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If I lose weight will it relieve pressure of my disc in my back, and will the pain stop from sciatic nerve, although a piece of da disc is on my nerve?

If I lose weight will it relieve pressure of my disc in my back, and will the pain stop from sciatic nerve, although a piece of da disc is on my nerve?

Possibly: Weight loss is an effective way to lessen the mechanical stresses on the spine and quite often leads to improved back pain and improved leg pain from a disc herniation. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Foster
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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What can I do to lose weight fast without putting too much pressure on my knee?

What can I do to lose weight fast without putting too much pressure on my knee?

Nutrient dense foods: Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) nutrient dense foods will increase your basal metabolic rate. On the other hand, starches and sugars impair thyroid metabolism via affects on your liver (which helps activate thyroid hormone). ...Read more

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Can Hiatal Hernia resolve on own? if I lose weight (5'3) and 150 lbs, and if I eat better? I cant stand the pressure it gives me .

Can Hiatal Hernia resolve on own? if I lose weight (5'3) and 150 lbs, and if I eat better? I cant stand the pressure it gives me .

The hernia: is actually a defect through which a portion of your stomach protrudes through an opening in your diaphragm causing heartburn or gastric distress. I agree that weight loss is a smart idea to relieve symptoms and the use of acid inhibitors like Pepcid, Zegerid or Prilosec will help. ...Read more

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I have idiopathic intrancranial hypertension, need to lose weight quickly before I can work out due to pressure. Atkins or Paleo best?

I have idiopathic intrancranial hypertension, need to lose weight quickly before I can work out due to pressure. Atkins or Paleo best?

Low carb and: higher protein work well for many but one size does not fit all. Please see your doc before making any food plan changes. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Overweight husband weighing 378 lbs 5"8 and has sleep apnea and high blood pressure how can he loose weight and stop snoring ?

Overweight husband weighing 378 lbs 5"8 and has sleep apnea and high blood pressure how can he loose weight and stop snoring ?

Unless he has a: low thyroid level or other medical disorder, the only way he can lose weight is the same as anyone else: dietary restriction and increased exercise, Otherwise, there's bariatric surgery. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many glycemic index "points" should you consume in a day in order to lose weight?

Can you let me know how many glycemic index "points" should you consume in a day in order to lose weight?

Points: Your body does not work in that way.It handles glucose usually on a meal-by-meal basis.Stick with foods with glycemic index of 40 or less with all meals.Drink plenty of water .Exercise regularly. ...Read more