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Im obese and have fibromyalgia.I juat worked out for the 1st time in a yr an now my right hand ia swollen.What can I do to help the pain.?

Im obese and have fibromyalgia.I juat worked out for the 1st time in a yr an now my right hand ia swollen.What can I do to help the pain.?

Right hand swelling: Hand swelling after exercise can be as simple as dependent swelling (swelling due to hand position during exercise) or more complicated (obstruction of venous blood flow return, trauma, arthritis) -- for now, elevate the hand and avoid Ibuprofen (tylenol (acetaminophen) ok) -- if it persists, make an appointment with your doctor! if there is severe pain, go to the er. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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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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Tinglings,numbness in arms.fatigue and dizzyness.hands pronation in mingazzini1,asymmetrical smile,abnormal"tandem gait"are pathologic due to obesity?

Tinglings,numbness in arms.fatigue and dizzyness.hands pronation in mingazzini1,asymmetrical smile,abnormal"tandem gait"are pathologic due to obesity?

No: What you are describing certainly is not related to obesity alone and is definitely not normal. You need to see a neurologist as soon as possible and probably an MRI of the brain among other tests to establish the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can your anxiety levels be high and you not actuallly feel tit? Im 22 with bouts of shortness of breath i wshould i be concerned that i got heart disease this early? Im not obese im thin and don't smoke but exposed to 2nd hand smoke

Can your anxiety levels be high and you not actuallly feel tit? Im 22 with bouts of shortness of breath i wshould i be concerned that i got heart disease this early? Im not obese im thin and don't smoke but exposed to 2nd hand smoke

High anxiety level : Anxiety may manifest itself in many different ways. High anxiety level may mimic the symptoms of a heart attack and/or respiratory condition. Sometimes also, physical conditions may trigger anxiety. Get first reassured on your physical health by having a physical exam and lab work-up done by your general practitioner to rule out any medical condition before seeing any therapist or psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Cardiac ct, stres tst,holter, cardiac echo all normal.feel tired w air hunger when walk, pain left blade hand.mild reflux,clear lungs.obese.reason?

Cardiac ct, stres tst,holter, cardiac echo all normal.feel tired w air hunger when walk, pain left blade hand.mild reflux,clear lungs.obese.reason?

Exercise: It appears that all of your cardiac tests are normal, and that is very good. I do not see that you listed any lung evaluations, such as pulmonary function tests. This is a suggestion if you continue to have air hunger, as PFT can diagnose asthma or other lung conditions. This may be a matter of being out of shape because of your being overweight. See your doctor for an individualized exercise RX ...Read more

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Trouble producing and understanding speech,tiredness,hands stiffness,bloating,obesity and water retention.Have Hashimoto`s,epilepsy,prolactinoma,PCOS.

Trouble producing and understanding speech,tiredness,hands stiffness,bloating,obesity and water retention.Have Hashimoto`s,epilepsy,prolactinoma,PCOS.

Start at Some Basics: No easy answers from a distance. However, for obesity, PCOS & ? helpful for seizures, go all HFLC foods & eliminate ~all carbs. Carbohydrate means sugar, both simple & complex, & these are biggest food drivers of the 1st 2 issues & may ? 3rd. Study: Big Fat Lies, MGovern's Report, Mary Enig, Science for Smart People, Gary Taubes, Peter Attia, NuSI.org, FatChance.html, DietDoctor.com, Paleo, etc. ...Read more

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Trouble producing and understanding speech,tiredness,hands stiffness,bloating,obesity and water retention.Have Hashimoto`s,epilepsy, prolactinoma,PCOS?

Trouble producing and understanding speech,tiredness,hands stiffness,bloating,obesity and water retention.Have Hashimoto`s,epilepsy, prolactinoma,PCOS?

Aphasia: Difficulty comprehending or producing spoken language may be related to your epilepsy in most left-handed people and virtually all right-handed people one would expect to see worsening of your ability to communicate if you have subclinical seizure activity going on in your left frontal or left temporal lobe maybe time to have a visit with your neurologist maybe get another EEG or labs ( or both ) ...Read more

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Is it true if your obese and you exercise allot and eat healthy you can lose weight quickly the first week?

Is it true if your obese and you exercise allot and eat healthy you can lose weight quickly the first week?

Weight loss: It is common to lose more weight the first week, compared to subsequent weeks. Most of this is due to the loss of water weight the first week. If you have fluid retention or edema, this can be substantial. ...Read more

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M indian.If during the conceiving of first child parents were slim and during second child they were obese, more chance of second child becoming obese?

M indian.If during the conceiving of first child parents were slim and during second child they were obese, more chance of second child becoming obese?

Yes, but:: The risk has more to do with parents maintaining an "obese lifestyle." the interesting thing is, when obese children go to a weight reduction camp, come back slimmer and maintain healthy weight a year later, their parents are statistically more likely to lose weight as well, by being influenced by changes in the child's routine. ...Read more