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What effects does obesity have on the kidneys?

What effects does obesity have on the kidneys?

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

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Obesity (Definition)

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


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What effects does obesity have on the lungs?

What effects does obesity have on the lungs?

Breathing: Obesity can cause obesity hypoventilation syndrome, or Pickwickian syndrome, which includes obesity, daytime sleepiness and a red face. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of early obesity in children?

What are the long term effects of early obesity in children?

Many: Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, abnormal cholesterol levels, early heart disease, increased risk of colon cancer, increased risk of knee problems. Infertility and increase risk of ovarian cancer in later life for obese girls. The list of bad things gets longer every day. ...Read more

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Has the ban on junk food adverts had any positive effects on obesity in children?

Has the ban on junk food adverts had any positive effects on obesity in children?

Some positive effect: A study published last summer in the journal pediatrics concludes that laws strictly curbing school sales of junk food and sweetened drinks may play a role in slowing childhood obesity. Students exposed to strong laws at baseline gained less weight and were less likely to remain overweight or obese over time than students in states with no laws. ...Read more

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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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What effects does obesity have on the liver?

What effects does obesity have on the liver?

Steatohepatitis.: Obesity can be associated with a fatty liver, which could be just an incidental finding but could also lead to cirrhosis and actual liver damage in the future. Losing weight tends to reduce the chance of this bad outcome. ...Read more

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What in long run are the effects of obesity on health?

What in long run are the effects of obesity on health?

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 more

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What would it cost medicare to treat the effects of obesity?

What would it cost medicare to treat the effects of obesity?

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 more

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Is it bad to be extremely obese at my age? Side effects later on?

Is it bad to be extremely obese at my age? Side effects later on?

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

Defecation (Definition)

Passing food that is fully digested and ready for excretion out the ...Read more


Bowel Movement (Definition)

Expulsion of fecal material, food residue and bactrial residue, ...Read more