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Doctor insights on: Pressure Exerted On Urethra Due To Obesity

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

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


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After i pee, my urethra hurts when pressure is but on it. When i bend over or push on it, it hurts. It has been going on for 2 years. What could it be?

After i pee, my urethra hurts when pressure is but on it. When i bend over or push on it, it hurts. It has been going on for 2 years. What could it be?

See doctor...: Sorry for suffering x 2 yrs! now is time to record the feature and degree of your symptoms with their detailed sequence of events, and bring those to see a gyn-doctor for review, history, physicals, others tests as needed so he/she can usually sort out what has been happening to you and how to treat you effectively and timely. But, practicing healthy lifestyle without overindulgence will help... ...Read more

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Hey I am 5'5 and 276 pounds. I'm 17. Am I morbidly obese? Also, my blood pressure is 135/88, and was wondering if that was high too.

Hey I am 5'5 and 276 pounds. I'm 17. Am I morbidly obese? Also, my blood pressure is 135/88, and was wondering if that was high too.

Answer is in the ?: It appears that you are asking questions that you already have the answer to,which is interesting ?Have you seen your MD about the elevated numbers you are giving us since these didn't develop suddenly & presuming so, what workup,evaluation & treatment have they suggested or started.This would be the appropriate next step including Nutritionist & a complete medical evaluation w/a MD.Keep us posted ...Read more

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Is it possible that a medicine against high blood pressure can cause ischemia in an obese person?

Is it possible that a medicine against high blood pressure can cause ischemia in an obese person?

Probably not: I suggest to you that the obesity is the "bad guy" and not the med.The widespread obesity is simply a reflection on lousy diet and all the sugary stuff is deadly. Even diet drinks get into the act because the organ that suffers most is the brain. See my blog, "oxygen the spark of life". ...Read more

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Im a 39 year old women, obese with high blood pressure. I start going to the gym but it is normal to be so tired even for days?

Im a 39 year old women, obese with high blood pressure. I start going to the gym but it is normal to be so tired even for days?

No: Extreme fatigue after exercise needs o be evaluated. See your doctor to check for anemia, thyroid conditions, heart or lung problems as well as low vitamin levels. All of these can decrease endurance. ...Read more

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Why would I have low blood pressure 105/60? Im obese almost 200p 5foot 7 and 25

Why would I have low blood pressure 105/60? Im obese almost 200p 5foot 7 and 25

You are not that fat: You are not that fat and you are young. If you are active, and run around a lot, that is also a factor in low blood pressure. You might also be lucky to have good genetic traits for low BP and cholesterol, etc.. But i would recommend a diet and exercise program to lower your weight, and keep that BP low, because 10 years from now you might find your BP high if you don't. ...Read more

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Could high blood pressure from obesity and anxiety plus stress be completely cured?

Could high blood pressure from obesity and anxiety plus stress be completely cured?

Yes it can: Weight loss combined with low salt diet can certainly reduce & even cure high BP if obesity is causing any arterial or arteriolar compression. Similarly reucing or removing stress & anxiety from your life can relieve nerye impulses to arerioles which in turn will contract less and BP will be reduced. ...Read more

Urethra (Definition)

The canal through which urine exits the bladder, discharging the urine externally. In men, it is about 20-cm long with a membranous, prostatic, bulbar, and pendulous segments ending at the glans penis; it gives passage to the spermatic fluid as well as urine. In the female, the urethra is about 4 cm long & in close relation with the anterior ...Read more