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Obesity Mesenteric Fat
Obese fat: Medically speaking, you can calculate your body mass index. This is a calculation based on your height and your weight. You can search this on the internet and plug in the numbers. A bmi 25-29 is overweight. 30-34 is class 1 obesity. 35-39 is class two obesity. 40 or above is class three obesity. Your risk of medical illnesses increases with your bmi. ...Read more
What are the ways that people convince a mobidly obese person to stop eating high sugar high fat high sodium foods?
Convincing or maybe: The person is convinced but just can't seem to do it. That's more likely. Why that is so is still not clear. Even in some folks who do stick to a low sugar, low fat and low sodium diet don't lose weight. That is in part because they don't reduce total calories to a point where they lose weight. Probably most important of all is getting enough exercise so metabolism can accelerate & so lose weight. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does fat freezing actually help people dealing with obesity lose the unwanted fat? Are there any warnings it side effects? Precautions?
Appears safe: And effective. Here's a review article from National Library of Medicine http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4079633/ Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Hello :), how to know how inch (in erect and flaccid) i will gain if i lose all my weight(i'm obese)? Pushing in pubic fat pad? Thank you
Impossible: Please understand that there is silence here for your question that you keep asking because there is no right or valid answer to give you. You are asking us to guess and that is not what doctor's do. We celebrate your desire to get healthy and to lose weight. But, lets hope it is for your heart and your life and for your future as a man who wants to contribute to the world to make it better. ...Read more
Age 40. Never been diabetic or fat. I thought Type 2 only afflicts fat/obese people. So if I've been diagnosed as pre-diabetic is it Type 1?
Could be type 1: Hi. Yes, type 1 is certainly possible. Easiest way to tell would be to check type 1 autoantibodies (antibodies against GAD, IA-2, and insulin). There are, however, non-obese type 2's. Whatever type it is, control it well, eat a healthy diet, exercise regularly, control blood pressure and lipids, and don't smoke. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
More calories/gram: Fats contain 9 calories in every gram while carbs and protein have only 4 calories per gram. So eating a food that is mostly fat will give you more than 2 1/2 times the calories of a food the same size that is mostly carbs or protein. For example, putting a tablespoon of butter or margarine on a slice of bread will give you 2 1/2 times the calories as a tablespoon of jam, which is mostly carbs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Unfortunately yes: Numerous studies have shown that obesity at birth increases one's risk of being obese in adulthood. The risk also depends on whether or not your parents are obese. If one parent is obese, the risk of the child's obesity increases from 7% to 40%. If you are no longer obese, keep it that way by continuing to be active and be mindful of what you eat. ...Read more
Obesity effects: I understand your concern. Studies done on both cold-water swimmers and hospital patients have shown that people with a higher Body Mass Index (BMI) are less susceptible to hypothermia because fat insulates the body’s core. In people with a higher BMI, subcutaneous fat effectively insulates the body’s core, while the skin cools. Some obese people feel cold in winter. ...Read more
All: 100% of obese people already have the syndrome. ...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 am wondering if my son is at risk of becoming obese. He weighs 91kg and is 5'2 tall. He has been teased about being fat before. He struggles to run.
Weight: Your son doesn't have to run. Start w/seeing a doctor to clear him medically for exercise and rule out medical causes. Then think about going to a gym and have a trainer to start with. Or use an exercise bike at home. Brisk walking can be helpful too. Teasing is wrong but encourage him to focus on inner values rather than number on scale. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Big muscley men who weigh similar 2 that of an obese man Are they technically obese also And are they likely to develop medical issues like fat people?
Overweight/Obesity: Measure of weight status is Body Mass Index, or BMI. Overweight is BMI between 25.0 and 29.9; BMI of 30 or higher is considered obese. Excess weight is associated with increased incidence of Cardiovascular disease, Type 2 Diabetes mellitus Hypertension, Stroke and Osteoarthritis. Per your information of anxiety, Depression, and use of Fluoxetine, See a Psychiatrist for Therapy for stresses ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mostly a caloric: Phenomenon. Unfortunately fats are calorically dense. Twice as much as carbohydrates and proteins. So unfortuantely you don't have to eat too many fats(gram) wise before your intake of calories becomes so significant that you are consuming more calories than you are burning. In that setting you will start you store calories and usually in the form of fat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why is there fat bias when an ors treats a slim patient differently from an obese patient with the same injury.
Perhaps: I can't speak for everyone but justifiably or not some healthcare providers may well feel that at least a part of the injury might have been sustained due to obesity's effect on one's body. It is also likely that it is harder to examine an obese person than a normal-weight one. On the other hand, it may also be your own perception . If you are obese, losing weight can only help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer