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Can obesity related pulmonary hypertension be reversed?

Can obesity related pulmonary hypertension be reversed?

Most likely: There is a greater risk of obstructive sleep apnea (osa) with obesity which can then lead to pulmonary hypertension. If you lose the weight, osa will improve in a number of individuals and possibly resolving the pulmonary hypertension as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

A condition in which a person has too much body fat, with a BMI greater than 30. This indicates the person is not in in good health. It is not the same as being overweight because weight can come from other things like muscle, bone, ...Read more


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What does sequelae of morbid obesity mean?

Sequelae: It means the consequences of being obese, or the bad things that happen to your body from being obese. These include diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, heart disease, heartburn, bone and joint disease, hormone imbalances, and having a shorter lifespan. ...Read more

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Chronic alcoholism recovery undone by severe anxiety?

Chronic alcoholism recovery undone by severe anxiety?

Professional help: Having other comorbid conditions such as anxiety can cause relapse if not properly addressed. I would encourge professional help from someone who knows about anxiety and addictions. Some medications used for anxiety could be addictive as well. Add couseling or learn about mindful meditation. This can help with coming to terms with your anxiety, improve it and accept it without it causing distress. ...Read more

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Is mental deficiency associated with obesity?

Is mental deficiency associated with obesity?

No : Obesity is not related with mental deficiency, but is related with multiple medical issues like high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol that could provoke brain aterosclerosis and lead to dementia and strokes that will after mental status. ...Read more

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What factors are contribute childhood obesity?

What factors are contribute childhood obesity?

Mostly food choices: Many factors: genetics plays some role. Parental modeling plays large role. Food available in community, tv ads, reduced physical activities, too much tv. The biggest factor is excess food and poor food choices. To help address the problem feed your child plenty of fruits and vegetables while eliminating all sugary beverages and try to cut back on junk foods. See choosemyplate.Gov. ...Read more

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What are cardiovascular disease risk factors associated with obesity?

Obesity: Read this: http://www.Heart.Org/heartorg/gettinghealthy/weightmanagement/obesity/obesity-information_ucm_307908_article.Jsp.

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Is coolsculpting appropriate for morbid obesity?

Is coolsculpting appropriate for morbid obesity?

Coolsculpting: Absolutely not. It is only for very conservative treatment of small area of localized fat that has resisted diet and exercise. This is not a weight loss measure. ...Read more

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Can obesity end in depression?

Can obesity end in depression?

Although obesity: Does not cause depression, some obese people are content with their body, many are not. They may feel embarrassed or be socially less accepted by others and/or ostracized. This can contribute to and lead to depression. The physical complications of obesity (diabetes, heart disease, etc) and reduction of exercise can also contribute to depression. ...Read more

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Can adult seizures (grand mal), chronic migraines (have often & last 4 days), major depression and diabetes be considered life threatening conditions?

Can adult seizures (grand mal), chronic migraines (have often & last 4 days), major depression and diabetes be considered life threatening conditions?

Seizures can be: if they interfere with a person's breathing Grand mal seizures can cause fatal crashes if someone gets one while driving. They can also cause injury when the person loses consciousness and falls. Major depression increases the chance of suicide. Diabetes is a risk factor for conditions that may be life-threatening. Chronic migraine may cause a stroke but they're generally not life-threatening. ...Read more

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Insulin resistant severe weight loss. Hypoglycemic many years before diabetic.Causes?

Insulin resistant severe weight loss. Hypoglycemic many years before diabetic.Causes?

Absolute deficiency: Insulin resistance is seen in obesity or being overweight is associated with Insulin resistance state . Insulin basically enhance anabolism( versus catabolic hormones ) and utilization of glucose from all the sources ( fat , carbohydrate and , protein). Severe weight loss is an indicator of Insulin deficiency. This Insulin deficiency should be absolute as in type i or Insulin dependent diabetes. ...Read more

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How serious is childhood obesity?

How serious is childhood obesity?

Obesity: Now is the right time to take your child to a dietitian! ...Read more

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Can anorexia nervosa or very low body weight cause diabetes insipidus that requires ddap?

Can anorexia nervosa or very low body weight cause diabetes insipidus that requires ddap?

They're unrelated: Diabetes insipidus is independent of anorexia nervosa. But the prolonged aberrant changes to the metabolism in an can alter pituitary modulation of gonadatrophins; & cause inconsistent cortisol, adrenaline, & vasopressin production. When the latter occurs, clinical signs of diabetes insipidus may be seen. See . ...Read more

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Seroquel (quetiapine) makes my un-dx condition worse. Symptoms are heart pain, almost paralyzed due to extreme somnolence, severe cognitive impairment.. Causes?

Seroquel (quetiapine) makes my un-dx condition worse. Symptoms are heart pain, almost paralyzed due to extreme somnolence, severe cognitive impairment.. Causes?

