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Politically Correct Terms For Obesity
I'm 24years old, obese. I'm having problems with the iregularities with my menstration. What should I do to correct this?
Weight Loss: The best way to improve your menstrual cycle is weight loss. Shedding the extra pounds will help your cycle become more regular. It is also a good idea to have an evaluation by your primary care provider to determine your hormone levels. Polycystic ovarian syndrome may also be the cause of your irregular cycles. ...Read more
The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more
Why are so many healthcare workers morbidly obese when they were the knowledge and resources to correct this?
Many factors: I agree with dr. Michael jones. Behavorial change is possibly one of the hardest thing to train and maintain. It's much simpler to sit down and eat a tasty meal from a restaurant than to spend time cooking things from scratch that might not taste as good. People do things that make them feel good and often time, those are things that are not too good for you healthwise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I heard that too much sugar actually leads to diabetes. I also heard that only obesity leads to diabetes. Which one is correct or are both?
Both: Medicine and health is very complex. Outcome is always (or almost always) polypotent. Our body is the system that is built and function on the priciple of balance of many factors. Any factor that is out of balance may lead to problem/disease. ...Read more
Do obese children have advanced bone ages, which lead to lower adult heights? If so, can that be corrected with weight loss?
Yes/maybe: Particularly in girls, obesity can advance bone age because of increases in adrenal androgens and increased aromatization of androgens to Estrogens through increased fatty tissue. That said, earlier puberty often ensues which further advances bone age and can limit final height potential. Losing weight may help to slow things down, at least not to further accelerate the maturation process. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Small portion: Obesity is the product of many factors including genetics. Beginning at the cell level, moving to the familial, community, cultural, social, and national levels. The tremendous uptick in obesity rates is certainly not the product of altered genetics but rather an overall societal trends towards enormous portion sizes, high fat & sugary foods, and decreased physical activity. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Overfeeding/ diet: The contributors to infant obesity are diverse.Assuming a babies sucking behavior means hunger rather than self comfort.Teaching baby to eat rather than fuss(invalidating their feelings & training them to be hungry instead)equating feeding with loving.Rewards based on high calorie foods. Families with patterns of overnutrition who fail to recognize it for infants.Etc.Etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Make life changes: The only solution to obesity is to cut back on calories. Adding in physical activity will help & you may want to talk to dr about surgery. Set a goal to lose 5% of your body weight to start with as this can have significant health benefits. Cut out any beverage with added sugar, cut back on fats esp. Trans fat, track your calories daily and try choosemyplate.Gov as one tracking platform. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diet & exercise: Make sure you exercise at least 30 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods. Eat a healthy well balanced diet! also water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you dont feel hungry and they are very low in calories. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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