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Doctor insights on: Obesity And Osteoporosis

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Why is abdominal obesity higher risk for heart disease than other types of obesity?

Why is abdominal obesity higher risk for heart disease than other types of obesity?

Obesity: Statitical analysis links metabolic syndrome defined by waist greater than 36 inches in women and greater than 40 inches in men to greater risk of heart disease probably due to non-brown fat that is inactive to generating energy. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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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


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How can one's food eating habits over time contribute to the development of diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, or cancer?

How can one's food eating habits over time contribute to the development of diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, or cancer?

Foods: Clearly there are genetic factors involved but by eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, not smoking and avoiding toxins you can prevent some or all of these diseases. Just by eating healthy and not being obese you will avoid most of these. Ther are a number of diets and recommendations so you should find what works for you. ...Read more

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Does calcium deficiency causes obesity or can create hindrance in loosing weight?

Does calcium deficiency causes obesity or can create hindrance in loosing weight?

Calcium: Deficiency in calcium is rare, and excess is much more common. Calcium has a vital role in muscle and cardiovascular function. Deficiency of calcium does not cause obesity. ...Read more

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What are the risks of obesity and diabetes in teens?

What are the risks of obesity and diabetes in teens?

Diabetes and others: Being obese at any age puts you at higher risk of developing diabetes and hypertension and of having an undesirable cholesterol pattern. The big worry for teens is that you have so many years of anticipated life ahead of you (more so than someone in middle age) so that developing these problems at an early age is more likely to lead to complications of diabetes and/or early cardiovascular disease. ...Read more

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Can severe anemia and osteoporosis cause darker bones?

Can severe anemia and osteoporosis cause darker bones?

Darker bones: I might have answered this already - not sure. The simple answer is NO! but you need to carefully control your anemia and also have bone density testing. Treatment of anemia should not affect any medicine for osteoporosis if your health and lab bone data is OK ...Read more

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Does scoliosis cause any increased risk with osteoporosis? I'm 26 and have both.

Does scoliosis cause any increased risk with osteoporosis? I'm 26 and have both.

No: Scoliosis and osteoporosis are two non related conditions. You should be testing both at your age. Aggressive massage, coupled with electic muscle stim inside the curve can limit or improve? The degrees of curve. Firmer bone structure will resist compression fractures. ...Read more

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Medical issues that can prevent weight loss despite exercise and diet?

Medical issues that can prevent weight loss despite exercise and diet?

Medications???: Certain medications such as steroids, antidepressants, antipsychotics, antiseizure medications, diabetes medications, high blood pressure medications, heartburn medications can interfere with weight loss or cause weight gain. I note you are on metformin and Phentermine which can both contribute and your Cytomel (liothyronine) indicates you have hypothyrodism, which may be under-treated. ...Read more

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Can tamoxifen cause osteopenia or osteoporosis?

Can tamoxifen cause osteopenia or osteoporosis?

No: Tamoxifen is a selective estrogen receptor modulator (serm) that is used to treat/prevent breast cancer. Evista (raloxifene) is also a serm and it is used to treat/prevent osteoporosis (it also reduces the risk of invasive breast cancer in at risk women). Tamoxifen does not cause osteopenia or osteoporosis. Tamoxifen has been shown to preserve bone. ...Read more

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Can all osteoporosis medications build bone?

Can all osteoporosis medications build bone?

No: Not all osteoporosis drugs "build bone." some medications will slow down the breakdown of bone while others will actually build bone. Talk to your doctor about which one is appropriate for you. ...Read more

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Does extreme weight lifting causes increased loss of height in elderly age?

Does extreme weight lifting causes increased loss of height in elderly age?

NO: Height is genetically preset , very little alteration one can do with diet, exercise , and environment ...Read more

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What are the risk factors for arthritis osteoporosis and injuries from falls?

What are the risk factors for arthritis osteoporosis and injuries from falls?

depends: Not sure what you mean by arthritis osteoporosis. Rheumatoid arthritis and its treatment with steroids decreases bone density and strength (osteoporosis) and increases risk of fractures. Being elderly, having low sodium, family history of hip fracture and excessive alcohol intake also increase risk of osteoporosis and broken bones. ...Read more

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? Can hyperinsulinemia type 2 diabetes be reversed with diet exercise? Im suffering low blood sugar and obesity exercise but don't lose weigh.

? Can hyperinsulinemia type 2 diabetes be reversed with diet exercise?  Im suffering low blood sugar and obesity exercise but don't lose weigh.

Insulinoma: Hight Insulin level is related to possible mass or tumor named insulinoma , in the pancreas. If you have low blood sugar and gain weight, normally i check the Insulin fasting and podtprandial, plus others test like thyroid profile, Insulin like factor, glucagon, alcat test , others. Patients can reverse eating better + some holistic treat .But chek all first ...Read more

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How are weight and diabetes related in young people?

How are weight and diabetes related in young people?

Obesity=diabetes: Very simple, as we become more overweight and even obese our ability to handle glucose becomes more impaired.We suspect that abdominal fat secretes a chemical that hurts the ability of the body to handle sugars. ...Read more

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How come both obesity and rapid weight loss cause gallstones?

How come both obesity and rapid weight loss cause gallstones?

Lack of emptying: Patients who fast for long periods of time do not empty their gallbladders leading to stasis and gallstones. 1 spoon of olive oil a day i'd the old witches prevention tool. ...Read more

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Cushings possible without striae and buffalo hump? Symptoms: wt. gain stomach, anxiety, easy bruising, osteoporosis, low libido, high glucose & BP

Cushings possible without striae and buffalo hump? Symptoms: wt. gain stomach, anxiety, easy bruising, osteoporosis, low libido,  high glucose & BP

Get evaluation: Your symptoms could be from many different causes. If you have had abnormal electrolytes ( blood tests) you should be evaluated. if you have 'elevated glucose' do you have diabetes? ...Read more

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Can anorexia, low body weight cause diabetes insipidus or is it possible the diabetes insipidus caused the anorexia w/ great weight loss?

Can anorexia, low body weight cause diabetes insipidus or is it possible the diabetes insipidus caused the anorexia w/ great weight loss?

See below: There are a few reports that diabetes insipidus or problems concentrating urine occur in anorexia nervosa. In these case, the longer and worse the anorexia, the more likely the diabetes insipidus. Most likely prolonged anorexia (low weight and its consequences) led to damage to the kidneys and other orgrans. ...Read more

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Which antipsychotics are low risk for weight gain and drug induced cystic acne?

Which antipsychotics are low risk for weight gain and drug induced cystic acne?

Antipsychotics: You MUST have your Primary doctor refer you as soon as possible to a Psychologist. I think you will be pleasantly surprised when you start seeing the Psychologist! Please let me know how things go ...Read more

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Is it cancer if u have bone pains, lethargy, TMJ hypermobility, backache and excessive loss of weight at 16male? And general weakness in body and legs

Is it cancer if u have bone pains, lethargy, TMJ hypermobility, backache and excessive loss of weight at 16male?
And general weakness in body and legs

Probably not..: You needa good physical and conversations with your family doctor. It will help to diagnose your problems and feel better about the worry of cancer. Make an appointment soon.. Chuck. ...Read more

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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Osteoporosis (Definition)

A condition in which bones ...Read more