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What are treatment options for fallen arches for someone with significant weight gain? I'm in the process of losing weight.

What are treatment options for fallen arches for someone with significant weight gain? I'm in the process of losing weight.

Orthotics: You need orthotics, a custom molded arch support which will help your foot function properly in a shoe. Only get this made by a podiatrist who knows the biomechanics of the foot. You need to be evaluated to see if you have torn the tendon that supports the arch. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Falling below normal height or weight required for gymnastic stars?

Falling below normal height or weight required for gymnastic stars?

Eval: Usually gymnasts are more concerned about exceeding height and weight norms, not falling below them. Because height and weights for competitive gymnasts tends to be low already, i would consult with your physician for medical evalation. Depending on the cause for low height/ weight the physician may recommend working with a nutritionist or other measures. ...Read more

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I understand that once growth plate closed thr is no room for linear growth ,any therapy like gh can increase bone thickness ?

I understand that once growth plate closed thr is no room for linear growth ,any therapy like gh can increase bone thickness ?

Growth Hormone: While there are many uses for growth hormone, increasing bone thickness is not one of them. Check out http://www.drugs.com/cdi/norditropin-nordiflex.html for an example of prescription only GH. Don't take if you don't need it (not a do-it-yourself project) as may cause acromegaly (info = http://goo.gl/az2thj; images = https://goo.gl/P2G5Rt). ...Read more

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What is target weight gain for a 7yr old to maintain their growth curve? What about catch-up weight (former7%, now 2nd)?

BMI. Curve. Age, etc: Cannot be specific. Need to know age, sex, won't be so focused on wt if you are still groswing and young. ...Read more

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For 57+ F to be undergone cataract surgery thru phacoemulsification, does it have any restriction for bath, cooking, bending or weight lifting ?

For 57+ F to be undergone cataract surgery thru phacoemulsification, does it have any restriction for bath, cooking, bending or weight lifting ?

No different than --: -other means of removing the cataract. An ultrasonic tip is used instead of fragmentation & suction. Post-op protocol would be the same. Patch, see the surgeon the next day for patch removal.. Drops for about a week. Your vision is immediately better, & you have to remove the glass from that side as you don't need correction yet. Next eye done in 1 week from the first & so on. Later correction done ...Read more

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Unexplained weight loss of 58 pounds in 3 years. Drs found giardia. Able to gain weight when treated. Then lost weight again. No more giardias.

Unexplained weight loss of 58 pounds in 3 years. Drs found giardia. Able to gain weight when treated. Then lost weight again. No more giardias.

Weight Loss: I understand your distress. Commend yourself for concern about Health, Your weight is affected by your calorie intake, nutrient absorption, activity level and overall health. See a Physician for possible diagnosis of Coeliac Disease, Crohn’s Disease, Peptic Ulcer, Ulcerative Colitis, Hyperthyroidism; and have treatment. See a Psychiatrist for Therapy and Medication for depression. ...Read more

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21, male, Underweight , attempted exercise to aid good diet although this results in severe fatigue, slow recovery. Testosterone levels maybe?

21, male, Underweight , attempted exercise to aid good diet although this results in severe fatigue, slow recovery. Testosterone levels maybe?

May be more complex: Many things come to mind. Testosterone is one aspect, thyroid disease, infectious disease's like HIV, Mono, hepatitis. Autoimmune disorders? I recommend u seeing an internal medicine doctor who can do a detailed history and physical exam and go from there ...Read more

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Does medicare and medi-cal cover any weight loss surgery or programs?

Does medicare and medi-cal cover any weight loss surgery or programs?

Insurance benefits: Medicare typically does not cover bariatric procedures. However, the patient is encouraged to seek this answer, about coverage, payments, copays, deductibles directly from their insurance carrier. Most insurance companies have websites where you can find the answer or a number to call. ...Read more

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Os there a solution for nail breaking. Please note that I am following a strict weight loss diet program.

