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My mother is overweight. She has swollen ankles, feet and legs. Very painful. Red with sores. Has had fever and chills. Any suggestions?

My mother is overweight. She has swollen ankles, feet and legs. Very painful. Red with sores. Has had fever and chills. Any suggestions?

Evaluation now: These symptoms could have serious causes including cellulitis (infection), circulatory problems, even heart failure. She needs to be evaluated today. The fever is particularly concerning. Please take her to her doctor, an Urgent Care Center or Emergency Room as soon as possible. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more


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Have oozing open sores on lower leg have history of heart probs very over weight

Have oozing open sores on lower leg have history of heart probs  very over weight

Easy Diagnosis: What you describe sounds like chronic venous insufficiency.It is related to obesity, inactivity, and means the veins are not working correctly allowing the blood to stay in the legs causing swelling, open sores and drainage. It is not cause by bacteria so antibiotics are worthless. Get to a wound care specialist, the treatment is multilayer compression, unna's boots/socks are not effective tx. ...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

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Is being 10lbs overweight healthy?

Is being 10lbs overweight healthy?

Healthy vs risk...: Unfortunately being over weight is actually more common than normal wt these days. As long as you are active, eat a healthy/balanced diet, exercise regularly, don't smoke, and don't drink to excess, you are better off overweight than normal wt and don't do the above. Also, if you have big frame, 10lbs may not make u overweight. Stay healthy. It is a lifelong commitment, but so worth it. Good luck. ...Read more

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