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Morbidly obese. Getting work up for vsg surgery and liver is enlarged but blood work ok. Can obesity cause enlarged liver?

Morbidly obese. Getting work up for vsg surgery and liver is enlarged but blood work ok. Can obesity cause enlarged liver?

Enlarged liver: Yes. Actually, nearly all obese patients have fatty liver or an enlarged liver. So that finding is expected. It will shrink down in size once you have surgery and lose weight though. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

A condition in which a person has too much body fat, with a BMI greater than 30. This indicates the person is not in in good health. It is not the same as being overweight because weight can come from other things like muscle, bone, ...Read more


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Had rny gastric bp. Lost 90 but my weight goal was 150. 2009 weight 330. Todays weight 240 2013. Cant loose more weight any suggestion? Help please

Had rny gastric bp. Lost 90 but my weight goal was 150. 2009 weight 330. Todays weight 240 2013. Cant loose more weight any suggestion? Help please

Increase metabolism: Excercise. Walk 30 minutes 5 days per week at a minimum and relook at the sources of calories. Some have succeeded with programs such as medifast. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can smoking a vaporizer hinder weight loss?

Help plz! Can smoking a vaporizer hinder weight loss?

Don't understand ?: There is nothing about using a vaporizer that would effect weight gain or loss one way or another. If you are smoking a nicotine-containing ecig, nicotine does suppress appetite and would promote weight loss. But this is at the cost of nicotine addiction, and when we are talking ecigs, unknown effects of the propylene glycol, other oils, flavorings, colorings, preservatives in the vapor. ...Read more

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How does weight loss help in type 2 diabetes? I'm 155 lb, 5'7" 30 yrs, exercise regularly, balance diet, taking metformin, how much weight do I target?

How does weight loss help in type 2 diabetes? I'm 155 lb, 5'7" 30 yrs, exercise regularly, balance diet, taking metformin, how much weight do I target?

No more: You are in a good weight for your height. You don't want to drop more weight if you are in the ideal range. Being too skiny is not a good thing either for you, your body, your health, your mental health. ...Read more

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Pcos, underweight, on 1500 mg metformin, don't need to lose weight. What diets are good? Can metformin alone help without a diet? Lots ofapetite loss.

Pcos, underweight, on 1500 mg metformin, don't need to lose weight. What diets are good? Can metformin alone help without a diet? Lots ofapetite loss.

Vegetables exercise: Vegetables , low calorie diet avoid high carb diet and use more protien. Should do exercise three time week and try to spend 500-1000 calorie in each exercise programs. ...Read more

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Will a gastric bypass help ibs?

Will a gastric bypass help ibs?

No ...: Gastric Bypass is a surgical treatment indicated for severe obesity causing secondary health complications. Irritable bowel Syndrome (IBS) is characterised by abdominal pain / bloating with bouts of constipation or diarrhoea. It is probably caused by the interaction of certain foodstuffs on somewhat sensitive and overactive intestines. Bypass Surgery is not indicated for IBS and will not help. ...Read more

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I am 40 year. Height 5.3 feet. Weight 80 kg. I hv fatty liver.For reduce fat, please suggest me a diet chart for quick fat remove. Which food reduce fat?

I am 40 year. Height 5.3 feet. Weight 80 kg. I hv fatty liver.For reduce fat, please suggest me a diet chart for quick fat remove. Which food reduce fat?

No quick way: There is no quick way to remove /lose at. You will benefit from a diet with no dairy, no gluten and more fresh fruits and veggies. Reduce meat. Eliminate fried foods and see an acupuncturist / chinese medicine practitioner. They have herbal formulas that can help your fatty liver. ...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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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. ...Read more

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Metformin(1500) for 1 yr didn't make me lose wt helped regulate cycles.Now started phentermine 37.5 also will it help wt loss?

Metformin(1500) for 1 yr didn't make me lose wt helped regulate cycles.Now started phentermine 37.5 also will it help wt loss?

Yes: Phentermine works by reducing appetite. Works best with reduced calorie diet/exercise for weight loss. Take 30 minutes before or 1-2 hours after breakfast. Do not take in evening as it may interfere with sleep.Some common side effects are headache/nausea/ diarrhea/constipation, vision changes. Report chest pain/severe mood changes/problems breathing. See your doctor regularly for care. Good luck. ...Read more

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Will bariatric surgey (gastric bypass) help with diabetes? Thanks!

Will bariatric surgey (gastric bypass) help with diabetes? Thanks!

Yes: Bariatric surgery will often resolve many medical issues along with successful weight loss. Some of the most significant health conditions that can be improved or resolved with bariatric surgery include, type 2 diabetes ( previously described as adult onset or non Insulin dependent ) , sleep apnea , high blood presssure , gastroesophageal reflux disease, and osteoarthritis. ...Read more

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Possible gallstones (waiting scan). What changes recommend? diet - avoid/increase? Medication? Can gallstones cause weight gain too? Cause moods?

Low fat diet: GB stones won't cause weight gain or mood swings. They do cause pain. Some Chinese teas can soften stones. If the stones are very big, you can try stone purge. Search on Google for more. Here is one: http://happyhomemaker88.com/tag/dr-lai-chiu-nans-gallstone-natural-remedy/ ...Read more

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Daughter 51 eats & excercises ex. gained 35 lbs 4 no reason. blood work shows high cortisol level. lots stress @ work. Can cortisol cause weight gain?

Daughter 51 eats & excercises ex. gained 35 lbs 4 no reason. blood work shows high cortisol level. lots stress @ work. Can cortisol cause weight gain?

Yes, but need to: find out why is cortisol high? All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, You also need to be evaluated for glucose intolerance and diabetes. It is imperative to lose weight, not easy, but essential. ...Read more

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Can metformin help me reduce my weight my BMI is 37?

Can metformin help me reduce my weight my BMI is 37?

No: this is a diabetic medication, sometimes also used for PCOS- it is NOT a weight loss mediciation;however, obesity can lead to diabetes. ...Read more