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Doctor insights on: The Effects Of Morbid Obesity On The Body

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Effects of marasmus on the body?

Effects of marasmus on the body?

Severe: Marasmus is one tyoe of serious protein-energy malnutrition. Marasmus is a condition primarily caused by a deficiency in calories and energy. Marasmus results in not only high mortality (even for hospitalized children), without any improvement over the last 2 decades, and also results in morbidity, stunted linear growth, and compromised neurological development. ...Read more

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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 are the effects of lack of exercise on the circulatory system?

What are the effects of lack of exercise on the circulatory system?

Get Up and Go: Effective exercising will increase the blood flow to every cell in the body. This is the way of effectively providing nutrients to grow, maintain and repair or various tissues. By limiting or reducing the exercise, the bodies tissues will be hard pressed to maintain, let alone grow and develop to the degree necessary to survive in a healthy state. ...Read more

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The effect of lead poisoning on the mental ability of children?

The effect of lead poisoning on the mental ability of children?

Lead poisoning : Lead poisoning can get deposited in the brain of a growing child. It can lead to adhd, limited mental retardation, and developmental delay. It may cause learning disabilities. ...Read more

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What're the effects of the low-carb hyper-caloric diet on the body?

What're the effects of the low-carb hyper-caloric diet on the body?

Controversial: My conclusion is that such a diet is likely to be less fattening, but more likely to result in more heart disease and hardening of arteries. The healthiest diet is one that limits whites like sugar, flour, rice, and pasta, includes unlimited vegetables, a lot of fruits and beans, some nuts and whole grains, 3 xs a week wild salmon, and uses almond milk; limits dairy, meats, and lots of oils. ...Read more

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Effect of marijuana on the body and brain?

Effect of marijuana on the body and brain?

Many effects: Marijuana distorts perceptions, impairs coordination, thinking, problem solving, learning, and memory. Can trigger acute psychotic reaction along with onset or relapse of schizophrenia in vulnerable individuals. Increases heart rate a lot; one source showed smokers almost 5 times as likely to have heart attack in 1st hour. Mj irritates lungs & has more carcinogens than regular cigarettes. & more. ...Read more

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What part of the body does obesity most effect?

What part of the body does obesity most effect?

Heart, liver and....: Complications of obesity effect about every major organ system. Significant increase risk of heart disease, the major cause of fatty liver which can lead to steatohepatitis and cirrhosis major risk factor for type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, gout, reproductive organs, decrease in fertility. High cholesterol & triglycerides. Fat, especially the viceral or deep abdominal fat causes inflammation of body. ...Read more

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What are the effects of hyper-metabolism on the body?

Weight Loss: Hypermetabolism, or increased metabolic rate, means you are burning more calories than you are taking in. This may be due to exercise, hyperthyroidism, cancer, serious injury, infection, stress, taking amphetamines or hormonal problems. Ultimately, the result is weight loss and if the weight loss is prolonged, it is called cachexia, the extreme emaciation of people who are near death. ...Read more

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Does the amout of each dose of ritalin (methylphenidate) depend on the severity of add or on the body and its metabolism and weight ?

We dose to effect: We adjust the dose until it works. If we push to the point where we feel it's too high and the side effects are to much then we will stop to try another agent. Generally we push it until it has the desired effect. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are the effects of CHF on the cardiovascular system?

What are the effects of CHF on the cardiovascular system?

Remodeling: The answer is far more complex than 400 characters allow. Heart failure causes an overload of adrenaline-like compounds that make the heart change shape and composition, and deposit scar tissue. Meanwhile, the kidneys and the heart get their ongoing tango out of step and start miscommunicating with each other resulting in blood pressure abnormalities and other further problems. ...Read more

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What are the effects of decreased body temperature on your body weight?

None: Although you might be hypothyroid. Discuss at a visit with your primary care doctor. S/he will review other symptoms in detail. ...Read more

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What is the impact on the body of arteriosclerosis?

What is the impact on the body of arteriosclerosis?

Depends: It depends upon the location of the atherosclerosis. In the brain arteries, it causes neurologic deficits and stroke. In the heart it causes chest pain and heart attacks. In the kidneys it causes hypertension and renal failure. In the legs it causes claudication (leg pain when walking). ...Read more

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What are the effects of alcoholism on the gut?

What are the effects of alcoholism on the gut?

See below: Inflamation of the lining causing bleeding, ulcers, occasional malabsortion. It there is liver disease, there may be swelling of certain blood vessels and bleedimg temdencies. ...Read more

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What in long run are the effects of obesity on health?

What in long run are the effects of obesity on health?

Early grave: Obesity has many physical and emotional health risks. Increased risk of diabetes which has additional health risks, increased risk of blood pressure problems, stroke and heart disease. Increased risk of pain and joint problems, arthritis, back troubles, and problems with mobility. Gastrointestinal problems including increased reflux. Increased risk of depression, social stigma and stress. ...Read more

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What were the effects of Chernobyl on the health of the people in the area?

What were the effects of Chernobyl on the health of the people in the area?

Minimal: Most were evacuated almost immediately. A few workers developed bone marrow suppression and died. The workers that shielded the doomed plant were well protected with no known problems. Long term studies have show no increase in nearby folks of thyroid cancer or leukemia. The area is now uninhabited and being taken over by unchecked nature. ...Read more

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What're the effects of guarana on the liver?

What're the effects of guarana on the liver?

Probably none: Guarana is a brazilian plant that is rich in caffeine and marketed for this. You want to be sure you know who's producing it. "holistic" medicines are often not what's on the label, and the weird politics allows this; quack "herbal medicines" are in some areas the leading cause of liver necrosis. ...Read more

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What area of the brain has the greatest effect on visceral functions (e.g. heart rate and hormone production)?

What area of the brain has the greatest effect on visceral functions (e.g. heart rate and hormone production)?

Hormones: Please go online to Yahoo Images or something similar and look for images of the Pituitary Gland. There is usually a small comment with the images. Fell free to contact me again if there are things on the web you don't fully understand. You can of course also discuss these items with your doctor. ...Read more