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Doctor insights on: Obesity Charts For Men

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Could I consider 180 pound men obese?

Could I consider 180 pound men obese?

Not necessarily: How tall is the man? Is he muscular? This weight may be fine for some mean and overweight for others.

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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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Big muscley men who weigh similar 2 that of an obese man Are they technically obese also And are they likely to develop medical issues like fat people?

Big muscley men who weigh similar 2 that of an obese man Are they technically obese also And are they likely to develop medical issues like fat people?

Overweight/Obesity: Measure of weight status is Body Mass Index, or BMI. Overweight is BMI between 25.0 and 29.9; BMI of 30 or higher is considered obese. Excess weight is associated with increased incidence of Cardiovascular disease, Type 2 Diabetes mellitus Hypertension, Stroke and Osteoarthritis. Per your information of anxiety, Depression, and use of Fluoxetine, See a Psychiatrist for Therapy for stresses

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Is it true that for obese men, doctors will recommend a strict 800 calorie diet but won't with obese women? If so, why?

Is it true that for obese men, doctors will recommend a strict 800 calorie diet but won't with obese women? If so, why?

I don't think so: The key to weight loss for men or women is reducing calories long-term. Men usually burn more calories per day than women, assuming similar levels of activity and similar body mass. Every individual's daily calorie needs are different, but to lose weight, one must keep reducing calories until the weight starts coming off. If weight is stable, it means the body still has enough calories to keep it.

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Can endocrinologists help men who suffer from abdominal obesity?

Can endocrinologists help men who suffer from abdominal obesity?

Yes: Endocrinologists are trained in disorders of metabolism which include abdominal obesity.

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Can endocrinologists help men lose weight who suffer from abdominal obesity?

Can endocrinologists help men lose weight who suffer from abdominal obesity?

If pathological: Only if the abdominal obesity is due to a certain disease state (e.g., hypothyroidism). Otherwise, good nutrition and regular exercise are the best weapons against obesity. A family physician or internal medicine physician can help with exploring such options.

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At what percentage of body fat is a young man considered obese?

At what percentage of body fat is a young man considered obese?

> 25% for men: Body fat percentage is total body fat expressed as percentage of total body weight. Cut-off point defining obesity is >25% for men. Body fat percentage=1.2xbmi +0.23xage-5.4-10.8xgender. (gender=o for females and 1 for males). Body mass index (bmi) is the weight in kilograms divided by the height in meters squared to equal the percentage range in which one's bmi should fall. 30 or > is obese.

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Diet and exercise suggestions for a young obese man?

Diet and exercise suggestions for a young obese man?

See your doctor: You need medical supervision to do this properly. Please discuss with your doctor.

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Assuming general good health. One man is obese, the other is muscular and lean-5-7% bf%. No access to food or water in a desert, who would die 1st? Y?

Assuming general good health. One man is obese, the other is muscular and lean-5-7% bf%. No access to food or water in a desert, who would die 1st? Y?

Interesting question: The death for both would most likely be due to lack of water. If the obesity was due to water retention (a common cause) and if the body could use the accumulated water the obese person might survive longer. If it was fat rather than water the obese would live longer in regard to hunger since he could live on his fat. I believe that water would be the vital issue. It is purely theoretical.

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What can you do to suggest you get rid of man breasts related to obesity?

Weight loss: Weight loss is the only natural way to reduce his breast fat. If his breasts were particularly large he could consult with a plastic surgeon.

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Can a obese man 28 years old get increase his penis size while reducing his weight.?

Can a obese man 28 years old get increase his penis size while reducing his weight.?

See answer: Many obese men feel their penis is too short but most often perception and not reality: related to accumulation of fat in the area just above base of penis which drapes over it making penis seem buried or short. Actual length (measured from tip to pubic bone with penis on stretch) is normal. Treatment is weight loss (not pills or special exercises or devices) and sexual activity: use it or lose it.

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M south indian. Sometimes an obese man here have a big round fat belly while an obese woman of same age have a fat roll belly. Is the reason gender?

M south indian. Sometimes an obese man here have a big round fat belly while an obese woman of same age have a fat roll belly. Is the reason gender?

Obesity / Overweight: Obesity, is caused by excessive intake of carbs, such as those present in rice and by our modern life style where activity has been engineered out of daily life, while we eat larger portions of calorie dense processed foods. The body stores unused calories as fat cells. Men and women store excess fat in different places, giving them curves in different locations.

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Sir I am very much frustrated by my large man boobs growing still at the age of 23. I am not obese. What should I do.

Sir I am very much frustrated by my large man boobs growing still at the age of 23. I am not obese. What should I do.

Male breast tissue: About 1/2 males will undergo a transient nipple/breast enlargement at he onset of puberty. Carrying extra weigh aggravates the issue as part of the enlargement is fat. Most will resolve slowly as other hormonal changes kick in over about a year. If the process is unchanged after 2-3 yrs ; you've made an effort to lose any extra weight, it is time to discuss it with a surgeon. No meds will fix it

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What are the reasons a bypass could not be performed on a 36 y/o man with blocked arteries >90%? Not obese 6'1", about 230 lbs

What are the reasons a bypass could not be performed on a 36 y/o man with blocked arteries >90%? Not obese 6'1", about 230 lbs

Risk/benefit: The presence of a lesion depends on the artery and the reason for evaluating your heart not all blockages need or require therapy or intervention ask the heart surgeon or cardiologist.

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Why do almost of all the man I see here in south india with body obesity also have abdominal obesity while women with body obesity don't have it?

No answer: I doubt that any of us can give you any valid answer. Theory would be the kind of calories they consume and/or how much alcohol they consume differently. But, here in the U.S. I don't think we have any science about the obesity differences in india.

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M South Indian. Why in most cases an obese man and women or obese girl or boy of same weight and height has different levels of belly fat? Male has more

M South Indian. Why in most cases an obese man and women or obese girl or boy of same weight and height has different levels of belly fat? Male has more

Fat distribution: In general, males tend to carry their excess abdominal fat within their abdominal cavity (intra-abdominal fat) and females within their abdominal wall (subcutaneous fat). This is a generality and does not hold true for all cases.

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Can a obese man with small penis satisfy his partner in intercourse? My penis size is 5 inchs in length and 2.5 inchs wide erect stage is it enoughto

See answer: Old proverb: it's not the size of the ship but the motion of the ocean that counts. Many obese men think their penis is too short but most often perception and not reality related to an accumulation of fat in the area just above base of penis and which drapes over the it making penis seem buried or short. True penile length: distance from tip back to pubic bone with penis on stretch. Your size ok.

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I am a 6 foot man I weigh 280 pounds pretty obese in my penis is 5.6 inches if I lose weight can I possibly gain some size back?

I am a 6 foot man I weigh 280 pounds pretty obese in my penis is 5.6 inches if I lose weight can I possibly gain some size back?

Normal size: You penis is of normal size. Losing weight will not make it larger but you will be able to use it better by losing weight. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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, if you have sex.

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I have man boobs, but I'm really skinny, maybe a tiny bit rough around the edges tho. They are bigger than all really obese guys. (Not breast tissue)?

I have man boobs, but I'm really skinny, maybe a tiny bit rough around the edges tho. They are bigger than all really obese guys. (Not breast tissue)?

Normal hormones: Hi. Dr. Ivy Fisher, a pedi MD. This is normal sometimes thru puberty as your hormones are increasing esp estrogen. This will calm after 19 yrs of age. Gynecomastia is common also as breast tissue increases and the soft tissue around them. People who are overweight may have this issue awhile. Yours should subside. You can consider an endocrinologist if the problem worsens or increases over time.

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