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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Overview)

Overweight = a body mass index (BMI) between 25 & 30 kg/m2.


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Why do I have a hot face can bring overweight cause it?

Why do I have a hot face can bring overweight cause it?

When do you notice: It more? All day? When you get up? Does your face appear flushed and red at the same time it feels hot? Just being overweight isn't the cause of this, but other symptoms or conditions may contribute to it. Do you drink alcoholic beverages? Is your face and neck red at the same time you feel hot? Sorry for so many questions, but it will lead to a better answer. Noticing when your face feels is impt! ...Read more

Dr. Lisa Saponaro
1,251 Doctors shared insights

Overweight (Overview)

Overweight = a body mass index (BMI) between 25 & 30 kg/m2.


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Does being overweight mean i'll have gestational diabetes?

Does being overweight mean i'll have gestational diabetes?

It could: Being overweight increases your chance of gestational diabetes, but it doesn't mean it's a "sure thing." if you're not pregnant yet, do your best to get in shape. If you're pregnant already, talk to your OB doctor and ask what you can do to prevent or minimize diabetes and risks to your baby. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat being overweight?

Www. Mcihealthweb. Com: See www. Mcihealthweb. Com on your web browser. Logon to the "i am a patient demo". Call the toll-free number to have us send your physician his/her passcode for the physician demo. Avoid HCG or fad diets! ...Read more

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Is there a specific doctor that treats obesity and overweight patients to help them lose weight?

Is there a specific doctor that treats obesity and overweight patients to help them lose weight?

Obesity doctor: All physicians are trained in treating obesity related conditions. These include high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, arthritis, reflux, heart disease, diabetes, among others. So, all physicians should be helping their patients loose weight. Specifically regarding weight, their are medical doctors...Bariatricians. And surgeons...Bariatric surgeons. Dieticians are also very helpful. ...Read more

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Female 55 overweight asthmatic treated w/ seretides 50/250 mcg mild osteopnia extremely tired moody hair loss easily sick. Tests ok but cortisol-u free 24h, 233.6 nmol/24hr before seretide 90 nmol/24?

Female 55 overweight asthmatic treated w/ seretides 50/250 mcg mild osteopnia extremely tired moody hair loss easily sick. Tests ok but cortisol-u free 24h, 233.6 nmol/24hr before seretide 90 nmol/24?

The amount of blood: Steroid via inhaled steroid is low. If it were high cortisol would be suppressed in that your adrenal would be suppressed. Osteopenia not disease, it's a word, keep an eye on density, not from inhaled steroids. Cortisol is up, may need suppression test, ask doc. Sleeping at night? Can u nap if given opportunity? May have a comorbid mood/stress prob., if snoring consider apnea. Continue workup. ...Read more

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If I have secondary hypogonadism from bring overweight will my doctor tell me to lose weight before treating me or treat me while I loss weight?

If I have secondary hypogonadism from bring overweight will my doctor tell me to lose weight before treating me or treat me while I loss weight?

Talk to your doc: The most natural thing to do is to work on weight loss. However if you are symptomatic, your doc could treat you with testosterone replacement now if he/she thinks that you are an appropriate candidate. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for overweight child?

What is the treatment for overweight child?

STOP SUGAR: This is by far the commonest answer that I offer. See my post on my blog? "sweet and dangerous". The blog is "oxygen, the spark of life" that you can google. By the way, this includes diet drinks and all sweeteners. ...Read more

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Am sure I don't have sleep apnea. Am not overweight. Father. Mother. Brother also snore.. I have large tonsils could it be the reason. Treatments?

Am sure I don't have sleep apnea. Am not overweight. Father. Mother. Brother also snore.. I have large tonsils could it be the reason. Treatments?

Need to be tested: Without a study, you can't know. Tonsils can obstruct airflow, and if blocked long enough, that is the definition of obstructive sleep apnea. Tonsil removal may be all you need, but you need an exam. Tonsils may only be part of the problem. Often it is not enough. Apnea is common in skinny people. ...Read more

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I am overweight and having pain in my left knee. How can I get rid of this pain?

