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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Body Mass Index (Definition)

Body mass index (BMI) is a measurement based on a person's height and weight, to decide if a person is too heavy or too light for his height. The index is a number that can be in the underweight range, normal range, overweight range, or obese range. Children use different number ranges than adults do, ...Read more


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What is a good weight loss supplement for obesity. My BMI is over 30. ?

What is a good weight loss supplement for obesity. My BMI is over 30. ?

Just be sensible.: 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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Is L-carnitine supplement beneficial in cases of NASH to reduce elevated alt? What is the proper dose for 24 y BMI 19.5 weight of 59 and height 174cm

Is L-carnitine  supplement beneficial in cases of NASH to reduce elevated alt? What is the proper dose for 24 y BMI 19.5 weight of 59 and height 174cm

Yes, 1000 mg 2x/day: L-carnitine is proven to help non-alcoholic steatohepatitis including lowering alt. The research study that showed this used 1000 mg 2x/day which would be a reasonable dose for you. See http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/20068559 i also advise a low-glycemic diet rich in vegetables & fruits & low in sugars & grains- see http://diet.Lovetoknow.Com/wiki/diet_for_fatty_liver &/or dr. Fuhrman's diet. ...Read more

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What are treatment options for fallen arches for someone with significant weight gain? I'm in the process of losing weight.

What are treatment options for fallen arches for someone with significant weight gain? I'm in the process of losing weight.

Orthotics: You need orthotics, a custom molded arch support which will help your foot function properly in a shoe. Only get this made by a podiatrist who knows the biomechanics of the foot. You need to be evaluated to see if you have torn the tendon that supports the arch. ...Read more

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My weight is 105kg and height is 172cm is there any medicine to lose weight without sifeeffects please suggest medicine?

My weight is 105kg and height is 172cm is there any medicine to lose weight  without  sifeeffects please suggest medicine?

Listen to your body: Eat 6 equal meals with 6 servings of low glycemic vegetables and 1 fruit a day spread out. Eat healthy, do relaxation breathing for 5 minutes and 10 minutes of jump roping and repeat this every 3 hours for 6 times a day. Exercise, good food and stress reduction are your best medicines. ...Read more

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Is there an effective diet for weight loss for those with hypothyroidism?

Is there an effective diet for weight loss for those with hypothyroidism?

Same as for others: First, make sure the hypothyroidism is controlled. Most people do best with a TSH between 0.5 and 3.0. Once this is done, the metabolism should be about the same as without hypothyroidism. So. . . Eat fewer calories than you burn off. One way to boost the metabolism is to increase muscle mass with strengthening exercises. This takes time, but can really pay off. ...Read more

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Is intermittent fasting effective for weight loss and overall health?

Is intermittent fasting effective for weight loss and overall health?

Yes (most likely): Like many dietary fads, more research is needed but the available research suggests it is effective and also good for overall health. Like every approach, it is not equally good for everyone. For good overviews see http://fitness.Mercola.Com/sites/fitness/archive/2013/01/18/intermittent-fasting-approach.Aspx and http://www.Marksdailyapple.Com/fasting-weight-loss/#axzz2sg8jhdqn. ...Read more

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What is an ideal weight for men of 28yrs and 5feet 8inches?

What is an ideal weight for men of 28yrs and 5feet 8inches?

It depends: A man is at his best body weight if he has little or no body fat and is competitive at his favorite sport. This varies with build and interests. A lot of nonsense is written about "ideal weight". A gold-medal runner is likely to be "underweight". A zero-bodyfat football linebacker is likely to be "obese". Focus on fitness, rather than a number. ...Read more

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Is rapid weight gain or slow weight gain better for Anorexic recovery? Current BMI at 17.7. Had BMI of 15 around early March...

Slow and steady: It sounds like you are making good progress. Slow weight gain will not tax your body and is more likely,to become a healthy way,of,eating. Rapid weight gain is more likely to overly tax your,body,which can be dangerous. Manage your exercise as well. Keep it moderate if you have been exercising. It is important to be followed by your doc, a nutritionist, and,therapist during,this process. ...Read more

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Which hgh is for weight loss for female and what other salt we can use with hgh for weight loss ?

Which hgh is for weight loss for female and what other salt we can use with hgh for weight loss  

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Hold your horses: B"sd research NOT on your side: Interest in using HGH for weight loss stems from a 1990 New England Journal of Medicine study that showed injections of synthetic HGH resulted in 8.8% gain in muscle mass and 14% loss in body fat without any change in diet or exercise. Although this study appeared to be promising, many later studies have shown no such benefit. I ...Read more

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Hello.I have bipolar depression.Quetiazic 300 increase my appetite and weight.Is there any medicine for weight loss other than topamax (topiramate) and metformin?

Hello.I have bipolar depression.Quetiazic 300 increase my appetite and weight.Is there  any medicine for weight loss other than topamax (topiramate) and metformin?

