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Keep a food .: The best way to control and manage your weight is keep track of what you eat and drink, counting your caloric intake is the key. Then, this is the hard part, your take the mindset to reduce your daily calorie intake by 500 calories a day, and some extra walking will help.But, this is so logical that most overweight individuals will dismiss this advice and seek out exoensive and non productive ways. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How is anti-aging medicine (aam) different from geriatrics? Is anti-aging medicine (aam) different from geriatrics?
Nutrition: Aam deals with biochemical aspect understanding of nutritional issues/deficencies of each medical condition. Geriatrics deals with prevention, promotion, preservation and independence but little training on nutrtional management. Both aam and geriatrics do manage what we call successful aging. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Take chinese herbal medicine together wif diabetes med.(injection n oral) high blood med. , cholesterol med. , and other regard bones med. . Is it ok?
Be careful: "chinese medicines" are often not what they are supposed to be. "chrysanthemum petals" may be potent steroids or even fungal poisons. Do your best to find out what you are really taking -- and this may be difficult. There are a variety of interesting supplemental / complementary medicines for diabetes available from reputable sources; discuss this with your physician. ...Read more
Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done(weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs/week. Decreasing 500cal/day will give you a 1lb wt loss in 1wk; drink water (1/2 your body weight), eat small meals about 150-200cal 2-4x/(depending on your metabolism rate) and 500cal/meal at night: lean protein/veggies; avoid carbs, . ...Read more
None: Sadly, there is no medicine specifically to help patients and family members of a patient with this problem. It is important to not have prescribed tricyclic anti-depressants, as these can cause a serious reaction. There are some things that can help with specific symptoms. See a neurologist, please. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Wich medication is better to start obesity treatment? Qsymia, belviq (lorcaserin) or diethylpropion?
Difficult: Drugs should only be used for severe obesity with complications, and where diet and exercise have already been tried. Qsymia and dietylpropion both contain stimulants which can be addictive and increase the risk of heart damage. For that reason, Belviq (lorcaserin) has advantages. It can also be given with other heart safe drugs like orlistat and topiramate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Medicine, traditional chinese medicine, chiropractic manipulation, and energy healing --which is legit?
All legit at times: Obviously "medicine is "legit" but that does not mean it is the only valid approach & many conditions are not helped much by conventional medicine.There is scientific research confirming that tcm, chir. And energy healing can be beneficial, but it depends on the condition. Like medicine, each of these can each help some conditions more than others & some practitioners are more skilled than others. ...Read more
Iam 34 year old lady with problem of obesity ..Is there any medicine available in market that really help in burning away the fat .
I have several medical issues. The medicine i take for them makes me hungry. Now I am obese but can't lose the weight because of medication. Help?
Wieght loss, steroid: Losing weight while on steroids is tough! exercise is key in helping gain control over your appetite. Walking three miles a day at a brisk pace has been shown to significantly reduce appetite. If you can't walk, swimming is great. There are also medications to help control appetite, but start with exercise and making a strict eating plan with your doctor or dietician. Good luck! i'll be rooting. ...Read more
Many: Lung artery high pressure is one of them walk walk walk fruit veg salad fish. ...Read more
I'm 32, with heavy in weight 149 kgs and 178 CM height. Please advise if any medicine is available to help & get rid of my obesity problem. Thanks?
Are there any medicines that can increase metabolic rates in obese? Some doctors claim there are! What are they? Can they help with diet & exercise?
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
You have obese 55 y old patient with htn and BP average 140 /90 but no spike above 155/90, how many and what BP medicine would you put him on. ?
None: Everybody wants a pill these days. I would get him to commit to regular moderate exercise and weight loss. Have him see a nutritionist. Also see if sleep apnea needs to be excluded. He won't like you in the beginning but it is the right thing to do and he may thank you in the end for saving his life. ...Read more
I take medicine for hypothyroid and value remains normal with medicine,even then i am haveing pcod,why so,i m not even obese i am 31 f unmarried ?
