www.Ncsl.Org/issues-research/health/childhood-obesity-trends-state-rates.Aspx www.Nichq.Org/online.../coan/document_download.Html.

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Dr. Steven Gitler Dr. Gitler
Family Medicine
27 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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I am 5'6 and 194 pounds...am I obese and need to lose some weight? I couldn't access the answer when I asked this question a while back.

I am 5'6 and 194 pounds...am I obese and need to lose some weight? I couldn't access the answer when I asked this question a while back.

Healthy weight range: Your body mass index (BMI) is just over 31. BMI of 30 or higher is considered obese. 20 to 25 is desirable. For you, that would mean weighing 120-155. Work on cutting back high calorie foods, sugary drinks like soda. Reduce processed foods. Focus on more whole foods, cooked from scratch, without a lot of added fat (deep fried, cream sauces, etc.). And don't forget to include regular exercise. ...Read more

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Dr. Harold Peltan Dr. Peltan
Ophthalmology
24 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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I have several medical issues. The medicine i take for them makes me hungry. Now I am obese but can't lose the weight because of medication. Help?

Wieght loss, steroid: Losing weight while on steroids is tough! exercise is key in helping gain control over your appetite. Walking three miles a day at a brisk pace has been shown to significantly reduce appetite. If you can't walk, swimming is great. There are also medications to help control appetite, but start with exercise and making a strict eating plan with your doctor or dietician. Good luck! i'll be rooting. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Long Dr. Long
General Practice
39 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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Haven't exercised for 2 years due to problems. Developed truncal obesity. If i start exercising daily, can this truncal obesity be reversed? Male, 21.

Haven't exercised for 2 years due to problems. Developed truncal obesity. If i start exercising daily, can this truncal obesity be reversed? Male, 21.

I would add dietary changes as well.: Exercise has a whole host of benefits to the body. There are many different ways to do this even with significant disabilities. I'm sure that if you look you can find a way that works for you. Best wishes in that regard. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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I can't control eating and have become obese?

I can't control eating and have become obese?

Consider Overeater's: Anonymous. A beneficial 12 step program. It is free ; confidential. Get checked by your doctor before an exercise program. 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Ly Phan Dr. Phan
Surgery
18 years in practice
Ross University School of Medicine
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Dr. Steven Charlap Dr. Charlap
Holistic Medicine
33 years in practice
New York University School of Medicine
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I am obese n jus started excersicing.What should I avoid n what should I consume?It gets deprrssing when i don't see changes.Tq

I am obese n jus started excersicing.What should I avoid n what should I consume?It gets deprrssing when i don't see changes.Tq

Don't give up: First, this is a marathon, not a sprint. Changes will come with time. Keep exercising at least 30 minutes per day to the point it is difficult to sing. Eat mostly a plant based diet, such as fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts, seeds, and whole grains and wild fish like salmon. Avoid processed foods like bread, pasta, cheeses, ice cream fried foods and good things will happen. Be patient but persistent. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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I'm obese times 3 and I have very bad pain in my back and I can't breath properly?

I'm obese times 3 and I have very bad pain in my back and I can't breath properly?

Recommend med eval.: Back pain & breathing issues may be associated w obesity. Get medically cleared. To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Try for 8 hours of sleep/night. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. Exercise regularly. ...Read more

Dr. Khurram Rehman Dr. Rehman
Fertility Medicine
22 years in practice
University of London, St. George's Hospital Medical School
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I've stopped taking pills 5yrs ago to have another baby but I became obese and can't get pregnant?

I've stopped taking pills 5yrs ago to have another baby but I became obese and can't get pregnant?

See REI specialist: 5 years is too long trying, either for a 1st child or in your case one more. This is a good time to see a reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialist (rei) to find out why you're not pregnant. Ovulation issues like pcos can get worse if you gain weight but it could be unrelated - like an egg supply or a sperm issue. (answer continues as a comment, click on comment below to see). ...Read more

Dr. Martin Fried Dr. Fried
General Practice
32 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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What happens if you didn't know anything about childhood obesity, what would you want to know about it?

What happens if you didn't know anything about childhood obesity, what would you want to know about it?

How to prevent: you would want to know how to prevent it- through good eating practices, making good food choices, being active , and eating 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day, Limit screen time to TV and video games to no more than two hours daily. Try to get one hour of moderate to rigorous activity daily. Limit sugar sweetened drinks daily. ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr Dr. Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine
37 years in practice
The Dental School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
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Is 4.3 a bad A1c number. My dr wasn't concerned. No history of diabetes in my family but iam obese. I've recently lost 20lbs.

Is 4.3 a bad A1c number. My dr wasn't concerned. No history of diabetes in my family but iam obese. I've recently lost 20lbs.

UnlikelyValue, Check: Optimal for health is HbA1c <5.0%; have never seen 4.3% even in slender young very athletic women, unlikely valid. Recheck & even more important, optimize NMR lipoproteins. Go Hi-Fat+Veggies/ModProt/LowCarb & study: Big Fat Lies, McGovern's Report, Mary Enig, DietDoctor.com, NUSI.org, Gary Taubes, Peter Attia, FatChance.html, Science for Smart People, The Men Who Made Us Fat, Ancestral Health, etc ...Read more

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Dr. Gregg Nishi Dr. Nishi
Bariatrics
18 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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Should i consider lapband? I've been obese for 8years. I've been against surgery for years. I don't have issues with exercise.

Lap band: Can't answer that in such a short space. I spend an hour discussing that with new patients. You need to meet the bmi requirements first. If you do, you may then be a candidate for surgery. If you are, the next question is which operation is best for you. Just because you want a lap band doesn't mean that is the right operation for you. A sleeve gastrectomy or gastric bypass need consideration too. ...Read more

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Dr. Sewa Legha Dr. Legha
Internal Medicine - Oncology
46 years in practice
Punjab University, Christian Medical College
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I am 1.60m tall and weighs 92kg. I know that I am obese so how can I reduce my weight rapidly. I walk most morning but that doesn't seem to be heilpin?

I am 1.60m tall and weighs 92kg. I know that I am obese so how can I reduce my weight rapidly. I walk most morning but that doesn't seem to be heilpin?

Cut down on eating: Best way to lose weight is to eat less and keep going down steadily and you will see your weight come down slowly. But you have to persist with this effort for a long time. It is not a short term thing. Continue to increase walking and stay active all day. Then you will see the results in one or two months. Also record and write down your weight every week, so you can see the progress you are maki. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Dansie Dr. Dansie
Family Medicine
12 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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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 dont 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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Dr. Peter Vash Dr. Vash
Internal Medicine
45 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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Tips for obesity control?

Keep a food .: The best way to control and manage your weight is keep track of what you eat and drink, counting your caloric intake is the key. Then, this is the hard part, your take the mindset to reduce your daily calorie intake by 500 calories a day, and some extra walking will help.But, this is so logical that most overweight individuals will dismiss this advice and seek out exoensive and non productive ways. ...Read more

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