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Obesity Affects Fuel Economy Gas Mileage
Which factor plays a greater role in affecting life expectancy , diet, exercise, lifestyle, genes?
Hard to say: Probably genetics.Get a more detailed answer ›
Morbidly obese w/ treated sleep apnea. No CardioV disease other than high bp/cholest. Will losing weight remove fat around the heart, unclog arteries?
Yes: Yes. Weight loss will help considerbly.Get a more detailed answer ›
What can stunt my growth: smoking hookah daily? Lose of mother at 3 yo? Poor diet due to lack of mom? Poor excercize? I'm 5f8 skinny dad's 5f9 and big
Normal Growth: It sure sounds like your growth was not stunted. Not in the data you provided. I would be interested to have you include your maternal family body habits. Just because you are a male does not in any way mean you will be just like your father. ...Read more
Does eating high - fibre, low sugar diet reduce risk of appendecitis ? I'm hypochondriac and panic after reading 1 in 14 people get appendecitis
Appendicitis: A blockage in the lining of the appendix that causes infection is the likely source of appendicitis. The bacteria multiply rapidly, causing the appendix to become inflamed, swollen and filled with pus. If not treated promptly, the appendix can rupture. Almost all patients have severe pain, fever, nausea and vomiting. You cannot prevent this with diet. Do not overworry this issue. ...Read more
I'm skinny until today. Is bad bacteria damage intestines cause nutrient malabsorption? Can probiotics absorb nutrients and therefore gain weight?
Drank 2.8 to 3 litres in summer in 18-30c heat for 1-2 years. Too much? In winter 1.7 litres & 2.8 litres with exercise. Can this eliminate nutrients
If calories are less: Limiting one's intake of saturated fats helps fight against obesity only if the person is not eating non-saturated fats instead. Fats are fats, so saturated fats have the same number of calories as non-saturated fats. Substituting one fat for another fat won't change obesity. One would have to substitute with protein or whole-grain carbohydrates, to get fewer calories and loose some body fat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How much do genes play part in lipid panel?My total cholesterol 170, LDL 84, HDL 80, Triglycerides 63.I eat healthy & exercise daily & also have lupus
Genetics of lipids: Genetics are a powerful determinant of cholesterol metabolism. Some people eat super healthy and still have very high cholesterol requiring medicine to control. Others eat poorly and still have low cholesterol. By the way, treatment of lupus w/ steroid drugs can also contribute to development of heart disease. For personalized advice on this, talk to your doctor or a consultant here on HealthTap. ...Read more
No: Lack of fiber is bad for your digestive system. Fiber can be found in fruits, vegetables & whole grains. Juices do not typically contain fiber. If you suddenly increase fiber content, that can make gas worse, especially if you chose to eat beans which are high in fiber & protein (great combination!). ...Read more
I'd like help accomplishing my health goals in 2015: Losing Weight, Eating a Low-Fat Diet, Overcoming Obesity?
Complicated molecule: Hdl-c is more than a scavenger particle of cholesterol in blood vessels. It has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, thrombotic characteristics as well. There are families of hdl, not all of which may be beneficial. Plus, HDL may change in the circulation depending on active disease states. It also exchanges triglycerides & bad cholesterol in the circulation for disposal. Treatment benefit unknown. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can losing a large amount of lean body mass result in feeling sleepy after eating ie poorer controlled blood sugar?
Why u loosing weight: First it need to be determined what is the cause of your weight loss. In general people feeling "slepy" after a meal. It is caused by increased blood flow to the stomach and the GI tract. ...Read more
Check with your doc: Sounds all completely normal. But check with your doc to be safe. ...Read more
Edema of whole body - weight increase of 5-6lbs, following endurance events (4-7 hours of exercise) - resolves spontaneously vasopressin related?
Body heal thy self: Endurance is a depletion event. The body has injury and attempts to regain balance. It can overcorrect and then return to homeostasis. ...Read more
Higher: Very high, if you are in la. Parking garages of course also higher. ...Read more
Probably: It seems like your fat percentage is a little high. However, your overall body weight is very low, and maintenance of a low body weight reduces risk. It would be better to focus more of your calorie intake on low inflammatory proteins and complex carbohydrates; simple carbs promote visceral fat deposition and also the deposition of high percentages of fat in general. TY for this fun question! ...Read more
Does consuming 650ml of beer ocssionly reduces Cardioevents and decrease triglyces and increase hdl & affect ldl Content in Internet biased though.
Unlikely: Alcohol does not do anybody any good. Occasional beer may not do much harm, however, you are better off without it. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Can excessive masturbation lead to obesity? Hypothesis: excessive masturbation leads to increased calorie intake, but spends less calories than sex.
You are correct, but: This is true of any and all activities in life: if increased calorie intake is higher that the calories used up, then a person can gain weight. However, sexual activities don't cause normal, healthy people to eat more food. That means masturbation is unlikely to alter a person's weight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 35,5'8". I'v got issues with Colitis & elev Bili.From mid April,On Home diet.NO junk food,LOW Oil/Fat/Poult, Good Curb/Fibr,No Alc/Soda,NO Meat, Mid Sugar.I lost 17lbs(218-201)now. HB-14+,Lipid, PanCr,All Blood Work-OK.WGT loss Ok or Major sick??
I am concerned: My first concern would be to rule out ulcerative colitis with sclerosing cholangitis. You need to be under the care of a competent physician who can advise you, with more information than you have shared, whether endoscopy and/or liver biopsy is indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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