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Obesity Effects On Defecation
A bariatric doctor: Is the correct person to ask about medication to help w/satiety. I see that you have a hair loss issue also. This may be related to thyroid or other hormone levels. Please see your doc so that the entire picture can be taken into account and treated effectively and safely. Peace and good health. ...Read more
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
Is it more dangerous to obese in your later years than when your younger ? What are the effects of a life time of obesity ?
Good Question!: There are some studies that suggest that people who have been mildly overweight and who exercise are at less risk, than those who were slender until their late 30's or 40's and then put on not as much weight and never exercise. On the other hand, chronic excess wight over a lifetime adds up to the wear an tear on the weight bearing joints, your pancreas, liver and kidneys as well as your heart. ...Read more
Early grave: Obesity has many physical and emotional health risks. Increased risk of diabetes which has additional health risks, increased risk of blood pressure problems, stroke and heart disease. Increased risk of pain and joint problems, arthritis, back troubles, and problems with mobility. Gastrointestinal problems including increased reflux. Increased risk of depression, social stigma and stress. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Medicare does treat: Medicare does treat for obesity. Intensive behavioral therapy for obesity consists of the following: -screening for obesity in adults using measurement of bmi calculated by dividing weight in kilograms by the square of height in meters (expressed in kg/m2); -dietary (nutritional) assessment; and -intensive behavioral counseling and behavioral therapy to promote sustained weight loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several ways: Obesity damages kidneys in several ways. Body fat produces hormones called adipokines, Angiotensinogen is an example of such hormones. angiotensinogen is converted into angiotensin II which causes increased blood pressure and volume. Increased blood pressure directly and adversely effects kidney function. Obesity can increase the risk of kidney stones which can cause damage to kid ...Read more
Yes, so eat smaller: It is bad to be obese at any age. For teens, many children's hospitals have weight loss programs geared to that age group. The pediatricians, along with dieticians and counselors, aim to get obese teens on a good life-long track of not over eating (one must overeat in order to get obese, meaning one must eat more than she uses), of having better self-image, getting new life skills, etc... ...Read more
Does fat freezing actually help people dealing with obesity lose the unwanted fat? Are there any warnings it side effects? Precautions?
Appears safe: And effective. Here's a review article from National Library of Medicine http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4079633/ Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
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