I am overweight and having pain in my left knee. How can I get rid of this pain?

Lose weight AND: See physiatrist-that's a rehab md

to recommend rehab program for knee
and you'll get objective opinion re: need for orthopedic surgery need. ...Read more

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I was a heavy daily cannabis smoker for 12 months, I'm also overweight. I have quit 70 days ago. Will I test positive in a urine drug test in a week?

I was a heavy daily cannabis smoker for 12 months, I'm also overweight. I have quit 70 days ago. Will I test positive in a urine drug test in a week?

It is possible: You can purchase your own urine drug test for cannabis for about $20 at any pharmacy and test yourself and see. The heavier the use, the longer people remain positive, and ditto for the heavier you are. ...Read more

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For a year, I've been tracking my 500 calorie a day diet online (i even factor my vita-c tablet). No weightloss! My lowcal diet causes hairloss and worries people. Yet, I'm overweight/prehypertension.

For a year, I've been tracking my 500 calorie a day diet online (i even factor my vita-c tablet). No weightloss! My lowcal diet causes hairloss and worries people. Yet, I'm overweight/prehypertension.

500 cal not healthy: A 500 calorie/day diet is generally not healthy. In general around 1500 cal/day should help with weight loss. You should consult a nutritionist so you can be started on an appropriate diet. ...Read more

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I used to be very athletic. Now whenever I excercise, I feel out of breath, light headed etc. Does anxiety trigger this? I'm not overweight.

I used to be very athletic. Now whenever I excercise, I feel out of breath, light headed etc. Does anxiety trigger this? I'm not overweight.

Deconditioning: Whenever the body does not get the regular exercise it used to get, it does not function as optimally as when there was regular exercise. This may be manifested by lightheadedness, shortness of breath, palpitations, etc. Anxiety can have similar symptoms but not necessarily with exercise. ...Read more

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How can I help prevent my overweight child from getting diabetes mellitus type 2?

How can I help prevent my overweight child from getting diabetes mellitus type 2?

Weight loss: The best was you can prevent your child from developing diabetes is to help them lose weight and return to a normal weight for their age, sex, and height. Controlling their diet and encouraging regular physical activity will help with this. ...Read more

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Navel yeast infection. How can I treat it? How can it be avoided. Am overweight. : (get lots of yeast infections under breasts, female parts. : (

Navel yeast infection. How can I treat it? How can it be avoided. Am overweight. : (get lots of yeast infections under breasts, female parts. : (

Anti-yeast cream: Yeast in the naval area = ringworm...But make sure you have the correct diagnosis. Topical antifungal creams are often adquate, but severe cases may require oral medication.
Keep areas clean and dry to minimize recurrence.. ...Read more

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I have costochondritis and I am overweight. When I exercise my chest gets painful. What can I do to decrease the pain? I've tried anti-inflammatories.

I have costochondritis and I am overweight. When I exercise my chest gets painful. What can I do to decrease the pain? I've tried anti-inflammatories.

Magnesium oil: Transdermal magnesium oil topically on skin can block substance p the mediator of pain. Zinc is also helpful. To lose weight try eating 6 small meals a day with fresh vegetables, high quality low fat protein like beans or fish, and small amounts of colorful tart fruits. Get a good night sleep, lower stress and move through the day avoiding movements that cause pain. ...Read more

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Can being overweight be genetic?

Can being overweight be genetic?

Sure, but...: As with all other healthtap questions about weight loss strategy, the correct response consistently is: reduce calories & exercise. For every pound less you desire, a simple rule of thumb is to reduce 3000 calories--either by making better food choices, reducing portion size, &/or working out (particularly if correctable metabolic issues like thyroid or adrenal gland disease have been ruled out). ...Read more

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Is triple negative type breast cancer hereditary? Or can it be caused by stress and overweight?

Is triple negative type breast cancer hereditary? Or can it be caused by stress and overweight?

