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Can any doc tell me what's inpatient treatment like?

Can any doc tell me what's inpatient treatment like?

Hospital stay: You will stay in the hospital in a room either alone or shared. A nurse will be assigned to you who will give you meds and take your vitals several times a day. THe doctors will stop by check on you and unless you can not eat meals prepared. All you do is follow advice and get well ...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 is the best treatment for obesity in cushing's syndrome?

What is the best treatment for obesity in cushing's syndrome?

Cushing's: You'll need to treat the cushing's syndrome before you can do anything meaningful about the obesity. Treatment will depend on the cause of the cs. ...Read more

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What is inpatient treatment for depression like?

What is inpatient treatment for depression like?

Possibilities: You will have your medications clarified and adjusted. You will also learn some coping skills for dealing with suicidal thoughts and talk with others. I wish you well. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for obesity?

What is the best treatment for obesity?

Diet and exercise: Make half your meal vegetables and fruits. Go for variety. And keep in mind that potatoes and french fries dont count. Choose whole grains & limit refined grains. Pick the healthiest sources of protein. Drink lots of water. Stay active. Check out http://www.Sparkpeople.Com or http://www.Myfitnesspal.Com. They offers nutrition, health, and fitness tools, support, and resources that are 100% free. ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my obesity?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my obesity?

Portion control: Portion control can save money and help you lose weight. Walking (moderately) at least 30 min/day can also help you lose weight and won't cost anything. The above regimen had been shown to prevent pre-diabetics from progressing into diabetes so we know it works! ...Read more

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What is an effective long-term treatment for obesity?

What is an effective long-term treatment for obesity?

Possibly surgery: If an individual is severely obese or morbidly obese, especially with medical conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure, surgery is by far the most effective and best long-term treatment. These are patients typically 80-100 lb over their normal weight. BMI less then 30 should attempt nonsurgical means such as diet programs, exercise and medication. Not usually good long-term though. ...Read more

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What medicines are approved for long-term treatment of obesity since meridia?

What medicines are approved for long-term treatment of obesity since meridia?

FDA approved Belviq (lorcaserin): The first new drug in years was just approved by the us fda. Belviq (lorcaserin hydrochloride) is for weight management in obese patients and in overweight who have a weight-related problem. It reportedly is seen as an aid in addition to exercise and low-calorie diet. Here is the 6-27-12 press release; we will know more later. http://www.fda.gov/newsevents/newsroom/pressannouncements/ucm309993.htm. ...Read more

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What's the difference between adolescent and adult inpatient treatment?

What's the difference between adolescent and adult inpatient treatment?

Physician: Adolescents and sometimes young adults in early 20s fall into a grey zone of which type of doctor will provide care. Pediatricians' training includes teens-early 20s, internists usually take over in adulthood. The area of hospital may vary based upon peds vs int. Med, but care provided wouldn't be a lot different. ...Read more