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What are common mental health problems of the obese?

What are common mental health problems of the obese?

Low self esteem , de: Obesity sepially by women can lead to low self esteem and depression. And since all psych medications can have the risk for weight gain , many r not compliant with it or even refuse to take it. Therapy iis very important. ...Read more

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Mental Health (Definition)

Mental health refers to the complex neuro-physiological state of well-being that is often observed and experienced through emotional, psychological, and social aspects of behavior. A combination of genetics and family history, culture and life experiences, and physiological health factors are all factors that contribute to one's experience of mental health. Unfortunately, the general term of mental health is often stigmatized and perceived as a negative; however, mental health includes positive aspects of health and well-being, including one's resilience, adaptability, and ability to ...Read more


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What are some common health consequences of being obese?

What are some common health consequences of being obese?

DM, BP and arthritis: The most common problem with long term obesity is arthritis. Carrying around extra weight causes a lot of wear on the hips knees and ankles as well as the lower back. If you have diabetes and high blood pressure in the family then being overweight can make those problems worse as well. ...Read more

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What are the behaviors of a mental health problem?

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What are the behaviors of a mental health problem?

Mental health problm: Behavior depends on type of mental health issue at hand. ...Read more

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What health problems are a result of obesity?

Diabetes: diabetes, high blood pressure, inflamed liver, sleep apnea, are all related to obesity. The metabolic syndrome with large waste,insulin resistance, abnormal cholesterol is also related to obesity. ...Read more

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What are the most fatal health problems are linked to being overweight?

What are the most fatal health problems are linked to being overweight?

Obesity health: Over 20 different medical conditions have been linked to obesity. The yearly cost to the healthcare system is estimated at over $100 billion. The common disorders include hypertension, asthma, reflux, diabetes, arthritis, sleep apnea, hyperlipidemia, depression, and an increase risk of falls. Life threatening conditions include heart disease, certain cancers, and blood clots. ...Read more

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What are the complications of Mental Health?

What are the complications of Mental Health?

Great question: What are the complications of living? As with life there are the possibilities of happiness, sadness and death. ...Read more

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What are the most common health problems detected during a health examination of the elderly?

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What are the most common health problems detected during a health examination of the elderly?

Top geriatric issues: Check out http://www.healthinaging.org/resources/resource:guide-to-geriatric-syndromes-part-i/, http://cas.umkc.edu/casww/topdozn.htm, http://www.ncoa.org/press-room/fact-sheets/healthy-aging-fact-sheet.html & http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/seniorshealth.html. We often find vision & hearing loss, depression, dementia, debility & frailty, incontinence, constipation, malnutrition & more. ...Read more

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Which mental health problems are the result of alcoholism?

Which mental health problems are the result of alcoholism?

Alcoholism: Alcoholism is frequently accompanied by depression, insomnia, suicidality, and anxiety. Sometimes another mental health disorder precedes the alcohol abuse. Social phobia can be a frequent problem in alcoholics; bipolar illness as well. In mania, sometimes an alcoholic in recovery will start drinking again, or abuse drugs too. Dual diagnosis programs are needed to help these people effectively. ...Read more

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What are the possible health complications of obesity?

What are the possible health complications of obesity?

Many!: Obesity increases the risk of contracting many diseases, including cancer. To list the common: hypertension (high blood pressure), stroke, heart attack (infarction), diabetes mellitus, degenerative joint disease, and those conditions typically lead to many other maladies including heart and kidney failure, vision loss, painful neuropathies, & poor circulation. Cancer risk: breast, colon, uterine+. ...Read more

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What are the common health problems for software developers?

Way too broad: Unfortunately this is a question that has no answer. There is no medical condition specific to this group of individuals and thus no special warnings to give you. This is not how medicine works. It is always best to be specific about your worry; your symptoms; your specific concerns. ...Read more

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What are some of the health problems associated with under-nutrition during pregnancy?

What are some of the health problems associated with under-nutrition during pregnancy?

"Under-nutrition": In pregnancy it's very important to eat a healthy, balanced diet. Otherwise your baby may not develop normally. Also your own health could suffer because the baby will pull nutrients s/he needs from your body. ...Read more

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What are some common signs of good mental health?

What are some common signs of good mental health?

Range: A way of thinking about normalcy is a range of behaviors for instance if you were to wash your hands one or two times a day, typically that would not be considered abnormal. However, if you were to wash your hands dozens of times per day, that quite likely would be considered abnormal. In this context normalcy should not be thought of in simple terms of yes or no, black or white. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of women's sexual health issues related to diabetes?

What are some of the symptoms of women's sexual health issues related to diabetes?

Decreased libido: The biggest sexual concerns of women with diabetes include decreased libido and increased risk of uti's and yeast infections, which can make intercourse painful. Good glucose control will decrease these risks as well as frequent checkups for diabetes and well woman exams. ...Read more

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What are the health risks of being overweight?

What are the health risks of being overweight?

Overweight: Many health risks: Diabetes Hypertension High levels of multiple liver problems. The list goes on! Please see your doctor about this as soon as you can. ...Read more

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What are the main health risks of having an eating disorder?

What are the main health risks of having an eating disorder?

Eating Disorders are: by definition an emotional disorder. This puts one at risk for making poor judgments and creating problems. Eating disorders also disrupt one from having the molecular building blocks your body needs to function properly. ...Read more

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What are the health effects of eating disorder?

What are the health effects of eating disorder?

NEDA: NEDA has a ton of ED related resources. Helpline, referrals. Find health consequences of an eating disorder here https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/health-consequences-eating-disorders ...Read more

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What kinds of things can affect the mental health of young people?

What kinds of things can affect the mental health of young people?

Relationships: First and foremost, relationships, or lack thereof. Peer pressure, poor parenting, ignorance, poverty, lack of good schooling, fears of what awaits them in adulthood, drugs, and many others. ...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