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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Overweight = a body mass index (BMI) between ...Read more


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I am 5"3 and 53kgs. Sometimes I feel sluggish and bloated, am I overweight?

I am 5"3 and 53kgs. Sometimes I feel sluggish and bloated, am I overweight?

Not very: The precise figures depend on muscle mass but rule of thumb is 100 for 5 foot and 5 pound per inch over, so, about right.
Lack of exercise is probably a more important risk factor. ...Read more

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How to tell if stomach is bloated if overweight?

How to tell if stomach is bloated if overweight?

Bloating: Bloated usually means full of gas and uncomfortable. Overweight people with large abdomens are uncomfortable if they are bloated, not so if they are not. ...Read more

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My abdomen is hard & bloated, quite painful when pushed on, why does my dr think it's overweight related?

My abdomen is hard & bloated, quite painful when pushed on, why does my dr think it's overweight related?

Unsure: If your belly is hard and hurts, you may have a serious issue - including an incarcerated (trapped) hernia, infection, and many other issues. See another doctor or specialist or seek urgent care if you are in pain. ...Read more

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My stomach for two days is bloated, painful, making weird noises, and rock hard. The noises have been going on for weeks. I am overweight. Can you please tell me what it could be and what to do?

My stomach for two days is bloated, painful, making weird noises, and rock hard. The noises have been going on for weeks. I am overweight. Can you please tell me what it could be and what to do?

Be evaluated.: These symptoms can be seen in many different diseases including bowel obstruction, gastritis, gastric ulcers, pancreatitis or gallbladder issues. Rarely upper GI cancers could have these symptoms. Depending on your pain level and how firm the abdomen, it may be a good idea to visit urgent care or the emergency department for evaluate for any possible perforations. Evaluation and testing needed. ...Read more

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I'm getting too overweight now. I feel bloated hand fat and have stretch marks. Should I stop eating?

I'm getting too overweight now. I feel bloated hand fat and have stretch marks. Should I stop eating?

Eat differently: Stopping eating is actually not a good way to lose weight since it slows your metabolism because your body thinks it is starving. Instead, you may want to focus on portion control, a balanced diet, and minimizing junk food. Adding exercise to this approach will also help you to lose and will make you feel good. Extreme approaches don't work. You want slow and steady changes that you can mainta ...Read more

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I'm a bit overweight to my height. I suffer frequent farting, also I ve belly fat or I dono its just a bloated stomach. Suggest me some good relief?

I'm a bit overweight to my height. I suffer frequent farting, also I ve belly fat or I dono its just a bloated stomach. Suggest me some good relief?

Gas: Gas is formed from swallowing air, bacterial production or fermentation. Changing your diet and adding good bacteria (probiotics) can help. Simethicone is a medicine used for gas. ...Read more

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How to control over weight?

Stop: All forms of sugar, sweeteners, pop (even diet) etc. Eat god made food only and drink pure water.. ...Read more

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I'm over weight and need help?

I'm over weight and need help?

Multi-prong: (1)Moderation in food intake cutting down on carb. Don't eat out too often. No sugar drinks.
(2)Moderation in exercise, 3-4x week x60mins including aerobic and weight training.
(3)Walk whenever you can (get a pedometer).
Make sure to check with doctor to rule out medical causes for your weight. Fad diets cannot maintain the weight loss in the long term.
It will not be easy but doable. ...Read more

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Am I over weight (192.9) for my age (39)?

Am I over weight (192.9) for my age (39)?

Yes: Idesl weight is more related to height and sex than age. While true that most people get bigger as they age...Acceptable or ideal body weight is based on bmi...Body mass index which does not consider age in its determination. ...Read more

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I am 16, 5'5" and 145 pounds. Am I over weight?

Weight: No. You are fine at that weight. You should still try to eat healthy and exercise just to stay healthy. ...Read more

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I'm over weight person. I want loos weight quick?

I'm over weight person. I want loos weight quick?

Weight reduction: The best approach is to have at least one consultation with a registered dietitian at your local hospital. She/he will determine your ideal weight, critique your current eating habits and outline a personal diet with the proper amount of daily calories taking into consideration your level of physical activity. This causes gradual loss of fat and avoids crash dieting which doesn't last. ...Read more

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Can over weight cause headaches?

Can over weight cause headaches?

