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Pcos or something else if amenorrhea and overweight?

Pcos or something else if amenorrhea and overweight?

Could be PCOS or ...: To diagnose pcos, we need 2 out of 3 of: 1. Irregular/no periods 2. Clinical signs like acne, hair growth and/or blood tests showing too much male-type hormones 3. Ultrasound appearance of polycystic ovaries: high volumes or antral follicle counts. "something else" - other causes of irregular/no cycles include low egg supply, thyroid, prolactin, adrenal gland issues. See an OB or fertility md. ...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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If I have secondary hypogonadism from bring overweight will my doctor tell me to lose weight before treating me or treat me while i loss weight?

If I have secondary hypogonadism from bring overweight will my doctor tell me to lose weight before treating me or treat me while i loss weight?

talk to your doc: The most natural thing to do is to work on weight loss. However if you are symptomatic, your doc could treat you with testosterone replacement now if he/she thinks that you are an appropriate candidate. ...Read more

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Im 16 yo and 5'2 in height my weight is 72 kg how many kilos do I need to lose becoz all i know is that im overweight. And any advice for weight loss?

Im 16 yo and 5'2 in height my weight is 72 kg how many kilos do I need to lose becoz all i know is that im overweight. And any advice for weight loss?

Positive attitude: Weight loss is best when done pregressively a little at a time. Loosing just one kilo each month for the next 8 months will positively impact your health. Eat smaller portions but eat healthy with whole grains, lean protein and veggies. Choose water instead of sugary drinks and fruits instead of juice.Exercise for 10-20 min dly even with little things like jump rope, jogging, running .Keep motivated. ...Read more

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How do you lose weight while maintaining the loss of interest in sex if you're overweight?

How do you lose weight while maintaining the loss of interest in sex if you're overweight?

Obesity: That's a different question! interest in sex has many components, especially psychological. If you don't want to be interested in sex, that generally goes a long way. You might consider consider getting psychological input if it becomes a problem. ...Read more

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Overweight and in my 1st week of weight loss I loss 5lb. Is losing this much concerning or could it just be water weight?

Hard to know: B"sd not really in experience with multidisciplinary weight management, men lose on average 5 lbs/week, women 3 lbs/week. Initial losses may represent depletion of glycogen (stored starch) and not fat loss - which will not be sustained. Fluid loss mostly in morbidly obese with leg swelling. ...Read more

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I'm at least 100 lbs overweight.I want to change my life. I'm 25 and I want a new way to approach weight loss. What should I do? Will i need surgery?

I'm at least 100 lbs overweight.I want to change my life. I'm 25 and I want a new way to approach weight loss. What should I do? Will i need surgery?

Last Resort: Weight loss surgery should be a last resort except in extreme cases. A food diary to helpful to analyze your eating habits in order to start making healthier choices. An easy start is to cut out fast food and soda. Concentrate on eating fresh foods instead of processed foods. And start some light exercise as well. ...Read more

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Do we actually know if weight loss is okay during the first trimester? Read conflicting studies. Seems like it would be a good thing for overweight

Do we actually know if weight loss is okay during the first trimester? Read conflicting studies. Seems like it would be a good thing for overweight

Depends: It depends on your starting weight. If you are normal weight, you should maintain or gain some weight. However, if you are overweight or obese, you can lose or maintain weight without detriment to the baby. Best wishes Dr M ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more