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Qualifications Of Obesity
Staggering: Among americans age 20 & older, 154.7 million are overweight or obese (bmi of 25.0 kg/m2 and higher): 79.9 million men & 74.8 million women. 23.9 million children ages 2 to 19 are overweight or obese; 33.0% of boys and 30.4% of girls. Of these children, 12.7 million are obese; 18.6% of boys and 15.0% of girls. One in 200 american women suffers from anorexia. ...Read more
Diabetes and others: Being obese at any age puts you at higher risk of developing diabetes and hypertension and of having an undesirable cholesterol pattern. The big worry for teens is that you have so many years of anticipated life ahead of you (more so than someone in middle age) so that developing these problems at an early age is more likely to lead to complications of diabetes and/or early cardiovascular disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
About US$180 billion: Estimates like these are fraught with difficulties. Anyway you look at it the number is huge. Figure in prediabetes, gestational diabetes and undiagnosed diabetes and total cost is somewhere around $220 billion. Data from the american diabetic association national diabetes fact sheet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are plastic surgeons from around the world required to register with the american board of medical special?
No: No that is really an option for most plastic surgeons. However most hospitals do require their plastic surgeons to show proof of board certification (but not all). Many surgicenters may not have this requirement. Office surgical suites may have no requirements. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is completion of medical school one of the pre-requisites to becoming a fellow in the american academy of pediatrics?
New Lancet article: Obesity in middle age lowers Alzheimer's risk by a third. New Neurology: Obesity in middle age increases risk fourfold. What gives?
Haven't seen either: Article are written many ways and you need to see the article to clarify it. They may have looked at different groups, may have assumes the wrong information, put in misinformation, used different statistical models etc. An in depth analysis may explain this ...Read more
Zero: I am assuming you are referring to circumcision of male newborns. No one advocates for the routine use of neonatal circumcision in the U.S. Both the american academy of pediatrics and the american urological association feel there are potential health benefits to circumcision; but, the benefits and risks must be weighed on an individual basis. Parents must choose what they feel is best. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
DSS limitation: Please see following internet page: http://www.Overcomingmultiplesclerosis.Org/about-ms/types-of-ms/kurtzke-edss-scale/.Get a more detailed answer ›
Many: Physicians such as neurosurgeons and neurologists deal with the brain. So also psychiatrists. Of course the brain underlies many attitudes and feelings in medicine so all deal with the brain at some time. Brain is dealt with by psychologists, social workers, nurses and a host of neuroscientists. The brain is central to how we behave, how we feel and how we respond. ...Read more
What health risks are commonly associated with anorexia nervosa in terms of needing hospitalisation?
Major Health Risks: Anorexia is associated w/malnutrition, electrolyte imbalances, damage to heart, kidneys, brain, other organs. See anad- natl assn of anorexia nervosa & related disorders: http://bit.Ly/14wd5ib. About 24 million ppl in us suffer from an eating disorder (ed). One ed, anorexia nervosa =the most fatal mental disorder: about 10% w/anorexia die from suicide/starvation/metabolic failure/other. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very little: To my knowledge, there is very little truly being offered in this area. ...Read more
Multiple: Family history (if your parents, grandparents, kids, or siblings have it), if you ever had gestational diabetes, if you are overweight, if you are sedentary, if you have high cholesterol / blood pressure, and if you eat a high carbohydrate diet. Some things you can control, some things you cannot. Absolutely control the things that you can! ...Read more
A level 4 psych Technician & a psych nurse, aside from different educational backgrounds, what's different in terms of scope of practice for each?
Medical training: Nurses have some medical training, but psychiatric technicians do not. Psychiatric technicians may have bachelor's degrees in "mental health" or developmental disabilities, but nursing training surpasses this. In some states also (and with additional training), nurse practitioners can practice independently. Psychiatric technicians cannot do this. ...Read more
OBESITY.HI RISK: All kinds of diseases increase if someone is obese, especially if this obesity is scince childhood obese people have lower life expectancy than none obese ones. I suggest that an obese person should get medical help to loose weight immediatly. Please go visit your doctor and talk to him/her. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
THE Cause...: Obesity is a major global problem and contributes to numerous other chronic health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, hypertension, and cancer. Obesity for many is due to the combination of poor food choices/excess calories (mostly carbs) and a sedentary lifestyle. Here is a fact sheet on obesity: http://bit.Ly/lp2qiw. ...Read more
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