Bipolar: Medicine for weight loss is OK if done properly. You need to see a dietitian who will advise you. Losing a lot of weight in a hurry is not smart. Contact with a trainer would also be a good idea. Regarding Quetiazic you should discuss this with the doctor who prescribed it. ...Read more

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Suggest some names of shoes for flat feet for a overweight person according to BMI weighing around 88 kg?

Suggest some  names  of shoes  for flat  feet  for  a overweight  person  according  to BMI weighing  around  88 kg?

Google: Most physicians and even podiatrists cannot keep up with the shoe industry. Shoes come and go. However you can Google this question and get a lot of responses. Having said that, your concern should be your flatfootedness. Get into a pair of custom orthotics and then worry about the shoes. ...Read more

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Remedies for poor digestive system? I don't gain weight at all because of some unknown reason. Weight is 50 kg, height 6 ft, age 21

Under weight: This is definitely under weight and to know the cause would require afuller history.This could be due to your diet, thyroid problems, parasites, or a number of other things. You need to be seen to have this checked out. Hope this helps and you are feeling well soon. ...Read more

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What's a good body wt for african american female? I'm 68in, 198lbs, slight muscular build (prefer not to be < 190lbs. Don't agree w standrd BMI recs.

What's a good body wt for african american female? I'm 68in, 198lbs, slight muscular build (prefer not to be < 190lbs. Don't agree w standrd BMI recs.

BMI is flawed.: The BMI is a flawed indicator, I'll agree with you there, but it's all we have. That being said, your health is paramount. As long as you're not experiencing any weight-related medical conditions, then you're fine for now. ...Read more

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Is rapid weight gain or slow weight gain better for Anorexic recovery? Current BMI at 17.7. Had BMI of 15 around early March...

Slow and steady: It sounds like you are making good progress. Slow weight gain will not tax your body and is more likely,to become a healthy way,of,eating. Rapid weight gain is more likely to overly tax your,body,which can be dangerous. Manage your exercise as well. Keep it moderate if you have been exercising. It is important to be followed by your doc, a nutritionist, and,therapist during,this process. ...Read more

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Hello I'm 5'5 and my BMI is at 30 and a male, I feel like I've been losing weight. Even after eating a big meal no weight gain.. Could this be diabete?

Hello I'm 5'5 and my BMI is at 30 and a male, I feel like I've been losing weight. Even after eating a big meal no weight gain.. Could this be diabete?

Possible: Hi. Unintended weight loss can be seen with undiagnosed/untreated diabetes, but with other conditions as well. Is there a family history of diabetes? Do you have any other symptoms (up at night to pee, blurred vision, fatigue, thirst, etc)? Diabetes is easy to test for. Your BMI suggests possibility of unhealthy lifestyle. Eat healthily and exercise regularly, and of course, don't smoke. Good luck ...Read more

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I am 18 .College student .My weight is 122kg .Bmi is 35.48.Recently i hav gained by around 11kg.My weight gain is in my stomach which is growing very ?

I am 18 .College student .My weight is 122kg .Bmi is 35.48.Recently i hav gained by around 11kg.My weight gain is in my stomach which is growing very ?

No short answer: I can't guess the sex of this patient but if it is a woman I am afraid she may be pregnant. Often though when students enter college (and are a real student) they spend more time in the library & not exercising & eating well, which tends to expand abdomens. Eleven kg is not a lot & in either sex could be the fast food diet, but a woman whose stomach is "growing very", i'd get a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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I'm 10 weeks pregnant and gained a significant amount of weight in my first trimester. However, my BMI was underweight (110lb at 5.7ft) before conceiving. Now my BMI is "normal". Does being underweight before make my extra weight gain ok?

I'm 10 weeks pregnant and gained a significant amount of weight in my first trimester. However, my BMI was underweight (110lb at 5.7ft) before conceiving. Now my BMI is "normal". Does being underweight before make my extra weight gain ok?

Pregnant weight: Absolutely. Those with a pre-pregnancy BMI under 18.5 should gain 28–40 pounds. Normal-weight women (BMI, 18.5–24.9) should aim for 25–35. Overweight women (BMI, 25–29.9) should aim for 15–25. Obese women (BMI, 30 or more) should gain only 11–20. Govern a starting BMI of 17.2 I would expect you to gain 40 pounds. ...Read more

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Why do I need to get my BMI down to receve fertility treatment?

Why do I need to get my BMI down to receve fertility treatment?

Implantation-Deliver: Reducing bmi may improve 1. Blood pressure 2. Insulin sensitivity allowing for greater likelihood for getting pregnant (implantation) and carrying a healthy pregnancy-delivery including c/s complications to you and the baby. ...Read more

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I am under camhs and my psychiatrist is not very helpful my bmi is 14.9 What treatment can you recommend? And what would you do if I was your patient

I am under camhs and my psychiatrist is not very helpful my bmi is 14.9 What treatment can you recommend? And what would you do if I was your patient

Medical issue: You are seriously underweight. You need treatment by primary care physician asap. Have your parents with you. Be seen without delay. Take care. ...Read more

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Are ARB's for Isolated Systolic Hypertension 50yr old best treatment with good BMI With healthy LifestyleI?Can they be used alone without diuretics?

