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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 is the cause of lack of appetite in children?

What is the cause of lack of appetite in children?

Lack of appetite: Lack of appetite in children can have several reasons. If a cild is ill his appetite can be diminished. Activity createa an appetite in children. If they are not acticve for whatever reason their appetite may suffer. ...Read more

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How come a lack of sleep cause a lack of energy?

How come a lack of sleep cause a lack of energy?

Surprised?: That is the normal event. No sleep no energy. We spend 1/3 of our life during sleep to recover. Check with your sleep specialist. ...Read more

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Is the lack of family structure a major cause in child obesity?

Is the lack of family structure a major cause in child obesity?

Can be significant: Unhappiness in a child can lead to overeating, particularly sweet foods, a major cause of obesity. ...Read more

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Can lack of sleep or lack of exercise cause hair loss?

Can lack of sleep or lack of exercise cause hair loss?

No: No discussion is possible without disclosure of numerous details. There are types of hair loss. Meds and drug/ alcohol use are pertinent. ...Read more

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What're the major causes of obesity in children?

Poor choices: poor food choices, lack of portion control, inactivity, TV time, are all contributing factors to obesity in the united states. ...Read more

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What causes a sudden loss of interest and lack of emotions?

What causes a sudden loss of interest and lack of emotions?

Depression? Grief?: Loss of interest and feelings are often associated with the onset of depression but this is not necessarily sudden. Also, there are still feelings but they are not pleasant. This could be related to loss of interest. The suddenness makes me wonder if you have lost something or someone important to you. You may want to think about this and discuss it with your doctor or someone thaat you trust. ...Read more

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Which problems can happen because of lack of vitamin d?

Which problems can happen because of lack of vitamin d?

Many: Possible bone loss, fatigue, mental issues, falls, pain, paresthesias, etc... ...Read more

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Which lack of what vitamin will cause extreme fatigue?

Which lack of what vitamin will cause extreme fatigue?

Look elsewhere!: True vitamin deficiencies are rare in the western world. Everything we eat is fortified with vitamins and minerals. Vitamin d deficiency is fairly common it seems and if extremely low (. ...Read more

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What are the causes of emotional disturbance in adolescence?

What are the causes of emotional disturbance in adolescence?

Varied...: Emotional disturbance in anyone can be caused by a variety of factors including situational, biological/hormonal, etc. Consultation with the teen's physician, teachers, and/or a counselor can help determine what might be underlying the symptoms. ...Read more

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What's the difference between lack of concentration caused by ADHD and depression?

What's the difference between lack of concentration caused by ADHD and depression?

Timing: In adhd, concentration problems are all the time in multiple situations. In depression, concentration problems occur only during episodes of depression. Remember, depression is episodic and adhd is all the time. ...Read more

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Does lack of sleep lead to increased appetite?

Does lack of sleep lead to increased appetite?

See below: What we know so far is that lack of sleep is associated with obesity. This is related to increase appetite and decreased physical activity due to fatigue. There are also several hormonal pathways altered with the lack of sleep that are being studied recently. The circadian rhythm (the one which tell us whether to be awake or sleep) has been recently linked to obesity with new promising medications. ...Read more

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What are the main causes of childhood obesity?

What are the main causes of childhood obesity?

Intake > output: The recent increase in childhood obesity is highly correlated with the increase in sugary beverages, high fat foods, decreased physical activity, and poor overall food choices (few fruits and veg). Genes play a small role with family and society playing the largest roles. Families model eating habits and are responsible for the food their kids eat. Food industry coercive in marketing to kids. ...Read more

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Lack of appetite and constipation. Feeling full fast. Is the lack of appetite stemming from the constipation?

That could be factor: Hydrate well - at least 8 8 ounce glasses of water per day. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables and 4 of fruit per day. Avoid junk carbs and go for whole breads and foods with higher fiber content. Insure you get daily aerobic activity/ exercise. ...Read more

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I feel fatigue and lack of energy all the time. I am obese weighing 85kg. I am taking pill for high blood pressure. tenormin (atenolol) 25mg daily..Is my lack of?

I feel fatigue and lack of energy all the time. I am obese weighing 85kg. I am taking pill for high blood pressure. tenormin (atenolol) 25mg daily..Is my lack of?

Fatigue on BP meds: Tenormin (atenolol) is a Beta Blocker used for Rx of HTN. But in many will cause fatigue. I would discuss with team. I recommend the DASH eating plan always before starting BP meds. A disease that can be managed by diet should be managed no other way. Get the DASH Diet for Hypertension paperback by Thomas Moore et all and follow Chap 9 exactly for 2 weeks. Check BP each day. Report back to me. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of frequent lack of energy?

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What could be the cause of frequent lack of energy?

Lack of energy: There are many possible causes for low energy including depression, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, anemia of various causes including nutritional deficiency, low testosterone levels, heart or lung diseases, sleep apnea, medication side effects, infectious diseases (hiv, hepatitis, etc), or even cancer. So please go see a doctor to help you sort things out. ...Read more

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Is this 'lack of energy' caused by diet or exercise?

Is this 'lack of energy' caused by diet or exercise?

Poor diet?: It's hard to say without knowing if your diet is well balanced. If you're not getting enough protein you may feel tired. Exercise usually makes a person feel more energetic. If your lack of energy continues see your doctor. You might want to keep a food diary for 3 days so your doctor can see what you're eating. ...Read more

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What can cause you to feel dizzy and lack of energy?

What can cause you to feel dizzy and lack of energy?

General/non-specific: Two non-specific symptoms of great frequency. Lack of energy has many causes. Dizziness has many meanings, none of which are uniquely applicable. At least 50 different meanings for dizziness exist. So only speculation will answer your question. Much greater specificity in definition of your problem is essential before you can get a reasonable answer. ...Read more

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What causes dizziness feelin light headed and. Lack of energy on occasions?

What causes dizziness  feelin light headed   and. Lack of energy on occasions?

See below: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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How come a lack of sleep cause a lack of energy?

Surprised?: That is the normal event. No sleep no energy. We spend 1/3 of our life during sleep to recover. Check with your sleep specialist. ...Read more

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What causes b vitamin deficiency to lead to lack of energy?

What causes b vitamin deficiency to lead to lack of energy?

Cofactor: Vitamin b, particularly B12 but to some extent most of the b vitamins helps couple with nervous system. Your nerves need certain amount to function optimally. So need to make sure you have adequate amounts or people feel either nervous/apathetic or generally drained. ...Read more

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How can sleep deprivation cause a lack of energy?

How can  sleep deprivation cause a lack of energy?

Body needs sleep: Your body needs sleep to repair damage and replenish any reserves. Not getting enough sleep is like not getting enough food. ...Read more

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What causes extreme lack of energy, daytime tiredness and difficulty focusing?

What causes extreme lack of energy, daytime tiredness and difficulty focusing?

Multiple causes: There can be multiple causes, both medical and psychiatric, for this cluster of symptoms. I recommend that you begin evaluation with your primary care provider, where you are likely to start by ruling out common medical causes for theses symptoms such as anemia or hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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What could cause general lack of energy in the body- tiredness and exhaustion, tensed muscles and anxiety?

What could cause general lack of energy in the body- tiredness and exhaustion, tensed muscles and anxiety?

A few possibities: People with depression often experience changes in energy like this. So can people with various types of anxiety disorder. There can be other medical problems as well -- such as thyroid dysfunction, various chronic infections, anemias, etc. You could see your primary care physician for a history and physical, to sift through possibilities. Referral to a psychiatrist may be needed too. ...Read more

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2periods after my mc dec11th. What can Ido 2regulate? I really want a bby. Could weight and lack of energy cause this? Obgyn said everythin is normal

2periods after my mc dec11th. What can Ido 2regulate? I really want a bby. Could weight and lack of energy cause this? Obgyn said everythin is normal

Cycle Irregularity : Irregular cycle is not that uncommon in young females and may be due to several health or stress- related factors. I am presuming your urine test is negative. Working to improve your weight problem, catching up on your regular sleep cycle and relaxation exercised would help. You have plenty if time to plan a pregnancy and your OB can do the prenatal assessment to make sure you are ready :) ...Read more

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Urinating often, look bloated, feel tired, and lack of energy.What could cause this to happen

Urinating often, look bloated, feel tired, and lack of energy.What could cause this to happen

You likely: Have a uti, may be getting up more to urinate which is making you more tired. Or the tired may be related to something else but get your bladder treated, no one feels good with a uti. ...Read more

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Acid reflux cause you to feel light headed and lack of energy?

Acid reflux cause you to feel light headed and lack of energy?

Not really . . .: However, sometimes the same things that cause acid reflux could cause other symptoms. For example--anxiety. Stress increases stomach acid production, and we all know that it causes many other symptoms. Same with alcohol. Also, medications that we use to treat acid reflux could also have side effects. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I think they are symptoms of depression. Lack of energy, sleep alot. Can anything else cause that?

I think they are symptoms of depression. Lack of energy, sleep alot. Can anything else cause that?

A ton of things: Can cause excessive sleeping and lack of energy. First see your family doctor to rule out medical causes such as hypothyroid, viral infections, etc. If medically cleared, your family doc may be able to refer you to a psychiatrist in your area. ...Read more

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Does lack of energy cause depression? & what kind of food/drinks can boost my energy? Cuz I have no energy after my grastic sleeve operation.

Does lack of energy cause depression? & what kind of food/drinks can boost my energy? Cuz I have no energy after my grastic sleeve operation.

Possibly: However, depression is often the cause of low energy. Also, given your recent surgery, it is important to consider your nutritional status. Talk with your doctor to discuss your symptoms and possibly have testing done to rule out a possible medical reason for your fatigue. ...Read more

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Is it possible for major depression to cause one to loose interest in a marriage they otherwise liked? Or lack of energy to invest in it?

Is it possible for major depression to cause one to loose interest in a marriage they otherwise liked? Or lack of energy to invest in it?

Yes: Major depressive episodes can occur in (unipolar depression) major depressive disorder or in bipolar disorder (bipolar depression). A hallmark symptom is diminished (or absent) interest/pleasure in all (or almost all) daily activities. This can include diminished interest and hence isolative behavior from family and friends. Further compounding this difficulty is a potential experience of fatigue. ...Read more

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Can a decreased kidney function (30%) cause tiredness, lack of energy, and feeling faint?

Can a decreased kidney function (30%) cause tiredness, lack of energy, and feeling faint?

Symptoms kidney : At age of 18 if your kidney functions are 335 nprmal you have other issues to worry about as to what is the cause of it and if the causal disease is causing the symptoms .As such reduced renal function down to 33 5 does not usually create too many symptoms but as they reduce further you may see these appear kidney function is just one measure you should be seeing a good nephrologist if this is you. ...Read more

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Is it possible that having a heart condition can cause you to have a lack of energy and depression?

Is it possible that having a heart condition can cause you to have a lack of energy and depression?

Definitely: There is a know connection between cardiac difficulties, especially heart attacks, and depression. Also, decreased cardiac functioning can definitely affect stamina and level of energy. ...Read more

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Adult Obesity (Definition)

Bmi correlates height and weight. Bmi greater than 30 equals obesity. In some people with a lot of muscle this may not be accurate waist to height ratio can also be used. Greater ...Read more