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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?

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 more

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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

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


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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?

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

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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!

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 more

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What causes insulin resistance besides obesity? Im not overweight at all, have been hypoglycemic since teens, now new diagnosis of insulin resistance.

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

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I'm very overweight, and I tried exercising but I give up to easy. Is there a diet pill that's safe and will help me lose weight to get motivated?

I'm very overweight, and I tried exercising but I give up to easy. Is there a diet pill that's safe and will help me lose weight to get motivated?

Hard work: Losing weight is hard work and ultimately boils down to 2 things, diet and exercise. There are some pills that have been used to increase metabolism but these pills can be extremely dangerous and don't correct the underlying problems such as eating too much and not exercising ...Read more

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Is the official hCG diet plan.Com safe? I am 12 lbs. Over weight, eat right and exercise. 49, f.

Is the official hCG diet plan.Com safe? I am 12 lbs. Over weight, eat right and exercise. 49, f.

NO: The more I have investigated the otc hcg--which is not HCG . A pregnancy hormone-similar to lh/progesterone effects. The rx hcg may be real human chorionic gonadotropin, but we do not understand the effects it may have on patients---esp if they would have an unknown early cancer? Do not take any chances. Apparently, you can get rx HCG online by a doc------not o-k. ...Read more

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Is the african mango or lichi super fruit diet a safe fdidet or teens?

Is the african mango or lichi super fruit diet a safe fdidet or teens?

Diet in teens: My opinion is that any fad diet is not safe for anyone but certainly not for growing chiidren/teens. A slow but steady weight reduction program combined with excercise is much safer and much more likely to result in behavior changes that allows the teen to sustain the weightloss. ...Read more

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Hi My Daughter Is 20lbs Overweight And She Needs To Lose The Weight By September.Do You Have A Specific Diet Plan For Her To Follow?(Exercises Alot)

Hi My Daughter Is 20lbs  Overweight And She Needs To Lose The Weight By September.Do You Have A Specific Diet Plan For Her To Follow?(Exercises Alot)

Diet : I would really like the information that led you to believe that she is 20lbs overweight. Rule of thumb: 100lb/5' and 5lb/inch above. 10% below, and 20% above, still healthy. Since she is active; just cutting out sugar beverages, junk food, and cut back on carbs. Putting a deadline on weight loss, is a lot of pressure on a child. 2-3lbs a week is a better goal. ...Read more

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Please answer me. Is a no carb diet safe for someone extremely overweight?

Please answer me. Is a no carb diet safe for someone extremely overweight?

No carb: No, a no carbohydrate diet is not safe. Several options the first being for you to get some exercise in. Go on-line to "NuVal" and find out what food is potentially good or not so good for you. I consult with a dietitian would also be worthwhile. Your weight will decrease if you do this properly but it is best done with a slow pace over time -do not starve yourself. ...Read more

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Is there a fantastic diet weight loss plan for an overweight but healthy person?

Is there a fantastic diet weight loss plan for an overweight but healthy person?

No, just a sensible: One. To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic & weight lifting exercises. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more