Seroquel (quetiapine): Seroquel (quetiapine) can be very sedating -- more so depending on increased dose. It can also cause "cognitive impairment." I have no idea from here what you were like before the medication, but it sounds like you need a thorough medical evaluation. A psychiatrist may need to also be involved in your care -- and you need to tell whoever is prescribing the seroquel (quetiapine) about what you're experiencing. ...Read more

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Alcoholic brother with morbid obesity, hypertension refusing to take meds--is he suicidal?

Passively yes: While he is on a road to death quicker than others that doesn't mean he is actively suicidal. As a brother you can model good health and have open conversations about your concerns. Ultimately the decision to change will be his and you will have to accept that along with his potential untimely death. Keeping your feedback from being judgemental will give you the best shot at being heard. ...Read more

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Why abdominal obesity more risk to heart disease?

Why abdominal obesity more risk to heart disease?

Simple, it's inside: Correlates more with fat on the inside (in the liver... associated with metabolism being messed up and increased risk of high cholesterol,triglycerides, and diabetes) and with the inside of the arteries. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1775472781/devils-diet might be helpful, certainly is entertaining. ...Read more

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Could eating sugar or overeating contribute more to getting type II diabetes than obesity?

Could eating sugar or overeating contribute more to getting type II diabetes than obesity?

Both : Excessive sugar intake can lead to an increased risk of both obesity and type 2 diabetes. Likewise, obesity is a risk factor for diabetes. ...Read more

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Explain complications of obesity, such as melita's {type 2} and, secondary hypertension.?

Explain complications of obesity, such as melita's {type 2} and, secondary hypertension.?

See below: Obesity results in increased incidence of several non communicable chronic illnesses such as type ii dm, htn, high cholesterol, heart disease, strokes, circulation problems, kidney disease, arthritis, cancers, gout, acid refux, liver problems. At least 25 conditions are caused by it. ...Read more

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How can you treat morbid obesity in a child?

How can you treat morbid obesity in a child?

Obesity in a child: A tough but important task. Please start with your child's pediatrician and it would be very helpful to also set up an appointment with a dietitian. It will take some time to get the weight under control but keep on going. ...Read more

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How will having morbid obesity mess up my health later in life?

How will having morbid obesity mess up my health later in life?

Less quality & time: Morbid obesity (80-150 pounds overweight) is one of the leading causes of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, joint disease, sleep apnea, bladder leakage, and virtually every organ of the body. (even dementia). Life span is clearly shortened. Life quality is clearly decreased. Treatment is essential. Surgery is actually the best option with this degree of obesity. ...Read more

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What does sequelae of morbid obesity mean?

Sequelae: It means the consequences of being obese, or the bad things that happen to your body from being obese. These include diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, heart disease, heartburn, bone and joint disease, hormone imbalances, and having a shorter lifespan. ...Read more

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Is coolsculpting appropriate for morbid obesity?

Coolsculpting: Absolutely not. It is only for very conservative treatment of small area of localized fat that has resisted diet and exercise. This is not a weight loss measure. ...Read more

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How do people get so overweight to the point of morbid obesity or becoming immobile?

How do people get so overweight to the point of morbid obesity or becoming immobile?

Morbid obesity: Many very obese patients have significant psychologic problems. One of the common problems is psychologic compensation trying to make oneself unattractive as a way of avoiding interpersonal problems. There are many variants. ...Read more

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In the united states. Is morbid obesity in teens happening more?

In the united states. Is morbid obesity in teens happening more?

Yes: Overweight/obesity/morbid obesity has increased in all pediatric age groups (2-18 years old) every year since 1980. ...Read more

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Heard morbid obesity is currently not well understood so why do bariatrics docs think they know all?

Heard morbid obesity is currently not well understood so why do bariatrics docs think they know all?

That, I don't know: Morbid obesity is increasing across the world. 70 different genes code for tendency to become obese. High sugar and high fat foods, massive advertising to brainwash people to crave burgers, fries, pizza, candy, soft drinks. All have an effect. Regarding know-it-all docs, just search for one who is compassionate and genuinely caring. You want a smart, but service-oriented surgeon. ...Read more

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Alcoholic brother with morbid obesity, hypertension refusing to take meds--is he suicidal?

Passively yes: While he is on a road to death quicker than others that doesn't mean he is actively suicidal. As a brother you can model good health and have open conversations about your concerns. Ultimately the decision to change will be his and you will have to accept that along with his potential untimely death. Keeping your feedback from being judgemental will give you the best shot at being heard. ...Read more

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I'm morbidly obese at 496 pounds and I have insulin resistance. Where do I start to reverse both the insulin resistance and the morbid obesity?

I'm morbidly obese at 496 pounds and I have insulin resistance.  Where do I start to reverse both the insulin resistance and the morbid obesity?

Make an appointment: for evaluation by an endocrinolgist with nutrition expertise. Likely you will be placed on a limited or significantly reduced carbohydrate diet. Psychological counseling to help you get to the root of your eating disorder will also be very helpful long term. ...Read more

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I'm super obese and think it's not my own fault, despite other's opinions. What can I do to change these views?

I'm super obese and think it's not my own fault, despite other's opinions. What can I do to change these views?

you can't: You can't convince others that your obesity is not do to overeating. Ignore them. However, you should stop denying that you are not cause and accept that you are the only one who can do something about it. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about animals with a leptin deficiency or a defect in leptin receptors exhibit hyperphagia (overeating) and extreme obesity. Why?

Can you tell me about animals with a leptin deficiency or a defect in leptin receptors exhibit hyperphagia (overeating) and extreme obesity. Why?

Humans: Not sure about animal research but here's a helpful reference for humans: http://ghr.Nlm.Nih.Gov/condition/congenital-leptin-deficiency. ...Read more

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Can cellulitis cause a person to lose balnce and fall.. Complints of hip pain in same leg as cellulitis... Very limited mobility. Super obese?

Can cellulitis cause a person to lose balnce and fall..  Complints of hip pain in same leg as cellulitis... Very limited mobility. Super obese?

Typically not: Cellulitis should not cause difficulty in balance or falling although if there is pain or discomfort in the affected leg, then gait and standing may be affected to avoid the discomfort which in turn may lead to increase risk if fall in a very obese person. If pain in the hip occurred after a fall, it should be evaluated to rule out fracture or dislocation. ...Read more

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I am experiencing back pain (severity: severe) (side: both) . The following also describes me: Obesity. What should I do?

I am experiencing  back pain (severity: severe) (side: both) . The following also describes me: Obesity. What should I do?

Strain v. spinal: Obesity can cause spain due to increased gravity loading effects on lumbar muscles. It can also cause increased axial loading, pressure coming down the spine, which can rupture discs or inflame facet joints. Imaging should give the answer. ...Read more

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When doing my profile, your website said I was severely obese. I''ve been trying to lose weight but keep gaining (30 lbs this year). Desperate to stop?

When doing my profile, your website said I was severely obese. I''ve been trying to lose weight but keep gaining (30 lbs this year). Desperate to stop?

If you don't: have a medical condition such as hypothyroidism, you're simply eating more than you're burning off with exercise. Discuss w/your doctor and a good dietitian. You may need psychological counseling as well. ...Read more

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What is the mechanism by which severely obese people lose weight?

1200 calories a day: It is hard to give an answer without knowing more about an individual's weight, height, and activity levels. In our program, we advise men to eat under 1600 calories, and women to eat under 1200 calories, daily and then adjust the diet based on weight loss and exercise. This should cause weight loss of about 2-3 lb per week. The critical thing is to record calorie intake and exercise daily. ...Read more

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Which is considered spousal abuse: if one feeds a severely obese spouse or withholds food from such spouse?

Which is considered spousal abuse: if one feeds a severely obese spouse or withholds food from such spouse?

Depends on dfn: Although both practices could be considered abusive in some form, by convention the withholding of food would fit the conventional use of the term. The term "enabler " would be used specifically to describe anyone who assists one with their self destructive activities. ...Read more

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Why I have severe abdominal obesity with fatty thighs?

Why I have severe abdominal obesity with fatty thighs?

You tell us...: Do you exercise? How is your eating plan? Do you eat small meals throughout the day or just one big meal at night? Are there overweight and obese people in your family? Do you sleep enough at night, and is your sleep schedule regular and predictable? Do you drink water or more caloric beverages? These are some questions you need to answer. ...Read more

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I'm severely morbidly obese at 490 pounds. I'm a woman who is 5'7" and 24. How many calories should someone obese like me start eating to lose weight?

I'm severely morbidly obese at 490 pounds. I'm a woman who is 5'7" and 24. How many calories should someone obese like me start eating to lose weight?

Congratulations: on asking this question. Please see your doctor for guidance. W/out that your weight loss program can be dangerous. Hormone levels, cardio, etc, all need to be taken into account to create a safe and healthy weight management program for you. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I am a 22 year-old obese female with pseudotumor cerebri. My symptomps aren't that severe. Can losing weight solve my problem without any medications?

I am a 22 year-old obese female with pseudotumor cerebri. My symptomps aren't that severe. Can losing weight solve my problem without any medications?

Not certain: The exact cause of pseudo tumor is not known. It is often found in obese young women but losing weight may not reverse the process. It is now believed that pseudo tumor is in some way associated with excessive spinal fluid production or absorption. ...Read more