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Risks Of Overweight Teens
Is it common for overweight male teens with "man boobs"to have many lumps in their breasts. Everyone says theyare fatty deposits. Is it true? How to tell?
C Physician: Based on your description, i think you will benefit from an in-person examination by your physician. Physical examination will go a long way in differentiating masses that are concerning (versus gynecomastia) and potentially require additional workup, such as x-ray evaluation. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more
I am 26 and have been overweight since my teens. Should I be worried about any heart problems or is my anxiety playing a role of me worrying so much?
Obesity is an: independent risk factor for heart disease. You should be worried. In addition it also leads to other life shortening illnesses such as diabetes and hypertension. Both of these disorders will lead to complications and a shortened life expectancy. Lose weight. If you can't do it yourself ask your health care professional for help. ...Read more
I've had sleep study twice, mild sleep apnea. Am 18 years old, what underlying problem could i have? Does it surprise a teens on cpap? Not overweight!
Depends...: If you're 18 and not overweight, obstructive sleep apnea in your case may have numerous possible causes. You should see an ENT doctor for a thorough evaluation of your upper airway anatomy to identify your possible areas of obstruction (e.g. Base of tongue, tonsils, adenoids, deviated septum, dentition, jaw position). Everyone is different so you should get checked out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes insulin resistance besides obesity? Im not overweight at all, have been hypoglycemic since teens, now new diagnosis of insulin resistance.
See integrative doc: Some forms of small intestine dysbiosis can cause insulin resistance is the new research into the human microbiome (gut). Happens in slender or skinny people, and worth investigating. Sounds secondary, and need to treat root cause, review your medical records, history, and do further work up. Taking PPI (anti acid meds) changes your pH, and this can be additive. Need a 2nd opinion to correlate! ...Read more
Extremely: Nutrition is extremely important to teens. Their bodies and brains are still growing! in fact kids gain about 20% of adult height and 50% of adult weight during adolescence. Adolescent boys need 2, 500-2, 800 per day, while girls need around 2, 200 per day -- provided in the form of lean protein, low-fat dairy, whole grains, and fruits and veggies. Make junk food "alternatives" like baked fries. ...Read more
No evidence: Although a parent could administer lumiday to a child or teenager, there is no definitive evidence of its safety, tolerability or efficacy in that population. It appears to be a combination of individual over the counter supplements that have been shown anecdotally to have positive effects on mood and anxiety in adults although the evidence for even that is equivocal at times as well. Stay safe! ...Read more
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