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Eating/exercise: Obesity is caused by eating too many calories and/or burning too few calories. Obesity goes away by taking in fewer daily calories than you burn. So eat less calories and exercise more. Weight daily and if your weight is staying the same or going down you're on the right track. If it goes up, then you're not doing enough. Period. ...Read more
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
I am suffering from sexual exhaustion symptoms, mainly hair loss and difficulty in erecting from sex. I am 21 male and not obese. I need solutions!
I am suffering from high obesity and i don't have time to do exercise because of my work please give me the solution?
More in than out : Unless there is a diagnosed medical condition obesity is caused by consuming more calories than are being burned off. Our diets have become very high in processed foods, especially carbohydrates and children are very sedentary as too much time is spent with electronics. Go outside and play, limit electronics, soda, fruit juice and sports drinks and processed foods. Move to whole food diet. ...Read more
Childhood obesity: First make sure it's not a medical condition. A pediatrician should be consulted about this. There could be a referral to see if there's psychological and/or emotional problems that go along with the obesity. Sometimes parenting classes and education helps in terms of what is healthy nutrition, how to model it for the child, and how to help a child with personal limits. ...Read more
My sister is 34 yrs old. She is obese.Now is getting worse.Having swelling on body and frequent fever.Is there any possible solution please advice.Thanks?
Edema and its cure: Your sister needs to see a physician (p) to find out why she is "swelling", or forming edema. If it is her abdominal area, she may have fluid in the peritoneal cavity, ascites. If it is in her legs, she may have heart or kidney disease, or a low serum Albumin causing her to have edema. It is unfortunate that i cannot give a more detailed answer and a visit to a p can give you an answer. Good luck. ...Read more
Maybe: If you're obese then you're at increased risk for osteoarthritis in your knees and that causes pain. It boils down to how long you want to deal with the pain. Many of my patients with knee replacements wished they had it 10 years sooner. It's something to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
There is Hope!: Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. This site helps determine calories burned for > 100 activities: http://www.Prohealth.Com/weightloss/tools/exercise/calculator1_2.Cfm. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am obese?
More detail: We would need to know your height, weight, and more usefully your waist and hip measurements before being able to make this assessment. The cdc has a useful calculator you can use, when you have this information: http://www.Cdc.Gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/adult_bmi/english_bmi_calculator/bmi_calculator.Html. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers