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Doctor insights on: Obesity Muscle Tissue Strain

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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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What could cause an obese person to have abscesses around his inner thigh muscles?

Friction: In an obese person, skin to skin friction at innet thighs while walking, exercising etc., can cause local irritation which weakens skin barriers and lead to local infection ...Read more

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Leg muscles jellified & gave up on me 5 mins into workout...also bad chest...is it because I'm very obese & not used to exercise?

Leg muscles jellified & gave up on me 5 mins into workout...also bad chest...is it because I'm very obese & not used to exercise?

It very well could: be related to significant physical deconditioning and exercise intolerance .... severe obesity wouldn't be helping either. I assume you mean chest "pain" or "discomfort" as that was cut off. It would be uncommon at 19 even with severe obesity to have obstructive heart disease that you most commonly worry about with those symptoms. Nonetheless, you should still review this with your doc. ...Read more

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My trainer said, that people who used to be obese, then lost their weight, will notice having larger than average leg muscles, compared to others.?

My trainer said, that people who used to be obese, then lost their weight, will notice having larger than average leg muscles, compared to others.?

Yes if they r active: I have been suprize by how mascular is the legs of obese people are, this likely due to the extra weight that they have to carry around 24/7. This of course is until their movement and activity start to slow down, at then you will probably start seeing atrophy and loss of this mascular bulk. ...Read more

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Could all very fat/morbidly obese people have large bones and big muscles?

Could all very fat/morbidly obese people have large bones and big muscles?

Obese bones: I have been surprised by the muscles in the obese. There seems to be a point where an obese person has bigger muscles than their counterpart-likely due to the increase weight they are carrying around everywhere they go, 24 hours a day. That is, until their activity level slows down. I once took care of a football player, who was pure muscle, but got injured, and weight shot up 100lbs in 1 year. ...Read more

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Could a fatty liver from being obese that is borderline enlarged cause muscles and ribs to be sore in the kidney area I have lost 52 lbs?

Could a fatty liver from being obese that is borderline enlarged cause muscles and ribs to be sore in the kidney area I have lost 52 lbs?

Doubt, but others...: Causes include musculoskeletal pain and kidney pain. Musculoskeletal is by far the most common. If not better with ibuprofen, may need an ultrasound. Remember no Ibuprofen on empty stomach, after meals only. ...Read more

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Is it possible to strain the muscles in the rectum or sphincter?

Is it possible to strain the muscles in the rectum or sphincter?

Anal muscles. : Yes. The anal sphincter is muscular in nature and very innervated (consider how these nerves allow people to distinguish between gas, solid stool and liquid stool). This muscular complex like others can be strained with consequential pain. Other common sources of pain with or following defection are hemorrhoids or an anal fissure, which is a small tear of the tissue making up the anal lining. ...Read more

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Is it possible that coughing can just strain the muscles & not be a hernia?

Is it possible that coughing can just strain the muscles & not be a hernia?

Yes: Hernia is possible, but muscle strain more likely. If it continues see you doctor. An exam is needed to determine if it is a hernia. ...Read more

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If muscles are made up of protein, eating a diet rich in protein can help in recovering faster in strains/pulls/minor tear.Especially cremaster muscle?

If muscles are made up of protein, eating a diet rich in protein can help in recovering faster in strains/pulls/minor tear.Especially cremaster muscle?

Muscle Health: Yes. Of course. Also using muscles by moving or exercising; stretching out when strenuously using muscles.... Sleeping well. So lots of good reasons to health. Now specifically you seem to be having pain much longer than any other man i know with a minor scrotal or cremaster muscle injury. If you have not gotten to the doctor monday is coming and perhaps it is time. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more