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Doctor insights on: Obesity Effects On Human Movement

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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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On implanon,obese,7neg pregnancy tests,hard stomach above and below,movement in stomach..not trying to get pregnant,what could be wrong?

On implanon,obese,7neg pregnancy tests,hard stomach above and below,movement in stomach..not trying to get pregnant,what could be wrong?

?constipation: I assume you are not having periods with the Implanon and that you are within the 3 yr window, also neg UPT. You should see your doctor. ...Read more

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On implanon for 8months,obese,8neg hpt n neg blood test,feeling movement in stomach,hard n bloated..help I need real answers?

On implanon for 8months,obese,8neg hpt n neg blood test,feeling movement in stomach,hard n bloated..help I need real answers?

Not pregnant: If you are on the implanon you are not pregnant. The stomach symptoms are most likely related to the bowels. If you have bloating I would recommend trying a probiotic and a low-calorie diet. If you have constipation then you want to increase your water intake, exercise and eat plenty of fiber. ...Read more

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On implanon,obese,7negative pregnancy tests,bottom and top of stomach is hard, movement in stomach..no pregnancy symptoms,bloated.what could be wrong?

On implanon,obese,7negative pregnancy tests,bottom and top of stomach is hard, movement in stomach..no pregnancy symptoms,bloated.what could be wrong?

Stomach hardness: Could be related to constipation, reflux, gallbladder, or ovarian pathology. A sonogram could check for pregnancy and ovarian/uterine pathology ,a plain abdominal film would assess constipation. Consider a trial of milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) for 3 days and see if there is result and change.Follow up with a doctor/urgent care this week ...Read more

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Where is the kidney in the human body of an obese person?

Where is the kidney in the human body of an obese person?

Kidneys don't move: The kidneys don't really move if you gain weight. However, they may seem deeper in the abdomen or flanks as more and more fatty tissue is layered on to the body. Also, there is a layer of natural or peri-renal fat that may enlarge as more and more weight is gained. ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me what does obesity cause to the human bodies ?

Can doctors tell me what does obesity cause to the human bodies ?

Yes: heart disease, high cholesterol and triglycerides, diabetes, insulin resistance, gallbladder disease, stress and strain on joints and their mobility, back pain, increased risk of certain cancers, liver disease- fatty liver, sleep apnea, increased risk of stroke, high blood pressure, kidney disease, asthma. ...Read more

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What is obesity effect on the human breathing?

What is obesity effect on the human breathing?

Impairs breathing: Obesity can result in shortness of breath and labored breathing as people who are obese tend to be less physically fit and their bodies tire more quickly. Additionally, it is harder work for the body system to carry the additional weight increasing the burden and likelihoodhood of breathlessness. Obesity contributes to sleep apnea which is when breathing stops during sleep and can be fatal. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what function does ghrelin, a hormone, play in human obesity?

Could you tell me what function does ghrelin, a hormone, play in human obesity?

Ghrelin: Ghrelin is produced in the stomach and pancreas and increases food intake, fat mass and obesity, probably at the level of the hypothalamus. It's exact role in human obesity is still being evaluated. ...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 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 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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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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How can a stroke cause its various effects such as speech, movement and memory impairment?

How can  a stroke cause its various effects such as speech, movement and memory impairment?

Brain injury: Stroke is a disruption of blood supply to an area of the brain, resulting in injury to a portion of the brain. The symptoms and impairments are related to the area of brain affected, as the brain has different regions dedicated to speech vs memory vs movement, etc. ...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