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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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Is 131/116 high for a 35 year old woman? Not overweight and never smoked.

Is 131/116 high for a 35 year old woman?  Not overweight and never smoked.

Yes: The diastolic reading (bottom number) is about the recommend level. Current normal blood pressure is < 140/90 for a person at your age group. I advise you to see your primary care doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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One is not overweight and regular at exercise and still Cholesterol remains high?

One is not overweight and regular at exercise and still Cholesterol remains high?

In the family?: Sometimes there's a genetic tendency towards hi cholesterol. You can minimize the impact of genetics on yourself as an individual through proper diet and regular exercise, but the genetic tendency will always be there, so your numbers may be a little off despite your best individual effort. This makes your diet and exercise plan even more important. ...Read more

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Drivingfrom 1100ft to 4200 ft tomorrow. Will be at 4200for a few hr I've never been at a high altitude. I'm overweight and a smoker. Should i worry?

Drivingfrom 1100ft to 4200 ft tomorrow. Will be at 4200for a few hr  I've never been at a high altitude.  I'm overweight and a smoker. Should i worry?

Probably not: Must people at age 27 have normal lungs and even if you are a smoker, must likely you have good lung reserve to be able to breath comfortably at this altitude. Also, people tend not to get in trouble just by "driving" to high altitude. If you stay at high altitude, you can indeed develop high altitude pulmonary edema. But if you are just driving by, it should be ok. Stop smoking/lose weight. ...Read more

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How can I tell if a weight lifting program is right for me? I'm overweight but generally good health otherwise, BP slightly high but always under 135.

How can I tell if a weight lifting program is right for me? I'm overweight but generally good health otherwise, BP slightly high but always under 135.

Depends: On what you are working towards. You can lift to get stronger bigger. Or you can lift to tone and maintain. Talk to a personal trainer about you goals. They could provide all the info you need. Or look up info and see which workout will fit your goals. You build up to your goals. As in all workout routines. Proper technique is more important than heavier weight ...Read more

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I am due to have an ablation on tuesday. I have 2 previous c sections and I am overweight. What are my risks and how high are they?

I am due to have an ablation on tuesday. I have 2 previous c sections and I am overweight. What are my risks and how high are they?

Need more data: Depends on type of ablation- since this pops up under cardiovascular, the major types of ablation include for svt, atrial flutter, or atrial fibrillaton. Your electrophysiologist should have given you a risk analysis of your particular prodedure. Most ablations are done under conscious sedation, and thus your conditions mentioned may not markedly alter the risk of procedure. I wish you well. ...Read more

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Whats a good value for ac1 after a fast for a 55 yr old slightly overweight. Her doctor says her result of 6 is slightly elevated . Is the result hig?

Whats a  good value for ac1 after a fast for a 55 yr old slightly overweight. Her doctor says her result of 6 is slightly elevated . Is the result hig?

A1c: Measures average sugar over prior 3 months and doesn't need to be fasting. A value of 6 is at the upper limit of normal. It doesn't matter whether you call it high or normal, she still needs to concentrate on diet, exercise and weight loss as it will definitely worsen over the next several years if she does not change her lifestyle. ...Read more

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Triglycerides tested high despite exercise, healthy diet. I'm also not overweight. How do I lower triglycerides?

Triglycerides tested high despite exercise, healthy diet. I'm also not overweight. How do I lower triglycerides?

High triglycerides: How high? Over 1,000? 500 300 or what? First time Dxed? What other lipid numbers do you have ? What other meds if any are u on? Does it run on your family? My recommendation is to first retest in few weeks after no alcohol if you drink. Then get the DASH diet book and try it for 2 weeks and recheck. If not normal then may need to consider meds. I am Lic in NV and can do telemedicine 4 u. ...Read more

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I am 57 years old ilive alone now by taking tensions I have high BP diabitic and border line chlosterol I am overweight pl suggest me?

Lifestyle change: No red meat, no soda, eat plant-based food and drink 1/2 of your weight equal ounces of water daily and ten minutes of brisk walking every morning and abve all eat a very light dinner as you eat a heavy breakfast. No need to take any medications a week after you ininited these lifestyle changes. ...Read more

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Does a high sugar diet cause problems later on?As a kid i ate a lot of high sugar cereal and juice, but never overweight, but stopped. Problem later on?

Does a high sugar diet cause problems later on?As a kid i ate a lot of high sugar cereal and juice, but never overweight, but stopped. Problem later on?

Maybe (not) . . .: The good news is that you're only 17yo. Even better is that you're not overweight and you've stopped eating a high sugar diet. While we don't have irrefutable evidence, chances are that no permanent damage has been done leading to issues later on. Best way to stay healthy is to eat right & exercise regularly. Mediterranean diet has good evidence. Strength, balance, flexibility & aerobics are key. ...Read more

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Does every who has high blood-pressure if you are overweight?

Does every who has high blood-pressure if you are overweight?

No: I'm not completely sure of your question. High BP is more common with obesity, but by no means is everyone with obesity hypertensive, nor is everyone with high BP obese. Things that can be done to lower BP do include increasing exercise, weight loss, salt restriction, and correction of sleep apnea if present. ...Read more

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My blood pressure is high and I am overweight. Do you think changing diet and exercise will help blood pressure?

My blood pressure is high and I am overweight. Do you think changing diet and exercise will help blood pressure?

Absolutely: A regimen of exercise and a healthy diet can work wonders for your heath... But you need to start slowly, and with the help of your physician. A consultation will start you on the right track and get referrals to a nutritionist if need be. All the best to improving your health... ...Read more

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If an overweight individual with high protein intake and very little exercise, would show protein in their blood?

Not sure?: What you mean, could you please be more specific? Is there high proteins in the blood like in multiple myeloma or monoclonal gammopathy or in the urine, like microalbuminuria with pre-diabetes and obesity? ...Read more

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I am due an endometrial microwave ablation. I am overweight and have previous 2 c sections. What is my risks and how high?

Usually low risk: The main risk with a previous history of 2 c-sections would be that sometimes the uterus can be very thin around the area of the c-section scar. I would be interested in knowing an ultrasound measurement of the thickness of the uterus at the site of c-section scar. If very thin, the risk of burning the bladder could be quite high. ...Read more