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Is "slip hip" in young children caused by being overweight?

Is "slip hip" in young children caused by being overweight?

SCFE: The medical term for this is slipped capital femoral epiphysis. It is most common in adolescents age 10-15 years, usually right before a growth spurt. It is more common in males, more common in the very tall, and more common in the obese. Although it is more common in the obese, and obesity is likely a contributing factor, one can not say sdfe is caused by obesity. ...Read more

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 had a PVC while jogging? Is this something to worry about? I have no other symptoms, and am young but overweight. Would caffeine have an effect?

I had a PVC while jogging? Is this something to worry about? I have no other symptoms, and am young but overweight. Would caffeine have an effect?

Insufficient Informa: R U sure it was a PVC, not an APC? R U on any other meds? How overweight are U? R U diabetic or Hyper-tensive? Caffeine is & Diet Pills can be a stimulant & cause PVC's. A single PVC does not have much signif. Check your electrolytes, low potassium or Magnesium can cause PVC's or APC's. Consider a Holter when running to make sure Xtra beats are not frequent. Magnes&Potass R easy to supplement. ...Read more

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I'm not sure If I have BDD? I've had low self-esteem since I can remember, but I've always been overweight and known "fat" is wrong from a young age.

I'm not sure If I have BDD? I've had low self-esteem since I can remember, but I've always been overweight and known "fat" is wrong from a young age.

Body image: Good to question if you have a problem with body self-image. I don't know if you have Body Dysmorphic Disorder either, but if you are unhappy with self-esteem issues, see a mental health professional for guidance. For a good overview of BDD see: http://kidshealth.org/teen/your_mind/body_image/body_image_problem.html# I hope this helps. All the best. ...Read more

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Suffered a crushed knee joint from accident. Too young for replacement. What's the best option for treatment?Im not overweight and exercise daily.

Suffered a crushed knee joint from accident. Too young for replacement. What's the best option for treatment?Im  not overweight and exercise daily.

Need more info: Sorry to hear about your knee. "crushed " doesn't sound good but i need more information to give u an answer. It would be best to look @ your x-rays and arthroscopic photos( if u have had your knee 'scoped') @ a minimum to give you your tx. Alternatives.Best of luck! ...Read more