Os there a solution for nail breaking. Please note that I am following a strict weight loss diet program.

Many reasons: Hypothyroid, fungus, psoriasis, other diseases and nutritional deficiencies may be at issue, so you should get checked out by your doctor. However 20% of the population has "brittle nail syndrome", and can be improved by good nail cream, rubbing a moisturizer or body oil into your nails daily, and wearing protective gloves if hands are wet. Supplements that may help are b complex and zinc. ...Read more

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4'11 weigh 180. Which is safer Adipex or Belviq (lorcaserin) for weight loss and to go along with a trainer and dietitian?

4'11 weigh 180. Which is safer Adipex or  Belviq (lorcaserin) for weight loss and to go along with a trainer and dietitian?

See a doctor: Both medication can have potential adverse effects. Let a doctor check you and see if one of them is a good choice for you. ...Read more

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Dx of Freibergs infarction, stage 2. I've tried walking boot/shoe for total of 6 wks. Should I be completely non-weight bearing (crutches) to help?

Dx of Freibergs infarction, stage 2. I've tried walking boot/shoe for total of 6 wks. Should I be completely non-weight bearing (crutches) to help?

It can improve: There are 5 stages of Freiberg and I, II, III can improve without surgery. There are no simple sloutions for where you are with it. If the boot helps your symptoms you may not need crutches. You can ask your physician ...Read more

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I need a diet for weight loss that wii bring quick results ?

I need a diet for weight loss that wii bring quick results ?

There is none: You must burn off 3500 calories that you don't ingest to lose one pound. That's the equivalent of waking 35 miles. Weight loss if very difficult, and can be achieved only by eating less and exercising more. There are no quick fixes and no magic. Don't believe what you see on tv or the internet. The only thing that will lose weight is your wallet. ...Read more

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Is the 3 day (military) diet better than doing the atkins diet for faster results and more weight loss? 14 years old 250 pounds.

Is the 3 day (military) diet better than doing the atkins diet for faster results and more weight loss? 14 years old 250 pounds.

Diet and Activity: Key is to burn more calories than you take in. Body likes to use carbohydrates (sugar/pasta/bread/potatoes) Decreasing carbohydrates helpful. Eat more lean protein like chicken, fish, nuts, beans. Avoid saturated fats (animal fats). Need some fat so plant based fats best. Vegs and fruits have fiber which reduces hunger. Lastly need exercise, 30-40 min walking 5x/wk to start. 1500-1800 cal/day ...Read more

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5'1, 165lbs, goal is 150.I eat 1500cal a day & burn off 350cal, 6 days a wk on treadmill. Will this lead to successful weight loss? Rate of weight loss?

5'1, 165lbs, goal is 150.I eat 1500cal a day & burn off 350cal, 6 days a wk on treadmill. Will this lead to successful weight loss?  Rate of weight loss?

Weight loss: Burning off 350 calories 6 days a week is 2100 calories a week. A pound of fat is 3500 calories. But, the real benefit of aerobic exercise is that you are burning calories at a higher rate for roughly 4-6 hours after stopping exercise. Good luck! ...Read more

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Broken ankle, surgery, nwb 8 wks. On wk 7. Any tips as i start gradual weight bearing, please? I'm a bit nervous to start. No pt ordered or walk boot.

Broken ankle, surgery, nwb 8 wks. On wk 7. Any tips as i start gradual weight bearing, please? I'm a bit nervous to start. No pt ordered or walk boot.

Return to surgeon: Go back to your surgeon that corrected the broken ankle and tell him/ her your concerns, and that you would like a low profile walking cast boot to help with partial weight bearing. Also ask him /her if physical therapy is needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


Dr. Raj Singh
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Cast (Definition)

Children's bones will usually heal and remodel themselves, if they are kept in the correct position. Immobilization casts are one effective way to do this, while also protecting ...Read more