Is Lipozene a good weight loss drug to try? Im obese, have a ton of problems and need something to help
Weight Meds: So many people are desperate for help - little has been done for them, they will try anything.First of all there is no miracle drug to take for weight loss.I wish there was, but there are so many factors.You are not the primary reason that you are obese yes, i mean that. I believe we need more rx meds for wt. Control.Specialists who treat obesity called bariatricians can help you.Don't give up! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Two drugs: Qsymia (phentermine and topiramate) which is a combo of two drugs (phenteramine and topiramate) and topiramate separately. You also have to realize the drugs are not miracle workers. You have to take responsibility for your own problems. You choose the food for any given meal you eat. You can do it. ...Read more
Is it possible that a medicine against high blood pressure can cause ischemia in an obese person?
Probably not: I suggest to you that the obesity is the "bad guy" and not the med.The widespread obesity is simply a reflection on lousy diet and all the sugary stuff is deadly. Even diet drinks get into the act because the organ that suffers most is the brain. See my blog, "oxygen the spark of life". ...Read more
How can I treat my acne and the scars on my face? And also is there any medicine that can treat my obesity?
Yes: For the acne, seek the care of a dermatologist who can advise you on the best way to cleanse and treat your skin. As for obesity, the best medications are a daily dose of exercise and alterations to the timing and content of one's meals. If you don't feel like you know enough about either, seek professional advice from your pcp who can give you permission to see a nutritioninst and trainer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm obese lady 37 i ovulate very heavy feel tired my doc said it is ovolution all.Test clear no treatment please any medicine which help?
Estrogen dominence: You could be dealing with something called estrogen dominence. Fat cells produce estrogen, so if you are overweight you may be producing more estrogen. This imbalance can cause fatigue, heavy periods with clots and emotional lability. The treatment involves balancing the estrogen with a progesterone, preferably a real one, not a progestin that many docs prescribe. Find a doc who knows about it. ...Read more
If diuretics or acetazolamide can't help in leg edema (obese) patient what can be used?Please give exact names of medicines rather than escapist reply
Your question is: Beyond the scope of this general question format. To avoid an escapist reply you may consider a virtual consult with a HealthTap physician. Per our guidelines "public answers on HealthTap aren't intended for individual treatment ,prescription or diagnosis." ...Read more
Obese lady 37 age highbp no medicine can I drink vitamin d injection and what is the procedure to drink enjection should I eat egg with injection?
Don't drink injectio: Injections are shots so they're meant to be given via needle into muscle or under skin, not swallowed or drunk. Vitamin d is readily available w/o prescription in most grocery & drug stores. It's thought that 1, 000-2, 000 units swallowed daily is safe. Better to check 25oh vitamin d levels before & after to determine how much needed. Typically no need to worry about egg in conjunction w/vitamin d. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Perindopril reduces leptin levels in obese patients.Will it increase weight?Are there any medicines 2 increase Amylin&leptin 4 weight loss?Plz help
I am 37 years old. I am obese 110 kg Indian. I had high BP. My penis erection is not hard. What medicine to take to improve penis erection? Help me.
Erectile Dysfunction: Blood pressure control and weight reduction are important for the vascular health need for normal erectile activity. Testosterone levels may be low due to conversion to estradiol in the adipose tissue which can worsen function. Low dose daily Cialis should help improve the condition. ...Read more
I am technically obese (5"8',215 lbs, 32% boy fat), would I benefit from a weight loss clinic? How likely would it be for me to get a prescription for a diet drug?
Why do i still feel sleepy after a 9 hours of sleep, i do not snore, not obese, don't exercise, no drugs, no alcohol, no smoke, and what should i do?
Check up: A medical check up would be a good place to start including checking some basic things like you hemeglobin, blood sugar, thyroid function, etc. you might also try an exercise program to see if it helps as well (if approved by your doctor). If work up negative, sleep study may be helpful. ...Read more
Obese f 165 cm 120 kg Heartattack patient with edema.Water leaks from legs.Cracks are there.What can be done?Any medicines?Any advices?who can help?
Edema: Tricky situation. Leg swelling can be a sign of worsening heart function. Sometimes we treat edema (leg swelling) with diuretics like Lasix (furosemide) which send a signal to the kidneys to eliminate the extra fluid. The problem is that Lasix (furosemide) can also damage the kidneys if over used. Also, patients have to be careful not to "over drink" and add excess body water to the system. This requires close attention. ...Read more