Many causes: Headaches could be coming from tension, eye strain, tooth grinding, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, sleep apnea/snoring (which can happen more often when you are overweight), or chronic sinus problems. ...Read more

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Is 130pound over weight for a 5.3" 11 year old?

Is 130pound over weight for a 5.3" 11 year old?

Slightly: But it is too early to tell since an 11 year old is still changing with puberty. Give them time to mature and develop. ...Read more

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Cholesterol high, over weight, what do you advise?

Cholesterol high, over weight, what do you advise?

Cholesterol, weight: In today's world, 2/3 of the us population is overweight or obese. Approximelty 20 different medical conditions have been directly linked to obesity. Including hypertension, reflux, cardiac disease, sleep apnea, diabetes, arthritis, and elevated cholesterol. If you are 49 and overweight, with elevated cholesterol, you likely should be evaluated by a md, and, started on a diet and exercise plan. ...Read more

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I am over weight. I love to eat but I want to lose weight?

I am over weight. I love to eat but I want to lose weight?

Exercise&diet: You need daily exercises and to reduce intake of calories. You may want to use high fiber diet. ...Read more

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Really overweight and want to lose weight. What do you recommend?

Really overweight and want to lose weight. What do you recommend?

Obese: Get checked by your doc and if ok begin lifelong program of prudent diet and regular exercise. Both might need to be adjusted over time but you should get on a program you can use to keep yourself controlled through your life. ...Read more

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Can an anorexic person be someone who has normal weight/overweight?

Can an anorexic person be someone who has normal weight/overweight?

Check DSM-IV: According to the diagnostic statistic manual, an anorexic individual refuses to maintain their weight at or above a minimally normal weight for age and height. So the answer to your question is no, a person suffering from anorexia nervosa will not have a normal weight or be overweight. This is a serious disorder with high mortality rates. Treatment is available. Visit your pmd or a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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I'm 19, my weight is 142 pounds and my height is 5'4", im overweight?

I'm 19, my weight is 142 pounds and my height is 5'4", im overweight?

Normal variation: Your weight is in upper normal range, try not to gain more weight because your height is not going to increase more than one inch if at all it does. ...Read more

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I am 5'3, I weigh 156.6, with a cheat size of 36dd, am I over weight?

I am 5'3, I weigh 156.6, with a cheat size of 36dd, am I over weight?

105-140 lbs: Upon reaching adulthood, we don't take age or gender into account when determining appropriate weight, just height. Check out http://www. Nhlbi. Nih. Gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc. Htm to calculate body mass index (BMI). Normal is 18.5-24.9 while overweight is 25-29.9 & obese is 30+. However, this is just a starting point. Body fat percentage is even more important: don't be skinny fat. ...Read more

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I am over weight and need to loose weight, but I'm on Brintellex 20mg.

I am over weight and need to loose weight, but I'm on Brintellex 20mg.

Eat fewer calories: Helpful weight loss diets include natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and leafy lettuce (without salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits contain natural sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, regardless of where it comes from. ...Read more

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If I'm not over weight and I walk for exercise is it bad to eat a lot?

If I'm not over weight and I walk for exercise is it bad to eat a lot?

Balance: The major issue is related to how calories ingested related to calories burned. If you take in more calories than you burn - you will gain weight. If you burn more calories than you eat - you are likely to lose weight. The exception is that muscle weighs more than fat - thus if your walking leads to ^'ed muscle - you may gain some weight even if you become more slender. Take care. ...Read more

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What is the chance that an over weight man can live with a broken back?

What is the chance that an over weight man can live with a broken back?

Depends on: This more depends on the type of fracture: stable v unstable & its location in the spine as well as the presence or absence of any neurologic involvement and its type as well as extent. How much obesity plays a role as well as any associated medical issues present. The degree of symptoms also plays a role. The risk is more associated with the degree of neurologic involvement & its permanence. ...Read more

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I am bit overweight. Can you suggest me a harmless regime to lose weight?

I am bit overweight. Can you suggest me a harmless regime to lose weight?

Stick to basics: There is no substitution for regular exercise ; a healthy, well-balanced diet, regardless if the goal is weight gain or loss. Weight gain is achieved if the individual takes in more calories than he/she burns; weight loss happens when calories burned exceed calorie intake. 1-2 pounds lost a week is a do-able appropriate rate. Stick to it, ; you'll achieve your goal feeling great! ...Read more

Dr. Jay Yepuri
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Bloating Or Abdominal Fullness (Definition)

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