Are ARB's for Isolated  Systolic Hypertension 50yr old best treatment with good BMI With healthy LifestyleI?Can they be used alone without diuretics?

For some patients: ARBs are a good choice for high blood pressure in some patients, and can be used without a diuretic. However, the best choice of medication is based on the other conditions a patient has, the other medications they are taking, race, and how high the blood pressure it. Your doctor will be able to make a recommendation for which medication is right for you. ...Read more

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My parents won't get me treatment for my eating disorder and say I'm just doing it for attention. My bmi is 14.8 what do I do?

My parents won't get me treatment for my eating disorder and say I'm just doing it for attention. My bmi is 14.8 what do I do?

Weight disorders: Sorry to hear about your dilemma. Can you discuss with a school counselor? If you are under 18 and can't go to the doctor by yourself, then perhaps you have an uncle, aunt, other family member who can be your advocate. Ask your family if they would take you to a psychologist who specializes in weight disorders treatment just once to have an objective opinion about your medical diagnosis. Best. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between hypothyroidism and pcos ?..And if i seek treatment will i be able to lose some weight (bmi is 27 ) ?

Is there a connection between hypothyroidism and pcos ?..And if i seek treatment will i be able to lose some weight (bmi is 27 ) ?

Not really: A woman can have both disorders, but it's not widely believed that one causes the other. Medical treatment may - a fairly big 'may' - help with weight loss, but don't count on it. On the other hand, deliberate weight loss will help with symptoms form pcos. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with metabolic syndrome and with that my dr prescribed Qsymia to help me (and my body) break through - I lost over 20 lbs then stalled even though the dosage was increased. My BMI is in range now but I would still like to lose about 15-20

I was diagnosed with metabolic syndrome and with that my dr prescribed Qsymia to help me (and my body) break through - I lost over 20 lbs then stalled even though the dosage was increased.  My BMI is in range now but I would still like to lose about 15-20

Don't reach for pill: Appetite suppressants are only temporary crutches--what happens when you stop them? Exercise rather than reach for food, & keep on-hand only healthy choices if you must snack. Chewing gum, a big glass of water, carrots & celery sticks may help curb your appetite. Reach your goal safely please. ...Read more

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My cheeks and eyes have sunken, although I am of 74 kg and having a BMI of 22.5.What could be the reason and possible non medical remedies.

My cheeks and eyes have sunken, although I am of 74 kg and having a BMI of 22.5.What could be the reason and possible  non medical remedies.

Many possibilities: You may be stressed, anxious, depressed, lacking sleep, dehydrated etc. If you are losing weight and losing appetite, have a thorough blood work from your dr. Take some multivitamins and drink lots of liquids. God bless you! ...Read more

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I'm trying to gain weight BMI of 16. Is it healthier to drink full fat milk/yoghurt or stick to low fat? I've increased carbs and calories.

I'm trying to gain weight BMI of 16. Is it healthier to drink full fat milk/yoghurt  or stick to low fat? I've increased carbs and calories.

Weight gain: Fat has much more calories than carbohydrates or protein. the question is whether you can tolerate fat or it gives you diarrhea. You should be checked for malabsorption if you have symptoms ...Read more

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My weight are less ...any treatment that should be weight gain easely?

My weight are less ...any treatment that should be weight gain easely?

Depends on why: Gaining weight has a lot to do with number of calories that you take in(food you eat) compared with the number of calories you use during the day. If you have a medical condition that makes it hard to digest food, then you should talk to your doctor about your options.If you are a very active person,increasing the amount of calories you eat in a day will help. Are you sure you really need to gain? ...Read more

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Is there an effective treatment for constipation and weight gain from it?

See details: You do not experience significant weight gain from constipation. At age 31, you should be evaluated to determine the cause of the constipation. ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for hypothyroidism and weight gain?

What is a good treatment for hypothyroidism and weight gain?

Weight Gain : Hypothyroidism can cause weight gain by slowing the basal metabolic rate. Identifying hypothyroidism early and treating appropriately should avoid any significant effects. Once treated, individuals with hypothyroidism should not gain weight beyond what anyone else would expect. Do not expect dramatic weight loss when the thyroid is corrected, that will still require calorie reduction. ...Read more

Bmi (Definition)

Bmi or body mass index is how we define if a person is under or overweight. It is calculated my taking your height in meters and dividing it by your weight in kilograms squared. Or using a bmi calculator. A normal weight is a bmi between 18-25. Obese is a ...Read more


Dr. Michael Rothman
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Weight Gain (Definition)

Weight gain is an increase in body weight. This can be a result of increases to muscle mass, increases in body fat, or increases in body fluids like water. Occasionally, weight gain can be a symptom of ...Read more