Maybe: The majority of brca1 positive patients that get breast cancer have triple negative breast cancer. Overweight patients may have tougher time breathing but a chest xray or other imaging for stating may be indicated for treatment of triple negative disease. There are many clinical trials available for this disease and they usually include a thorough staging workup. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a teen to be overweight?

What are the causes of a teen to be overweight?

Multiple factors: Generally, a young person who is overweight is not exercising enough (a minimum is 150 minutes per week in youth) and making poor food selections. A part of the problem typically is too much caloric intake.
There is a correlation of "screen time" with obesity. More screen time -> more weight. Finally, in some stress or depression can contribute. Start with more exercise and smart eating. ...Read more

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I am 39 year old, weigh 178 lbs, height 5' 3".I am overweight. I am not a big eater, it is inherited. Tell me what to do to reduce weight?

I am 39 year old, weigh 178 lbs, height 5' 3".I am overweight. I am not a big eater, it is inherited. Tell me what to do to reduce weight?

Exercise: Exercise is essential in any weight loss program. Also consider meeting with a nutritionist as its not only how much you eat but what you eat. ...Read more

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What is the difference in medical risks, between overweight and obese?

What is the difference in medical risks, between overweight and obese?

A lot!: The classifications for overweight and obese that are currently in use are based on the body mass index measurement (bmi). Studies have clearly demonstrated morbidity and mortality risks at both underweight and overweight measurements, compared to 'ideal' bmi. However, the level at which optimum risk reduction is seen is not clear, with some showing overweight as best. At obese it is increased. ...Read more

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Are being overweight and out of shape the worst risk factors for coronary artery disease?

Are being overweight and out of shape the worst risk factors for coronary artery disease?

Tobacco use is worse: Those are risk factors but not the worst. Family history and tobacco use are worse. Diabetes is a biggie. ...Read more

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I am facing overweight?

I am facing overweight?

Lose that weight.: The real key to weight loss is to just watch the size of your portions at meals, eat healthy, and exercise regularly. There's no radical diet or exercise plan or pill that will magically give you meaningful and sustained weight loss. The ol' fashioned way is still be best way to lose weight for the long term. Two pounds per week is a prudent rate of loss. ...Read more

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What defines overweight?

What defines overweight?

Charts: Overweight is defined as having a bmi of 25-30 while obese is having a bmi over 30. Bmi is a calculation based on your height and weight. It is not perfect but a very good general guideline for most people to go by (football athlete with lots of muscle mass may be technically "obese" on the charts while not actually having too much body fat). ...Read more

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I'm 50 and 40 lb overweight?

I'm 50 and 40 lb overweight?

Change your life: At the most basic level dieting takes no time or money. You can choose to eat less. I am sure you are busy, we all are. Do you have anything more important than your life? We each have 24 hours per day. Find a way to demand that you have earned the right to spend 1 of those hours each day to keep you alive. Would a check for $1million convince you? Would a funeral convince you? What will it take? ...Read more

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Best way to control overweight?

Best way to control overweight?

Holistic approach: A doc, coach, or clinical psychologist can help you draw up a plan of action to include exercise, food plan, and stress management. This can be adjusted weekly as needed. Focus on your health more than on the number on the scale. There are lots of good books out there. Go slow and steady. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Are there any overweight vegans?

Are there any overweight vegans?

Sure.: Being overweight isn't just about what we eat. There's a lot more that goes into it, including activity level, metabolic rate and genetic predispositions. ...Read more

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How do I know if I am overweight?

How do I know if I am overweight?

Overweight: It has its flaws but to my knowledge the gold standard measurement out there right now is the BMI (Body Mass Index). Using this chart can help you determine if you are overweight or not. In my opinion it doesn't account for muscle mass very well. Ultimately, it's using the chart and discussing your results with your PCP. ...Read more

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Could I be overweight but not fat?

Yes: You might appear "overweight" by some weight standards but it could be related to large muscle mass. ...Read more