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Is obesity genetic?

Is obesity genetic?

Wow,: gee, I guess I don't have to ever eat then due to fat parents. Gosh sure will save a bundle on groceries. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1775472781/devils-diet makes fun of issues like this. If you are genetically 3 foot tall, then, the amt of calories to become fat is low. Obesity only became an issue in most of the worlld in the last 20 years. genes changed worldwide?!?! ...Read more

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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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Is obesity inherited?

Is obesity inherited?

Small portion: Obesity is the product of many factors including genetics. Beginning at the cell level, moving to the familial, community, cultural, social, and national levels. The tremendous uptick in obesity rates is certainly not the product of altered genetics but rather an overall societal trends towards enormous portion sizes, high fat & sugary foods, and decreased physical activity. ...Read more

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Is obesity inherited?

Is obesity inherited?

Hardly ever: Obesity is due to poor diet and a massive amount of sugars added to everything. When I graduated high school in 1960, we had not one kid in 300 plus affected with morbid obesity. Our epidemic today is due to artificial additives (high fructose corn syrup--HFCS--was invented by a Japanese scientist in 1960. Our food pyramid was loony--way too many carbs, and NOT ENOUGH FAT. ...Read more

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Why there's hirsutism in cushing's syndrome?

Why there's hirsutism in cushing's syndrome?

Adrenal androgens: When the adrenals are stimulated, they make cortisol, but also androgens, like DHEA-S, which causes hirsutism in women. ...Read more

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What autoimmune disease causes hyperandrogenic symptom like irreg cycles, hirsutism, acne, hair loss, cushing is ruled out, mpv high, hormones normal?

What autoimmune disease causes hyperandrogenic symptom like irreg cycles, hirsutism, acne, hair loss, cushing is ruled out, mpv high, hormones normal?

See below: Usually autoimmune disease will not cause hair growth instead you would have hair loss. On first glance your condition seems suggestive for pcos or polycystic ovarian syndrome. Talk to your doctor to see if they checked you for this. ...Read more

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Low testosterone can cause obesity?

Low testosterone can cause obesity?

Not really: Many things lead to obesity, but testosterone is not by any means the main culprit. However, having said that, a obesity in the setting of low testosterone can be improved by normalizing tesosterone levels and obese men tend to have lower testosterone levels because they convert more t to Estrogens in the excess body fat. ...Read more

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Does obesity cause hair loss?

Does obesity cause hair loss?

Maybe but ask doctor: A person with obesity and hair loss may have a hormonal problem that a doctor can evaluate. Men with obesity may have higher levels of Estrogens (female-type hormones) due to estrogen produced in fat cells, which could lead to a smaller amount of "masculine-type" body hair. On the other hand, a person could be obese and losing hair, without the two symptoms having any relationship to one another. ...Read more

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Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) and hirsuitismplease help?

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) and hirsuitismplease help?

PCOS: Pcos is generally best treated by a board certified reproductive endocrinologist. He/she should have gone through special training in the diagnosis and treatment of pcos. ...Read more

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Could excessive weight gain during pregnancy increase childhood obesity risk?

Could excessive weight gain during pregnancy increase childhood obesity risk?

Yes: Surprisingly, a new study revealed that moms who gained excessive amounts during their pregnancies tended to have children who battled their own obesity issues. The causes were unclear, but, of course, genetics did seem to play a contributing role. The take-home message? Childhood obesity does start before birth. ...Read more

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Is hirsutism dangerous?

Not by itself: Hirsuitism is not dangerous, but you may want to ask your doctor why. For example, a hormonal or thyroid problem may need treatment. Pcos (polycystic ovarian syndrome) is another example - the hirsuitism it can cause is not in itself dangerous, but associated findings like weight gain and high sugars are. Ask your doctor; they may choose to run some tests to be sure. ...Read more

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Is acanthosis nigricans an endocrine disorder?

Is acanthosis nigricans an endocrine disorder?

No: Acanthosis nigricans is a dark skin discoloration, often found on the back of the neck and other skin folds. It is not an endocrine disorder, but is often present in people with endocrine disorders like pcos and type 2 diabetes. Pregnancy and some birth control pills can cause it too. ...Read more

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What factors are contribute childhood obesity?

What factors are contribute childhood obesity?

Mostly food choices: Many factors: genetics plays some role. Parental modeling plays large role. Food available in community, tv ads, reduced physical activities, too much tv. The biggest factor is excess food and poor food choices. To help address the problem feed your child plenty of fruits and vegetables while eliminating all sugary beverages and try to cut back on junk foods. See choosemyplate.Gov. ...Read more

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How can polycystic ovarian syndrome and weight gain be linked?

Increased Estrogen: Adipose tissue (fat) causes an increase in the circulation estrogen levels by converting androgen precursors into estrone. The increased estrogen level is detected by the pituitary, causing ovulation to be inhibited. That inhibition can result in an increase in the number of small cysts on the ovary - hence polycystic ovarian syndrome. ...Read more

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Is hair loss linked to fatty liver from obesity?

Is hair loss linked to fatty liver from obesity?

Hair LosS: Fatty liver & hair loss are not directly related. Hair loss may be due to hormonal factors, thyroid disorder, hair products, medications, skin diseases, scalp infections, etc . See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Does polycystic ovarian syndrome cause any masculinization beyond hirsutism in teen girls & young adult women? Please, need some answers?

PCOS symptoms: Yes, there can be masculinization. The elevated androgens in PCOS can have a broad spectrum of manifestations, from irregular periods only, to mild hirsutism to more severe changes such as male pattern of hairline, body hair in male places (chest, abdomen), etc. The level of testosterone or DHEA does not always predict this. See your endocrinologist or Gyn. ...Read more

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Are diabetes, thyroid diseases, child births common causes of obesity?

Are diabetes, thyroid diseases, child births  common causes of obesity?

Obesity: Obesity is the main cause of diabetes type 2. Thyroid disease can cause weight gain or weight loss, depending on what it's doing. Obesity does not cause child births. ...Read more

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Symptoms: abdominal obesity, palpitations, cold hands/feet, irregular periods, adult acne, reactive hypoglycemia, sugar cravings. Hormone issue?

Symptoms: abdominal obesity, palpitations, cold hands/feet, irregular periods, adult acne, reactive hypoglycemia, sugar cravings. Hormone issue?

I'll bet so: You need to be under the care of a competent physician who can manage the complex of hyperandrogenism, obesity, Insulin resistance, menstrual problems, and hyperandrogenism that is so common today. Equally important -- forgive me, but you know it's true -- you'll be far happier and healthier if you get back to a lifestyle of intense aerobic exercise. Be brave and get better. ...Read more

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Acanthosis nigricans are dangerous?

Acanthosis nigricans are dangerous?

Acnathosis Nigricans: Is a skin condition characterized by areas of dark, velvety discoloration in body folds and creases. It typically is a sign of another disorder such as diabetes , obesity with Insulin resistance, hypothyroidism or adrenal insufficiency. However, it can also be a sign of stomach or liver cancer. ...Read more

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Excess Hair (Definition)

Hairs are strands that grow from the epidermis and are composed of Keratin. Excess hair grows in parts of the body where it would usually ...Read more